You really need only two options: a neutral pink gloss for day, a deeper red to dress you up for night.
Great Bets: Maybelline New York Shine Sensational Lip Gloss in Cherry Bloom ($6; drugstores); Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lipstick in Stay Cranberry ($23; EsteeLauder.com).
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O, The Oprah Magazine has lipstick formulas that are light and satiny, ways to apply lipstick and get smoother lips, and more.
O's beauty director, Valerie Monroe, helps you tone down a flushed face.
Oprah Radio host Dr. Mehmet Oz talks with Dr. Arthur Perry about their book YOU: Being Beautiful , and about oral hygiene, hand and feet care, body shape and lack of energy.