If they say a woman owning no lipstick at all is not a woman, then I had stopped being a woman for a few years, before my Red Carpet.
I know the question in your mind right now. Well, if I have an event to go to, I paint my eyes and put on some lipbalm. Off you go, girl.... (more)
I’ve never been keen on lipstick, since I need to eat and drink with a peace of mind. Oh and, I need to laugh also. Oh number two, how do you kiss a man when you have lipstick on? That reminds me of this scene inLove Actually. Oh no, I wouldn’t want to kiss a woman with liptick on if I were a man.
But I have to admit that I had had a secret on-and-of crave for a bold red lipstick which, in my imagination, I had called Shanghai red. Think of those lanterns and the women in their sexy slit dress. Except that I hadn’t wanted the dress and hadn’t been willing to pile onto my face layers of cream and powder for the look. And since I don’t want to own too many cosmetic products without using them often, I had wanted my “Shanghai red” to double as a casual red when blotted. I know, I am a pain…
But now I’m whole. I’m a woman. I own a lipstick. A bold red lipstick – Bobbi Brown creamy matte lip colour in Red Carpet! Not a glam hue (I can never pull a Dita von Teese look) but one that is rich and mature, and just… red, no hint of orange of anything. I have to resort to this picture below of Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules so you can visualize it (I’ve no idea what brand and colour she wore, and I guess it will look slightly different on a fair complexion).
It was worth all the years of the quest, I believe.
Wearing bold liptick on a bare face is difficult, if I may remind you of that. I was stunned, for some seconds, by what I saw in the mirror the first time I tried it on, and then broke out in hysterics hiding my mouth with both hands. I almost had to surrender to the belief that it’s impossible to wear bold lips on a bare face.
But my precious lipstick is now tameable, after some experiments (mostly at home).
Do I need a red carpet to wear Red Carpet lips? No, all I need is one of those days when my skin glows (it doesn’t when things are a bit stressful for me, or when I’ve had too much bad food, or good food even, like dark chocolate), a white tank, jeans, and girlfiends’ coffee time (not a date with a man because I won’t be able to kiss him).