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Pucker up

I never get to write about beauty products, although they tantalize me from our incredible editors’ closet, with the lovely scents and clever names and foreign ingredients. I’m a fashion editor, after all, and I have to stick to my territory. But once in awhile something crosses my path that allows me to cheat a bit on this one.

Chris Benz, designer of gorgeously colorful, uptown-meets-downtown clothes, has collaborated with Lancôme on a limited-edition coral-y pink lipstick, “Chris & Tell.” Prettiest when applied in sheer layers, the flattering hue feels like a Benz dress—exciting in a smart, French-girl sort of way. It’s sure to be found on the pouts of Hollywood’s glittery young things. But of course, good things only come to those who wait. The lipstick won’t be available until February, but call Saks Fifth Avenue to get on the waiting list now for this juicy hue ($29; 212-940-2033).


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