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09/22/2013 10:02 am ET

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth And Nicole Richie In This Week's Best And Worst Beauty (PHOTOS)

We'd bet that the celebrities on this week's beauty list were paying close attention to the Spring 2014 runways when deciding on their red carpet looks. Bright lipstick colors, center-parted hair and defined brows were among the most popular trends. Gwyneth Paltrow even figured out how to combine all three and still make it look effortless.

Meanwhile, many of the worst beauty offenders struggled with finding the right balance. From getting too heavy-handed with eyeliner to piling on the bronzer, let their mishaps be a lesson on to us all that less is always more.

Check out our picks for this week's best and worst beauty looks and tell us your thoughts.

BEST: Gwyneth Paltrow

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We've never seen the Goop founder sporting a bold shade of red lipstick like this before, but we absolutely love it. The creamy lip color, combined with her shiny blonde strands, add the perfect finishing touches to her little white dress.

BEST: Kate Bosworth

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If you've ever wondered why Bosworth was named the face of SK-II skincare products, here's your answer. Who wouldn't want to pay hundreds of dollars to achieve a luminous complexion like this? And we also can't stop staring at her thick waves and red lipstick.

BEST: Nicole Richie

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If anyone knows what brand of red-orange lipstick this stylish mama is wearing, please leave a note in the comments section. Richie's bronzed cheeks, golden eyeshadow and a slick updo really bring out her caramel highlights, which we love.

BEST: Kerry Washington

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This is how you match your makeup to your outfit. The "Scandal" star's raspberry lipstick has us giddy about what she'll be wearing on Sunday night at the Emmys.

BEST: Hilary Rhoda

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Rhoda may be a spokesmodel for cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, but she doesn't need a whole lot of makeup to look glamorous. Neutral shadows, thick brows and side-swept locks are just enough.

BEST: Naomie Harris

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The "Skyfall" actress is another example of natural beauty. Harris' dark brown hair color is a great shade for fall, and her nude lip color is stunning against her skin tone.

BEST: Hilary Swank

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Kate Bosworth wasn't the only blonde bombshell at the Bulgari Retrospective Opening in San Francisco. Swank shined with her honey blonde waves, flushed cheeks and rose lipstick.

WORST: Crystal Renn

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The supermodel's graphic winged liner is breathtaking, but her braided bob has us scratching our heads. It's as if she was trying really hard to look youthful yet grown-up at the same time.

WORST: Anna Kendrick

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We couldn't miss Anna Kendrick while she was sitting front row at London Fashion Week. Her limp locks and washed-out face made for one depressing beauty look.

WORST: Toni Collette

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The "Hostages" actress' super heavy bangs are practically hiding her gilded eyelids. While Collette's hair color is spot-on, her fringe could desperately use a trim.

WORST: Patricia Heaton

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Everybody loves Patricia Heaton, but we don't love this caked-on eye makeup. It draws unwanted attention to her crow's feet, and the flipped-up hairstyle makes her look much older.

WORST: Jessica Stroup

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We don't believe that you have to wear makeup to look beautiful. However, this "90210" starlet must have made a last-minute decision to apply a ghostly brown eyeshadow that does her no favors.

WORST: Tallulah Harlech

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Let's just ban this unflattering shade of eyeshadow. Harlech's pretty face looks lifeless, and her heavy haircut drags her facial features down.

WORST: Elizabeth Velasquez

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There's a lot that's wrong with this video vixen's look, including the drawn-on eyebrows, bubblegum pink lipstick and orange bronzer that weirdly matches her hair.

Flip through for last weeks' best and worst beauty looks:

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