Pucker Up with Sarah Palin's Lipstick

Michele Zipp


Photo from Newsweek

The Newsweek cover of Sarah Palin and my blog Sarah Palin Unfiltered sparked a lot of interest. Most of you thought she looked just fine in the closeup and one of you raised a very interesting question....




Abbysmom2001 wondered what shade and brand of lipstick she was wearing since it was such a great neutral shade. Good call. Sadly, my calls to her people have since gone unanswered (I guess she's busy). But I did test a ton of shades in Sephora to see if I could find something similar. Nars' Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24) is a lipstick and liner in one, goes on super smooth, and the shades Dolce Vita and Tortola seem like good matches depending on your skin tone. I would top with a slight gloss for a little added sheen.

I'll admit, though, the quest for the perfect neutral shade has been a long one. What neutral shades do you like?




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