Your look isn’t complete without a well-thought out lip. Celebs and their makeup artists get the magic behind choosing an amazing color and sticking to it.

They kiss, we tell.

Naomi Campbell loves her chocolate brown lip and it’s spanned over two decades of fierce style. The color ranges from light mud to coffee, with a coating of clear gloss to rev up the hue. Most of her lip shades look so natural, you’ve probably never noticed that they’re intentionally brown. Try CoverGirl Queen Collection Lipstick in Javalicious.

Estelle’s signature pout is fairly new. As of late, the songstress has been wearing a fun, flirty red on her full lips, and we love this look on darker beauties. For chocolate girls too paranoid to attempt the loud lip, understand that Estelle’s red is a more muted red with a matte sheen. Neither bright crimson, nor deep scarlet, the lip is the perfect even red. Try NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Vesuvio.

Nicki Minaj’s bubble gum pucker is as memorable and energetic as the pop star. Her infamous cloudy pink lipstick is not your ordinary flush. Dipping into ultraviolet lavenders and icier shades, Nicki strays away from conventional fuchsias and goes for right for the tones most of us wouldn’t dare rock. Gutsy glam. Try Milani Lipstick in Rose Hip.

We be remiss if we didn’t mention Jennifer Lopez, the queen of ethereal lips. J-Lo’s milky sparkle is so perfect it seems impossible to recreate, but the trick is to coat lips with concealer, first. By creating an even palette, the nude hue looks more true. Try Stila Lip Glaze in Vanilla

—Kimberly Walker