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Fashion Fair Siren Call

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Femme Fatale
Fashion Fair Siren Call

Fashion Fair Lipstick in Femme Fatale.

Photo: Fashion Fair

Femme Fatale is a red "warmed with seductive brown sable." I would have instantly tossed this shade for being too dark for my skin tone, but after looking at images in a Sam Fine book (Fine Beauty: Beauty Basics and Beyond for African-American Women), I decided to give it a try. The deep, reddish-purple shade actually looked fine (seriously, no pun intended) on me. It looks best on dark olive skin and medium-dark skin.

See a similar shade on actress Vanessa Hudgens (from Glamorous Evening Makeup Looks).

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