I Wish I Wore Pink Lip Gloss

Courtesy of Le Metier de Beaute
Courtesy of Le Metier de Beaute

Pink seems to be the trend this Spring/Summer and I do wish I wore Pink Lip Gloss.

Courtesy of iT Cosmetics
Courtesy of iT Cosmetics

I’m really girly at heart and gravitate towards  pink glosses and I  just stare at them  wistfully, longingly.

If you wear pink and lip glosses in all shades we found three gorgeous pinks that work for a variety of skin tones.

Courtesy of Sunday Riley
Courtesy of Sunday Riley

We covered the spectrum by featuring organic to anti-aging and everything in-between.  Light Pinks, Dark Pinks and  Soft Pinks, something for everyone!

1. Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme Lip Gloss in Sweet Cream $38

2. iT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss in Pretty in Pink $24 @itCosmetics.com

3. Sunday Riley Creme Lip Gloss in Frost Bite $28 @Nordstroms.com

I admit, every time I look at these I’m so tempted to wear them, aren’t you?

Sky Ferreira & Red Lips

via Jeffrey CampbellShoes.com
via Jeffrey CampbellShoes.com

Sky Ferreira is a 20-year-old singer, actress and model often channeling the original material girl with her choices in apparel and Red Lips.

According to Marie Claire May 2013 we can safely say she’s a fan of YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in No. 4


In this picture she shows us that you can wear your favorite shades of crimson with a concert T-shirt and still look polished and pulled-together.

And for those of you that haven’t listened to her music yet,  this is for you!

A Gorgeous Pink-Red by Kryolan

Courtesy of Kryolan
Courtesy of Kryolan

A gorgeous pink-red with slight blue undertones.  The pigment is long-wearing and long-lasting.

Kryolan is a makeup brand used by the professionals for it’s longevity during filming etc..

There must be over 100 lipstick shades with 20 different shades of crimson.  Covering the color-wheel for all skin tones, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s to Long-wearing Crimson!

For makeup tutorials @Kryolan.com

Kryolan City

134 Ninth Street (at Natoma St.)

San Francisco, Ca 94103

(415) 863-9684

City Girl in Red Lipstick, New York, Kate Schelter,Stylist,Creative Director, Kate Schelter LLC, Owner

Courtesy of Photo ©BFA/nyc
Photo Courtesy of ©BFA/nyc

Chanel’s Coromandel Red seems to be a favorite among the group of modern-day swans that includes Kate Schelter.

Here we see Kate looking radiant as she and her husband Chris Schumacher expect the birth of their first child.

Kate graciously agreed to share her red lipstick trick for a flawless application.

“I love a matching nail and lip in Chanel Coromandel, the perfect orange-red, it has a warm, rich cast and a lovely, luscious texture and the signature Chanel lipstick rose scent I love.  Red lips bring out the blue in my eyes, so I don’t need to wear as much makeup. It’s the perfect no-makeup make-up” – Kate Schelter, Stylist, Creative Director Kate Schelter LLC,  Owner

Courtesy of Kate Schelter LLC
Courtesy of Kate Schelter LLC

Kate’s Red Lipstick Tip:

“Swipe some Burt’s Bees lip balm (to prevent creasing and outlining), fill in red, and kiss a napkin between your lips (to prevent from getting on teeth.) Reapply as needed to avoid a red “lip-liner” effect.”

If I manage to look half  as beautiful as Kate, than this is one lipstick I’m going to have to try!

Happy 10th Anniversary Kate!

For more on Kate @KateSchelter.com

Kate Moss’s Kiss of Life For Rimmel London

Kiss of Life kate Moss redOn my hand the red lipstick didn’t look like it would work with my complexion, but after applying it I loved the color, and who wouldn’t want whatever Kate was having?

The Experience:  The color was a berry-red that moisturized and left lips soft, supple and inviting.

Formulated with a black diamond pigment complex that gives the bright reds, soft pinks and nudes radiance and amazing shine.

The rich and creamy texture stays put through-out the day, infusing your lips with Vitamins C, E and all-day antioxidant protection.

A gorgeous shade for $7.99.

The Modern Rules of Wearing Red

red lips diorRed Lipstick for generations has attracted admirers, it’s a come-hither hue that commands respect and get’s you noticed.

Red pouts have been favored by princesses, movie stars, prime ministers and stylish women all around-the-world.

The best red lipstick application will always be the Parisian way of wearing your favorite crimson,  with minimal makeup, but the rules have changed thanks to a sleuth of makeup artists that created innovative techniques that compliment a variety of skin tones.

1. There isn’t ONE perfect shade of red for every woman – There are so many gorgeous shades suitable for every skin tone. The objective is to try on as many as possible and look in the mirror, which shade makes you look brighter, fresher, more radiant.

2. Keep Your Options Open – Sometimes the texture of a red lipstick can be intimidating, there are many new formulations of red, there are glosses, stains, tints, glazes, matte, sheers and shimmers.

Courtesy of iT Cosmetics
Courtesy of iT Cosmetics

3. Change Things Up by switching your traditional black eyeliner for a white iridescent eye liner, this will create a more modern approach to wearing red.

4. Try a Nude Lip Pencil instead of a red lip pencil,this will make your cupids bow noticeable and you may get to skip the botox.

5. Wear a Smokey Eye – you can wear full-on makeup, it needs to be applied correctly and blended, my advice  is to visit your favorite counter and take a class, they are complimentary with any two item purchase.

6. Try colored Mascara like Purple, Grey or Green, this will add more depth and texture to your favorite red pout.

PurpleMascara YSL

7. Go Ombre with your reds by using different shades of crimson, add lip gloss to create dimension.

My friend Michele Burke created an easy guide to help steer us in the right direction.

Michele’s Red Lipstick Tips

Warm skin tones:  Have greenish-blue veins and creamy-white teeth, they look best in Fire engine reds, watermelon, oranges and nectarines.  For pink reds I recommend coral, tangerine, peach or salmon.

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.


Keeping Your Red Lipstick From Turning:

My friend Alphonse over at Musebeauty.pro says that when looking for a lip color, place it on your pointing finger tip. Press thumb against the middle of finger to have the blood rush to the tip. This will mimic a shade closer to one’s natural lips. Also applying lip color on the back of your hand has a different base than natural lip color, that is why it looks different or why the color changes.

Everyone can wear red lipstick, it isn’t for the faint-of-heart but you can find tinted lip balms to get you started or try pink-reds before jumping into the world of crimson pouts.

Here’s to the New Modern Rules of Wearing RED!

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Garance Doré’s Dragon Girl by Nars

via Harper's Bazaar
via Harper’s Bazaar

Can anyone be more chic? I’ve been an admirer of  Garance Doré since I discovered her blog three years ago, I also admit that I am more curious about her beauty regimen, more specifically Red Lipstick favorites.

Visiting Paris Vogue this afternoon I discovered: Dans la salle de bain de Garance Doré – an article that includes 14 pictures of her bathroom and most importanly it mentions her current favorite red lip products, I was in heaven.

via Nars.com
via Nars.com

Dragon Girl by Nars looks like a bright pink-red, and it’s now on my list.

Here’s to Garance Doré!

For more on Garance@GaranceDore.com