My Very First Red

Pictured above are Fabulista (left) and Dana (right).

by Dana Michaelson

My fabu friend Fabulista invited me as her plus one to an event thrown by at Space NK. Being a part of corporate America and having absolutely no experience in the beauty world, (other than the makeup I wear Friday and Saturday nights) I was overwhelmed by the knowledge that these women had to offer. I was strongly encouraged by Fabulista and Ann from Blogdorf Goodman to try red lipstick. I had reservations: I associated lipstick (especially red lipstick) with my mother’s and grandmother’s generation. But I have to say, I was seduced by the sophistication that ensued after I applied. With a bit of encouragement, I slathered my lips up with Nars’ “Dragon Girl” Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and then completed “the look” with Nars’ Triple X, a clear lip gloss. Within moments I transformed from an ordinary brown-haired, brown-eyed girl into a young woman who was ready to hit the big city. The compliments that flew were profuse and I attribute them all to my red lips.

[Fabulista edit: PS I am wearing this exact lippie combo in my profile photo on the right!]

Photo credits: Blogdorf Goodman and

2 Comments My Very First Red

  1. Annieytown

    D is far from ordinary. She totally reminded me of a cross between Jennifer Connelly and Dita Von Teese. That red lippie was stunning on her! I am so glad she caved on it!


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