Fact: nobody does brights like Tracee Ellis Ross. The iconic actress is seldom seen without a bold lip (she even does her workouts wearing the hue to stay motivated, as we reported last year), and she consistently wears vivid hues in her daily life and on the red carpet. But why would the glam stop there? 45-year-old Ross reminded Us that just because you’re not rocking a red carpet doesn’t mean you have to tone down your vibe. In fact, Ross is proof that there is no place you can’t wear a red lip — even if you’re taking a dip in your pool.
The Blackish star posted a pool selfie, mid-swim no less, rocking her megawatt smile and a killer classic blue-toned red lip. The move was, in a word, brilliant because not only did the vivid lippie hue brighten her complexion, enhance her glow and make her teeth and eyes look even more pearly, but it added that extra layer of impact that you might not always get while lounging at — or in — the pool.
So, the next time you want to hang poolside with all of the glamour of a movie star, but with the effort of say, a model off duty, slick on a kick-ass red lip and call it a day. Just remember, per Tracee’s example, you’re never fully dressed without a smile. Shop the best of the bright red lips for summer, here!