Give Me Some Lip: Smear on Some of Fall’s Classic Red

This seems to be a somewhat obvious statement, but red lips are everywhere—have you noticed? We’ve seen juicy red pouts all over the runways and now all the fashion mags are ablaze, dishing about this season’s très affordable must-have: a classic, rich, freshly-red pucker.

Sure, you can't afford the duds; but you *can* afford the lip.

Sure, you can't afford the duds; but you *can* afford the lip.

And who doesn’t love an excuse to wear red lipstick? Hellooo, glamour factor—take it up. And there aren’t too many specifics by which you must abide: just make sure it’s a clean, vibrant red (that means no burgundies or red-oranges); whether you want it to be full-on glamazon, a more subtle stain, or a gloss is up to you. Just make sure it’s a real red, ladies.

Red pouts at J. Mendel; Fall 2009

Red pouts at J. Mendel; Fall 2009

I have my eye on Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon (#75)—lip color which appears to be a gloss (and glides on easily like a gloss) but has the wow power of a lipstick. Nice. This line is slow to make it stateside, but on the internet you can find anything. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Mad Men, but I think this is a trend I can get behind. Plus, it’s a way of being “trendy,” but at the same time remaining classic–a rare duality which doesn’t arise that often. Plus, let’s face it: no one is going to be rocking Chanel’s daring black/purple lips except for the Olsen twins, so just back away, ya’ll. Back AWAY.

My choice. I have my eye on you.

My choice. I have my eye on you.

Might I also recommend: Dolce & Gabbana Classic Crème Lipstick in Iconic (the answer is yes, those ScarJo ads—you remember them for a reason), and MAC PRO Lipmix in Crimson. For more, I’m sure you can consult the gals at your local Sephora or peruse www.sephora.com.

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Crème Lipstick in Iconic

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Crème Lipstick in Iconic

Make haste. Get your Marilyn on, girls.

Joan Holloway approves. Any more questions?

Joan Holloway approves. Need you know more?

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