Who knew that Tom Ford, the king of in-your-face sexual advertising, would create a moving and nuanced film that explores the complexity of death and relationships? A Single Man (see the trailer here) is earning rave reviews, and I can't wait to see it. Neither could Madonna, Judy Greer, and Julianne Moore — all of whom attended the premiere wearing creamy red lipstick. It's a bold look that they all pull off by wearing neutral-toned eye shadow. (Or sunglasses. Either way works.)
Whether you choose to put sheer gloss on top or keep the color as it is, the easiest way to get red lips is with a smooth jumbo lip pencil. Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil ($24) and Lipstick Queen glossy pencil ($20) both have great shades that go on smoothly and need fewer touchups than traditional lipstick. If you like the sound of that but don't want to go red, track down Sonia Kashuk's Velvety Matte Lip Crayon ($7), which offers similarly lovely application in a variety of neutral shades.