Is the red-lips classic thing no longer what Taylor Swift likes? Can it be true? We're thinking maybe. Ever since she debuted her new platinum hair, we've been wondering whether a major makeup shift would follow—and the wildly different look she chose for Gigi Hadid's birthday party last night points directly to yes.
That is not lipstick that we associate with Taylor Swift. We've seen plenty of celebrities go this dark recently, but never her. This wine/raisin stain is so vamp-chic and rock-n-roll, equal parts Rooney Mara and Rihanna. Oh wait, come to think of it .
Coincidence that Swift was fangirling hard at Rihanna's show a week ago—and that RiRi was rocking a similar dark lipstick shade? We think not. Maybe the aftermood of that concert, intermingled with the platinum hair's edgy energy, is what has Swift finally shaking off the winged eyeliner/red lipstick combination she's kept as her signature for years now. In her last-night look, note the lack of liner, plus the addition of burgundy blush upswept generously in '80s fashion.
Of course, it's possible that this was a one-night makeup experiment and that the red and the wings will return tomorrow. The only thing we know for sure is that Swift has to vamp it up for Monday's Met Gala, because the unfamiliar bad-girl Taylor in this photo is working that lipstick hard, and we need to see more of her. Until then, here are 16 other times celebrities surprised us with their daring dark lipsticks. Maybe you'll even get up the nerve to finally try the trend, if you haven't already.