Spring means bright, and one of my favorite brights is a dash of really red lipstick that immediately transforms a dull day and makes even the most casual of fashion feel sophisticated. You can read much more of the feng shui of the color red HERE, but suffice it to say, reds are magnetic.
I took a flight from New Jersey to LA when I was 13. A young woman- maybe 20- was wearing sweats and glasses, but when we landed she pulled out a small compact and put on a red lipstick that suddenly made her look like she emerged from a runway. From that moment on, I would always have a red stashed away for just the right moment, even at 13!
Today, celebrity makeup artist and balanced beauty expert Chantal Moore brings us the best of vegan & cruelty free lipstick making a color-ific splash!
From Chantal: One of the newer brands in the makeup world I hear talked about more and more on set amongst artists is Lime Crime. I was first introduced to their line by a client that wanted to use her own favorite lipstick by Lime Crime. I was super impressed with the pigment and staying power. I used a Velvetines shade on my client for a red carpet event and her lips stayed on perfectly all night….and into the morning. She was thrilled. I was thrilled. My favorite opaque lipstick by Lime Crime is Retrofuturist- a bright true red. Suedeberry, a matte coral red, is my favorite of the Velvetines which is a liquid that dries totally matte for ultra long wear. There is a lot more Lime Crime that I plan to explore. If you haven’t yet explored this innovative new makeup line- they are vegan and cruelty free. Explore their entire line HERE.”
Chantal Moore works closely with some of the biggest names in music, fashion and film. Her beauty and makeup advice regularly appears in such magazines as InStyle and Glamour, and she has appeared on television as a beauty expert for E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network and Fine Living Network. In 2009, she became Beauty Editor for the online lifestyle magazine Tangerine Living. In 2010, Chantal appeared on the MSN.com Kellogg’s Special K-sponsored series The Victory Project as resident Beauty Expert. She also appeared on the NBC series Fashion Star , lending her beauty expertise to the design team.
If you want to read much more of Chantal Moore’s genius tips and grounded, gorgeous beauty philosophy, you can watch videos of her in action on her website. You can also keep up with her daily on Twitter and Facebook.