Christina Hendricks

2012 Emmy Awards

Last night, the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were held in LA at the Nokia Theatre. Refreshingly, there were more fabulous fashions on display than not-so-fabulous. In fact, even the looks I “disliked” most of them aren’t even that bad; they just fell short of the bests.

I was a bit upset by some of the snubs tonight. Particularly Mad Men, which is one of my all-time favorite series and Sherlock, which I absolutely adore.

AMC’s Mad Men won Best Drama Series for the last four years. Homeland beat them for the award this year but what was more disappointing were the individuals nominated for their amazing performances and losing (to other fantastic performances). This was the first year that John Hamm was not up against Bryan Cranston (who has stollen the award several years in a row now) for Best Male Lead in a Drama; the award went to Damian Lewis for his performance in Homeland.

Sherlock was nominated for 13 awards this year including: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Lead Actor in a Mini-Series (Benedict Cumberbatch) Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series (Martin Freeman) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Steven Moffat). They ended the night with absolutely zero awards. The Julianne Moore, Sarah Palin series Game Change took most of the awards in the Mini-Series category. I didn’t see it but Sarah Palin is no longer interesting nor has it been long enough for us to want to look back on her moment in the spotlight so I’m not sure why anyone really cared about this series. I’m sure it’s fabulous (and must be for winning all those awards) but come on… it’s Sherlock.

Homeland was a big winner in the Drama category and I do love that show.I’m eagerly awaiting the new season that premiers next week along with Dexter!

Claire Danes and Damien Lewis are both so amazing on this show and their talent was definitely acknowledged when they were awarded Male and Female Lead in a Drama.

I was pretty stoked that Louis CK won as many awards as he did tonight. He’s awesome and his shows are fantastic so I was really happy to see him winning… a lot. I was also super happy that Dame Maggie Smith won for Supporting Actress in a Drama (Downton Abbey). She is one of my heroes. I love everything this woman does.

BUT my favorite part is always the fashion. Its super late (or super early) and I have a rather exciting day ahead of me so I’m going to get to it.

One big trend I noticed on the red carpet this year was yellow.

(The New Girl’s) Hannah Simone, (Homeland’s) Claire Danes *winner* in Lanvin and (Modern Family’s) Julie Bowen *winner* are all good examples of wearing this trend very, VERY well.

 However (Game Change’s) Julianne Moore’s *winner* Christian Dior gown was pretty gross looking. Its all coverage. And (The Big Bang Theory’s) Kaley Cuoco in Angel Sanchez fell short as well. This is one of the looks I mentioned that really is that bad but after much deliberation and staring, I thought it was less than the best.

The ladies of Mad Men are a toss up each red carpet. However it’s always the same offenders and the same glam-queens that wear the bests and the worsts.

Christina Hendricks looked amazing in Christian Siriano as did Jessica Pare in (one of my favorite designers) Jason Wu.

But January Jones in Zac Posen and Elizabeth Moss in Dolce & Gabbana both look terrible and they usually do. I’m convinced January Jones is bat-shit crazy. She has to be.

Two rather well-dress couples were John Hamm and his wife Jennifer Westfeldt, who normally looks pretty sloppy, especially next to her pretty husband.

Also, the impeccable Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Thomas.

Ok. Here’s some of my favorite looks; my “Best Dressed” list

1.) The New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel in Reem Acra – I couldn’t decide for a bit whether I hated or loved this gown. I ultimately decided I love it; messy, sloppy constructed skirt and all. 2.) Once Upon a Time’s Ginniger Godwin in Monique Lhuillier. 3.) Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere in Marchesa (one of my favorite gowns of the night!)

1.) Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vouthier Couture. 2.) Suburgatory’s Jane Levy in Pamella Poland. 3.) Julianne Hough. I think I love this gown mostly for the color. It gorgeous!

1.) Leslie Mann in Naeem Khan (God, how I adore this woman!) I love how her teal jewelry pops against the neutral and orange gown. 2.) Revenge’s Emily Vancamp in J Mendel (another favorite designer of mine). 3.) The Beast’s Lindsay Pulsipher. My readers know that the greek goddess look is my all-time favorite look. This is flawlessly executed.

