Parisian Beauty is Pared-Back Makeup & Red Lipstick

Clemence Poesy wearing a classic black dress and signature redvia Google Images
Clemence Poesy wearing a classic black dress and signature red
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I love Net-a-Porter’s Magazine The Edit: read below an excert dedicated to French Beauty.

Pared-Back Makeup:

“Understatement sits at the very core of French style – the only exception being red lipstick. Foundations and concealers are used, but applied with discipline. “The Parisienne look has a very natural finish,” says the brains behind Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic Touche Éclat, French makeup artist Terry de Gunzburg. “I layer hyaluronic [water-based] products to achieve a ‘no makeup’ look. They hydrate and plump skin, and also reduce the lines that give away the signs of a woman’s age.”

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City Girl In Red Lipstick, Paris – Anne Mullier of Ritournelle

Courtesy of Anne Mullier
Courtesy of Anne Mullier

Ritournelle is one of my favorite blogs, it’s fresh, and utterly chic.  I love reading about Anne Mullier’s discoveries and excursions in the world of fashion, beauty and everything in-between.

Red Lipstick:

“I started wearing red lipstick while interning at L’Oréal; I shared my office with a makeup artist and naturally I asked him for beauty tips. He recommended that I try red lipstick and from then on I was hooked. I like to highlight my lips and red brings a nice luminosity to my pale complexion. I also find red lipstick to immediately change the way you carry yourself, like an elegant dress, a luxurious perfume or high heels. Sometimes when I’m going out to the opera or a concert at night with no time to change, I just add red to my lips and feel dressed up. Actually, I apply my lipstick with my finger because it allows me to choose how deep I want my red, from barely-there to a chic full-on look. It’s like having several lipsticks in one. That may be why I own only one red lipstick, Guerlain Le Rouge G in Gala (n°21). It’s very moisturizing, stays on forever (even through a meal) and above all I love the packaging with its mirror. –   Anne Mullier,

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City Girl in Red Lipstick, New York – Leah McCloskey, Artist

Photo Courtesy of Leah McCloskey, Artist
Photo Courtesy of Leah McCloskey, Artist

One of my favorite blogs of all-time is and when I saw the post on New York Artist, Leah McCloskey I knew I had to ask her about Red Lipstick.

Red Lipstick?

” I lived in Paris in the 80’s and was told by a french woman that if I looked tired or had a long night; that all I would need to look fabulous was red lipstick. She was right.” – Leah McCloskey, Artist
Leah is a City Girl in red Lipstick and she’s wearing Laura Mercier’s Sexy Lips.
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Grammy Awards 2013: The Best in Lip

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

Why is it that the women who sported a red lip looked the best? Because nothing perks up the complexion like a great shade of crimson.

An orange based red works beautifully on darker and olive skin tones as shown on Rhianna.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - ArrivalsBeyonce  looks equally as stunning.  Mind you ladies, I don’t so much as look at the dresses, but I do pay attention to skin, hair and makeup application and these two are the Best-in-Show!

City Girl in Red Lipstick – Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey


I’m not only a huge fan of Red but of Downton Abbey too.  My favorite scenes besides the view of the castle are those with Michelle Dockery & Matthew Crawley.

Here’s Michelle posing for one of many fashion magazines and I wish I knew which shade of red lipstick she was wearing….

Here’s to Michelle and Red Lipstick!