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How they wear…bold lips

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The bold lip is a perennial beauty trend - come autumn, few can resist a deep plum or berry shade to team with winter knits, whilst in the summer, a pop of bright lipstick looks great with a golden tan. Despite the focus on brows and lashes this autumn/winter 2011, statement lips still took centre stage on the catwalks at Gucci, Kenzo and Diane Von Furstenburg. But how to work bold lipstick off the runway? Look to the red carpet for inspiration, where stars have been wearing bold lips in a rainbow of hues. So will it be Rose Byrne's rich plum lip, or Gwen Stefani's classic pillarbox red? Take a look at the gallery and decide...

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    Diane Kruger picks a deep fuchsia shade for the red carpet.

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    Erin O'Connor's orangey red shade complements her flapper style bob.

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    Kelly Osbourne's bright pink lipstick is a super flattering shade for pale skin.

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    A gothic reddy brown like Ashley Olsen's is perfect for the evening.

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    Kirsten Dunst braves a bright orange lip, which looks fresh teamed with gold eye make-up.

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    Experiment with Paz de la Huerta's deep brown lipstick - we recommend a slick of mascara for a softer look.

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    Julianne Moore opts for a classic pillarbox red lipstick for an old Hollywood look.

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    January Jones' gold eye-make up, angular hair-style and bright red lipstick references the eighties.

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    Gwen Stefani is rarely seen without a glossy red lipstick - the slick up-do and retro liner keep things ultra glamorous.

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    Michelle Trachtenburg embraces her pale skin, wearing a standout pinky red shade that makes her eyes pop.

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    The easiest way to do a bold lip? Match it to your dress, like Georgia May Jagger.

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    Emma Watson usually plays up her eyes, but here she tries a magenta lip.

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    Try a smoky eye with a shiny red lipstick a la Eva Green.

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    Pixie wears a punky take on the bold lip trend - clashing her orange streaks with a classic red shade.

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    Alexa Chung keeps make-up minimal so her bright lips stand out.

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    Rihanna matches her maroon lips to her hair for a colour co-ordinated look.

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    Jennifer Lopez works a glamorous seventies look with her slick-backed hair, spidery lashes and shiny red lips.

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    All supermodel Chanel Iman's classic red lips need is a subtle kohl eyeliner and a retro up-do for a complete red carpet look.

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    Clemence Poesy keeps her hair and make-up simple to let her glossy wine coloured lipstick do the talking.

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    A bold orangey red is the perfect complement to Liv's sideswept 'do and bright cobalt frock.

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    Rose Byrne's purpley red adds an edge to her ladylike hair and outfit.

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    Emma Stone is never afraid to try a bold lip - here she opts for a brassy deep red.

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    Freida Pinto tones down her acid green dress with natural hair and a dark brown lip.

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    Chrtistina Ricci combats simple, sleek hair and a minimalist shift with a bright peachy red.

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    Madonna is the epitome of forties glamour with her piled up-do, tea dress and classic fire-engine red lipstick.

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    Rochelle Wiseman pairs her deep berry lips with a severe centre parting and purple leopard print dress for a vampy, seductive look.

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    With her tumbling, natural curls and simple white dress, all it takes it a bright bluey red lip for Leona's outfit to stand out.

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    A full red shade like Jennifer Hudson's looks great on darker skin.

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    Daisy stops an all black ensemble from looking too severe with a bright orangey red lip.

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    Blue-eyed blondes like Amanda Seyfried should try a shiny red with blueish tones.

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    Estelle's neon orange lipstick is patted on for a softer, more feminine look.

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    Who says red heads can't wear orange lipstick? Christina Hendricks' peachy orange lip is pure Hollywood glamour when teamed with a figure-hugging dress and curled bob.

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    Fearne's matte fuchsia lip looks kooky but cute with a lilac dress and blonde marcel waves.

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    Jaime Winstone's deep berry brown shade looks edgy with dyed blonde hair and a strong brow.

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    Dita Von Teese knows how to make retro make-up look modern - we love how she's swapped her usual red for a magenta pink.

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    Elizabeth Olsen is turning out to be just as stylish as her older sisters. Here she wears a matte berry lip to perfection - with a chic up-do and high-necked dress.

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    By lining the lips with a dark maroon, and patting a (slightly) lighter shade in the centre, your lips will look as full as Corinne Bailey Rae's.

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    Evan Rachel Wood offsets her androgynous hairstyle with an ultra-feminine dark red lip.

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    Jessie J is rarely seen without a bold lip - here she tries an orangey red with retro waves.

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    Camilla Belle is a picture of elegance, wearing her glossy plum shade with slicked back hair, smokey eyes and bold brows.

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    Amber Heard's bubblegum pink lips look far from saccharine when teamed with a black cocktail dress and swept back hair.

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    Kerry Washington adds to the drama of a high-necked ball gown with a deep berry lip.

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    Lauren Conrad's dark pink lipstick looks feminine and flattering on olive skin.

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    Milla Jovovich is every inch the modern siren with her matte red lips and perfectly coiffed bob.

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    DJ Sarah Jane Crawford experiments with a bold black lip.