Beauty Crush: Olivia Wilde's Electric Red Lipstick

Celebrity Style Jun. 3, 2011 AT 12:48PM
Beauty Crush: Olivia Wilde's Electric Red Lipstick Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage.com

Newly single star Olivia Wilde is having the best summer ever and it's not just because she was recently linked to both Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake and is now rumored to be hooking up with Bradley Cooper.

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The 27-year-old star, who just posed for the cover of Glamour rocking the season's side braid trend, stepped out on Wednesday night sporting another bold beauty look: electric red lips. Maybe experimenting with her hair and makeup is what Wilde meant when she told the magazine, "I'm really trying hard to spend this time working on myself."

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We love a vibrant red lip color when the weather heats up since it's an easy  way to look polished and summer-y without piling on loads of makeup. Plus, this particular shade (bright red with cool, blue undertones) is less intimidating to try out when you have a (faux) tan.

Just about any skin tone can pull off the hue, says celeb makeup artist James Boehmer (who has worked with Zoe Saldana). The best way to wear it is with a light gold or champagne eye shadow during the day and black liner at night. Keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum so your pout gets all the attention.

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Red lipsticks we love:
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Rebelle 63 ($32, chanel.com)
Guerlain Rouge Noire Lipstick in Rouge Sensuel 24 ($47, sephora.com)
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor in Ravishing Red ($10, drugstore.com

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