Today’s post is a little different for me because I don’t usually step into the world of beauty blogging, but I wanted to invite you in on something I’m doing. I’ve always had very full lips, and was quite embarrassed about them as a kid. Children like to latch onto something to tease and for me that was having big lips. I’ve often been told in adulthood that “people would kill for those lips,” but childhood teasing has an annoying way of sticking with you. I think this fed into my never wanting to wear lipstick and draw attention to their size.
Red, in particular, can be a tricky colour for women to find their best shade, but a few years ago I found MAC’s Russian Red, which is perfect for me. Since kicking in the lipstick door with Russian Red, I also discovered MAC’s Rebel and the occasional hot pink. I tend to only wear these when my band plays shows, but I’ve decided to challenge myself to wear lipstick everyday.
I don’t wear very much makeup– typically brow powder (if I can be bothered) and mascara is all I wear, but when I do put on a full face of make-up it makes a huge difference to my appearance. I don’t want to look like a different person, but I would like to start making a little more effort, which is why I think the simple addition of lipstick could be fun to try. I’m challenging myself to try wearing lipstick everyday to see how I feel. If I like it, I’ll start trying new colours and, who knows, eventually even some blush!
Do you wear lipstick? What’s your shade?