By Jennifer Velez
Jan 07, 2015 @ 2:51 pm
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We’re calling it: Felicity Jones is this season's Lupita Nyong’o. What do these two have in common other than stellar acting chops and impeccable red carpet style? They both know the power of a statement-making lip color.

PHOTOS: Find the Perfect Red Lip for Your SkintoneAt the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala this past weekend, Jones (who’s up for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in The Theory of Everything at this Sunday’s Golden Globes), epitomized classic glamour with a modern twist. After prepping the star with glowing skin and dark-rimmed eyes, makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani kept things fresh with a pop of red lipstick, using Dior’s Diorific Lipstick in Dolce Vita ($36;

To score her smooth precision, be sure to start with a liner that matches the natural color of your lips. "Using a lip liner will help define the shape you want to achieve and keep your lipstick from bleeding," Bedrani says. "Dior's Universal Contour ($30; is perfect for that as it suits any lip color; then apply your lipstick." Unlike any crimson shade, this one features a hint of orange—and it instantly caught our eye as it worked to brighten up her fair complexion. Stunning!

Can we expect to see more bold beauty choices from the rising star this awards season?

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