The best red lips on the SAG red carpet

The best red lips on the SAG red carpet

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Text: Renée Batchelor

There's nothing like a bold, red lip to grab all the attention. Here are the leading ladies who let their pouts do all the talking at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017

Red lips can be a bit of a red carpet (and Chinese New Year) cliché but when done right, there's no doubt the impact that it makes. For an ingenue like Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner, it can instantly make you look older and more sophisticated — casting directors take note. And how amazing does that bright poppy shade look against her newly blonde hair. For seasoned starlets (and perennial blondes) like the newly engaged Kirsten Dunst and Kate Hudson, red is probably a tried and true favourite whipped out for special occasions. In Hudson's case, giving it a bit of blackberry tone and slightly metallic sheen sets her apart from a sea of scarlet, while Dunst's precisely-applied red lips prove that even those without Kylie Jenner's pmeumatic pout can rock this shade.

Even if you're not traditionally girly, red can be a weapon of mass seduction — look at Evan Rachel Wood and Sarah Paulson's true reds. Wood's high-impact matte reportedly comes from IT Cosmetics Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Perfect Red, while Paulson dons a classic, cream finish. Whichever texture and tone of red you choose to sport, take note of these tips from all the ladies: Keep the skin fresh, the brows bold and tone down on the blusher or heavy eye makeup. If you have to make another feature pop, make it your lashes,. But go for multiple coats of mascara rather than falsies. When you're going red, you never need to try too hard.

Kirsten Dunst

Kate HudsonEvan Rachel WoodSarah Paulson

Sophie Turner