Lipstick or lipgloss? What do you pucker up with?
I have to have something on my lips. At all times.
By something, I mean some form of lipstick, stain or gloss. I feel naked without it and and I can feel the skin on my lips literally cracking under the pressure of me not getting a re-application of SOMETHING on them quick enough.
Rummage through my handbag at any given time and you’ll likely find at least five forms of lip something-a-others.
You know, just in case.
If I’m feeling a little down and looking for a quick perk-me-up, I don’t reach for a coffee. I reach for a some kind of lip fix.
Clearly, I have a problem. Of the First World kind.
Just writing the words above has had me reaching for my Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm. My lips are very happy now. I knew you were concerned.
Overnight, I’ll apply some Lanolips 101 Ointment. Before I leave the house in the morning, I’ll add a lip-plumping Jane Iredale nude colour lippy. At my desk, I have various options open to me. Mostly I’ll reach for a gloss during the day.
If I have to go out or put on a “face”, I’ve become a pout evangelist, preaching the statement lip. Napoleon Perdis’ Lady in Red hybrid gloss/lip stain for glam night out. Or I’ll do a statement pink – Illamasqua lipstick in Resist – or statement orange – Napoleon Perdis Divine Goddess in Niki.
Options, people. I need options. You could say I have a lip-robe.
Anyhoo, enough about me. I want to know all about your lip habits.
Are you a die-hard gloss girl? Or do you have a signature lip colour and brand that you always wear? Can you remember the first lipstick you ever owned?
Spill your lip stories below. I want to know them all.
Oh, and pucker up … here are some of my favourite lip colour images.
- The Luxury Spot
- The Perfect Palette
- The Beauty Department
- The Glamourai
- The Nichols
- Middle Child Complex
- Q’s Daydream
- That’s Chic
- Everything Fab
- Matchbook Mag
Main photo: Pink Preppy Lilly Lover