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July 30 2014

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Donna Karan Gets Lippy

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“We live in fast modern times, and we have to simplify. And that includes how a woman gets dressed; what we’re absolutely not asking for is overcomplication,” Donna Karan told London’s Guardian a few years back. Hence her “seven easy pieces,” clothes that could go from day to night, from New York to New Delhi, upon which she built her eponymous label 25 years ago. To celebrate that momentous occasion—and the fashion world’s open-armed embrace of pout perfecters this year—Karan has released seven easy-wearing lipsticks inspired by her Raw Romance Spring show, all of which abide by the same underlying principles she adheres to when making a garment: “It’s gotta be comfortable. It has to feel good.” The universal shades include Tender Peach, a warm nude; Chic Pink, an icy mauve; Rich Raisin, a muted burgundy; Runway Red, a classic blue-tinged scarlet; and three iterations of deep berry in Modern Wine, Classic Ruby, and Black Plum. They don’t precisely hark back to makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s thirties sepia-photograph runway look from September, which was heavy on the cream-based pigments in shades of beige, tan, and honey, but we’re pretty sure any one of these bullets would work wonders at making your mouth that much more enticing for a New Year’s Eve smooch.

Photo: Courtesy of Donna Karan New York

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