I have pale, pale skin, and pale, pale hair. Drastic action is needed to avoid being a big white blob. I am experimenting with red lipstick, to apparently hilarious effect.
It turns out that red lipstick produces a whole new set of challenges, unforeseen by one who normally wear anonymous sorts of colours.
There are many many shades of red, ideal for those with much much money. It may take some time to find the right one.
It’s RED, look at me, brimming with confidence, in your face, RED. It is not subtle.
It neeeds careful application otherwise it goes everywhere, and crucially, can’t be wiped off cleanly. It’s not a matter of simply applying red stuff to one’s lips. Apparently I need a matching lip pencil (nope) and tutorials. Seriously, people, can you imagine the reaction doing this at home would provoke?
So far I’ve only bought one lipstick, a drying sort, and a gloss, which stays on, but doesn’t stay glossy. I could get into a habit, fooled by lists and brand names. All of the internet raves about this one, so in interests of research I may hunt it out. Once I bought a fancy Chanel nail varnish because the internet told me to. The internet is never wrong…