Sometimes all it takes is a twist on a classic. This week that classic was red lipstick, a high-impact hue that proved just as stunning with a tinge of orange, pink or blue. Camilla Belle looked flawlessly elegant wearing a brick shade in a matte formula that offered the perfect counterpoint to her high-sheen hair, luminous complexion and gold sequined dress. Jessica Chastain and Janelle Monae were pretty in pink and graphic lined eyes, which worked both with Chastain’s feminine floral dress and Monae’s menswear-inspired suit and tie. Poppy Delevingne and Kristen Stewart swiped on a glossy crimson that was seductive in an entirely new way than a go-to scarlet and reminded us that sometimes it’s truly worth taking the color wheel for a spin.


Who: Camilla Belle
Where: Dinner celebrating Salvatore Ferragamo Old Bond Street flagship store opening, Burlington Arcade, London, England
When: December 5, 2012

Who: Jessica Chastain
Where: Zero Dark Thirty photo call, Ritz Carlton Hotel, New York, New York
When: December 4, 2012

Who: Poppy Delevingne
Where: Chanel Métier d’Art fashion show, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland
When: December 4, 2012

Who: Janelle Monae
Where: Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
When: December 5, 2012

Who: Kristen Stewart
Where: On the Road Vanity Fair screening presented by Hugo Boss, Skywalker Ranch, San Francisco, California
When: December 7, 2012

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