This Lipstick Trend Is Sweeping Hollywood— Here's How To Wear It

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In the beauty world, dark lipstick is ubiquitous once fall rolls around. Whether it's a ruddy brown, a cool greige, or a deep wine — the deeper and more opaque, the better. But these shades can be off-putting to try under the fluorescent drugstore lights or the watchful eye of a salesperson. What kind of eyeshadow and blush do you pair with almost-black lips? How do you know if the color clashes with your skin tone or is just a bold move you need to get familiar with?

Luckily, Hollywood is showing us the way. Over the past few weeks, celebrities have been popping up left and right wearing all manner of moody hues and looking damn good doing it. They're proof that whether you're a seasoned pro or a dark-lipstick virgin, there's a shade out there that will make you look insanely cool. Ahead, find our favorite stars' takes on the trend, along with similar shades you can shop for yourself.
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Katy Perry's rust-red lip is doubly cool because of its matte finish.
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Try this pick from Anastasia Beverly Hills for a similar look. One layer is all you need.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Kathryn, $20, available at Anastasia Beverly Hills.
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We're loving Alessandra Ambrosio's glossy lip — a departure from the usual matte and semi-matte texture.
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Bite Beauty's Cashmere Lip Cream isn't as tacky as other glosses, making it a smart option for a shiny lip that won't stick to your hair all night.

Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Port, $28, available at Sephora.
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Kate Bosworth's semi-matte lip color looks perfect when paired with shimmering, Champagne shadow.
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To get neat, sharp lines like Bosworth's, reach for a lip pencil that lets you sketch out your shape.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $26, available at NARS.
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Priyanka Chopra's version of a dark lip is more '90s — and looks as cool with a flannel button-up as it does with a red carpet gown.
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A warm raisin hue is a good way to dip your toe into the trend.

Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Desert Plum, $28, available at Sephora.
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Lily Collins took this look to the next level with the help of a deep plum hue that's all kinds of Victorian Gothic.
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Charlotte Tilbury is the queen of sultry lips, and this shade would be ideal for re-creating Lily's look.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Night Crimson, $32, available at Charlotte Tilbury.
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's lips have just the right amount of shine and diffused color — like she blotted the lipstick once, then swiped on a balm.
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Try this beautiful shade from Smashbox for a similar look.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Chestnut, $21, available at Smashbox.
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Here's proof that a dark wine shade can easily replace your ruby red come fall.
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If you're looking for a liquid lipstick that will stay put through anything, you want this budge-proof winner.

Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick in Brick, $18, available at Dose of Colors.
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When you're ready to take the plunge and go super dark, a black cherry, like the one Shay Mitchell is wearing here, is the perfect option.
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And if there's anyone who knows dark lipsticks, it's Kat Von D.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Damned, $20, available at Sephora.
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