DSCF1168  This is Charlotte!

Charlotte is a mother of 4, a professional carpooler and my Beauty Muse.  Charlotte has been willing, for years, to try all my new discoveries.  She has run to the supermarket with one smokey eye, been to her children’s soccer games with false eyelashes and has been known to text me from her shower with an update on conditioners!

Besides being my best Gal-Pal, she’s a classic beauty and makes me look good.

This is an evening look, rocking the red lip.  I know women feel intimidated to try it or are afraid of which red to choose, but with the right eye make up and the right attitude, a red lip can set you apart and make you feel glamorous.



Charlotte’s Beauty Secret: Her “I’m in” Attitude and her infectious laugh!




Some Basic Beauty favorite Reds:

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella. This is my favorite because I can manipulate it to create various shades of red.  It is easy to use and feels like butter!  If you just want an undertone of red you can fill in the whole lip with this pencil and then kiss a tissue.  This will blot the lipstick and make it appear more like a stain.  Then apply any of our favorite sheer lip glosses listed below. If you want the bold red, continue the coverage with Cruella until you achieve the look you want.

This is where the fun comes in, you can use silver, gold or pink glosses on top to change up the look.

Sephora Brand Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in #32 Starlight Shimmer

Sephora Brand Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in #37 Sand

Sephora Brand Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in #12 Bubble Gum Shimmer

Or choose some of our other favorite reds:

Girgio Armani in Lip Maestro #503

Sephora Ultra Shine Gloss in #29 Gorgeous red -shimmer

Clinique Chubby Stick  in Mightiest Maraschino

Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon in Refreshing Red

IMG_0469  Be Your own kind of Beautiful!