I have been wearing red lipstick ever since I was allowed to wear makeup. I started wearing it just so I could emulate all the old movie stars I grew up obsessing about, but now I feel almost incomplete if I don’t have some form of color on my mouth. Both Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth stained their lips red for they knew it represented love and passion. For this New Year’s Eve I will probably wear a vintage dress and finish the look with my old standby of red nails and lips. I am so excited that there are plenty of gorgeous hues of reds by companies that do not use phthalates, formaldehyde, or other toxins. I recently discovered Hour Glass makeup made by a local lady that has wonderful lip and cheek stains and glosses. The Hourglass Liquid Lipstick in Icon is a perfect red and it matches with my favorite butter LONDON in Saucy .