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There's just something extra special about Lupita Nyong'o. The breakout star from 12 Years a Slave has managed to become fashion's new darling in a mere two months, rocking every red carpet she graces, from Los Angeles to New York to London. And while she stuns in absolutely everything she wears, her unconventional lipstick choices tend to take center stage. Here, 9 of her best lip looks, along with dupes in case you want to try it yourself.
Violet: This completely unexpected vibrant hue really livened up her LBD.
Try: Illamasqua Lipstick in Underworld ($24 at Sephora.com)
Fuchsia: This hot pink pout certainly packs a mighty punch.
Try: Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss in Electric Shock ($4.99 at Target.com)
Bronze: This muted metallic mix of chocolate and caramel is the perfect complement to her espresso complexion.
Try: L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Bronzine ($8.95 at Drugstore.com)
Mauve: This shiny, sheer wash of purplish-pink doesn't distract from her gorgeous gunmetal eyeshadow.
Try: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Mauve Twist (8.99 at Drugstore.com)
Orange: When wearing a lemon yellow dress, why not keep it all in the citrus family and accent your look with a lovely tangerine lip?
Try: Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in A-Go-Go ($19 at Sephora.com)
Red: Can't possibly go wrong with something so classic.
Try: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Certainly Red ($4.99 at Target.com)
Pink: So retro, and oh-so-right.
Try: Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss in Hot Pink Vinyl ($24 at StilaCosmetics.com)
Cranberry: Think of it as classic red's more sophisticated sister.
Try: Becca Ultimate Colour Lip Gloss in Berry Twist ($24 at DermStore.com)
Raisin: Almost looks like her natural lip color, but with a kick.
Try: Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick in No. 46 Soul Mate ($12.50 at Sephora.com)