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Thursday, 30 October 2014

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”

Hello there.

Stunning title, right?
It's a quote by Marilyn Monroe.
Also, it's a clear and straight-forward way of solving our stress, frustration and anxiety. Might I just add one more item to the list: smile.
Because, there's nothing lovelier, appealing and more empowering than a women's red lips forming a smile.. :)

Living a life without color?!

Bright red?
Yes, please!

Here's just a few lines, just to get you started:
  • Powerful and wealthy Ancient Egyptians used lipsticks regularly. It is said that Cleopatra liked red lipstick.
  • Natural based lipsticks (colorful fruit and plant juices - one of them being: beetroot) were used by women since the prehistoric times.
  •  “Kiss of Death” is a term that is commonly associated with lipstick. It was coined because of the “femme fatale” phenomenon in fiction, but also because some ancient civilizations unknowingly used poisonous materials for making of lipstick.
  •  Some civilizations did not allow women to appear in public without extensive facial makeup. Japanese for example.
  • The most famous Actresses that popularized lipsticks were Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.

One of the most important factors in the popularization of lipstick among women were early 20th century advances in photography and film. 

Let me introduce you to my collection:

What type of lipstick is right for you?

 Different types of lipsticks have different textures, allowing you to choose a variety of looks and finishes.
  •  Matte: For the boldest color, try a matte lipstick. Matte formulas leave a flat finish without shine, because its many pigments deflect light. It often lasts longer than shinier formulas, but it can easily dry out lips, so it isn't ideal for women with thin or wrinkled lips.
  •  Crème: Crème lipstick has the same intense color as matte lipstick, but with a little shine because it contains more wax. Although it protects the lips better than other finishes, it can still be dehydrating to some lips.
  •  Satin: If you have dry lips, satin lipstick is ideal because it contains more oils and moisturizers than other lipsticks, but the color doesn’t last as long.
  •  Sheer: Sheer lipstick gives a natural look, no matter how dark the shade appears in the tube. Because it contains more oils, it's a good choice for women with dry lips.
  •  Gloss: To give your lips some shine, try a gloss, either on its own or over a matte lipstick. Lip gloss usually comes in light shades with a sticky transparent finish because it contains more oils. The color doesn't last long and it needs to be reapplied frequently, but it’s very moisturizing to dry lips.
  •  Lip stains: A lip stain is essentially a colored liquid that goes on the lips to add a hint of color. Because they don't contain wax, lip stains are usually used with lip gloss and aren’t ideal for dry lips.
Lipstick has a long, colorful history that continues to evolve as color trends change over time. While following the latest celebrity trends and runway styles are great ways to stay on top of the latest lip looks, always embrace the shades that best represent your personality.

I look funny, I know, but this is me sending an XOXO
and sporting red lips

Are you wearing red lipstick every day, or is it something you do on a special occasion? Or, maybe, you have never worn red lippie? Let me know.


  1. You look absolutely stunning in your ruby red lips! Crimson is my go-to shade as well - specifically MAC's Russian Red. It took years for me to find the perfect red, which I did in that shade, and I've been a loyal devotee ever since. :) Wonderful post, sweet gal!!!

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you.. thank you!
      I've been searching for the "best fit" in red lippie. It's actually quite a task - and the multitude of shades does not make it any easier. I do own some darker shades, but I've realized they no longer suit me.. since my hair is now lighter..
      MAC's Ruby Red s, as I recall it, the iconic color, and every vintage-loving girl's "go to" lipstick. Unfortunately, we can't buy it here.