Lipstick is the one cosmetic that seems to signal womanhood to every young girl. Maybe that's why I'm obsessed with it. Or maybe it's because of its unique transformative ability. Whatever the reason, you can always find at least half a dozen lipsticks rolling around at the bottom of my handbag. That's why I am so thrilled at the return of the lipstick this fall. For some of us, lipstick never went anywhere. At the height of the glossy-glossy lip thing, I still hung on to my tried and true classics, even while dabbling in lip gloss as well. And while gloss can be subtler and very sexy, it doesn't have the impact (or staying power) of a great lipstick! Forget mild-mannered beiges if you want to be fabulous for fall. The most stylish colors are red and hot pink. Suddenly, these old standbys look fresh again, daring and new. The difference between hot pink lipstick now and the way it was worn in the 80s is about balance. Make sure the rest of the face isn't too "done." Clean skin, minimal blush and eye makeup, and a strong lip make a stylish statement without going overboard! Here, my top five picks for fall:
Nada Manley is a recognized fashion and beauty writer with over 1,000 magazine articles to her credit. She has made numerous television appearances as a fashion and beauty expert on FOX News and E! Entertainment Television. Her book, Secrets of the Beauty Insiders, is the culmination of her lifelong obsession with beauty. Check out her blog at www.beautyinsiderblog.com.
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