Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2010

Rote Lippen Soll Man Küssen...

The title of this Post is in German because it's basically a quote from a popular German folk song. It says "Red lips ought to be kissed". I totally agree even though I've never been one to care much for lipstick. In fact I neither owned nor used any. I was very satisfied with my transaprent lip glosses. In my defence I have to say that I hardly put on much make-up during the day because I aim for a more natural look. Until just now, that is.

At the same time as I started growing tired of seeing the same old me in the mirror every day I noticed more and more girls wearing bright red lipstick (preferrably with an all black outfit) during the day. Me - still not entirely convinced - got intrigued and went to the nearest Douglas make-up store to have an SA put some color on me. I left the choice of brand and shade up to her. She picked a Benefit lipstick in the color "Flirt Alert". Oh, how I like the sound of the name.

At first I was a bit shocked when I looked in the mirror because it so looked like ... well, not me. But isn't that what I wanted? I left the store telling the sales girl that I needed some time to think about it. She totally understood but assured me that the color suited me. She also gave me the advice to try to leave it on for the rest of the day And that's what I did. At first I felt a little uncomfortable especially after ordering a soy chay to go from Starbucks and lost half of the color on the to-go cup. One of the disadvantages of lipstick, I thought. They just never stay on....

But the longer I had it on the more comfortable I started feeling. Even my friend - who I met to go for a walk that day- noticed my bright red lips. That's when I made my decision to go back to the store first thing in the morning to buy the lipstick. And that's exactly what I did. And I haven't regretted it since.

What is your favorite lipstick (color) and why?


  1. I am kinda like you! I hardly wear make up and lip glosses are what I use the most everyday. But I do love Chanel Gabrielle lipstick!

  2. happy new year!
    usually nudepeachy shades, but i have black and red too.
    as for half worn lipstick, i like that best and blot mine to start out that way.