Beauty Trendwatch: Deep Red Lips

02/22/2007 at 04:55 PM ET

We’ve been spotting red lips pop up on everyone from Cameron Diaz to Beyonce, but some stars are taking the look one step further with a dark crimson. More dramatic and edgy than the old Hollywood scarlet lips, these dark reds are turning up on the mouths of trendsetters like Kate Winslet, Ashley Olsen and Gwyneth Paltrow. Not for the weak of heart or the imperfect of skin, a color this dark has to be worn carefully — try a nude lip liner underneath to keep it from creeping and a hit of blush to keep you from looking like Elvira is key. Just remember to keep eye makeup to a minimum to amp up the hit of color on your mouth.

Click here to see more Red Carpet Beauty Trends in our gallery.

Photo: Sara De Boer / Retna; Travis Farrell/WireImage; Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan/Sipa Press

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me on

I don’t particularly like this bright red lipstick. I don’t think the celebrities above (Kate, Ashley, and Gwyneth) look great in it because they have a light complexion. I think a more neutral color would look better on them. The vibrant color seems to make them look even paler. If it was a softer red, I think that it could look much better on them. I like Kate Winslet’s style, but this color is NOT suited for her I don’t think.

Clair on

Surprisingly, the only one I think the red suits is AShley Olsen. Gwen really needs to invest in a tube of mascara, she looks completely washed out. And I think Kate’s red is too deep, she could definitely pull off a lighter red. I think it’s beautiful, but not not appropriate for every day wear. I don’t know about anyone else, but rarely do I have the occasion to wear a color like that…

philomena on

i hate it it does make them look pale and cheap

Julianne on

I think the red lipstick is not working for all of them, maybe just a little on kate winslet, but the others its looks like a 1.00$ cheap lipstick.

Mel on

I love the ‘Old Hollywood” glamour. Dark red lips and matte skin. What I want to know is where do they find the dark red lipsticks now. I would buy them if I could find them. The department store brands fall short of the dark red color. I don’t bother with the department store lipsticks any longer. I have a golden-bronze skintone.

I watch the TNT channel and all of the old movies. Perfection was the name of the game then.

They say there is a red lipstick for everyone. You have to find your hue. I much prefer red lipstick to the black lipstick trend from the ‘Goth” era.

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