French Passport to Pretty

French Passport to Pretty

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French women and red lipstick are synonymous. French women have been using, even flaunting this lip shade for years – on the runways, magazines, television, and on the silver screen. The fact French women are known for bold red lips is almost cliché at this point. However, if you’re anything but French, this fashion statement is a little more challenging to pull off – unless you’re Scarlett Johansen, Gwen Stefani, or a Marilyn Monroe look-a-like. For those of us who do not fall into the French or blonde bombshell categories, we go through life with lipstick envy, settling for muted shades of mauve and peach.

But wait – not anymore! Lucky for us, advisors from the French cosmetics group, Clinique, are willing to share their secrets on how to wear red lipstick like a true French woman. Clinique, in partnership with Macy’s, will host Passport to Pretty, from May 10-20, 2010, at all participating Clinique counters. This Passport event will showcase limited beauty items that emphasize the styles of New York, Tokyo, and, of course, Paris! During the event, you can learn how to apply red lipstick like a pro and how to get the soft, subtle look of a Parisian woman, even if you’re not blonde or French! Plus, with any Clinique purchase, you will leave with a free mini-beauty kit – ooh la la!

Ciao – I’m off to Macy’s!


  1. Ha! And I thought I needed to change from my red to something let’s say more Spring-like. Fun post.

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