#RedMyLips Combats Sexual Assault, Victim Blaming With A Splash Of Bold Color

meI’m usually not political, at least not publicly but this is a good cause and I can proudly say I participated this morning. If you gals have an instagram account and an image of yourself wearing your favorite shade of crimson then you may just want to participate too.

Over at the Huffington Post they posted an article in relations to Sexual Assault and a campaign that deserves to be mentioned, as we each could easily fall prey to unwanted advances from strangers or men that are supposed to be our friends.

They chose Red Lipstick as their moniker and rightly so, just because you’re gorgeous inside & out doesn’t mean you want advances from strangers and No, means NO!

#RedMyLips Combats Sexual Assault, Victim Blaming With A Splash Of Bold Color

Just post your image and tag it #RedMyLipsCampaign or #RedMyLips, I did both.

For the article @Huffingtonpost.com

Kate’s Red – Rimmel London

Kate's RedsDid you guys know Kate Moss created two different shades of crimson? Both gorgeous hues, even though I stay away from the burgundy hues myself.

Rimmel London lipsticks go on smooth, they hydrate dry lips and have long-lasting power.

I admit, I’m partial to Kate’s #10, it’s bright and works well  with all black, grey and even your favorite striped T-shirt.

However if burgundy is your thing, you’re going to love Kate’s #11 a plum wine color that actually looks darker in the tube.


Red Lipstick to Consider: Dior Rouge Lipstick 999


Going through my digital magazines I came across a page titled: The best I’ve ever had and there’s a quote from Natalie Portman letting us in on her favorite beauty staple.

It’s Dior’s Rouge Lipstick 999,  she say’s – “it’s the perfect red,it makes me feel like a different woman when I wear it.”

So you guys tell me, do you feel different wearing your favorite shade? I know I don’t, I knew who I was going to be with or without it, red pout or no red pout.

Any thoughts?

How to Choose Your Perfect Shade of Crimson

FullSizeRenderSurfing the world wide web today I landed on Elle Uk, I’m not as crazy about their format, liked their older version better.  Why? Because it looked more like a magazine layout.

However they have a cute emoji guide that someone created to help us determine which shades of crimson we should be buying, like suggestions according to our skin tones.

I played the game for a  bit, but honestly I had a hard time figuring out which emoji was mine.

Are you guys going to play?


The Red Lip

This is exciting, over at Net-A-Porter they have a whole beauty section dedicated to The Red Lip, and Military Red by

Military Red by Burberry
Military Red by Burberry

Burberry looks awfully pretty, don’t you think? I’ve never seen so many reds all together in one place.

So, how many of these beauties do you guys own?

The Red Lip @Netaporter.com

City Girl in Red Lipstick, New York, Blair Breitenstein, Illustrator

Courtesy of Blair Breitenstein
Courtesy of Blair Breitenstein

You guys by now know I’m an instagram junkie and love discovering amazing people with amazing talents, especially when red lipstick is involved.

Courtesy of Blair Breitenstein
Courtesy of Blair Breitenstein

Many of you may have seen Blair Breitenstein’s  work gracing various ad campaigns i.e Coach, Prada, Calvin Klein. I love the fact that in various pieces of Blair’s artwork, crimson pouts are a focal point. That and the fact that she looks stunning in red.

In this photo she’s sporting one of my favorite Velvet Matte Lip Pencils by Nars in Cruella, looks like I’m going to have to go out and re-buy it.

Courtesy of  Blair Breitenstein
Courtesy of Blair Breitenstein

“I wear red lipstick when I want to spice up my appearance, it makes me feel at least 10x fancier with barely any effort” – Blair Breitenstein, Illustrator

Also, in case you guys were wondering, you can purchase Blair’s work through her etsy shop.

nars-cruella She’s one Citygirl in Red Lipstick!

For more about Blair @blair-breitenstein.squarespace.com