Red Hot Lips: Rock Them Now

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If you aren’t already, you should get ready to rock red hot lips for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Confused on how to match the right red to your skin tone? We have everything you need to know to have a major red lip moment!


Celebs like: Emma Stone, Christina Hendricks, Gwen Stefani

Tips to try: Coral reds or reds with a hint of orange. These pretty hues will be especially gorgeous on those with pink undertones to their complexion.

Colors to buy: NARS Lipstick in Heatwave, MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger, Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Devil

Emma Stone 63rd Berlin Film Festival - The Croods

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Celebs like: Amanda Seyfried, Taylor Swift, Scarlett Johansson

Tips to try: Matte reds will always look chic and classic on your skin tone. If you have more of a yellow undertone, try a red with more of a coral base to warm up your look.

Colors to buy: YSL Rouge Pur Couture #14, MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon

Amanda Seyfried Visits Korea

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Celebs like: Diane Kruger, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis

Tips to try: Go wild! With your complexion, anything goes! A true red, cranberry reds or vibrant, pinkish reds will all look stunning.

Colors to buy: MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger, Maybelline ColorSensational in Red Revival, Nars Trans Siberian

Diane Kruger Autism Speaks Blue Jean Ball 2013

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Celebs like: Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens, Alessandra Ambrosio

Tips to try: Cranberry hues will help brighten your golden undertones, the darker the better, baby! Too harsh for daytime? Try a red with a little pink. Trust us – it will make your beautiful skin pop!

Colors to buy:  Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Draped Burgundy, Clinique Buter Shine Lipstick in Cranberry Cream, MAC Pre-Raphaelite

Jessica Alba Tommy Hilfiger West Coast Flagship Grand Opening Event

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Celebs like: Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes, Nicole Richie

Tips to try: Deep berry colors will look ultra chic with your rich coloring. You’re in luck – berry hues are a major beauty trend this fall. Check out the Louis Vuitton or Véronique Branquinho PFW runways! It’s hard to not obsess.

Colors to buy:  Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Dahlia, MAC Lipstick in Subverted, Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Rum Raisin

Jennifer Lopez The Los Angeles Premiere of ''What To Expect When You're Expecting''

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Celebs like: Kerry Washington, Rihanna, Zoe Saldana

Tips to try: Rich burgundies. Steer clear of ultra-bright hues that can be too harsh on your skin. Can you say, va va voom?

Colors to buy: Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Pirate, Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Kate #1, MAC Fixed on Drama

Kerry Washington 'An Evening With Ralph Lauren'

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Tips for all complexions: No matter your skin tone, give a vampy, ox blood shade a try! It’s a trend that anyone can pull off with the right amount of confidence! Just remember – if you’re going to go big and bold on the lips, soften up on the eyes.

LA red carpet producer, fashion journalist and part-time DJ who traded hula skirts for haute couture + headphones.

  • laura slobin

    Great article, Madison! But what about NARS Cruella?!! That’s my go to red carpet RED! :)

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