by Dana Michaelson
My fabu friend Fabulista invited me as her plus one to an event thrown by TotalBeauty.com 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.