For years, I watched my mother and her friends put lipstick on while they were still at the dinner table. I was too young to wear lipstick but old enough to wish I could. It felt like it was a club I couldn’t wait to be a part of.
Between the appetizer and the main course, and again at the end of the meal, they would subtly open their evening bags, take out beautiful compacts, and discreetly look in their mirrors to reapply their lipstick and dab a little powder on their noses.
The act of adjusting their makeup was done without fanfare; their manner was simple and their gestures very feminine.
Times have changed. Lipsticks are long-lasting and women are more casual than ever before, but lipstick is still an important part of looking good and RED lipstick continues to be the height of elegance. There is something magical about red!
Wearing Red Lips
Go red instead of brown. It’s not about the strength or the intensity of the color, but about the color red and how it brightens your face.
Red lips are a statement; you are saying here I am.
Even with long-lasting lip colors, red wears off and can fade, leaving merely an outline on your lips. I’ve tried many different ways to solve this. This is what I’ve found works best:
When the red lipstick wears off, the stain on your lips will keep them looking red, but you do have to reapply the lipstick.
Wearing red lipstick is a commitment, but the look you get is well worth the extra work.
What about you?
Do you have memories of not being able to wait to be old enough to emulate somebody?
Do you have any tricks to keeping your red lips red?
Do you wear red lips?
Let me know. Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear! Merci.
* Image - Lucille Ball reapplying lipstick
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If you’ve stood underneath the Eiffel tower and looked up, you know . . .