GEMs Of Beauty:

Lip-Smacking Good


Lip-smacking good. No, not the Halloween hoard that magically appeared in your desk drawer after you pinched all the best chocolate when the kids passed out from the sugar shock. No, not the November issues of food-porn magazines laden with tempting photos of perfectly burnished turkeys and mashed potatoes and pumpkin pies that somehow bear little resemblance to what comes out of your kitchen. I’m talking about the lip-smackingly good lipsticks that will herald the beginning of the holiday season. Apply one of these wonders and you’ll certainly feel festive. They’re the perfect pick-me-up to cut through the gloom of shorter days and suddenly frosty nights.


1. Vincent Longo Velvet Riche Lip Lacquer

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Part of the new Alternative Glamour Collection, these three shades—Angela (dark berry), Felicity (peach), and Daria (dark brick)--will remind moms of a certain age of color trends in what now seems like the quaint 1990s. What I love most about all of Vincent’s lip products are the texture – it’s super-silky and totally 2015.

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