38+ Best Lipstick Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational lipstick quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Lipstick Quotes

I put things in perspective and trust that everything is in its right place, be grateful that I’m healthy. Then throw on a cap and some killer red lipstick and gloss, that always seems to do the trick. — Sasha Jackson

If you don’t wear lipstick, I can’t talk to you. — Isabella Blow

There’s lots of things you pull out lipstick for. — L’Wren Scott

So I end up using about ten tubes of lipstick a day. I’ve even had to buy a darker kind than I prefer to wear in order to make a better print. — Cleo Moore

The most versatile lipstick you can own is a shade that’s just a bit brighter than your natural lip color. — Bobbi Brown

I’m really into the Tom Ford lipsticks. I was always afraid to wear lip color because I thought it made me look too masculine, but my makeup artist Fiona Stiles got me into wearing coral, orange-y colors from his line, and now I wear lipstick all of the time. — Nikki Reed

Year after year, we see a new crop of musicians who do their best to look tough in lipstick and makeup. Maybe it’s a cry for help, an admission of their strong feminine side, or the realization that they don’t look so good any other way. Whatever the reason, makeup is as rock n’ roll as a Marshall stack. — Shawn Amos

A principal in Oregon was having problems with some girls in the school. The girls had just started to wear lipstick and were pressing their lips against the mirror. After a few weeks, when the culprits were caught, the principal wanted to teach them a lesson, so the custodian showed them what he had to do to clean the lipstick. He dipped the sponge into the toilet and proceeded to wipe the mirror. Needless to say, the girls never pressed their lips against that mirror again. — Robert Sternberg

I’ve been wearing lipstick since I was in 7th grade. That was our form of daring self-expression, because we had to wear uniforms in school. It made our teachers so angry. — Kourtney Kardashian

There are some things you can’t cover up with lipstick and powder. — Elvis Costello

Silver screen theme. It’s black and white formal with lipstick red to pull it all together. — Tom Fuller

We have to make sure we bond for everything. Reclamation is more than putting lipstick on the corpse. We need to breathe some life back into the corpse. — Tom Myers

When they first started doing these, … a lot of women would kiss the envelopes with lipstick just the way they do with love letters. So as they were going through the processing machines, the lipstick would build up and it would jam the machines. So they had to do Public Service Announcements saying, ‘Please don’t kiss your letters!’ It was called the Scarlet Scourge. — Andrew Carroll

This is not just putting lipstick on the big chicken. — Fred Bentley

A dream is just a nightmare with lipstick. — Toni Morrison

This is like putting lipstick on a pig. They’re a higher-cost producer than most of their competition. To be the low-price leader, you really need to be the low-cost producer as well. — Walter McManus

You can put some lipstick on the pig, but it’s still a pig. … Nobody’s going to go home, he knows it, everybody knows it. It is an amnesty concentrate on the enforcement, Mr. President. Concentrate on the enforcement or it won’t get anywhere in Congress, — Tom Tancredo

Red certainly is the family color. From my mother and my grandmother, I’ve learned a lot of little tricks – the significance of color and lipstick being one of them. I started skating when I was eight years old, and my mom did my makeup for me back then. — Gracie Gold

Early in my career, I was involved with engineer-led projects, where designers came in late in the game and were expected to put lipstick on an existing code base. This almost never works. — Ryan Holmes

I never thought I’d love nude lipstick, but I really do. I just feel sexier. Less is definitely more. — Nicki Minaj

When there’s no agenda and no real message what happens is you can’t really have a message. You can put lipstick on a pig all you day long but it’s still a pig, … This Week. — John Boehner

In the Pearl harbor crisis, there was a wholly American, selfless response, down to how the nurses dealt with the attack, using their stockings to dress wounds, their lipstick to mark who would live or die. Imagine that. That is what hooked me. — Michael Bay

When I first got into making makeup, I didn’t necessarily want to start a company. I just wanted to make a lipstick that looked like lips, only better. — Bobbi Brown

Scrawling ‘I’m gay’ in lipstick on your parents’ bedroom mirror may demonstrate a personal signature of the highest style, but is not particularly sensitive to their feelings. Upon hearing me utter those words almost twenty years ago, my own mother did what and self-respecting middle-class mom would do: went directly into a seizure. — Lance Loud

My arrival in school, with painted lips and darkened brows, started everybody buzzing. Why I was a siren, I hadn’t the faintest idea. I didn’t want to be kissed, and I didn’t dream of being seduced by a duke or a movie star. The truth was that with all my lipstick and mascara and precocious curves, I was as unresponsive as a fossil. But I seemed to affect people quite otherwise. — Marilyn Monroe

If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack. — Coco Chanel

I envy those who can wear red lipstick or any bold lip colour, really. My top lip just doesn’t seem to take colour – there’s nothing I can do to change that, so I usually just use a nude on the bottom lip. — Laura Mvula

Check your lipstick before you come and talk to me. — Naomi Campbell

As the saying goes, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. Unfortunately for the American people all President Bush did today was make it clear that they should expect nothing more than the same failed policies they have come to know all too well. — Karen Finney

Lipstick is the red badge of courage. — Man Ray

I always carry lip balm and lipstick. Lipstick is a very important beauty product because I find that lips are the most beautiful feature of anyone’s face. — Fan Bingbing

I always carry a Tom Ford lipstick and Tachta face blotters to get me through the day. — Rachel Zoe

I have this fancy Givenchy bag. I don’t know what the Kardashians have in their bags – I bet they have really expensive products or six cellphones or something. I have a cellphone and some lipstick for me, and the rest is just filled with stuff for the kids – sunscreen and lip balm and little Ziploc bags of pretzels and cheese sticks. — Julie Bowen

I love a red lip – red is one of my favorite colors, and I really don’t wear many other lipstick colors than red. — Kendall Jenner

People talk about my image, like I come in two dimensions, like lipstick is a sign of my declining mind, like what I happen to be wearing the day that someone takes my picture is my new statement for all womankind — Ani Difranco

I don’t believe any lip shade is off-limits, but texture is key. A sheer lipstick in a healthy pink or neutral color looks more polished and grown-up than a super-shiny gloss. — Bobbi Brown

This was 1978, when flying was still an occasion, a special grand event that took planning and care. I worked as a TWA flight attendant then. I stood in my Ralph Lauren uniform at the boarding door and smiled at the passengers through lips coated with lipstick that perfectly matched the stripe on my jacket. Mostly, the passengers smiled back. — Ann Hood

Lipstick doesn’t really suit me. For shoots or when I go out, I use it – but if I use it all the time, it makes me look really old, so I keep it natural with nude or a natural pink. Though I did just do a shoot where they did a big red lip, and it looked amazing. — Jess Glynne

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