Signature Lip Colors for the Red Carpet

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Signature Lip Colors for the Red Carpet
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Whether you slick on a bright red lipstick for nights out or stick to a nude pout as a contrast with your smoky eyes, one thing's for certain – the makeup you wear on your lips can become your signature look. These red carpet beauties have become known for their particular lip color choices.

Emma Stone -- Coral Queen
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Emma Stone -- Coral Queen

The gorgeous Emma Stone's red hair complements her pale skin tone and blue-green eyes perfectly, and she uses her signature lip color to take this contrasting look up a notch. "The Help" star regularly appears on the red carpet sporting a pinkish-orange lipstick with a semi-matte finish. The coral color gives a nod to the red in her hair while also warming her complexion.

Related: Check out makeup tips for redheads

Lady Gaga -- Baby Pink
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Lady Gaga -- Baby Pink

Gaga admittedly goes through a transformation with every red carpet – from arriving inside a giant egg to donning a costume made entirely of raw meat. One thing that has remained constant throughout an array of different looks is her love of light pink lipstick. This bubblegum color somehow suits her playful style, and she is one of the few who can carry it off with confidence due to her skin and hair color.

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Gwen Stefani -- Red Hot Mama
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Gwen Stefani -- Red Hot Mama

Gwen Stefani's name is almost synonymous with "red lips," so well-known is her signature lipstick color. The singer wears her crimson pout, a perfect companion to her dramatic dress sense, both day and night. The hue contrasts brilliantly with her platinum-blonde hair, just as it did for Marilyn Monroe.

Related: How to make red lipstick work for you

Halle Berry -- Nude Elegance
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Halle Berry -- Nude Elegance

Halle Berry always looks flawless, with her shiny cropped hair and skyscraper-high cheekbones. Given her beautiful bone structure and show-stopping hairdo, it makes sense that she usually plays down her makeup to let her natural beauty shine through. The actress is almost always seen wearing just a touch of matte nude lipstick.

Related: How to wear nude lipstick

Kate Moss -- Au Naturel
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Kate Moss -- Au Naturel

One of the world's best-known supermodels could probably get away with no makeup at all and still turn every head on the red carpet. However, Kate Moss usually likes to smudge on a little smoky kohl eyeliner and pairs this with a pinkish-brown lipstick to mimic her natural lip color, giving her a subtle but polished and put-together look.

Related: How to apply natural-looking makeup

Busy Phillips -- Perfect Pink
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Busy Phillips -- Perfect Pink

You may have been told not to try to match your makeup to your dress, but here's one woman who gets it very right. Busy Phillips is usually spotted wearing a vibrant rosy pink on the red carpet, and for the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards, she amped up the pink a little with a bright cerise lip to perfectly match her elegant, plunging dress.

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Natalie Portman -- Next to Nothing
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Natalie Portman -- Next to Nothing

Natalie Portman's delicate beauty might be a little overwhelmed by a crimson lip, or indeed any bright color at all. So it's just as well the "Black Swan" actress sticks with a bare, naked lip that boasts little more than a slick of Chapstick. Occasionally she wears a little translucent natural-toned lip color, but it's so subtle it's almost undetectable.

Related: How to make natural lip balm

Jennifer Lopez -- Classic Caramel
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Jennifer Lopez -- Classic Caramel

Jennifer Lopez glows with her honey-colored hair and gorgeous brown eyes and is almost always seen wearing a glossy, toffee-toned lip gloss. The singer and "American Idol" judge sticks to a pale brown, almost-nude shine, allowing her beautiful big eyes to take the main stage.

Related: Check out tips to enhance the glow of your skin

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