The Actual Lip Color Emma Roberts Wore In American Horror Story: Freak Show

Ryan Murphy's long-running "American Horror Story" franchise is known for many different things — stomach-churning gore, wild storylines, and impeccable fashion to name just a few. Although "American Horror Story" somehow manages to get crazier with each new installment, the series continues to attract top A-list talent, from Hollywood stalwarts including Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange to hot young talent such as Evan Peters and Emma Roberts. The former child star has popped up in several different iterations on the show. 

Roberts has played a witch, a resurrected mean girl, and even a news-hungry journalist (via Screen Rant). She's willing to do anything if it means working with Murphy, gushing to Los Angeles Magazine that, "Playing the villain in Ryan Murphy World is great because the dialogue's smart and juicy — funny as well as scary. The most fun is horror-slash-comedy because you go from scared to laughing, which is in itself kind of eerie." No matter which character it is, though, Roberts always looks fierce. This is her "Freak Show" lip look. 

Emma Roberts' character rocked an eye-catching red lip on the show

Actor Emma Roberts played Maggie Esmerelda, a grifter fortune teller and partner-in-crime of Denis O'Hare's Stanley, in "American Horror Story: Freak Show," but despite her nefarious exploits, Roberts' character was always impeccably dressed. Her classic fire engine red lipstick was particularly eye-catching, and luckily for us, intrepid researcher and makeup artist Brittany Cale figured out exactly which one was used on the stunning star. In a video shared to TikTok, Cale revealed that artists on the show chose Bésame Cosmetics' Red Lipstick in shade 1920, which you can pick up online for $28. 

Although she's a stalwart of "American Horror Story," as well as Ryan Murphy's other, sadly short-lived slasher series, "Scream Queens," Roberts is bit of a scaredy cat herself. In fact, in an interview with Cosmopolitan, she admitted, "I never got nightmares [while shooting] 'American Horror Story,' but watching the show, I get nightmares." She added, "Even though I'm on it, I can only watch it in the day. The second the sun goes down, I'm, like, looking behind doors, checking under the bed, double-locking. I get very scared watching that show." At least "American Horror Story" involves some killer beauty looks to distract her.