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30 Lipsticks In 30 Days! Day Two: Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Byzantin

When people say things like "you get what you pay for"—especially about in-your-face luxury items—I get a little naush. (It just sounds so smug, doesn't it?) But yet, with regard to this fuchsia number, it’s the only phrase that comes to mind.

I swiped it on, and instead of a slippery, waxy feeling, the pigment felt like something wonderful was ever-so-slightly hugging my lips. It's the kind of sensation I'd imagine wearing a couture sheath dress feels like. And the finish—the finish!—well, it looks like a thousand little rubies were pulverized to create just one tube of Rouge Byzantin. It is the closest I've come to wearing money.

Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Byzantin, $32, chanel.com

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