GET THE LOOK: BET Awards, Best Actress Nominees

These 5 beauties are dominating the acting world.  Though they are similar in the fact that they are competing against each other for the BET Award of Best Actress, they are different in the fact that they all have unique styles.  Each lady sports a different lip color that is perfect for any girl who has charisma and adores the camera.

GABRIELLE UNION

You might remember her sass and rivalry with Kirsten Dunst in the cheerleading movie “Bring it On”.  But, more recently, she has been starring in the new series, “Being Mary Jane”.  Gabrielle rocks classic pieces on the red carpet, such as both long and short black dresses.  Even though her gown usually screams “safe”, her lip cranberry lip color is saying, “bring it on”.  As she is -- yet again -- head-to-head with some other spunky women in this competition, her dramatic acting, and daring lip color might just earn her the award as Best Actress.

GET THE LOOK:

RED FANTASY + TEQUILA SUNRISE

Mix equal parts of both Red Fantasy and Tequila Sunrise.  For a more cranberry look, add more Red Fantasy to the mix. 

KERRY WASHINGTON

If you have a problem, no worries, Kerry Washington will make everything better.  Acting as Olivia Pope in the hit TV show, “Scandal”, Kerry takes care of her clients problems with her smarts and tough intuition.  Though she is one of the “good guys” in this drama, her tactics to solving dilemmas is usually seen as hostile and sometimes cause viewers to see her in a more not-so-good-guy light.  But with her watermelon red lips that adorn her face, the only views that you can have about Kerry are sweet and sugary ones.

GET THE LOOK:

MAGENTA POP + CREAMY MAUVE

Get this watermelon look by mixing the same amount of Magenta Pop and Creamy Mauve, and then applying it to your lips. 

TARAJI P. HENSON

As sweet as can be in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and as fierce as can be in “Empire”, Taraji Henson acts as the best of both worlds in the film and TV industry.  Though you may never know which direction her roles will take, it is noted that no matter what, she is the diva of the Best Female Actress category.  Even though you may not binge watch “Empire”, her sassy purple lips that are seen in almost every red carpet photograph will show you just how much of a prima donna girl she is.

GET THE LOOK:

FLAMING FUCHSIA + BERRY JAM

To get this sassy lip look, mix together 25% Flaming Fuchsia with 75% Berry Jam.

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

Not only is she fabulous, but she’s also hilarious.  Starring in the CW sitcom, “GIRLFRIENDS”, Tracee has earned her acting stripes through an abundance of comedy series.  With her dark raspberry lips that she sports during almost every public event, it is clear that even though Tracee is a fun-loving girl, there’s also a more serious side that is sure to help everyone see the sophistication that she embodies.

GET THE LOOK:

FLAMING FUCHSIA + PINK PIZZAZZ

Mix together equal amounts of Flaming Fuchsia and Pink PIzzazz to get this dark raspberry look.

VIOLA DAVIS

Crime and dark romance, this “How to Get Away with Murder” actress takes the cake for most mysterious.  Getting her start in other drama TV shows and movies, such as “Knight and Day”, Viola has a history of getting her hands dirty in crime.  Though she may act as a suspect and sometimes hero in these shows, her dark lips that she features in almost every red carpet event have you know that her secretive-ness is a force to be reckon with outside of the studio as well.

GET THE LOOK:

CREAMY MAUVE + CLASSIC CORAL + AU NATUREL

Mix together equal parts of Creamy Mauve, Classic Coral, and Au Naturel to get this dark pink look.    

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Amanda Kaplan, Contributing Editor