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Ashley Benson may be a laid-back California girl, but during a recent trip to New York City, she channeled her inner New Yorker and went for something a bit more dramatic — a bright red lip!

The Pretty Little Liars star ditched her signature ripped jeans and tousled hair for a chic, black lace coat and big, bouncy curls, but it was Ash’s bright red lipstick we couldn’t stop staring at. The pretty little starlet looked sexy and confident rocking this timeless beauty trend, and it’s the perfect way to glam up any look! (Plus, you'll spend less time fussing over eye makeup, so it’s a win-win for a girl on the go.)

And did we mention this trend will fit into any girl's budget? To get Ashley’s gorgeous red pout, try Maybelline’s New Color Elixir by Color SensationalIf you’re worried about finding your perfect shade, have no fear: the key to finding the right red is trying as many as possible, so the next time you're at your local beauty store, pick a few samples, and have fun! 

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things Pretty Little Liars. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!