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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

As you can see, red lipstick runs in the family: BarbaraB and Nan on Aug. 1, 1996.  

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I went to see Rihanna at Barclays Center on May 5 and took one of my best-ever concert photos! When Bad Gal RiRi first came out in this costume, it took me a moment to realize what the print was. Then I thought, “Bitch stole my style again!” First, she ran off with a leopard […]

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Friday, April 5, 2013

I was seriously into eyeshadow during my teen years in the 1980s but now my favorite kind of makeup is lipstick. Red is my everyday color and I’ve got two perfect, long-lasting reds (one from MAC and one from Chanel). I’ve temporarily given up on my search for the right shade of purple after too […]

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

I haven’t reviewed a new red lipstick since 2010. Back then, I wrote that I couldn’t get too excited about any new reds because: “I’m still devoted to MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipcolor in Lasting Lust. I rarely want to wear another red because I love Lasting Lust’s color and the endurance so much. For me, […]

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MrB and I went to Washington yesterday for an inauguration dinner. We didn’t see the First Couple — Beyonce and Jay-Z — in person, nor did we see Barack and Michelle Obama, but we still had a good time. I wore an emerald-green Zang Toi gown for the last inauguration. According to Pantone, emerald is […]

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Friday, September 7, 2012

I was digging the short hairdos at MTV’s Video Music Awards last night. Of course, Pink has been a devotee of short hair for years. But she had more company than usual at the VMAs. Miley Cyrus went short last month, and her hair looked great glammed up for the event. I’ve adored many of […]

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I’m amused by the many people on my Twitter timeline who think that old age begins at 30. That doesn’t surprise me; I felt the same way. (Now 30 is the good old days to me. Oh, if only I knew then what I know now, etc.) It’s human nature. In 1827, the almost-49-year-old English […]

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Wall Street Journal has a story headlined, “Very Bright Lipstick, All the Time.” In it, Elizabeth Holmes writes: “In the beauty world’s eternal cycle between eyes and lips, it’s lipstick’s moment. Many women are adopting a signature standout lipstick color—bright red, rich coral, vivid pink—to wear day or night with everything in their closet.” […]

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Last week, a busybody speculated aloud that my favorite red lipstick is full of lead that will give me cancer. (My reaction can be summed up by this 2008 post.)  Right after that conversation, I saw that lots of news organizations were picking up a story about a pair of Dutch artists — Lernert Engelberts […]

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In 2008, I wrote this: “A couple of years ago, a much-older male friend annoyed me by asking, ‘What are you going to do when you can’t be cute anymore?’ I privately thought, ‘WTF? My cuteness is eternal AND rust-proof, bitch.’ Out loud, I answered, ‘Then I’ll be old and crazy.’ … I’m going to […]

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