City Girl in Red Lipstick, New York – Angie Pontani, Burlesque Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, and Costumer

Courtesy of Angie Pontani
Courtesy of Angie Pontani

Red Lipstick is a favorite among various women around the globe, the list includes Queens, Princesses, Diplomats, Actresses, Singers and Burlesque Dancers, i.e Dita Von Teese and Angie Pontani.

Many of you may have heard of Angie Pontani, burlesque dancer extraordinaire.  She graciously shared with us her favorite shades of crimson and a video of her recent performance. Sit back and enjoy, because if you haven’t thought about burlesque dancing this video will inspire you!

“I love Nars Red lipstick as my go-to shade. I think it works well with my skin-tone and wears great! No clumping, no slipping, sliding or fading. The color holds true for hours.

But, I have a lot of Reds in my lipstick arsenal. I love orange reds like MAC’s So Chaud and RED Burlesque’s Melody Mangler. And I love a pure tomato red like Chanel’s Pirate.

I’m a woman obsessed, I’m rarely not wearing red, I feel like my face or outfit is never complete with out it. It’s the perfect final touch.  When I first started wearing make-up beyond lip gloss at 17, I remember raiding the Max Factor aisle at Duane Reade and filling my cart with red lipstick’s.  I grew up watching old MGM Technicolor musicals and listening to the likes of the Rat Pack.

My image of female beauty and ultimate glamor were women like Rita Hayworth, Carmen Miranda and Ava Garnder.  Even if the movie was in black and white, you KNEW they were wearing red lipstick. My teen-age shopping spree at Duane Reade really signified me becoming the woman I wanted to be.  I was on my own for the first time so I slapped on some red lipstick and set out in the big apple! I’m still doing that today.” –  Angie Pontani.

Angie Pontani is wearing Nars Red Lizard and she’s a City Girl in Red Lipstick!

Enjoy the video:


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