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I'm not talking about stained, sheer popsicle-mouth color, either. I'd like to graduate from Benetint and Lipstick Queen Medieval to a good matte classic lipstick. Like Tom Ford Private Blend Lipcolor in Cherry Lush or Smoke Red. MAC Russian Red and Nars seem to be the standard go-to, but Mr. Ford's look so much more elegant, no? Since I am all about looking for a greener option, Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lipcolor in Red Delicious might be a good (wallet-friendlier to boot) alternative.
When the rest of the face is kept minimal, a crimson lip looks fresh and modern. I'm working up my nerve.