MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH LIPSTICK
I don’t understand women who don’t like lipstick. I will notice a beautiful woman with makeup on, but nothing on her lips. Quel dommage! (What a pity!) As I’ve stated here before, my no makeup look is lipstick and big sunglasses. I never leave the house without my keys and lipstick. NEVER! And if I did, I would do what a recent customer did and immediately go into a store and buy one. A woman stopped by my shop and headed right for the lipstick display. While she checked out the colors, her husband (male companion?) explained that she forgot her lipstick at home, they were out for the day, it was only noon and she was feeling pale and miserable without it. I completely get it. I assisted her in picking out the perfect Sunday afternoon shade of lipstick and she was on her way, happy once again.
At any given time, I have 6-8 tubes of lipstick in use. The time of day, occasion, what I’m wearing or how frisky I’m feeling determines which color I’ll wear that day. However, I do have my perfect go-to, natural lipstick that I can throw on anytime with or without other makeup and know that it will look good. The color is maybe 2 shades darker than my natural, bare lip color. It’s a medium, pinky-brown. Perfect!!
If you’re opposed to wearing lipstick, start with a tinted lip balm. It will not only keep your lips smooth and moisturized (nothing worse than dry, chapped lips) but will also brighten up your face giving a healthy look. Then you can graduate to lipgloss and lipstick. Visit me at IF A GODDESS WORE MAKEUP and allow me to help you pick out your perfect color. Of course, it will be chemical-free, lead-free and organic.
"If I have a date, give me a push-up bra and a tube of lipstick and I’m set to go."
-Sandra Bullock, 1998. Don’t take him back, Sandra. Start dating.
To your health and beauty!!