If your daughter is asking for black lip gloss, don't worry. Goth is the new pink.
Gone are days of pretty pink frosted lips. The newest hot lip color is black. No, this is not a Halloween trick -- fall fashion runways showcased the look, sales are firmly at the top of the beauty market: Yves Saint Laurent's "Pur Black" isn't even available in stores yet, but it's already pre-sold out at $28 a pop. If you are dying to go Marilyn Manson chic but don't want to drop that kind of coin, why not go to a Halloween costume shop, where a tube of black goo will cost no more than $1.99? Add some Vaseline and voila! ...runway (or run-away) ready. Sigh.