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Bright lip colors aren’t just for summer anymore! Just look at Rihanna, who wore a vibrant red to her album release in New York City. Thanks to the dominant scarlet undertones, the bright pigments balance out, making the shade wearable for the fall. The term “poppy red” is often pegged to most vivid crimson hues, but the flower’s true hue has slight orange hints—a perfect match to the shade Rihanna chose. Just keep the warmth or coolness of your skin tone in mind: Warm complexions look best with colors that have a yellow base, while blue-based lipsticks flatter those with cool skin. We want to know: Would you wear a poppy lip like Rihanna? Answer in our poll!

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