There is but one lingering question that comes to mind post-Taylor Swift’s recent NFL appearances (besides, um, “Anyone else also hyperventilating about this Travis Kelce thing?”), and that is about her red lipstick. Google searches for the exact hue she wears are reportedly up 669 percent since she was first spotted at the Kansas City Chiefs game – and fan tweets are alive and well, from the “not me wearing red lipstick again” to the “TAYLOR IF YOU DON’T RELEASE A RED LIPSTICK LINE IN MY LIFETIME ILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU” – which can only confirm one thing: the people want answers.
The more complicated reality is that Swift has been wearing red lipstick since the moment she hit the music scene – the one constant in this ever-changing world, if you will – meaning she’s had a number of favorites on rotation over the years. There’s MAC Ruby Woo ($23), the classic shade she confirmed she loved to People in 2015. There’s also the Nars Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl ($27), which has been a staple for the star for years.
These days, according to her most recent makeup artist, the one and only Pat McGrath, the star has been wearing the LiquiLust Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick ($34) from her eponymous brand, Pat McGrath Labs. The shade, should you be interested, is Elson.
Otherwise, in the past Swift’s longtime makeup artist Lorrie Turk has also shared a handful of red lipstick favorites that could be a good indicator of what she uses on a regular basis, including, but not limited to: Patrick Ta Major Beauty Headlines Lipstick in That’s Why She’s Late ($32), Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored ($28), and Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Lipstick in Velvet Ribbon ($36).
As with most things the singer touches, there’s also plenty of online fodder and speculation from fans on whether she’s giving a nod to her best friend Selena Gomez’s beauty line, Rare. The punchy, cool-toned red and matte finish of the Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick in Inspire ($20) looks like it could be a spot-on match, so it’s certainly a contender.
Only time will tell which of the above lipstick(s) was used during her most recent date nights with Sophie Turner and, ahem, others. In the meantime, we’ll be sipping our caramel nonfat latte from Starbucks in a black turtleneck, patiently waiting.