Style, Red Lipstick & Diana Vreeland

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Diana Vreeland’s name will forever be associated with effortless chic, style and Red Lipstick.  She’s actually the patron saint of Red Lipstick if there were such a thing.
I wish we actually knew what brand and shade she preferred.
The biographies and books mention she wore a shade referred to as Dragon Red –
I’ll keep searching, but if anyone knows please tell us….
In the meantime, I’ll just keep buying every shade that crosses my path…..after all a gal can never have too many shades of Red.
Here’s to Diana Vreeland, Red Lipstick & Style!

Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante by Chanel

I’ve been interviewing Oscar Winning makeup artist Michele Burke, it never hurts to learn Oscar Winning makeup tips, and since our conversation I’ve become obsessed with red lipsticks that showcase my pearly white teeth, and teeth whitening.

La Fascinante by Chanel is a pink red that works beautifully with cool tones.

Rouge Allure Velvet by Chanel is non-drying, with a velvety matte finish.  The pigments are intense and rich for gorgeous color that lasts all day.


Makeup Tip:

Cool skin tones have bluish veins and their teeth are usually blue/white or gray/white they can wear maroon, burgundy, fuchsia or raspberry reds, anything with a pink undertone.However this is just a guide, when in doubt test the red and smile, if it does not look good with the color of your teeth, try another red.- Michele Burke, Oscar Winning Makeup Artist

March is for Marilyn – Bright Red with an Orange Hue

h. Wood Beauty originates from the famous VIP “Tea Room” in Hollywood which sells it’s renowned Tea. All h. Wood Lipsticks and glosses are tea infused and formulated with 50% natural and organic ingredients.

I’m a Red Lipstick gal myself and instantly fell in love with Marilyn – a bright red lipstick with an orange hue.  So if you haven’t already embraced the coral movement than this just might prep your lips for the hue of the season.

The Lipstick on the right is Jayne for Jayne Mansfield, another gorgeous blonde.

The lipsticks are long-wearing, long-lasting intense matte colors that leave your lips naturally pretty, and you’re going to love the vanilla-caramel taste – Yummy!


February Kiss Proof Reds

February means Valentine’s day is right around the corner.  For those us desiring a kiss proof red lip here are a few that passed 4 hours of passionate kissing.

One of my favorites is Cruella by Nars – a gorgeous shade of deep red that didn’t end up on his collar – at the end of our passionate embrace I was still wearing this gorgeous hue, faintly but still pretty. $24 The formula is long-lasting, moisturizing and available in various shades of Red.

Another favorite is Chanel’s Dragon 75 a deep red lipstain with long-wearing and long-lasting benefits.  The formula is hydrating and can be layered, deepened and intensified depending on your mood. The texture is creamy and luxurious $32

Lipstains are the best for Valentine’s Day if you’re planning on getting romantic.  Another lipstain that I swear by is Lip Fixation by jane iredale.  My colors are Passion & Rapture both shades are equally pretty, both reds are kiss proof. I love the idea of kissing my way through the day with jane iredale’s little two-timer!Enriched with vitamins and minerals for ultra hydration, and pure organic vanilla powder for that delightful taste! $29

Sealing the deal with Lip Chic right after lipstick application ensures a kiss proof evening, regardless of lipstick color or brand. Lip Chic is the professionals choice for in-front of the camera smooching.


Happy V-Day & Happy Kissing!