It’s no surprise that there are quite a few songs about makeup. Some are about empowering women, some are about the joys of being comfortable in yourself, and some are just about hiding your insecurities away.
In this post, we’ll take a look at 20 of the best songs about makeup. From Sheryl Crow to Rihanna, there sure is a song that will fit your mood. So put on your favorite lipstick, grab your best mascara, and let’s get started!
1. “Magic’s In The Makeup” by No Doubt
First on the list is a song by No Doubt, one of the most popular American rock bands of the ’90s. “Magic’s In The Makeup” is a fun and upbeat song about how makeup can make anyone feel more confident.
If you’re ever feeling down, put on some lipstick and strut your stuff! You can find it on their Return of Saturn album.
2. “Wasted Makeup” by Dylan Conrique
The next song is by up-and-coming artist Dylan Conrique. “Wasted Makeup” is a haunting ballad about a toxic relationship.
The song is written from the perspective of a woman who is trying to break free from her ex lover. It was released in 2020 as part of the Baby Blue EP.
3. “Red Lipstick” by Rihanna
Rihanna’s “Red Lipstick” is a sultry and sexy song about wearing red lipstick to attract a man. It’s the perfect song to listen to when you’re getting ready for a night out on the town. You can find it on her 6th studio album, Talk That Talk, which was released in 2011.
4. “Kiss and Make Up” by Dua Lipa & BLACKPINK
Next on the list is “Kiss and Make Up” by Dua Lipa and BLACKPINK. This song is a catchy pop track about making up with your partner after a fight.
This iconic collab was released in 2017 and quickly became a fan favorite with over 200 million views on Youtube. You can find it on Dua Lipa’s self-titled album.
5. “Thursday” by Jess Glynne
“Thursday” by Jess Glynne is a song about not feeling yourself and how you just want to stay home and feel ugly in peace. If you’ve ever had one of those days where you just can’t even, this is the song for you. It was released in 2018 as part of her Always In Between album.
6. “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama
Next on the list is “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama. This song is all about a girl’s love for her lip gloss. It’s a fun and catchy tune released in 2008 for the album VYP (Voice of the Young People).
It now has over 8 million views on Youtube and can be streamed on all music platforms out there. It has been nominated for an MTV Music award.
7. “Lipstick On The Glass” by Wolf Alice
Wolf Alice is a British rock band that formed in 2021. “Lipstick On The Glass” is a single from their third album, Blue Weekend.
It was released in 2021 and is about a girl who’s in love with her partner and how she would always accept him over and over again no matter what he does. The song is super catchy and has a great meaning behind it.
8. “Mascara” by Jazmine Sullivan
“Mascara” is a song by Jazmine Sullivan from her album, Reality Show. The song was released in 2015 and is about a woman who is tired of the world telling her off about her body and how she does her make up.
It’s an anthem for all the ladies out there who love to experiment with makeup and don’t care about what anyone else has to say.
9. “Lip Gloss And Letdown” by A Static Lullaby
The next song is “Lip Gloss and Letdown” by A Static Lullaby. This song is about taking advantage of the stuff that was left after a woman passed away.
It was released in 2003 as part of the …And Don’t Forget to Breathe album which can be streamed on all music platforms out there.
10. “No Makeup” by Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar’s “No Makeup” is the next song on our list. It was released in 2011 as part of his Section.80 album and it talks about how Kendrick Lamar loves his girlfriend even without makeup. If you’re looking for a song to dedicate to your significant other, this is definitely it.
11. “Bleeding Mascara” by Atreyu
Next on the list is “Bleeding Mascara” by Atreyu. This song is a haunting song about how evil a woman can be if she’s wearing makeup.
It was released in 2004 as part of the band’s album The Curse. This now has over 2.8 million views on Youtube and can also be streamed on other music platforms out there.
12. “Little Mascara” by The Replacements
The Replacements’ “Little Mascara” is a song about a man who’s trying to hold on to his relationship even though the woman is sensitive and a complete mess.
It was released in 1985 as part of the band’s album Tim. This song has since been covered by many other artists over the years.
13. “Black Lipstick” by Powerman 5000
The next song on our list is “Black Lipstick” by Powerman 5000. This song is about meeting a woman and not remembering her name but you easily remember the black lipstick she was wearing.
It was released in 1999 as part of the band’s album The Noble Rot. If you’re a fan of ’90s metal, this is definitely a song for you.
14. “All That I Got (The Make Up Song)” by Fergie
Fergie is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the lead vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. “All That I Got (The Make Up Song)” is a song about not being able to hide who you really are, even with makeup on.
It was released in 2006 as part of the The Dutchess album. You can stream this on all music platforms out there.
15. “Mascara” by Deftones
Next on the list is “Mascara” by Deftones. This song is about falling in love with someone who has beautiful eyes.
It was released in 1997 as part of the album Around the Fur. This now has almost 3 million views on Youtube, making it one of their most popular songs.
16. “Makeup Song” by Zachary Moon
The title of this next song says it all. “Makeup Song” is a fun and upbeat tune about a girl who loves wearing makeup.
It was released in 2021 by singer-songwriter Zachary Moon. You can find this on his Suburban Melancholy album which can be streamed on all music platforms out there.
17. “Lipstick” by Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay is a country music duo made up of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. “Lipstick” is a song about a guy who is head over heels for a girl who loves to wear lipstick.
It was released in 2016 and can be found on the album Obsessed. This now has over 2.8 million views on Youtube.
18. “Waterproof Mascara” by Sheryl Crow
Every woman knows the struggle of trying to keep your mascara from running when you cry. Sheryl Crow’s “Waterproof Mascara” is a song about a woman who has been through a lot in her life and has the scars to prove it. This was released in 2013 as part of the album Feels like Home.
19. “Lipstick” by Runaway June
Next on the list is “Lipstick” by Runaway June. This song is about a girl who loves wearing lipstick. It was released in 2019 and can be found on the album of the same title. The power that a red lipstick holds is undeniable and this song perfectly captures that feeling.
20. “Try” by Colbie Caillat
Finishing off the list is “Try” by Colbie Caillat. This song is about a girl who is tired of pretending to be someone she’s not. She’s done with wearing makeup and putting on a fake smile.
It was released in 2014 as part of the album Gypsy Heart. You can find this on all music platforms out there.
There you have it, a list of songs about makeup. Whether you’re a fan of makeup or not, these songs are sure to capture your attention.
From country to pop, there’s something for everyone on this list. So go ahead and give them a listen. You might just find your new favorite song!