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Embracing the Event Lip!


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As my old school SYB Babes know, I was always devotee of a coppery/sheer/unobtrusive/goes with everything lip (remember my beloved Revlon Raisin Lip Glaze? It’s discontinued now. That’s how long I’ve been doing this). My thing was eyes and blush — I felt that lips should be on the more neutral side. For no other reason than they’re low-maintenance. I talk, I eat, I drink green juices (this is new), I chew on my lips when I write, I practice kissing on my hand (kidding) — if I were to wear a “notice me” lip, I’d be reapplying it, like, all day. Fussing over it. And honestly, anything that takes time away from me binge-watching Breaking Bad is a liability.

Well. WELL.


I get that $32 might be a bit much, but it’s worth it. If you’re on a budget, get into Maybelline Sensational Vivids Gloss in Fucshia Flash. $8.

I have changed my tune in 2014. Now that Honey L’Amber — my blonde hair — has pumped into my life, my skin and hair color are doing an all-over golden thing, and getting washed-out is an ever-present threat. So I’ve gone bright! Starting with Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Eccentrico, the funniest gloss name, ever. SO PRETTY. It’s the perfect, poppy-bright pink. The texture’s so weightless it’s almost surreal (I abhor thick glosses), and even better? It’s in a gloss form, but it’s actually a long-wearing stain formula — so I just slick it on and go about my day, totally forgetting that I’m serving event lips. One last thing: the shade is at once cheerful and temptress-y, so it’s appropriate for both my daughter’s Christmas pageant at noon (she played a Magic Chicken, no explanation) and a no-bra date with a dashing silver fox (dashing until he asked me to recommend grey-enhancing hair products over gourmet fajitas).

God, these New York men.

Anyway, it’s a must-try!



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  1. January 6, 2014 7:08 am 

    I was wondering what lippie that was!! AMAZING…..going to check this out ASAP.

    xo L

  2. kia
    January 6, 2014 12:31 pm 

    i love you! great lip color… lol you almost had to expect him to ask you about a hair product as you are a beauty guru!

  3. nineteen69
    January 7, 2014 9:06 am 

    Loving the hair color. I too have dark hair and am thinking of going lighter. You are looking fab!

  4. Rashida
    January 12, 2014 9:00 pm 

    Tia! I am so happy you are back! So happy you are feeling better! I have missed you so. I pray that you have a pain-free 2014! Can’t wait to see your great post this year. I need hair, beauty, and life advice!