Emmys Beauty: Subtle Lips Make a Strong Showing

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Sarah Hyland, Claire Danes work nude pouts at the Emmys.

The classic red lip isn't going anywhere anytime soon, but a slew of starlets made a case for the barely-there pouts at the Emmys on Sunday.

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"It looks like a party dress from the late '60s in Palm Springs," says makeup artist Matin, who played up "Homeland" star Clare Danes' nautical-inspired, sparkling Prada gown with a nude look —  including a sexy bronze-toned eye, a peachy complexion and a sheer lip in Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pensive ($36). 

Radiant in a burgundy Zac Posen gown, Sarah Hyland's makeup artist Allan Avendano was inspired by the rich shade of her gown and her olive complexion. To create the Modern Family star's makeup, Avendano layered Dior Creme De Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm ($28) with Dior Addict Lipstick in Tailleur Bar #535 ($28), one of the newest releases from the beauty brand.

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Mai Quinh, the artist behind Downton Abbey actress Jo Froggatt's makeup, also led the nude lip charge with a look to match the starlet's blush-colored J Mendel, lining the lip with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Lip Liner in Ballet Blush ($21), then applying Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Montego Bay ($27).