My Current Hue – Ruby Crush by Tom Ford

Ruby Crush
Ruby Crush

I finally found a new shade I’m in rapture with and it’s by Tom Ford.

Ruby Rush goes on smooth, it’s hydrating and has long-lasting staying power.  Plus the color is gorgeous, a cross between a a berry red/blue red and I have not been able to put it down.

It’s a perfect red matte lipstick that goes with everything of course.

I lip line with my Jungle Red lip pencil by Nars or My Red lip pencil by Lipstick Queen and my results are kissable all afternoon.

So, has anyone picked up a new shades of crimson?


And the packaging is to die for, need I say more?

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

Mysterious Red by Nars

Mysterious RedOkay, okay I know I was supposed to go out and pick up a new shade of crimson, one I haven’t tried before but I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

I’m just a huge fan of Nars and their Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, it’s almost an addiction since I leave near the Mac boutique too, and never go inside.

I had to pick up Mysterious Red and I’ve been wearing it everyday since. Occasionally with Jungle Red  as it gives it a different feel.

What do you think? can anyone recommend a good matte for me to check out?

Red Lips – Your Only Accessory

Keep CalmI don’t know why I didn’t think of this post before, for months now all I’ve been doing is applying my crimson pout and earrings as my only accessories.

And lately I’ve been wearing my Dragon Girl by Nars, and after lunch I apply a bit of my Red Red by Butter London and I can vouch that the combination is lethal, it stays on even after a romantic interlude.

What’s your favorite combination for long-lasting power?

The Perfect Nude – Naked by Votre Vu

admin-ajax.phpSometimes it’s hard to find the perfect lip liner for your chosen shade of crimson, it’s either a matching shade or a nude.

I have various of each, but for one reason or another they don’t end up working the way I want.

I recently went out and bought a new red from Nars, Carmen to be exact.

My friend Dalia tried to steer me away from that color and now after wearing it a few days I realize that she was right.  The formula has a lot of black in it, wearing it with another red lip liner doesn’t help.

How did I salvage my new crimson hue?  I used Votre Vu’s  Dramatic Lip Liner in Naked as my lip liner and ladies I couldn’t be happier. The nude cut into the black and now my lips take on the hue I fell in love with.

My advice, if you’re looking for the perfect nude lip liner that literally works with everything you’re going to want to try this.  A plus is that it’s organic, so it’s good for you too.  I also love the packaging and that there are refills available.


Reds to Consider by Nars


I found three new reds to consider, after all a girl can never have too many.


The New Audacious collection by Nars has a hue for everyone, there are nudes, reds and every color you can imagine.


I found these three and once I’m at my Neighborhood Nars on Fillmore Street I’ll even consider the nudes.

Which do you recommend?


Jungle RedJungle Red by Nars is a  personal favorite that is being worn down to the nub.  If you guys haven’t seen the movie “The Women” that’s where the name for the iconic lipstick came from.

MV5BMTMyMTgyODE2Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjMwNzMyMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR3,0,214,317_AL_I love that movie and watch it every other year or so. I’m a huge fan of 1930’s Films.  Why? Not only because the leading ladies wore matching red lips and nails, but because some of the best writing went into those movies.

So, what’s your favorite 1930’s film?



Pinks & Reds

photoTwo of my favorite lipstick brands, ELLIS FAAS and NARS.  Why? Because the hues are drop-dead-gorgeous.  I mean really you can’t go wrong.

I alternate all of my lipstick during certain times of the year, sometimes getting stuck with one shade for weeks at a time.

What about you?


My Two Reds

Nars-BesameOkay, I’ve been having a hard time putting down my Nars, but really like the New Besame Tango Red.  What to do, I ended up applying the Tango Red first and layering on top my Jungle Red by Nars.

I have to say that the results are pretty, and perhaps one day there will be a new selfie to show you guys how pretty it actually is.

What two shades do you mix?