New year, new relationship status, new lip color.

Taylor Swift might be "really down" in the aftermath of her breakup from Jake Gyllenhaal, but the 21-year-old knows that there's no better revenge than looking smoking hot.

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Instead of sticking with her signature ruby red lipstick, Swift debuted a bold orange-y red color at the People's Choice Awards and CoverGirl's 50th Anniversary party. Not exactly a major "break-over," but the subtle shade switch still makes a statement ("I'm so over you," perhaps?).

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"The pop of color complemented the light color of the dress," says the star's makeup artist, Lorrie Turk. To steal Swift's standout lips, first line your mouth with a creamy red pencil to help the color stay through the night. Then, apply a bright orange-y red (Turk used CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Flame, $6.99, Keep the rest of your makeup simple so the focus is on your lips.

PHOTO: Taylor Swift with straight hair and bangs

We can't wait to see what other post-split beauty surprises Swift has up her sleeve.

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