City Girl in Red Lipstick, New York – Shani Bauminger, Copywriter, Beauty Blogger

Shani-redShani is a bonafide Citygirlinredlipstick, she has a whole collection of reds to choose from and is known for being a bit of a mixologist – she mixes her reds, creating bold crimson color. What’s adorable about this Citygirl is that she wears red lipstick even while she’s at home wearing her comfy PJ’s.

She took time out of her busy schedule to let us in on her take of our favorite hue.

“I grew up thinking there was no red lipstick to suit my skin tone. Then somewhere along the line, either that changed or the beauty industry changed, because now I have a collection of reds that I love. I also have a feature on my blog called, “The Search for the Perfect Red,” which may just be an excuse for me to keep collecting them.

I’ve been known to put on some red lipstick while in pajamas and hair up, just lounging around the house. It just feels like me. Part of it is the retro, Old Hollywood feel, but part of it is just that it feels right. I never feel like it’s obvious, I just feel fabulous.

by-terry-rouge-terrybly-lipstick-201-terrific-rougeMy current favorite is By Terry Rouge Terrybly in Terrific Rouge. A terrible name, but an amazing formula. For me, lip liner is a must, since my lower lip is fuller than my upper, and sometimes that causes the lipstick to bleed up over my top lip outline. I tend to use a lip brush for the first layer, blot, and then reapply straight from the tube. However you wear it though, red just works!” – Shani Bauminger, Copywriter, Beauty Blogger

Shani Bauminger is a Citygirlinredlipstick!

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February’s Red – Jungle Red by Nars

photoI wasn’t going to buy myself a new red, but found myself inside of our neighborhood Nars Boutique, buying Valentine’s Day gifts for my sisters.

My friend Dalia (makeup artist extraordinaire) persuaded me to try on Jungle Red. She was wearing it herself, but when I first looked at the shade, it didn’t look like my kind of red.

Well, I tried it and was hooked.  I know, Jungle Red has been available for years, but it’s better being late to the party than missing it entirely.

City Girl in Red Lipstick – New York, Scarlet Sinclair, Tattoo Artist

430223_3759286695767_1622968238_nScarlet Sinclair is a multifaceted tattoo artist who every so often moonlights as a burlesque performer and is known to dabble in white magic, okay she’s a good witch and she’s given me good advice.

We asked Scarlet about red lipstick and she graciously shared her favorite hues of crimson with us.

MAC Ruby Woo is my go-to “WOW” red for when I want to dress up or just wear something bright and show-stopping. But sometimes it’s too dry, so my second MAC fave is Russian Red… similar stunning true red, just creamier. Other favorites include Besame’s Red Velvet which is a deep, classic red (I’m a sucker for their vintage packaging!). And my new everyday favorite is Tarte’s Lipsurgence Matte Lip Stain in Fiery, it’s a lovely deep red yet has a very soft quality to the color… it’s a matte finish yet feels like lip balm.
Both Images Courtesy of Scarlett Sinclair
Both Images Courtesy of Scarlett Sinclair
I’ve always been a fan of red lipstick for some reason. It hearkens back to old Hollywood glamour and makes me feel fearless even if I’m in jeans and a t-shirt. I’m also a practicing witch so I believe in using makeup as a tool of transformation and feminine power. I remember once enchanting my red lipstick before a job interview, to help me speak with clarity and confidence. It works!”– Scarlett Sinclair, Tattoo Artist
Scarlet is wearing Mac Ruby Woo and she’s a City Girl in Red Lipstick!
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Banning Red Lipstick on The BBC

030913_2338_RedLipisSex6Apparently crimson pouts are considered too Sexy for a BBC Children’s Series….amazing. We all know that red can be toned down and that it’s available in all sorts of new formulations, it can be sweet and ladylike.

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*Teen television hosts of the weekly BBC children’s series Friday Download have been banned from wearing red lipstick because it’s “too sexy.” Nothing ruins impressionable young minds faster than a scarlet woman. [Daily Mail]