So how red? Red and blonde reminds of a pin up girl (if you are a natural blonde, blue-eyed and 1.80m tall godess).
If you have dyed blonde hair and brown eyes (classical Greek woman) and olive skin, you're going to look like a distant relative of Nia Vardalos in "My Greek Fat Wedding".
Red is wonderfully suited to Mediterranean types like Monica Bellucci, who with the right outfit 'a la Sicily' makes the colour incredible. In vain on Sunday evening my favorite make up artist attempted to tell me that red suits all women. The last time I wore red lipstick, I was 25 years of age, weighed ten kilograms less, had brown hair and was, let's face it, as fresh as a budding flower! Since then despite the fact that I have looked after myself, time has left its mark. I wouldn't dare wear a red lipstick with my (now) blond hair unless I wore it on an unmade up face. I'm used to only emphasizing my eyes. Even for evening events, I only wear a beige or bright salmon shade. Red is for women like Jessica Rabbit, I said to my daughter - who loves red - last last year. What business does a permanently tired workaholic mother of three have wearing it? To which she replied: Mom, live a little .... " E.M.
A little red is a must ahead of the holidays with designers suggesting that it is accompanied with gold shiny accessories for effect. In the same spirit, the season's beauty products are also inspired by the catwalks bringing an extra sparkle to Christmas Eve. The House of Chanel has relaunched three vintage red nail varnishes from the 80s with its festive collection named Les Rouges Culte de Chanel whilst the iconic red lipstick Rouge G from Guerlain's collection Christmas Coque D'Or should not be missing from any make up bag. The essence of modern femininity is enclosed in the season's scent bottles which are more like art-works whilst scented candles exclusively designed for the festive season are the perfect gift for your loved ones.
Scented candle, Frosted Cherry & Clove Deluxe Candle, Jo Malone
Attica City Link
Gift pack, The Winter Wonderful Music Box, The Body Shop 49.00 euro
The Body Shop
Limited edition perfume, The One Collector’s Edition, Dolce & Gabbana
At cosmetics stores.
Les Rouges Culte de Chanel (Rouge Flamboyant, Laque Rouge, Rouge No 19), Chanel
At cosmetics stores.
Rouge G (No 820 Rouge Parade), Guerlain
Lipgloss, Rouge & Black Ecstasy Lip Maestro (No 404 Spice), Giorgio Armani Beauty 33.00 euro
Attica, Golden Hall.
Showergel, Xmas Bauble Frankincense All Spice, Molton Brown 12.00 euro
At Heaven on Earth.
Limited edition perfume, Red Door 25, Elizabeth Arden