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Brown lipstick has re-emerged as a beauty staple. Actor and songstress, Kelly Rowland opted for a sultry true-nude brown and defined her lips with a lip pencil that was one shade richer than the lip color.
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If ever there were a perfect coral red, it would be this gorgeous, creamy orange-y red shade that TV personality, Katie Rost rocked on the red carpet. Rost offered a genius way to transition the look from day to night: add a taupe-grey shadow and line your lid with a dark kohl.
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At daytime functions, you want to keep your beauty look light. We love that Tia warmed up her cheeks with a complimentary shade like this matte dusty rose hue. Simple, elegant, chic and so easy to copy.
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Thandie offers a lesson in simplicity. Red lips and flushed cheeks make for the perfect look for any midday soiree.
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Layota Luckett stole the red carpet rocking pink-nude lips with a high shine gloss and glowing skin.
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We are obsessed with this taupe-y brown lip color on Demetria Lucas; it's the perfect compliments to her lush lashes and gorgeous locs.
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Meagan Good always gives good lip. The actress complimented her glowing with a perfect pink-nude lip with peach undertones. To add dimension to your pout, apply a gloss to the center of your lower lip and press them together once to distribute the color.
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Leave it to Deborah J. Winan's to bring the glam. She arrived on the red carpet and proved that clear gloss is still a must have in every beauty arsenal.
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If red lipstick is a no-no for you, then take a tip from Zendaya Coleman and opt to top your lips with a warm coral hue. Define your lips with a complimentary liner and shade the corners for added dimension.
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ESSENCE editor-in-chief Vaness de Luca set the tone for the evening with this balmy auburn red lip. Apply two coats and blot once to mimic the blurred effect.
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Orange is the New Black's Vicky Jeudy arrived to the red carpet in high style sporting gold embellished eyes blush pink lips.
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TV Personality Shaun Robinson kept it matte, literally. If you have a similar shade at home that has a glossy finish, dust some translucent powder over your favorite lip shade to create your perfect matte.
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Mikki Taylor glammed up the red carpet sporting a gorgeous apple red shade. She softened the look by ditching the liner and opting for a diffused edge.
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President of ESSENCE Communications, Michelle Ebanks completed her red carpet look with a perfect pale peach gloss.
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Infamous producer Suzanne de Passe lit up the red carpet sporting a gorgeous crimson stain.
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Actress Cocoa Brown proves that all nudes are not created equal with this gorgeous hue that is appropriately, the shade of perfect cocoa brown.
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