We've rounded up the best and boldest lip looks of the star-studded event

By Sarah Kinonen
Updated September 21, 2015 07:05 PM
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We’ve already waxed poetic about all of the jaw-droppingly gorgeous gowns and dazzling accessories that hit the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet Sunday night. So now, it’s time to talk beauty! Below, we’ve rounded up the best lip looks of the night.

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To complement rather than compete with her embellished blush-toned Lorena Sarbu gown, Gina Rodriguez’s makeup artist, Carissa Ferreri for L’Oréal Paris, opted to keep the star’s pout neutral with a subtle shine to keep the focus on the strapless design. “I absolutely love Gina’s smile,” Ferreri said. “When it comes to the red carpet, we have fun playing around with lipstick shades. No matter what shade we settle on, the color always looks better when paired with pearly whites.”

So what shade did the pro settle on? A few swipes of L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen in She’s So Matte with a dab of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Last Lipcolor to help keep the color in place all night long.

As for Ariel Winter, who went full glam in a strapless, mermaid-style Romona Keveza gown, makeup artist Toby Fleischman was undecided on whether or not to go bold with a matching red lip or to keep the makeup simple. Ultimately, Fleischman went with a clean and simple lip look for the 17-year-old, letting the structured dress steal the show.

“With the gown’s modern aesthetic and her beautiful sleek waves, I didn’t want the makeup to be too literal,” Fleischman said. “So I chose my favorite nude lip, Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands.” The pro amped up the balm with a touch of “juiciness” with Burt’s Bee’s Lip Shimmer in Cherry.

Julianne Hough already took home our Beauty Award for “Most Accessorized Updo,” but there’s another aspect of her look we’re still slightly obsessed with: Her barely there pale pink lip!

“The cheeks and lips were softer to support the stronger eye and black [Marchesa] dress,” said her go-to makeup pro Spencer Barnes. “Peachy nude tones played an important role in completing the overall look.”

To get the peachy pink lip, Barnes first lined Hough’s pout with Mary Kay’s Lip Liner in Soft Blush and then filled it in with M.A.C Cosmetics’ Lipstick in Peachstock. And after a few blots, the lip was complete!

Unlike the above lip looks of the night, Sofia Vergara‘s makeup artist decided to keep the Modern Family‘s colorful pout the main attraction of her overall makeup moment. “I wanted the lip to stand out against the gold of her dress, CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Amazing Auburn was the perfect combination of brown and red, which helped achieve the pop of color I was hoping for.”

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Kyle Rover/Startraks;Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP

Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss went monochromatic with a “feminine look that was all about the lips,” courtesy of makeup artist Jenn Streicher. To team with the actress’s strapless magenta gown and brand-new blonde do, the makeup pro selected a matching magenta liquid lipstick (Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Orchid Pink) and then added dimension to the bold shade by lining Moss’s lips with Laura Mercier’s Lip Pencil in Crushed Berry.

As for Amanda Peet’s bright red pout, makeup artist Tamah said the inspiration for the matte look came from the star’s gorgeous Michael Kors Collection gown. “We wanted something classic, timeless and elegant,” she said. “The lips were, of course, the star of this look.”

Tamah applied Lipstick Queen in Brat Pack with a tiny precise lip brush, painting majority of the color in the center of Peet’s pout. Tamah finished the look by lining M.A.C Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Red around the lip edges to create depth.

Sarah Paulson must have gotten Peet’s red lip memo because the American Horror Story star also stole the show with an equally bright red lip, thanks to makeup artist Adam Breuchaud. “The main event for this makeup was all about the lip,” the makeup pro said.

Breuchaud applied a layer of red Mary Kay’s Creme Lipstick in Really Red with a brush to line and create the lip shape. He then set the color by dusting a light layer of setting powder on the lips, which also created a matte-like texture. He finished the look by swiping on a second coat — straight from the bullet — to “really push the pigment to the bright bold lip we achieved.”

And lastly, Mindy Kaling’s go-to pro, Cindy Williams opted for a fall favorite — a vampy lip — for the actress. To complement The Mindy Project‘s tangerine-colored dress, Williams went with a deeper, wine-hued lip shade that popped in all the right ways.

Which lip look was your favorite? Share below!

–Sarah Kinonen

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