• We couldn't live without our favorite lipsticks, which is why it makes total sense that there be an entire day dedicated to them. July 29 is National Lipstick Day, and in honor of the lip colors we love, we've put together this roundup of the most iconic lipstick moments from movies, from 1960 to now.

    BUtterfield 8 (1960)
    Elizabeth Taylor won her first Academy Award for her role as Gloria Wandrous in the film based on John O'Hara's 1934 book. In one of the first scenes, Wandrous scrawls "No Sale" in lipstick on her beau's mirror before pilfering his wife's mink coat.

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
    Holly Golightly, portrayed by Audrey Hepburn, dons heavy black liner, full brows, and a peachy nude lip throughout the movie. The character is shown to have eschewed her apartment building's mailbox in favor of a compartment holding her makeup must-haves.

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  • Cabaret (1972)
    Among a face full of other makeup, and an iconic bowl hairstyle to match, Liza Minnelli wore a high-gloss red lip as dancer and entertainer Sally Bowles in the musical-turned-movie.

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  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    The seductive red lips you see singing the theme in the opening credits belong to actress Patricia Quinn, who plays Magenta in the film. The intro isn't the only iconic lipstick moment in the film: You may also recall the unforgettable deep red lip color worn by Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N. Furter.

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  • The Shining (1980)
    About that infamous "Redrum" scene, in which Jack Torrance's young son Danny scrawls "murder" backwards across the door to their hotel room? The word is written using his mother's red lipstick.

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  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
    As beauty lovers, we've always thought the scene in which Claire uses her cleavage to apply her lipstick more memorable than any other in the film. Many failed attempts later, we now realize this is a truly remarkable feat.

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  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
    Once upon a time back in 1994, Uma Thurman's character Mia Wallace succeeded in selling out Chanel's entire supply of nail polish and lipstick in "Vamp," the shade she wore throughout the film.

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  • Clueless (1995)
    How could we forget Dionne teaching Tai how to blot her lipstick properly during that makeover montage? We'll always remember Brittany Murphy as the charmingly awkward newcomer.

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  • Moulin Rouge! (2001)
    She may die of consumption, but courtesan Satine's blood red lip was pretty killer, too.

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  • Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    As one of the chilling final scenes in a movie that comes to a gratifying, if historically inaccurate, end, Shoshanna's pre-theatre burning makeup routine is captured in all its glory to the tune of David Bowie's "Cat People."

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