1.) Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang 2.) Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga. IDK how she ended up on my best list, but she did. I love this look. 3.) Two Broke Girls’ Kat Dennings in J. Mendel.

1.) Julianna Rancic in Romona Keveza. 2.) American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe in Tadashi Shoji (LOVE THIS GOWN!!!) 3.) Homeland’s Morena Baccarin

But with the good, comes bad (and really not that bad):

1.) Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco in Stella McCartney – Edie is looking rough. 2.) Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi – this dress isn’t horrible, but it’s not great and I’ve definitely seen my girl Nicole do a hell of a lot better. 2.) Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke went for the white with a splash of color like Nicole, but she looks even worse.

1.) Sofia Vegara in Suhair Murad – This mermaid look isn’t done very well. The gown is a bit pageanty if the pageant girl were totally slutty. 2.) Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler looks frumpy in her Stella McCartney gown. Amy is amazing but she looks like an awkward girl at junior prom in a dress bought at Sears. 3.) Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli looks dreadful. 2010 called, they want their pockets on a ballgown back and this print in disgusting.

1.) Mayim Bialik obviously learned nothing from Stacy and Clinton on What Not To Wear because this is hideous. It’s also Pamella Roland. But Mayim is a freaking rocket scientist or something (for real-real, not just for play-play) so who cares. She can wear sweatpants to the emmys if she wants. 2.) Ashley Judd is my pick for absolute worst dressed in this nauseating Carolina Herrera gown. eck. 3.) Brooke Burke – what a joke. How is this woman even still relevant. The gown looks like she is competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Ok. It’s almost 5:30am. I have to get to sleep. Heres a full list of the night’s nominees and winners below. Excuse my typos… I’ll try to remember to come back an edit if necessary.

Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll check out my next red carpet/awards show post! (And all my other post, of course!) Love, GK

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Writing For A Comedy Series:
Community, Remedial Chaos Theory
Girls, Pilot
Louie, Pregnant
Parks and Recreation, The Debate
Parks and Recreation, Win, Lose, or Draw

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Directing For A Comedy Series
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Duckling
Jason Winer, Modern Family
Steven Levitan, Modern Family
Jake Kasdan, New Girl

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men

Writing For A Drama Series
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, Homeland
Semi Chellas & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife 
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law 
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Directing For A Comedy Series
Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Michael Cuesta, Homeland
Phil Abraham, Mad Men

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Writing For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards, Jon Macks, Dave Boone & Carol Leifer, with Tim Carvell, Jeff Cesario, Billy Crystal, Ed Driscoll, Billy Martin, Ben Schwartz, Marc Shaiman, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel, David Steinberg, Mason Steinberg & Colleen Werthmann

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl, Jon Macks, Steve Ridgeway, Mason Steinberg & Brad Lachman
The Kennedy Center Honors, George Stevens, Michael M. Stevens, Sara Lukinson & Lewis Friedman
Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, Louis C.K.
65th Annual Tony Awards, Dave Boone with Paul Greenberg

Directing For A Variety Special
Don Mischer, 84th Annual Academy Awards
Louis J. Horvitz, The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Louis C.K, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre
Alan Skog, New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center)
Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight

Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Writing for a Miniseries Or A Movie
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2
The Hour
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Directing For a Miniseries Or A Movie
Jay Roach, Game Change
Kevin Reynolds, Hatfields & McCoys
Philip Kaufman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sam Miller, Luther
Paul McGuigan, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

2011 SAG Awards

Today I had a pretty successful shopping day! I picked up a few pieces for Spring/Summer and I even looked at bathing suits. I’m still enjoying the cold weather while it lasts, but I’m also starting to get excited for some warmer weather.

and….. The Screen Actors Guild Awards were tonight!!! I absolutely love the SAG Awards! Winning a SAG award is all part of that dream of mine. A SAG Award, to me, is so much more honorable than even an Oscar. Ugh, I just die every time I watch them. The opening and all the acceptance speeches bring me to tears. It’s that passion all Actors share, and seeing it and hearing it expressed by others gets me all emotional… I’m a dork.

Here are some of the night’s winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire.


