For Halloween, I was supposed to be the crafty prom dress-sewing Molly Ringwald from Pretty in PInk, but plans fell through. Although I was kinda bummed, at least I'm all set for Halloween 2009, right? When I was browsing for the perfect shade of lipstick to complete my '80s ensemble, I also didn't want to break the bank in the process. So when I came across N.Y.C, I was a little skeptical, but the price was right.

I made a quick purchase of the brand's Ultra Last Lip Wear in Mauve Gold (412B) ($1.99), and wouldn't you know? It's now one of my new go-to shades.

Is it long-wearing? No. Do I think it would be flattering to many? You bet. While the shade's name might suggest purple tones, this one is more of a pink, but not in bubblegum kind of way. With a hint of gold glimmer and a touch of neutral brown, this cheapie lip color is great on its own, or layered under a nude liner. To see part of my costume and a clip from my favorite part of the movie,


I'll see ya next year, Halloween costume:

A clip from my favorite part of the movie, where Molly Ringwald does a little creative designing and sewing to create the ultimate '80s dress: