You guys by now know I’m an instagram junkie and love discovering amazing people with amazing talents, especially when red lipstick is involved.
Many of you may have seen Blair Breitenstein’s work gracing various ad campaigns i.e Coach, Prada, Calvin Klein. I love the fact that in various pieces of Blair’s artwork, crimson pouts are a focal point. That and the fact that she looks stunning in red.
In this photo she’s sporting one of my favorite Velvet Matte Lip Pencils by Nars in Cruella, looks like I’m going to have to go out and re-buy it.
“I wear red lipstick when I want to spice up my appearance, it makes me feel at least 10x fancier with barely any effort” – Blair Breitenstein, Illustrator
Also, in case you guys were wondering, you can purchase Blair’s work through her etsy shop.
When models are off duty and they can wear any shade of lipstick, guess which hue they choose? Yes, Red is their color of choice and why? Because it just adds that something extra to our favorite wardrobe essentials.
Don’t they all look gorgeous?
Oh and Harpers Bazaar is one of my favorite fashion magazines, I subscribe to the American version and get the English versions digitally.
Once again my love of design, illustration and red lipstick led to my discovery of Jackie Diedam on instagram. I’m glad I did, as I discovered a new shade of Orange-red I’m dying to try.
In-between projects Jackie graciously agreed to share her joys of discovering crimson and I’m sure some of you felt the same way she did, at first.
” I used to hate red lipsticks, until I found out how to wear them in a fresh way. I love shades that are not discreet like orange-reds, because it brings all the attention to my face in a bold and confident way.” – Jackie Diedam
I’m a huge fan of fashion, illustration and red lipstick and what happens when my dream worlds collide? I end up discovering talent i.e Katie Rodgers of Paperfashion.net.
I look forward to seeing her updates on instagram and I’m easily swept-away into her world, wishing I could stay in the land of tulle and lace.
Katie graciously took time out of her busy day to dish about her favorite hues and tell us why she chooses red.
I try other colors but always go back to red. I love how timeless it is. My favorite lip color at the moment is NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Mysterious Red. I’ve tried a million brands of lipstick and NARS velvet pencils are my favorite. I also love Chanel Rouge Velvet 38 Fascinante. Red lipstick is not only a powerful look; it creates a powerful mind. – Katie Rodgers, Paperfashion.net
I’ve been so inspired by Katie, that I almost bought a set of colored pencils and drawing paper, but I hesitated, and may still attempt at being more creative.
Here’s to Katie, she’s one Citygirl in Red Lipstick!
Well looks like there are two shades of Bobbie Brown reds I need to check out this weekend. This seems to be one of the colors on the world-wide web I keep coming across, must be a hint from the universe.
I’m a huge Instagram follower and recently started following various food and lifestyle blogs. Why? I’ve developed an obsession with food and interiors, especially posts from women that wear red lipstick as a signature hue.
Now she’s not only talented, but she knows a great shade of crimson when she see’s one and graciously took time out of her busy schedule to share her favorites and give us a quote.
“I’ve always been a fan of a juxtaposed bold look. A red lip adds that strong edge that I continually crave – guaranteed to make me feel polished and put together.” – Athena Calderone, Founder of EyeSwoon.com
Athena’s Favorite Hues: NARS Dragon girl, NARS Red Square and MAC Ruby Woo.
Athena looks gorgeous in crimson and she’s one Citygirl in Red Lipstick!