Wow–it really snuck up on us this year. Come Saturday night, Daylight Savings Time will end, meaning most days night will be upon us well before we leave the office. Although we always find this time a tad depressing, we're trying to look on the bright side of things this year. We'll be facing a whole different kind of light towards the end of the day in the office and for happy hour drinks when we leave, meaning it's time to bust out some more dramatic lip color.
The right shade for you probably isn't the best hue for your friend, but you can all find what you need in a Benefit Cosmetics Silky-Finish Lipstick ($16). The color glides on as easily as chapstick (and moisturizes as well as Blistex, too) and can be layered for a more intense look. One swipe of Nice Knickers, a sheer berry shade, will add just a hint of color; make a few more passes to amp up the drama.
And remember–the one advantage to evening arriving early is that it makes the whole city feel a bit more romantic. Be sure to brighten your lips so you'll stand out in the crowd. You never know who you'll be pressed against on the train home!