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I heart lipstick.

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I am a makeup collector. I love to buy it. I love to have it. It's funny because I usually don't wear any but come Saturday night, look out - I've got the war paint on.  One of my favourite things to do is to walk through the Holt Renfrew cosmetics section to play with the different colours of eye shadow. I'm especially partial to sparkle. The counters of Nars, Dior, Channel, and Cle de Peau make me all giddy inside.

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Who doesn't love gloss?

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However, there are elements of both lip gloss and lipstick that bother me when it comes to tasting wine.  I want to give my makeup that finishing touch: voila, le lip gloss!  It's shiny and a bit sticky. The problem is that sometimes I forget that I'm wearing it and my wine will reveal an incorrect "watermelon punch" note. Oops! So ladies this is for you: if attending a wine tasting event, best stick to a matte lipstick or a gloss that isn't named "Toffee Pop" or "Raspberry Ice". You want to taste the wine and not your lips.

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Does this happen to you?

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How many times have you looked at stemware in shame because the contents of your lips have completely rubbed off on the rim. Looks pretty yucky. What is a girl to do? We want to look pretty and sophisticated while enjoying our wine.

Is it better for the lips to just go nude? Perhaps. Is going nude as much fun as picking out those various shades of "very berry"? Probably not.