Close to Crimson – New LYS Rouge by Dior

Rouge Dior Baum in LYS

Rouge Dior Baum in LYS

It’s not really a true red, but it has hints of red. However all 14 shades look pretty and this lipstick is supposed to have superior hydrating benefits.

Lipstick is supposed to glide on with perfection at every stroke.

If anyone tries it before I do, do tell.


The Perfect Nude – Naked by Votre Vu


admin-ajax.phpSometimes it’s hard to find the perfect lip liner for your chosen shade of crimson, it’s either a matching shade or a nude.

I have various of each, but for one reason or another they don’t end up working the way I want.

I recently went out and bought a new red from Nars, Carmen to be exact.

My friend Dalia tried to steer me away from that color and now after wearing it a few days I realize that she was right.  The formula has a lot of black in it, wearing it with another red lip liner doesn’t help.

How did I salvage my new crimson hue?  I used Votre Vu’s  Dramatic Lip Liner in Naked as my lip liner and ladies I couldn’t be happier. The nude cut into the black and now my lips take on the hue I fell in love with.

My advice, if you’re looking for the perfect nude lip liner that literally works with everything you’re going to want to try this.  A plus is that it’s organic, so it’s good for you too.  I also love the packaging and that there are refills available.


A Red Lipstick To Consider – Under Age Red by Kat Von D



Well, I can’t say I have ever been a fan of Kat Von D.  However she does know how to create glorious color.  She recently launched a lipstick collection that includes 7 shades of red and colors we never imagined existed.


Looking at the jpgs on‘s post makes me want to walk into sephora to not only check out Under Age Red, but those pinks and nudes too.

I can’t say I would ever wear violet or navy but they sure look pretty.

What do you think?


Gucci’s Iconic Red lipstick

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www.vogue.comSince I saw Charlotte Casiraghi  at the Gucci Summer 2014 I’ve wondered about her glorious shade of crimson.

Today over at Vogue there is an interview with her and she tells us what shade she was wearing and ladies, I have a feeling it’s going to be worth it.

10653502_818813621483171_7604061223431739349_nRight now, I think it’s only available through, and it’s $39, which for Gucci is reasonable.

For the interview

P.S There is a complete makeup collection available and I heard the packaging and quality was amazing.

The Long Weekend In Red

My Rockstar, Chester B.

My Rockstar, Chester B.

I had a painfully long weekend.  It started on Friday, my sister Dora and I met up with some friends to see Linkin Park in concert.  My sister and I always end up in front row during general admission and this time wasn’t any different.  The only issue we had was there were so many people trying to climb over us when Jared Leto started inviting fans onto the stage.


Now mind you, I love Jared Leto, but he’s an actor pretending to be a rock star, enough said.

Linkin Park was amazing as always, except for the fans that couldn’t stay in there places.


On Saturday we went to see “This is Where I Leave You” starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda etc.  I loved it.  I wish it had gone on longer, the storyline, acting was that good.  It was funny, insightful and touching all at the same time. I recommend that you guys see it.

That same Saturday before the movie we walked into our neighborhood Nars boutique and picked up a few things.  I walked out with Carmen, a dark pink-red color that I think was named after Carmen Miranda.  I was so taken with it that I forgot to look at the other shades.

So, what did you guys do?

Red Lipstick, Glowing Skin Rant


10614231_818814061483127_188107300872513298_nNow, I don’t  want anyone to misunderstand me.  I love Emmanuelle Alt , Kate Moss etc.  I just feel that sometimes a woman needs a little color.

I often skip wearing makeup on the weekends, but that mainly has to do with the fact that I don’t have a boyfriend, and that I prefer to not fuss about my appearance.


I knew at an early age that I was going to be who I was with or without red lipstick or makeup.

However with all of that being said, why are women intimidated by red lipstick or color on their skin?

I see so many beautiful women that look bland, colorless and lifeless.  Sure they have healthy skin, but their skin isn’t glowing.


On the days that I skip the makeup I use a moisturizer with illuminating properties, I use a primer that adds a bit of glow to my skin and a lip balm with hints of shimmer.  I also curl my lashes before applying my Talika Lipocils.

You can also just apply a touch of red to your lips if you want to skip on the skin illuminators.  This is what Beyonce did while on vacation.

Look at the difference between all of these beautiful women?

Who looks fresh, vibrant and full of life?

Charlotte Casiraghi Glows in Red At Gucci


10653502_818813621483171_7604061223431739349_nCharlotte Casiraghi just glowed at the recent Gucci Summer 2014 Fashion Show.  She made every other woman look dead in comparison.

I thought about posting those pictures, but felt why embarrass everyone else, no need.

This princess proves that a crimson pout is the perfect accessory  to beautiful healthy skin and a little black dress.

Isn’t she lovely?

Downton Chic


michelle-dockery-dujour-magazine-jason-binn-celebrates-lupita-moschino-jumpsuit-rupert-sanderson-pumpsDownton Abbey will soon return,  just in time for the holidays.  My favorite character is Lady Mary.  Why? Because her character is complex and often misunderstood.

michelle-dockery-garticle-10I love casual wear, and she proves  she knows what she’s doing.

She’s not afraid of wearing red lipstick or going without makeup entirely, and embraces my favorite wardrobe color, black.

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Simple Chic


simple-chic-nyfwI love these outfits, so simple and chic.  I had a pair of Prada slingbacks once and how I wish I had kept them.

I also have a ladylike handbag, two as a matter of fact.  One Prada and another vintage Ferragamo.


I can imagine myself wearing something like this, being completely happy.

How about you?

Red Lipstick Over The Weekend


CandaceLake-GarypepperGirl at Burberry

This past weekend was a crimson one, with Kate Winslet, Candace Lake and Gary Pepper Girl sporting our favorite hue.


KateWinslet at The Toronto Film Festival “A Little Chaos”.

This just proves that there is a shade for everyone and which is your current favorite?