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02-25-09 | Posted by


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LIPSTICK AT THE TABLE….shame on you!

My girlfriend Anne raises her eyebrows when I whip out a lipstick for a flash touch-up maneuver after coffee, but I would rather be seen clutching a lipstick tableside, than wend my way to the ladies room to fight for equal time at the mirror. Go for the glitz – silver and gold rule! It’s sexier to have a lip color that can be distinctly yours, like Dior Dior Addict Lip Color Coral Lace instead of a generic Lipstick #112… Splurge on beauty items that get seen most often like lipsticks or compacts. Anything you apply once in the AM doesn’t have to carry well, it just has to wear well. The perfect lipstick looks like fine jewelry and makes that ‘clicking’ sound you love when you close the case. Remember that during WWII, women bought chocolate and lipstick to make themselves feel good!

THE AWARD FOR THE MOST GLAM LIPSTICKS GOES TO…… 

Lancôme La Laque Fever Lasting Full Color Lipshine ($26) – Long lasting full-color lip shine in a stunning silver container with hot pink band

Estee Lauder Hydra Luster Lipstick ($19.50) – Railroad grained golden case reminiscent of 1930s glamour, and seriously creamy color

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF15 ($34) – This tops our list but the filigree gold metallic case is quite irresistable

Chantecaille Super Lip Sheers ($28) – Modern silver bullet case houses stunningly sheer tints for a naturally bare look

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Extreme ($30) – Guerlain signature square gold case and semi matte for all day and night color

Clinique Color Surge Butter Shine Lipstick ($14) –  Elegant and expensive looking case with pure gel gloss inside

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