Gloss•a•ry: “Red”-y for fall
Word of mouth in fashion circles this fall is saying
bold, red lips. Think vintage Hollywood glamour –
the red carpet classic. But let’s face it, we
all can’t pull off matte, red lips like Christina
Aguilera or Gwen Stefani, and because this column is
about lip gloss not stick, we’re scaling down
the drama to an accessible level – a way to wear
the season’s red hot trend on the street this
Global Goddess Moroccan Mystique
Lip Veil in Marrakech, $15.
Celebrity makeup artist Shalini Vadhera unlocked some
secrets of exotic Indian beauty with her ever-popular
Coconut Amla Hair Oil and Exotic Eyes Blackest Black
Mascara. Now, she’s sharing the mystery behind
a sexy, full pout drenched in a deep, red wine that
shines. Global Goddess’ Moroccan Mystique Lip
Veil in Marrakech is rich in pigment and offers a shade
of red that’s chic. Whether you have a fair, medium
or olive complexion – this red is truly universal.
Available at www.globalgoddessbeauty.com.
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Kitten Vixen “Put Your Lips
Together” Lip Gloss in Ravishing Ruby, $16.
Slip on the red luster of rare rubies with Kitten Vixen
“Put Your Lips Together” Lip Gloss in Ravishing
Ruby. Kitten Vixen infuses its gloss with only natural
ingredients, essential oils and mineral-derived colors,
so the good stuff soaks in and does its business rather
than shredding off in flakes. Plus this berry baby offers
a hint of organic raspberries. Available at www.kittenvixen.com.
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Zoya Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balm
in Marachino, $6.
Zoya and Michael Reyzis, the innovative creators of
the first salon nail polish free of toxic ingredients,
bottles that same toxin-free, rich color in a gloss.
Although the collection offers more than 50 shades,
this month we’re smacking our lips on Marachino.
If you’ve ever wanted intense cherry lips, full
of juicy shine – you’ve got it here! This
Zoya Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balm is a bowl of…you
get it. Plus, Zoya glosses bathe your lips with therapeutic
conditioners. Available at www.artofbeauty.com.
here to find a salon seller near you.
Girlactik Star Gloss in Ooh La
La Red, $15.
In a galaxy of glosses, Hollywood makeup artist Galit
Strugano’s Girlactik Star Gloss has star power,
literally. Without being thick or sticky, Star Gloss
has more “tact” than our usual picks. But
when you’re going for a heavily tinted rosy red
such as Ooh La La Red, it makes sense to stick with
lasting color that won’t run. L’Oreal’s
Roseanne Fama said it better in Oprah magazine when
she called Girlactik’s Star Gloss one of the most
“goop-free, goof-proof glosses.” Available
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Soft Lips in PURE Pomegranate
& Rose Tint, $2.99.
In the interest of fairness, if you’re stuck on
raging red lipstick, we’ve got a few lip tips
to prevent feathering, fading and flaking – the
dangerous operator errors that can cause a code red.
Soft Lips, one of our trusted lip protection brands,
offers two tricks of the trade we suggest. PURE Pomegranate,
a natural balm, serves as a great conditioner for covering
dry, chapped lips and prepping them for those relentless
reds that hide no flaws. And Rose Tint offers a healthy
hint-of-color alternative to more uncompromising shades.
Available at mass retailers and drug stores nationwide.
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The gloss•a•ry is PrettyCity’s
monthly roundup of all that glitters from our own wand-toting
shimmer expert, Michelle
Carney. Tune in each month for the latest and greatest
in pout perfecting products utterly devoted to your
sparkly, sexy and oh-so-shiny lips. Please contact
with story ideas or product suggestions