ASAP Rocky just made headlines for saying dark-skinned women shouldn’t rock red lipstick and purple lipstick doesn’t look good on anyone. Given his ill-advised beauty advice, we can’t think of a better time to enjoy Tracee Ellis Ross’ new clip in which she wears purple lipstick beautifully.

The acclaimed actress posted a fun video, entitled “A Lipstick Story,” to her website, which shows her modeling her favorite lipsticks while making funny faces at the camera.

The 24-second video is an instant pick-me-up which is much like the way Tracee sees lipstick. On her site TraceeEllisRoss.com, she writes:

Like clothes, the right lipsticks can inspire a mood. Thank goodness for lipstick because there have been many a days where painting my lips is the exact thing that turns my frown upside down. So I thought it’d be fun to choose some of my favorite BOLD lipsticks, then rifle through my closet and see what was born. It was a blast! I just love how each lipstick creates such a distinctive…attitude!

Not only is lipstick a mood-booster, but it can transform your look for the better. Bright lip colors like orange, red and yes, purple, can energize your outfit by adding a pop of color.

Watch Tracee’s video below and be encouraged to rock Spring’s vibrant shades with attitude:


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