Beauty, Cosmetics, Makeup, Vintage

Vintage Makeup Inspiration


Today I watched “The Red Shoes” (1948). I was really inspired by Moira Shearer’s red and black stage makeup in the film. Is there an actress, musician or model whose makeup look you’d like to see me recreate on this blog? It could be a classic star or someone more contemporary. I’m open to any and all suggestions. I think that this could be a really fun feature. Please comment below with your thoughts.

xoxo, Sarah

Beauty, Cosmetics, Makeup, Vintage

My Favorite Red Lipsticks


There’s nothing like a classic red lip to catch a leading man’s attention. A well-done red lip reminds me of Old Hollywood Glamour and movies stars of The Golden Era. Think Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes circa 1953. (Check out her crazy lip contouring tutorial here.)


A classic red lip is chic and timeless. A simple swipe of red lipstick can transform an entire look. Makeup artists like Pat McGrath have modernized the trend by incorporating glitter and gloss. As a vintage fashion aficionado, I have countless red lipsticks in my makeup collection. Here are my favorite red lipsticks by category:

Favorite Blue-Based RedMAC Lipstick – Ruby Woo – $17 (Retro Matte)

Favorite Pink-Based RedRevlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – Cherries In the Snow $8.49 (Creme)

Favorite Orange-Based RedNARS Audacious Lipstick – Annabella – $34 (Creme)

Favorite Burgundy Red: MAC Lipstick – Diva – $17 (Matte)

Favorite Liquid LipstickWet N Wild Liquid Catsuit – Missy and Fierce (Matte) – $4.99

Favorite Red Lip Liner: Wet N Wild Perfect Pout Gel Lip Liner – Red The Scene – $2.99


(From left to right: Ruby Woo, Cherries In the Snow, Annabella, Diva, Missy and Fierce and Red The Scene)

Generally, blue-based or pink-based reds are most flattering on cool skin tones. Warm skin tones should try orange or yellow based reds. However, I believe in making your own rules when it comes to makeup. Personally, I wear a variety of tones.

What’s your favorite red lipstick?

xoxo, Sarah