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Red lips in Hollywood are a dime a dozen. Every celeb has sported a pair down the red carpet at least once, and with awards season gearing up again, we're sure to be seeing red for the next few months. Find out which celeb rocked the red lip the right way and which one could use a little help. Lucky for them (and you!), celebrity makeup artist and founder of LORAC Cosmetics Carol Shaw has some tips for perfecting your red lips.
Kat Von D's Clashing Lips (and Locks): FAIL
"It's a myth that women with red hair can't wear red lipstick," says Shaw. "If you have red hair, however, you might want to shy away from reds with orange undertones. Instead, go with a lipstick that has a blue or brown undertone it's important you pick the right shade."
That's the main problem with Von D's lips. The orange undertones are pretty visible and definitely conflict with her even brighter hair. Von D's shade of choice also doesn't do much to complement her skin tone. "Fair-skinned women should look for a red with blue undertones to pull off more of an Old Hollywood look," says Shaw. "If you have medium skin, pick a lipstick with brown undertones to add warmth to your skin. For darker skin, a burgundy-based shade will give you a sultry, modern look."
NEXT: See which celeb pulled off the red pout best.