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Taylor Swift Reveals Her Secret to Looking Gorgeous
Taylor Swift's secret to making heads turn is a lot less complicated than you might think. If there’s one thing the 24-year-old statuesque siren is rarely seen without, it’s her signature red lipstick. Always channeling her inner 1950s pinup, Swift often prefers perfecting any outfit with a sizzling hot pout perfect for day or night. READ: 10 Awesome Style Lessons From Taylor Swift And clearly she can’t get enough of this old school beauty look. And just how many tubes of red lipstick does she actually have? “I don’t have an excessive amount!” Swift told PEOPLE Magazine. “Right now [I’m using] Dragon Girl by NARS…I’ll go through different phases with makeup and always try new things. Except I never really get too far from red lipstick, do I? I guess I just think my face looks worse without it. That’s pretty much the only rationale behind it.” Swift has a point. A dramatic ruby hue can make complexions appear brighter and teeth whiter. Plus, it’s the one makeup trend that never goes out of style. From old Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe to current burlesque performer Dita Von Teese, every star knows they can truly with a fiery pout. PHOTOS: Taylor Swift's Glamorous Style Evolution While the look can be intimidating for those who prefer going au natural, everyone can actually pull off lipstick. It’s all about finding your perfect shade. And the secret to that lies in your skin’s undertone. “In natural lighting, look at the inside of your wrist,” explains makeup artist Samantha Klein, who has worked behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. “If your veins appear blue, you have a cool undertone. If they appear greener you have a warm undertone. If you can’t really tell, or you think you see a mixture of both, then you may be neutral.” Once you’ve figured out your undertone, it’s time to get shopping! Here are some tantalizing shades to look out for: READ: 6 Must-Have Tinted Lip Balms to Kiss the Chapping Away Warm Undertone: Olive, yellow, or darker complexions should go for an orange-red. Cool Undertone: Those with pink or reddish tints to the skin should try a bluish-red. Neutral: Any deep, dark red will be flattering. READ: Emmy Award-Winning Makeup Artist Reveals 5 Ways to Make Lipstick Last For more insider tips on buying your favorite red lipstick, click here. And don't forget to check out Swift’s love for the classic shade from over the years below:
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2009

Posing with her "Best Female Video" award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
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2010

Posing at the premiere of "Easy A" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood.
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2011

Posing on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" in New York.
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2012

Posing with her "Best Female," "Best Live," and "Best Look" awards backstage during the MTV European Music Awards.
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2012

Performing during the Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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2013

Arriving on the red carpet for the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs) in Toronto.
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2013

Arriving at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
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2013

Arriving at the 47th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.
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2014

Arriving at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood.
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2014

Arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in New York.
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Taylor Swift Reveals Her Secret to Looking Gorgeous

Taylor Swift's secret to making heads turn is a lot less complicated than you might think. If there’s one thing the 24-year-old statuesque siren is rarely seen without, it’s her signature red lipstick. Always channeling her inner 1950s pinup, Swift often prefers perfecting any outfit with a sizzling hot pout perfect for day or night. READ: 10 Awesome Style Lessons From Taylor Swift And clearly she can’t get enough of this old school beauty look. And just how many tubes of red lipstick does she actually have? “I don’t have an excessive amount!” Swift told PEOPLE Magazine. “Right now [I’m using] Dragon Girl by NARS…I’ll go through different phases with makeup and always try new things. Except I never really get too far from red lipstick, do I? I guess I just think my face looks worse without it. That’s pretty much the only rationale behind it.” Swift has a point. A dramatic ruby hue can make complexions appear brighter and teeth whiter. Plus, it’s the one makeup trend that never goes out of style. From old Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe to current burlesque performer Dita Von Teese, every star knows they can truly with a fiery pout. PHOTOS: Taylor Swift's Glamorous Style Evolution While the look can be intimidating for those who prefer going au natural, everyone can actually pull off lipstick. It’s all about finding your perfect shade. And the secret to that lies in your skin’s undertone. “In natural lighting, look at the inside of your wrist,” explains makeup artist Samantha Klein, who has worked behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. “If your veins appear blue, you have a cool undertone. If they appear greener you have a warm undertone. If you can’t really tell, or you think you see a mixture of both, then you may be neutral.” Once you’ve figured out your undertone, it’s time to get shopping! Here are some tantalizing shades to look out for: READ: 6 Must-Have Tinted Lip Balms to Kiss the Chapping Away Warm Undertone: Olive, yellow, or darker complexions should go for an orange-red. Cool Undertone: Those with pink or reddish tints to the skin should try a bluish-red. Neutral: Any deep, dark red will be flattering. READ: Emmy Award-Winning Makeup Artist Reveals 5 Ways to Make Lipstick Last For more insider tips on buying your favorite red lipstick, click here. And don't forget to check out Swift’s love for the classic shade from over the years below:

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