Monday, December 28, 2009

Bravo Penelope for wearing vintage!

'Penélope Cruz is among the stellar leading ladies in Rob Marshall’s Nine, which also stars Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, and Kate Hudson.

At its New York premiere, Cruz made a bold statement in a vintage Chanel goddess gown accessorized with pear-shaped diamond chandelier earrings from Chopard.'

I think her stylist should have chosen a deeper color red for her lipstick and have to agree with Debutante Clothing that it would have made a big difference if only the lipstick had been the correct shade, it was after all, very important in that era.

For instance, Chanel has a Red N°5, Armani Cosmetics carries a Matte Silk Lipstick No. 9, Nars's Fire Down Below...

Some of my vintage loving friends swear by MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red.

I wore Revlon's Cherries In The Snow for many years.

Then there are the shades by an old brand called Poppy, by Poppy King originating in Australia and now in the US and online. The brand in now called Lipstick Queen, they are typical 1940's colours.

What is your favorite shade of red lipstick?


Trixie said...

I love Cherries In the Snow too, but for the last good many years I have been wearing Mac's Ruby Woo. A pure, long lasting matte red that never changes color.

figure8studio said...

Thanks Trixie! Next time Im in MAC will have to try it.

In the winter the Irish part of the fam. is more predominant in summer the olive Cuban so I have to be careful with reds.

lucitebox said...

I like Russian Red by Mac. There's also Vintage Red by Clinique which is a bit creamier.

I also wear Cherries in the Snow, but it looks more pink on me than I'd like.

I think her eyes are to heavily done to compete with vivid red lips, so I'd say this is a good look for that eye treatment.

I tend to do less on the eyes and more with the lips or vice versa because I have a tendency to look like a drag queen when I wear too much makeup.

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