Unlike most women, I’m not very diligent when it comes to wearing makeup. I have nothing against women and makeup. Whatever one wants to do with her time and her face is her business. It’s just that vanity and I have never been the best of friends. If anything, I find it cumbersome (as in, REALLY tiring) to have to paint my face every single day. I don’t feel compelled to put that much effort to prettifying myself. I only put on makeup if and when I want to, not because I have to.
My interest in makeup had increased after my husband left 2013. I started splurging on makeup (foundation, lipstick, the whole shebang!) and watched many video tutorials on how to put on eyeliners and how to achieve a particular look. I even learned about the many different makeup brushes and their uses as well as tricks to make the eyes look bigger.
It turned out to be just a phase because after four months or so, I had stopped putting on makeup again. Mostly because I just couldn’t find the time to sit down and do my face. Excuses, excuses!
But last December, I once again got hooked on makeup, particularly, lipsticks. Red – bright, bloody – lipsticks, to be exact! I now have red lipsticks in my collection and I’m always wearing one these days to the bemusement and amusement of my friends.
My lips are sensitive, so I have always worn matte lipsticks because they make my lips chap less than creamy ones. Of late, however, I don’t discriminate as much. As long as it’s in a shade of red that I like, then I’ll wear it.
Here are my red lipsticks:
- Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet – This is my very first true red lipstick and my most expensive one too! It’s a liquid lipstick that dries into a matte finish that I adore!
- Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Red Salsa – I love the color! It’s so bright and it makes my lips pop. My only problem with it is it doesn’t last as long as my Velvetine.
- Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Red Rouge – This is the first red lipstick that I ever bought. I seldom use it because it’s on the darker shade of red but it’s still good.
My obsession with red lipsticks isn’t over yet and there are a bunch that I would like to buy later this year. In the meantime, I’ll stick with what I have and paint the town RED!
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