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At the Shops : Current Favourite Late-Summer Lipsticks in Shades of Orchid & Fuchsia


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2 Notes
  • Wow! Would love to have those in my collection. =) Fuchsia forever!

  • Love the colors orchid and fuchsia, but don’t wear it often. My favorite lipstick in these colors so far would have to be Girl About Town from MAC :)

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