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October 10, 2014


When I say "red scaredy cats" I probably mean you. Hell, I'm even hesitant to paint my pout red sometimes. What if I look like a clown or, worse, like I'm trying too hard? You know,  nobody wants to elicit reactions from strangers that go something like "who does she think she is?" So, for all of those types of people, the much less gutsy way to embrace autumnal trends is by going the gloss route. Not to mention they're just the slightest bit more wearable. 

At this very moment, there are two in particular that have my full attention. For a true red that's as close as you can get to the real deal without becoming a chicken about color again, the Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Spark is always a good bet. Its pigmentation levels can be easily altered; either swipe over balm for a bit of a pinky red tone, or pack on dry lips until your mouth has "Merry Christmas" written all over it. Don't be turned off by the bit of shimmer running through it, if anything it makes the lips look fuller and isn't at all obvious. If vampy reds are your thing, but you don't quite own a pair of balls big enough to rock them, then the Nars Lip Gloss in Sixties Fan is your guy. It is a deep pomegranate shade that makes the lips look as if you've been eating berries from the bottom of a champagne glass. It looks awesome paired with flicked eyeliner and can easily be worn during the day without the side effect of any unwanted attention. 

Ladies, do try these at home.


  1. NARS Misbehave is another great red gloss for the red lip scareds amongst us! Great picks, boo!

    1. Oooh, I'll make note now. I love a good gloss!



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