S3 E1 Death by Red Lipstick with Rachel Felder

Intrigued by the scent of a Dior red lipstick? Attracted to the texture of red by Guerlain? What's at the root of this intergenerational obsession with red lipstick that resonates with people across cultures, ages, and genders?

I had to turn to the expert. Correction! THE expert, Rachel Felder, author of Red Lipstick: An Ode to A Beauty Icon to dig a little deeper and find out what motivates our desire to apply red on our lips and why this private indulgence is as much about confidence as it is about mysticism.

How delightful to begin a new season of Populuxe with one of the most prolific and well versed writers who see beauty for what it truly is: a cultural tenet of our humanity. Rachel treats the subject with respect and finds the fun in it too!

Rachel Felder is an author and journalist who writes about style, art and trends for many outlets. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, The Financial Times, Women’s Wear Daily, and many other publications. She has written five books. The most recent, Red Lipstick: An Ode to a Beauty Icon (HarperCollins), examines the enduring appeal, glamour, and history of the makeup’s most beloved staple. She commutes between New York and Miami.