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Makeup artist Mai Quynh is the go-to beauty guru for a legion of red carpet regulars, from Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon to Ginnifer Goodwin We caught up with her to find out about her favorite fall trend from the front lines — dark lips. “I’m loving the dark lip look for fall because it’s beautiful on any skin tone and is the perfect accessory for this season’s prints and textures,” Quynh told Instyle.com. Lucky for us, it just so happens to be the perfect time of year for this bombshell look. “It’s an easy way to transition your makeup routine from warmer to cooler months,” she says. The LA native got her big break working with Britney Spears when she was pregnant with her second child, “I’d worked with Britney a few times in the past but mostly as an assistant. When it came time to book hair and makeup for the shoot she remembered me and requested that I be hired. It was an amazing opportunity,” she said. What’s her best beauty advice? “Start using an eye cream and sunblock in your pre-teen years; you won’t regret it.” While Quynh has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, she says these ladies aren’t the ones who render her starstruck, “more so when I meet professional athletes or chefs. Watching an athlete perform is so impressive to me. Their mental and physical control is awe-inspring. As for chefs, I love food and meeting someone who can create something that I love so much is always exciting. Roy Choi and Thomas Keller are my stars.”

Click through the gallery to see her top ten dark lip must-haves and follow her on twitter @storyofmailife and Instagram @storyofmailife for her amazing red carpet reveals and super-useful tips and tricks.

Mai's top 10

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