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10 Kat Dennings Makeup Looks: Not Always Red Lipstick

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the many faces of kat dennings

Kat Dennings makeup = red lipstick + winged liner. Right? At least when she's popped up on my radar. Maybe it's because I've seen Daydream Nation too many times. And she wears a similar look as Max on "2 Broke Girls." But a little research reveals that Kat Dennings does stray from her go-to face, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. At last night's 2014 People's Choice Awards, which she co-hosted with "Broke Girls" co-star Beth Behrs, Kat wore a rich berry lip courtesy of Avon and celebrity artist Lauren Anderson. Before we get to details, let's look at nine more faces of Kat Dennings.

Kat Dennings_Max_2 Broke Girls

This promo shot from "2 Broke Girls" is a lot like the Kat Dennings look we're used to. Okay, maybe it is the Kat Dennings look we're used to.

Kat Dennings romantic ruby lips flushed cheeks

Oh this is pretty. It's the romantic version of the Kat Dennings signature look. Lots of fluttery lashes, soft  eyes, rosy cheeks, crimson lips.

Kat Dennings_bright poppy lips

Love. this. lip. Joe Fresh has a matte lipstick called Poppy; looks like this. Fresh. Playful.

Kat Dennings for Bust_makeup Lauren Anderson

J'adore this makeup, again by Lauren Anderson, for a profile in Bust magazine. That inky liner and vibrant orange-red lip is a stunning variation on Kat Dennings' signature look, isn't it? Also love the thicker defined brows.

"The House Bunny" LA Premiere

This Kat Dennings makeup look is from some years back when Kat was in House Bunny (I think Anna Farris was the star). A wash of smoke on eyes, soft pink cheeks, pink lips. Natural but defined brows.

Kat Dennings pastel eyes pink lips

This was an unexpected Kat Dennings makeup look, completely different from her signature face. So good. Structured brows, pastel lids, fluttery lashes, violet-pink lip (what's that colour called? brain-fail). Do this again, Kat!

Kat Dennings_blue-green shimmer eye shadow

This girl is so gorgeous. I want to call that blue-green shadow seafoam green. Amazing brows. Rosy lips. An overall luscious look, signature winged liner incorporated for a bedroom-eyes effect.

Kat Dennings smoky eyes_lip balm lips

Different, right? I love the earthy makeup, soft lashes, lip-balm lips, but wonder about the lighting. And oh yes: brow envy.

Kat Dennings_nude lips

Nude lip, liquid liner. Soft, pretty. Nice.

The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

Kat Dennings makeup look for the 2014 People's Choice Awards. Yep, a variation on the winged liner + red lip, but more about really, really pretty than about glamour. Strong brows -- makeup artist Lauren Anderson groomed them with Votre Vu Arch de Triumphe Brow Definer ($24 at Graphic liner -- it's Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner in Blackout ($10 at Feathery lashes -- Lauren used Ardell Fashion Lashes 122, then applied that freakyAvon Mega Effects Mascara ($12 at; I haven't used that in a while; time to haul it out again).

The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards - Red Carpet

Such a fresh glowy cheek. Lauren Anderson used Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Coral Radiance ($12 at for subtle warmth that plays nicely off the berry lip without matching. As for the lips, Lauren topped them with Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Radiant Raisin ($0.99 at Fun fact: Lauren Anderson also works regularly with Jessica Alba and is responsible for this wow look.

Do you have a favourite out of these Kat Dennings makeup looks?