Lipstick dates back 5000 years to ancient Mesopotamia when crushed semi-precious jewels were applied to the lips to achieve shades ranging from bright red to deep purple. While this season's hottest lip color, ruby red, could be created the old-fashioned way, we highly suggest you stick with lipstick in a tube!
Zac Posen Fall 2008
The giant, puffy hair baubles sported by his models may have been unconventional, but their makeup was classic. Paring a smoky eye with a strong red lips is always in style.
Kate Walsh at the Emmy Awards September 2007
Walsh's Burgundy smile complements the actress' alabaster skin and flame-colored mane.
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DSquared2 Fall 2008
Taking it back to the 80s, the DSquared2 models sported full florescent red lips and thick brows.
Salma Hayek at the 1st Hollywood Domino Tournament February 2008
Hayek's luscious garnet lip goes perfectly with her sultry pewter eyeshadow.
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Carolina Herrera Spring 2008
Super glossy, poppy colored kissers sprang up on Herrera's spring runway.
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Baby Phat Fall 2008
Designer Kimora Lee Simons created a pinup inspired look for her fall runway using faux bobs and strong cherry lips.
Rachel McAdams at the Toronto Film Festival September 2007
Adams' lovely scarlet lips, long lashes and chestnut hair give the young actress a classic Hollywood look.
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Chanel Spring 2008
Crimson pouts went with everything from tennis whites to glamorous gowns on the Chanel catwalk.
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Dita Von Teese at the "Glamour Girls" Book Release February 2008
No matter what the season's trendy color, vintage fashion queen Dita Von Teese sticks with a classic red lip.
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