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Juliana Marguilies, The Good Wife

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama:
The Cast of Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Comedy Series:
Betty White, Hot in Cleavland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy:
The Cast of Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries:
Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries:
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christina Bale, The Fighter

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama:
The Cast of The King’s Speech.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ernest Borgnine.

Buuuuuttttt….. Obviously the best part of Award Show Season being in full swing are all the red carpet fashions… so here goes:

Claire Danes. Winner. I love this gown!

Jayma Mays. I love how good she looks in Orange!

John Hamm. So foxy.

Julia Stiles. I love this dress. Not sure why, but I do.

Justin… I love you.

This just might be my favorite of the night! Mila Kunis.

I love that White is in!
But Rosario Dawson was one of a select few who looked fabulous in it tonight.

Amy Adams was one of the many who went white with horrible results.
I don’t know why this looks so damn bad, but it does.

No Christina! I love this, I do. And I love you.
But really? Not tonight.

I just keep trying to remind myself that next year,
January Jones won’t be invited to any of these award shows. Ugh.

Nicole! Oh, Nicole.
This picture doesn’t even look that bad. But from every other angle, this dress is bad.

It was pointed out to me that I never picked a Ginger of The Month for January. So….. I will have January’s Ginger of the Month posted tomorrow.

2011 Golden Globes Red Carpet

You know the drill…
Here’s what I thought about some of the fashions from the 2011 Golden Globes.

Couples


Since Angelina was busy taking care of their 47 children,
Brad just picked up her Madam Tussaud’s double to walk the red carpet with.


And then she swore she’d never go hungry again


Dudes

Oh, Johnny…


That’s a fine piece of man right there.


Love Ryan, hate the Valet jacket.

MY FAVORITES

Christina Hendricks… Love Her!


I love this!
Eva Longoria

Jayma Mays
I love how 1920s this looks!

Leighton Meester
This is my absolutely favorite look of the night.

Mila Kunis.
I Love this green gown.
In fact, I loved how much green was worn tonight.

Nicole Kidman
I am kind of biased though.

I really like Sandra Bullocks’ dress… not so much the hair.

Sofia Vergara… Girl Crush Alert!

I’m putting Helena Bohnam Carter on my favorite list!
It’s Viviene Westwood and I love the two different colored shoes!

Natalie Portman

Things That Make You Go Eeww…

Come on Tina Fey… crushed velvet?

Olive Wilde wearing a piece by Matel.

January Jones is all over everyone’s Best Dressed lists…
I think this looks weird in the boob area, and despite the fact that I like the rest of the dress,
I can’t stop looking at the boobs…

Halle Berry…. ew. I smell a desperate aging actress.

Emma Stone… I don’t know what to say.
She used to be a carrot top, now she just looks like a carrot.
In fact, if she just dyes her hair green and wears it Mohawk style… come on. picture it.

Christina Aguilera looks like she squeezed herself into the ugly
leg lamp from A Christmas Story.

Anne Hathaway… this pains me. I just don’t get it.
She looks like Donald Trumps 11th Wife.

… and thats about it… except, I have to mention Ricky Gervais. … Love him.

Half Moon Nails & GLITTER!!!

I’ve been seeing them in various magazines recently, including the December issue of Glamour:


Half Moon Nails.

Dita Von Teese talks about them in her book, Burlesque/Fetish, as well. (The book was published years before this trend started appearing in fashion magazines by the way). It was very popular in the 1940s to leave the lower portion of the nail bare in a “moon” shape. I decided to try the modern version of this style using two contrasting nail colours.

Images from Dita’s book.

1.) Start by painting your nails the lighter of the two colors.
I chose a glittery silver. Wait for nails to dry.

2.) Next apply manicure stickers above the bottom portion of your nails.
(you can find these at just about any drugstore/beauty supply store).

3.) Then, paint either above or below the sticker.
I chose a dark purple above the sticker, leaving the lower portion the glittering silver.

4.) Once dry, remove the stickers to reveal your modern-day Half Moon Nails.
5.) Finish with a clear top coat.
Here’s how mine came out.

(A little sloppy, I still need to touch up the mess-ups)
I love them. I really like the way the Dark Purple looks next to the Glittery Silver Sparkles.

