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If you’d asked me a year ago how often I wore red lipstick, my response would be somewhere around 3 times per year: Halloween, a theme party (#college) and probably one formal event for which I felt like being adventurous with my makeup. Ask me now, and my response is much more industry-appropriate.
I wear red lipstick on any given day, and I apply super dark shades like it’s no big deal. What can I say, I’m a total convert. But once upon a time, it seemed a daunting task to find “my perfect red”—you know, because we tend to make such a thing of it. But really, after a little bit of searching and a willingness to just try—my coworkers had to remind me that there is no shortage of makeup wipes in our office—I’ve found quite a few wonderful lipsticks. In fact, my collection is now overflowing with all shades of reds, plums and nudes (after you submit, it’s hard to say no).
But, alas, I just might have found it: yes, “my perfect red.” This NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Mandore is quickly becoming my go-to not just for its rich, brick-y hue, but also because of how easy it is to apply. It’s definitely a lipstick, but when it comes in pencil form, application somehow becomes foolproof. Take it from the girl who’s been scared of smudged, feathered, overdone red lipstick her entire life: this product is a dream. It updates my beauty routine in a snap without elongating my morning process (I mean, not all of us can wake up like this…) and it does wonders for my black-and-white winter wardrobe, which usually requires some sort of pop. I have a feeling that from now through the winter season, it’s going to be this. –Lauren Kaplan