We Totally Called Poppy Red As 2015’s ‘It’ Lipstick Color

If you missed our predictions for what’s in and out for 2015, here’s proof we were spot-on that poppy red is the must-have lipstick color.

At the 2015 SAG Awards, actresses accentuated their winter white dresses and black floor-length gowns with poppy red lips. The fiery shade looked stunning on blondes as well as brunettes, and was a refreshing change from the usual matte nude lipsticks.

Get inspired by these bright and beautiful poppy red lipstick looks below, and see which other celebrities’s made this week’s best and worst beauty list.

BEST: Laura Carmichael

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The “Downton Abbey” star is positively glowing on the SAG red carpet with her tousled blonde waves and poppy red lip color. It warms up her milky complexion and pops against her white halter dress.

BEST: Rosamund Pike

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Pike’s textured black-blue dress has a lot of interesting details. By keeping her hair and makeup simple, the result is a truly effortless red carpet look.

BEST: Caitriona Balfe

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We’ve seen this lovely combination of red lips and marigold gowns before. (Remember Michelle Williams’ Vera Wang dress at the 2006 Oscars? And that amazing Atelier Versace number Emma Stone wore to London’s premiere of “Spider-Man 2”?) Balfe’s take on the trend is just as gorgeous with her side-swept curls, subtle mascara and that stellar statement earring.

BEST: Rashida Jones

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Jones handled this awkward moment on the SAG red carpet with class. Plus, she looked spectacular with her eyelash-grazing bangs, heavily lined lids and berry lips.

WORST: Julie Lake

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Can you believe this is Julie Lake of “Orange is the New Black” fame? We hardly recognized the actress, as her naturally stunning features are covered in heavy eye makeup. A softer smokey eye would’ve balanced out her dark hairdo and shimmering gown.

WORST: Lorelei Linklater

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Colorful hair extensions are super fun, however, the 20-year-old’s blue-tipped ponytail clashes with her classic makeup and Victorian-esque gown.

WORST: Ella Eyre

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We’re fans of Eyre’s wavy curls and clearly her poppy red lipstick, but what’s giving us pause are her jagged bangs, which don’t complement her round-shaped face.

WORST: Lulu Tan

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Pressed powder can be both a blessing and a curse. While it helps to minimize shine and provide a greater hold for makeup, it can wash out someone’s complexion when too much of it is applied.