Spotted – Hayden Panettiere Wearing Red Lipstick, Again

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via twitter

I love Hayden Panettiere, over Memorial Day weekend she proves that yes, you can wear red lipstick with a red bikini early in the morning.

Doesn’t she just look gorgeous?

Now if only we knew which shade of red she was wearing?

Here’s to Hayden!

Watch Out For Cosmetic Testers


In recent beauty news Mac is being sued because a woman contracted Herpes Complex 1 after trying a lipstick tester at one of the Mac Boutiques in New York.

Ladies, before trying anything on your skin it is very important that you make sure the sales person is wiping off the cosmetic with alcohol.

It is equally important that if you suffer from any skin issues that could transmit to other people that you stay away from using testers or trying on articles of clothing that might infect others.

Staying healthy is a two-way street.

For more

Here’s to Healthy Skin!

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

where-d-you-goMy friend Dana recommended this book as a great, fun summer read.  I plan ordering it but had to mention it because I love that the cover is featuring a young woman wearing, you guessed it, Red Lipstick!

Plus she’s also sporting a great fringe.

* Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a
disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old
Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family  trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette’s intensifying allergy to Seattle–and people in general–has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.

Sounds like a Summer Adventure without having to leave the house!


Zoe Saldana’s Obsession with Red Lipstick

zoesaldanaredlipstickI’m a huge fan of Ms. Saldana’s and enjoyed reading her interview in the most recent Instyle Hair edition.  Reading the article we learn that she’s as obsessed with red lipstick as much as we are.

“For Halloween I was a ninja almost every year, but I needed to have rezoe-saldana-for-instyle-hair-issue-2013d lipstick. I’ve been obsessed with red lipstick ever since I was a little girl.” Zoe Saldana, Actor, Instyle Hair Spring 2013

Naturally she looks stunning with-or-without it – but just in case here she is wearing our favorite hue.

I literally scoured the web for her two favorite shades of crimson to no avail, must be discontinued or the editor got the information wrong.

Givenchy 122 Liu and Givenchy 125 Vega – if you know where I can find them please let me know.

Here’s to Zoe & Red Lipstick!

City Girl in Red Lipstick – Rachel Felder, Writer

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I love discovering women that love red lipstick as much as I do, but I think Rachel Felder just might love it a little bit more.

I recently discovered this adorable article explaining her love of our crimson hue.

Do you get red lipstick on your pillow cases or use 18/21 tubes of red lipstick a year?

Makeup Turorials at Saks – Featuring Christian McCulloch of Dolce & Gabbana

scarlett-johansson-may-2013-marie-claireBesides noticing amazing skin, hair and nails makeup application is another beauty ritual that is admired.  Especially when we notice how amazing Rachel Weisz, Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel look every time we see them walk-down the red carpet or gracing the cover of one of our favorite magazines.

I’ve often wondered who was behind their amazing glow; glowing skin isn’t just achieved with age appropriate skincare but with expert makeup application.  The man behind these amazing women is Christian McCulloch of Dolce & Gabbana.

Now you can learn the secrets to a flawless makeup application with a tutorial on how to contour so your best features and healthy skin shine through.  Christian works along side Pat McGrath and specializes in creating a strong smokey eye, the use of bold color and precision to detail so that you look flawless.

Besides Christian’s celebrity clients list his work is featured in Vogue, Elle, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and W Magazine.  Mind you both his editorials and client list are longer and growing.

For one special day Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting a makeup tutorial event featuring Christian and his team from Dolce & Gabbana.  This is your opportunity to learn new makeup techniques, about trends and master contouring or a sultry smokey eye.

Christian and his team will introduce Dolce & Gabbana’s New Matte Liquid Foundations and Concealers, plus the True Monica Collection.

My advice is that if you want to learn new makeup tips that you visit Christian whenever he’s in your city – he’s the best!

The Details: Saturday June 1st, 2013; 11:00 AM – 6:00 Pm

Saks Fifth Avenue

384 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

For Appointments: 415-438-5225

A Lip Product to Consider: Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment

Courtesy of Sephora
Courtesy of Sephora

I finally received every volume of Marcel Proust’s The Captive and The Little Prince Moleskin Diary – let’s just say I am a huge admirer of Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea – I want whatever she’s having period.

Always being on the lookout for a new lip treatment, I’m going to pickup Clinique’s Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment, because let’s face it, Sofia looks amazing.







Pink-Reds I Can’t Resist

Courtesy of Red Apple Lipsticks
Courtesy of Red Apple Lipsticks

In a world where the majority of makeup we use is toxic it is refreshing to find a few brands that are actually good for you, like Red Apple Lipsticks.

Red Apple Lipsticks are Gluten and Paraben free – super hydrating and cruelty free.

Red! is a pink-red that works on all skin tones, lips look moist and yummy all day and the scent is intoxicating.


Léa Seydoux & Votre Vu – Cannes 2013

Lea-Seydoux-et-Tahar-Rahim-un-duo-inseparable-et-elegant_portrait_w858Léa Seydoux is one of my favorite French Actor’s, she’s just innately chic and always looks amazing.

A secret is the use of French organic skincare like Votre Vu and Leonor Greyl haircare products.

Celebrity makeup artist Saraï Fiszel created a bold femme fetal look, giving  Léa a glamorous skin and makeup application that worked beautifully with her Louis Vuitton gown (Dress details@Vogue.Fr) and Jimmy Choo’s.


*It was raining really hard the night of the premiere, so Saraï wanted to make sure  Léa’s makeup would withstand the weather and look fresh and dewy all night. Starting with the base, Saraï first applied a layer of Votre Vu’s Love Me Deux in Paris and then lightly powdered her face with a YSL pressed powder.  The trick is to then apply another layer of the tinted moisturizer on top of the powder wherever needed to make sure that it stays on really well and doesn’t look cakey.

Then, Saraï took Votre Vu’s Beauté en Bronze and applied it all over the face with a thick brush that wasn’t too dense.  “The brush makes all the difference when applying bronzer to the face because you want it to apply evenly and without patches.”  After dusting the bronzer all over, Saraï then went back with a denser brush to contour the face and create a nicer angle.

For Léa’s eyes, because she has such gorgeous eyes with dark pupils, less is more for a fresher look.  Saraï started by applying just a few individual lashes to the outer corners and then applying Votre Vu’s Eiffel Power mascara.  To create thicker looking lashes, Saraï took the mascara brush and wiped off some of the product with a tissue.  She then meticulously applied the mascara making sure to coat each lash and then went back and layered the mascara several times, each time using the same method.

TIP: Use a lip balm on the eyelids and cheekbones for a fresh, dewy look.  “There’s something sexy about a little glossy eyelid and on the cheekbones to make it look like you don’t have any makeup on,” says Saraï.  Recreate this effect with Votre Vu’s bébé Duette lip balm!

To finish off the femme fatale look, Saraï created a deep red lip using Votre Vu’s French Kiss Moisture Riche Lipstick in Margaux (available soon).

For her brows, Saraï took Votre Vu’s Arch de Triumphe in Warm and applied it with the Votre Vu Brow Brush & Shaper first to her hand to ensure that it didn’t apply too heavily and then filled in her brows lightly to look natural and not too defined.

Here’s to Léa Seydoux & Votre Vu!