The Fuchsia Lips at Bottega Veneta Spring 2010

Against a bare face.
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Against a bare face.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: what the red lip is to fall/winter, the fuchsia lip is to spring. And here it is at Bottega Veneta in Milan—although a slightly different take to the interpretation at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Here, it's worn with dewy-fresh skin. Don't you just love the contrast between the perfectly-applied lip and the bare, au naturel face? SO fresh. (Because matte, truth be told, can take you into old-lady territory... I don't care how "in" it is.)

One lippie that I think will work for this look is Estée Lauder's Pure Color Gloss Stick in Pop Pink. It's sort of a hybrid gloss-cum-lipstick and VERY highly pigmented.

One more thing about this look that I want to point out. Notice how she's not wearing mascara (gasp!) and her eyelashes are NOT EVEN CURLED. But you know what? It looks good, doesn't it? Let me let you in on a little beauty editor secret: NOT putting anything on your lashes can actually make you look younger. I know, it sounds like crazy talk in this mascara-obsessed world (okay, that's MY world). But try it! You'll see.

Oh and the bleached-out brows? Let's not even go there. I'm just going to pretend they didn't happen, because otherwise this makeup is just about perfect.