Everyone loves Taylor’s signature red lipstick — but when she accepted her Pinnacle Award, too many congratulatory hugs and kisses led to a major makeup malfunction!
When Taylor Swift, 23, walked the CMA Awards red carpet on Nov. 6, she knew she would be accepting the Pinnacle Award — but she had no idea that Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Reese Witherspoon, Ellen DeGeneres and Julia Roberts had participated in a video package honoring her explosive career! The shock was almost too much for Taylor to handle, and it resulted in a major lipstick malfunction. Read on to find out what happened.
Part One: The Video
Taylor’s “surprise face” is now a staple at awards shows, but on the CMA Awards, the blushing beauty was almost too surprised for her own good. When Mick, Justin, Reese, Ellen and Julia sent their love, the camera panned to Taylor’s reaction; she had her hand over her mouth, and was rubbing lipstick all over her face!
We can’t blame Taylor for her totally understandable shock, but maybe next time she’ll slap a hand on her forehead, or maybe her nose?
We’re not mad, we just love seeing your perfect pout, Tay!
Part Two: The Kisses
The beauty blunder didn’t stop there. Of course Taylor wanted to acknowledge her family and friends before taking the stage to accept the Pinnacle Award, but one too many cheek kisses made a bad situation worse — right before she hit the stage! Basically, a perfect storm of bad beauty decisions ruined Taylor’s mouth during her acceptance speech, but given the extremely happy nature of the situation, we’ll let this one slide. (Just maybe choose a non-smudging brand next time?)
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Were you distracted by Taylor’s messy pout?
— HL Staff