One of our friends just returned from a fabulous trip to Paris. We asked her to give us a beauty product debriefing from her observations of the city's fashionable women. One trend that she saw consistently was seriously red lipstick. She tracked down the best of the best at the Galleries Lafayette and shared her find with us. We couldn't wait to get our hands on Chanel's Rouge Allure in the shade called "Passion." There is a key to making this work and it involves a bit more precision than our usual approach of grabbing a gloss and smearing it on. This product requires a steady application of a neutral lip pencil to lightly outline one's lips. After doing so, you should use the liner to go over the entire lip area. You may apply the lipstick directly from the tube, but the best results come from using a lip brush. Lots of trouble? Yes, but we are completely sold on the look. Sexy, chic and oh so Parisian. C'est tres belle!