10 Hot Colors for Hot Lips

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10 Hot Colors for Hot Lips
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The hottest lip colors draw attention to themselves -- either by their intensity of color, or their lack thereof. If you go for a strong lip, let your eyes take a back seat. If you like soft nude lip color, play up those baby blues (or browns or greens) all you want, or go for a totally innocent look, with subtle eyes to match your lips. --Written By Suzanne Tarrant.

Nude
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Nude

Salma Hayek goes for a nude lip rather than the more obvious pink with her rose-colored dress. Nude lipstick is a neutral and therefore complements virtually any clothes you are wearing, from the brightest red to white to yellow tones.

Pale Peach
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Pale Peach

Gemma Merna wears pale peach lip color, which complements her blond hair, at the London premiere of "The Three Musketeers" in London. Pale peach is sensational with black, white, greens and browns. But keep it far, far away from reds.

Wine
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Wine

The legendary Helen Mirren's wine-colored lips match her dress and contrast with her platinum hair at the London premiere of "The Debt." Wine, or burgundy, plays well with a winter palette, especially black and charcoal.

True Red
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True Red

Emily Blunt boldly pairs true red lips with a deep purple dress at Paris Fashion Week. If you don't plan on a red carpet appearance, you might be more comfortable wearing bright, true reds with black, trendy grays or white.

Berry
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Berry

At the London premiere of "Melancholia," Kirsten Dunst wears berry lip color with a brown dress for a fall image. Berry could be called an all-purpose color since it complements greens and browns, black and gray, and white and cream ... pretty much anything you might want to wear -- except true red.

Dark Terra Cotta
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Dark Terra Cotta

Nicole Kidman makes a dramatic statement in all black, honey hair and a terra-cotta lip at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Terra cotta adds richness and warmth to black, greens and browns.

Ruby
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Ruby

Charlize Theron sends off sexy vibes in ruby lips and a sultry black dress sans jewelry in Los Angeles. Like the gem it is named for, ruby lip color adds bling to dark neutrals such as black and all tones of gray.

Red-Orange
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Red-Orange

Olivia Palermo, dressed in lacy charcoal and red-orange lip color for contrast, gives a come-hither look to a photographer during Paris Fashion Week in October 2011. Red-orange lip color is an attention-getter and looks best with an outfit in muted tones of gray or brown.

Peachy-Pink
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Peachy-Pink

Katie Holmes looks demure but alluring in peachy-pink lip color and a simple hairstyle at the 2011 Emmy Awards. Pink that tends to the peach gives off soft vibes and takes a back seat to strong eye makeup and color in your outfit.

Hot Pink
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Hot Pink

Bombshell Christina Hendricks plays to her image in hot pick lip color bouncing off her metallic dress at the premiere of "IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema" by Cirque du Soleil in Los Angeles in September 2011. Hot pink is decidedly not for everyone -- or every outfit. It's best with toned-down eyes and clothes in neutrals and metallics.

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