Sometimes, even a bright, in-your-face red lipstick feels too cheery — especially when there's snow/ice/slush on the ground.
Enter: the perfect dark plummy color. It's risky for someone as not goth as I am, but this formula by Estée Lauder is great because it's silky and easy to layer, and the color looks less intimidating on than it looks in the tube. I like to put on a layer, blot down heavily with a tissue, repeat a second time, and then pat on the final layer. It makes the color last much longer and knocks down a lot of the shine, which can make a color this dark feel intense. The results are... well, here, enjoy this shameless #selfie:
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipstick in Insolent Plum, $30, available at Sephora.
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