The 2010 Spring Makeup O-Wards
FOR YOUR LIPSGrown-up, glamorous alternatives to the supershiny mouth.
1. Loveliest Lipstick Texture
Shiseido Makeup Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte Lipstick ($25; department stores)
Glowing matte doesn't have to be an oxymoron. Shiseido has managed to marry the rich color and longevity of a matte lipstick with the subtle sheen and hydration of a balm. It's a triumphant union.
2. Most Comprehensive Color Range
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour ($30; Chanel.com)
Chanel has always taken lipstick seriously (one of their classic bags even includes a dedicated lipstick pocket), and the brand's latest collection has the most stunning array of colors we've seen in a long time: amber peach, intense black plum, deep violet, bright blue red...and 26 more!
3. Most Intruiging: New Bullet Shape
1. Avon Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick ($8; Avon.com)
2. Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick ($60; Barneys.com)
These faceted lipsticks are an impressive feat of cosmetic architecture. But they're more than just a pleasure to behold: Use their chiseled edges to line the contours of your mouth precisely, before filling in your lips with saturated, velvety color.
4. Easiest (And Most Affordable) Way to Wear A Designer Brand This Spring
Estée Lauder Michael Kors Very Hollywood Lip Gloss in Bungalow Pink ($20; EsteeLauder.com)
Designer Michael Kors crafts luxurious classics with an edge—and his limited edition makeup collaboration with Estée Lauder is no exception. This pink gloss is clean and simple, but the color is deep enough to pack a punch.
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