Margaret Thatcher had her handbag, Hillary Clinton has her pantsuits... and Huma Abedin has her red lipstick.

Although all attention at yesterday's press conference was devoted to the (seemingly) never-ending Anthony Weiner sexting saga, we couldn't help but notice how his wife stood by his side, her crimson lips pursed. It was no doubt a difficult moment in Abedin's personal and professional life, yet she made sure she was armed with her signature shade of lipstick.

"My friends will tell you that I don’t like calling attention to myself," she writes in an essay for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar. "So when people tell me they’re surprised to see me out on the campaign trail, I understand because, trust me, no one is more surprised than I am." It's no surprise, then, that she would choose red lips as her go-to look -- studies have shown that the lip color conveys a sense of confidence.

As Hillary Clinton's personal aide and her husband's biggest supporter during his candidacy for New York mayor, Abedin has seemed to maintain her scarlet pout while under the harsh glare of the spotlight. [Ed. note: That takes a lot of devotion -- do you know how annoying it is to keep reapplying that stuff?] Perhaps one of her biggest look-at-me moments came on the New York Times Magazine cover that featured Abedin and Weiner together, her bright red lips front and center with a coordinating red headline below.

It may just be a little tube of red lipstick, but it seems to be the most loyal ally Abedin's got. Below, see Abedin wearing her red lipstick yesterday and throughout the years.

At yesterday's press conference:

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On the campaign trail with her husband on July 14, 2013:

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Posing on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in April 2013:

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Hearing President Obama speak on October 10, 2012:

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With Hillary Clinton on September 20, 2011:

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At a White House dinner on August 10, 2011:

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At a meeting in Abu Dhabi on June 9, 2011:

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At a reception following the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2011:

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At a hearing with Hillary Clinton on March 10, 2011:

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At a ceremonial swearing in of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill on January 5, 2011:

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On the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton on April 18, 2008:

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With Hillary Clinton on May 6, 2000:

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There are plenty of stylish politicos:

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  • Margaret Thatcher, July 2006

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  • Nicolas Sarkozy, June 2007

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  • Nicolas Sarkozy & Carla Bruni, December 2007

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  • Carla Bruni, March 2010

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  • Muammar Gaddafi, April 2007

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  • Muammar Gaddafi, July 2007

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  • Muammar Gaddafi, June 2007

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  • Nancy Reagan, March 1976

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  • Francois Hollande, October 2011

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  • Francois Hollande & Valerie Trierweiler, August 2012

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  • John F. Kennedy, January 1962

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  • John F. Kennedy & Walter Cronkite, September 1963

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  • Jackie Onassis, January 1969

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  • Jackie Onassis, August 1978

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  • Tunisia's First Lady Leila Ben Ali & Hillary Clinton, March 1999

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  • Hillary Clinton, January 2010

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  • Hillary Clinton, June 2011

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  • Hillary Clinton, November 2011

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  • Bill Clinton, July 1996

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  • Bill & Hillary Clinton, July 1996

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  • Bill Clinton, October 1992

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  • Bill Clinton & Al Gore, August 1999

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  • Bill Clinton, May 2000

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  • Bill Clinton, November 2000

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  • George W. Bush & Nicolas Sarkozy, August 2007

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  • George W. Bush, May 2007

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  • George W. Bush & Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, June 2006

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  • George W. Bush, August 2001

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  • Laura Bush, May 2005

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  • Laura Bush, August 2008

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  • Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, June 2002

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  • Joe Biden, October 2010

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  • Joe Biden, September 2012

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  • Joe Biden, May 2011

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  • Jill Biden, June 2010

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  • Kim Jong Il, May 2007

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  • Kim Jong Il, December 2009

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  • Michelle Obama, October 2010

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  • Michelle Obama, July 2009

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  • Barack & Michelle Obama, August 2010

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  • Barack Obama, June 2009

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  • Barack Obama, January 2010

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  • Barack, Sasha & Michelle Obama, August 2010

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  • Barack, Sasha, Michelle & Malia Obama, December 2009

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  • Spiro Agnew & Lyndon B. Johnson, July 1969

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  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, March 2009

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  • Betty Ford, December 2006

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  • French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault & Brigitte Ayrault, August 2012

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  • Vladimir Putin, July 2010

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  • Vladimir Putin, August 2011

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  • Dmitry Medvedev & Vladimir Putin, June 2011

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