It’s not always what’s inside that counts. For example, when you remove a tube of lipstick from your evening bag, how it appears on the outside is almost as important, maybe even more, than the color itself. Dressing up for a night out is like costuming for a turn on the stage, you’ve got to get the details just “so.” To that end, when you’ve put on the fancy, you should follow through with fancy lipsticks. Even though your day to day drugstore lip makeup might be your all time favorite, you really ought to put on a great show for dress up and the upmarket brands do design much more alluring packages.
One of our favorite cases in point is Pat McGrath’s Matte Lip Trance. The packaging says kiss me deeply and who doesn’t want that? This customizable tube by Guerlain allows one to express oneself . A leopard shows her spots with Charlotte Tilbury and this YSL Limited Edition carries more of a kiss me quick message , if you are that kind of girl. Red is the signature color of the night and we cant get enough of smooth skin and a pop of red pout. Bite Beauty makes the truest reds we have found since Anna Sui hit the stage and that signature Chanel La Favorite package telegraphs a no nonsense glamour.
If you haven’t yet found the red lipstick that works for you, a shiny, shiny pink from Tom Ford will dress to impress and this small but mighty perfect bullet tube by Serge Lutens is an art form in a tube that drops the mic on chic.
After all the dressing is done, the right lipstick in the right package for a night on the town or even on the ranch is de rigueur.
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