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5 Famous Pairs of Lips


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Beyonce Knowles
Beyoncé may try to play down her lips when she's performing as her alter ego. But at the 2009 Academy Awards, she wasn't afraid to highlight her kisser.
Beyoncé may try to play down her lips when she's performing as her alter ego. But at the 2009 Academy Awards, she wasn't afraid to highlight her kisser.
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If they weren't hoping their lips would look like Angelina Jolie's, aspiring stars who visited plastic surgeons on the way to Oscar night probably were hoping to emulate Beyoncé Knowles, the singing star. Popular media outlets are full of descriptions of and praise for Beyoncé's lips. That's true even though her makeup artist has been quoted as saying that when Beyoncé glides into her alter ego, Sasha Fierce, for stage appearances, she's trying to "tone down" her lips with a neutral color to direct more attention to her eyes [source: Essence].

How to describe Beyoncé's lips? They are full and soft-looking, certainly as sexy as the rest of her. And that's part of their charm -- Beyoncé's voluptuous lips fit her image.

She may try to tone her lips down on stage, but Beyoncé's well-defined lips have won her a gig advertising L'Oreal lipstick in commercials. The Internet buzz on Beyoncé's lips tends to focus on whether she looks good in pink or mauve, or if red is more her thing.

The L'Oreal lipsticks are supposed to be long-lasting. Will the fame of Beyoncé's lips also have staying power? The next page will show you someone whose lips are sure to stand the test of time.


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