By StyleWatch
Updated February 15, 2010 09:25 PM

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Carey Mulligan recently told PEOPLE that she “really want[s] long hair” — and while that wish might have come true yet, the first-time Oscar nominee did turn up just hours ago at the annual Academy Awards Nominee luncheon in Beverly Hills with a dramatic new platinum color. As much as we loved how her previous darker color helped define the shape of her pixie cut, we are loving what the lighter color does to her skin tone — especially when she adds glam ruby lips. Tell us: What do you think of Carey’s new color? Should she keep it or go back to brunette? –Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester