Paint it Red

Always a classic, red stages a comeback for the holiday season. Tama Miyake shows off the latest shades.

 Photos, Body Shop, Sephora, Tama Miyake

Partygoers will have no problem painting the town and themselves red this holiday season, thanks to a host of new products in every shade, from stop sign to scarlet. Already spotted on the streets of Hiroo and Hollywood, red lips and nails are the perfect accessory for that little black dress or the latest winter fashions. The season's latest shades are available in soft matte, bold brights and glittery glosses.



Launched in 1977 through a joint effort between Japan, the US and Italy, Shiseido's Inoui line has served millions looking for just the right shade. Its newest The Lips collection offers partygoers the chance to really paint it red. With colors like Real Red, Indigenous Rose and Electro Red, Shiseido's The Makeup collection is another one-stop source for creamy red lipsticks. Its Color Fidelity technology also ensures smudge-free lips and true, even color. Available at Shiseido counters nationwide for JY4,000 and JY3,000, respectively.



Color doesn't have to be confined to lips and nails if you have Sephora's new Glitters collection. These tiny flecks of red and gold, silver, blue and more can be brushed over cheeks and eyelids or mixed with body lotion for an all-over glow. Available from Sephora stores for JY700 each.


Body Shop

This six-piece set from the Body Shop comes with its own Christmas tin and candle to set the mood--or to make a great gift. Filled with a red holiday lip gloss, lip pencil and nail color, it also includes an eye shadow palette of snow-white, gold-white and pink-white glimmer. Available at Body Shop stores, JY3,800.


Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura's nail colors are strong enough to last through those late-night eggnog sessions and all-day shopping excursions. The chip-resistant polishes come in sheer shades and festive glitters, and are sure to light up any outfit. Available for JY1,500 each at Shu Uemura and department stores nationwide. @

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