ALSO: If you’d like to try the 1940’s classic Half Moon Nails: Apply clear base, wait to dry.
Apply maicure stickers (apply pretty low, you don’t wan’t more than a small portion left bare).
Leave the bottom of the sticker bare, paint above the sticker.
Remove stickers once dry and finish with top coat.

TREND ALERT: GLITTER NAIL POLISH. I love glitter and just about anything else that sparkles, so you can imagine how happy I am to no longer feel tacky with my glitter polishes.

[another] TREND ALERT: SEQUINS!!! I want a sequin mini dress for New Years this year! Maybe even a pair of sequin stilettos… too much? I don’t think so!

And since I’m talking so much about glitter… When I picked up the December issue of Glamour I saw the beautiful face of my favorite actress (at the moment) Christina Hendricks on the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Surrounded by RED GLITTER!!!

I ♥ This Lady!

I only buy Harper’s Bazaar if I’ve already bought my magazine favorites for the month… InStyle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan… But I HAD to buy this issue! While perusing the inside, I stumbled across this contest:

Port St Lucie, Florida?! Random… But I was excited to see it.

Oh, yeah. And, uh… before I forget… I also just wanted to mention that….

I BOUGHT MY TICKET TO THE MIDNIGHT SHOWING OF HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS!!! SO EXCITED!!! ONLY 9 MORE DAYS!!!

The Perfect Red Lip


The Perfect Red Lip

This week I’ve been reading a lot about how a Red Lip is “in” this Fall and Winter. However, I would like to say that the Red Lip has absolutely never gone away. Another thing about red lips that has me annoyed is that so many, for so long, have said that redheads simply can’t wear one. To this, I say “Nay!” and so do a lot of other people now.

For redheads, it’s harder to make a red lip look really good, but it most certainly can be done. First, if you’re a ginger, you have to determine you skin tone.

  • Warmer Skin tones, (and more Orangey hair hues,) should look for a more orangey-red and corals.
  • Cool Skin tones look best with a blue-based reds. Darker reds look best, especially when you get into plums.
  • Neutral skin tones have it easier. You can pretty much wear any shade of red and have it look fabulous.
QUICK CHECK
Do you look better in Gold or Silver jewelry?
Golds = Warmer Skin Tone
Silver = Cooler/Neutral Tones

The rule for Red Lips has always been: the paler the skin, the bigger the pop.
If there’s one thing Gingers have going for them, it’s fair skin. Work that red lip!

GINGERS W/ COOL SKIN TONE – RED LIP

With her cool skin tone and darker, auburn hair, Emma Stone looks great in these red shades.
(I particularly love in the first photo how her green earrings are complimented by the red tones.)

GINGERS W/ WARM SKIN TONE – RED LIP
Mad Men’s, Christina Hendricks and this model (from Montreal’s Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week) are two redheads with very warm skin tones. The more Orangey-Reds chosen for each lady compliments their tone. Each lady’s hair color and lipstick are all shades of read, but what makes them so cohesive are their Orange qualities.
As a result, the over-all look is Orange; only on a redhead can an “Orange Look” be so beautiful. Blue eyes shining through appear that much more illustrious.

GINGERS W/ NEUTRAL SKIN TONE – RED LIP

Christina Henricks (with a much more subtle blush than seen in the picture above), Isla Fisher and Nicole Kidman are all seen here with neutral skin tones and very bold red lips. Simple eye makeup, which is the way to go with a bold lip, and these redheads look amazing…
IT CAN BE DONE!

When doing a Bold Red Lip, I have the most success with the following steps:

