True Red by Revlon

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My obsession searching for the perfect Red Lipstick has been re-awakened.  I made a New discovery – True Red by Revlon.
Who said Drugstore Red Lipstick wasn’t on equal standing with her Department store sister?
True Red by Revlon is part of Revlon’s ColorBurst Collection.  The formula is feather weight-light, glides on smoothly, hydrates, and feels like second skin.
The rich pigmented color can be layered on for a sheer or heavier application.  The intensity of the color had me in rapture – bliss. I’m so enamoured I’m going to wear it again tomorrow!
True Red by Revlon is gorgeous and Citygirl approved!
Available at Walgreens and Target

Ravishing Red by Loreal

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During my twenties I wore the same shade of Red Lipstick – during my early thirties I was on a quest for the perfect Red.  In hindsight I realize that there are many shades of gorgeous Reds.
I wear a different shade of Red Lipstick everyday, and although it’s true that I look better in blue reds, I embrace  and love them all.
A current love of mine, I discovered today, is Ravishing Red by Loreal –  from their New Infallible Collection.  The color is bright, cheerful and like it’s sister Target Red is a great Red for all skin-tones.  Pictured above is a snap shot of Gwen Stephani and her signature Red Pout – wearing of course Ravishing Red.  I came home and immediately tested it against my coloring and can’t wait to wear it tomorrow. The formula is long-wearing and long-lasting, lips will stay hydrated and luscious all day!
another perfect Red for all skin-tones Ravishing Red by Loreal is Citygirl approved!
Available at Walgreens and Target

No Red Lipstick Stains

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I loved the article that was recently published by Into The Gloss – (The Top Shelf) featuring Lauren Santo Domingo.  I feasted on the pictures of her dressing table, I’m a beauty product junkie and I’m always curious as to the  beauty products women are using.

My favorite question to ask women is what their favorite shade of Red Lipstick is – and I’m thrilled that Lauren Santo Domingo is a fan of my favorite color.  I  agree that lipstick stains on coffee cups, utensils and boyfriends/husbands/lovers are not acceptable – actually they’re vulgar. Reading the interview with Lauren made me remember my Red Lipstick application skills, and now I’m sharing them with you.

I was 16 when I started  wearing Red Lipstick, this was during the same time that my parents allowed me to start dating.  I innately knew that Red Lipstick and eating required a very special set of skills.  Practicing eating in front of a mirror seemed like the only solution, and ladies I mastered the art of dining while wearing the Siren Song of Colors.
All of my dates, friends and boyfriends were impressed that my lipstick stayed on during meals.  If you haven’t  tried lipstains then you’re going to want to continue reading……

1.) When taking bites of food never let your lips touch the utensil or the meal – always use your teeth.
2.) Always order food you can cut in small pieces.
3.) Use a lip pencil to lip line and fill in – apply lipstick and blot. (filling in with the lip pencil builds long-lasting color)
4.) Lick your lips before taking a sip of your favorite beverage.
Practicing in the front of a mirror helped me monitor my motions, creating a graceful, effortless effect.

My Red Lipstick stayed on throughout the day, the color faded slowly and I only re-applied on date night. My technique may seem out dated with the new modern formulations of glorious red – there are glosses, glazes, tints, stains, mattes, shimmers and the list goes on.
I’m currently addicted to red lipstains.  Lipstains are the best, because they last all day, they are a one step application; they don’t leave lip prints on coffee cups and my favorite reason of all – they stay put during 4 hours of passionate kissing!  Who said testing lip products wasn’t fun?
Two of my favorite Lipstains are Lip Fixation by jane iredale in Rapture and all of the reds by Maybelline’s New SuperStay 24 2-step hour color – I have all of them.

Kiss Proof Red by Maybelline

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Obsession is not the word, I’m over obsessed with Maybelline’s NEW SuperStay 24 hour color – the Reds are gorgeous and the long-wearing color lasts all day, even after morning coffee and afternoon lunch!
I’m so obsessed that I went back to Walgreens on three different occasions to finish collecting these magnificent Reds.
SuperStay 24 hour 2 step color by Maybelline is available in the following shades of  glorious Red:
1.) Keep up the Flame –  Classic Red
2.) Ever Lasting Wine –  Burgundy Red
3.) Reliable Raspberry – Pink Red
4.) Endless Ruby – True Red
5.) Keep it Red – Pink Red
6.) All Day Cherry – Sheer bright Red
The texture was not drying and I didn’t have to reapply throughout the day – SuperStay 24 2-step color is Citygirl approved!
Tip: Apply lip moisturizer before and after color!

Red by Arbonne

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Discovering Arbonne Cosmetics proved to be a pleasant surprise.  I love their unique Optlight Technology that works by diffusing light and creating a soft focus effect.
The ingredients in the makeup allow for the skin to breathe, and give that light-as-air feeling.
Nothing more than loving Red Lipstick is the feeling of not wearing any.
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Runway Rouge – a bright classic red with hints of shimmer.
Strawberry – a True Red for all skin tones.
Scarlet – a brick/brown red – all these colors are gorgeous – one for every skin tone.
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Neutral Shades of Benefit Reds

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Finding a perfect Red does not exist, there are several gorgeous shades – and here are two neutral shades by Benefit Cosmetics.

Frenched by Benefit is a sheer cool red tone, it’s perfect for those of us that want a moisturizing lipstick – a gorgeous sheer cherry red.

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Flirt Alert by Benefit is a full warm red lip tone, it’s perfect for all skin tones.  The Sheer formula is long-wearing and perfect for someone who want’s a classic red tone.
Perfect shades of Red that will ease those of us that shy away from red…into wearing Red.
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