  • I use a very sheer foundation (depending on the look, I sometimes use a shade slightly darker than my own) and blend it in with a very light, daily moisturizer. That way my face looks delicate and not heavily weighed down by layers of foundation.
  • Because I like my red lips to be glossy, I use a small amount of powder to blend over my face for a more matte look. SKIP BRONZER (unless used lightly in a warm look).
  • KEEP THE EYE MAKE-UP SIMPLE! I like to use liquid liner and mascara in either dark brown or black (the blackest black) and one SHEER layer of a very light eye shadow, a neutral shade. (White, Off White, Light Light Tan)
  • *OPTIONAL* Because the eyes are so simple, I especially want my lashes to stand out, but not too glam (the red lip is what is glam about this look). Using cheap, drug store lashes, I apply a whole set. But before doing so, I trim the ends (as well as the length sometimes) giving them a more uneven, natural look.
  • Most fair skinned girls, especially Gingers, have a very rosey tone making blush unnecessary. If you do choose to use a blush, make sure it is sheer and lightly applied to the apples of your cheeks. A super sheer light light pink shimmer looks nice and is what I choose with my Red Lipped Looks.
  • I personally think it looks horrible to line the entire lip… ever. Unless I join a Puerto Rican street gang, I’ll pass on a dark, complete lip-lining… However when I do red lips, I line the inside corners of my lips and a little in the center of the top and bottom (to even out any discoloration and unevenness.)
  • Then I apply the lip color (I’ve yet to try a stain, but I haven’t heard good things from friends who have). I’ve found Cover Girl Outlast lip color to look and work the best. I use the top gloss the color is partnered with, but I also apply a clear gloss for extra shine when I want it.

Obviously, Red Lips look great on EVERYONE! I’ve compiled a few photos of “Red Lip Lovers” to demonstrate how a Bold Red Lip looks on women of various hair and skin tones.

You can see how these beauties have partnered their red lips with other elements to accommodate their individual spin on the classic red lip.

BLONDIES
Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani are two platinum blondes who are regular red lip rockers. Emma Watson, who always looks fab, shows a bold red lip in such a down to earth way.

Lauren Conrad, Hilary Duff and Hayden Panettiere are all more subtle blondes
who flawlessly execute a bold red lip.

BRUNETTES

Leighton Meester, Audrina Patridge and Ashley Greene.
Brunette Beauties with varying skin and hair tones, all with beautiful bold red lips.

Megan Fox is a Dark Brunette and regular rocker of red lips.

RAVEN-HAIRED
Dita, oh Dita. When I decided to dye my hair black, it was in hopes that I would look something like this. The dye didn’t hold very long and I had to strip my hair as a result…
Still, I definitely want to dye my hair black again sometime.

OLIVE/TAN COMPLEXIONS
Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Penelope Cruz all looking lovely with their red lips. Each is able to go a little darker, a little more with their eye makeup because of their darker skin tone.

DARK COMPLEXION
Rhianna, Beyonce and Zoe Saldana all wear their red lips well. Also, like with tan and olive skin tones, these ladies can go a bit darker with eye makeup and even a little darker with their blush. A sheer, shimmery peach pair nicely.

BEWARE: WHEN RED LIPS GO WRONG
Any amount. Of any other color. WILL make your red lip look more like clown-wear.
So, if you’re following: TOO MUCH of other colors only makes this worse. (Unless youre audition for the circus, then you-go-girl) Rhianna’s dark skin tone does allow a lot more room for adding color, but only if you really know what you’re doing, (I still wouldn’t suggest any other colors in your look.) Leighton Meester’s purple raccoon eyes definitely clash with the red lip. (Why so serious?) That being said, I actually like it… for a runway, concert, etc… for a regular, average person… steer clear… it won’t look good, I promise.

A nice classic black eye liner is the best way to go with red lips.
Too much liner can make you look like an anorexic ghoul, i mean, Mary Kate Olsen
or like a whore in a Robert Palmer music video.

SO WATCH OUT!

and REMEMBER: SIMPLE FACE & EYES with a BOLD [RED] LIP.

  • Another thing to keep in mind with red lips is your nail color.
  • Just about anything other than a red looks good. Black, Blues, Neutrals, light Pinks, etc.
  • Stay away from Corals, Maroons, Plums, dark Pinks, etc.
  • Only if the Red Nails REALLY match the Red Lips… nearly identical… will it work.
  • Otherwise, the two colors will clash and that will only make both the lips and the nails look bad.

Jets Win!!!


This afternoon, in Overtime, my New York Jets beat the Detroit Lions! WoopWoop (I’m not so sure why the game was so close… but they won!!!) And as we stand right now in this week’s football pool, I am up against one other person and it’s coming down to Monday night’s game. (With the exception of one week I have made it down to the final few when the Monday game chooses the winner… even thought I’ve only won once… I’m a gal who knows my football!!!)