Do you wear lipstick? (Or lip gloss? Or anything more than chapstick, really?)
I have a fairly developed makeup routine, I like playing around with the stuff using it to smooth things out and playing with colours on my eyes. I've figured my way out around concealer and foundations and powders and blush and about a million different eye products because making my eyes prettier is my favourite thing. What I haven't really figured out is lipstick. I mean I'm so at odds with the stuff I didn't even wear it when we got married.
Which is odd, because lipstick had been my first foray into makeup. My mom used lipstick, from Amway in Venetian Plum (always the same) as the lynchpin of her makeup routine and I grew up with her not leaving the house without at least lipstick and earrings on. So why the heck haven't I figured out lipstick?
I have some great lipsticks, colours just a little richer than my own lip colour that feel smooth going on. I even know how to apply them, in three different ways, and how to blot excess off and make the main bit stick better.
Two issues bog me down with wearing lip colour though: it never stays in place once I start to eat (and I drink and nibble throughout the day), and more importantly I always feel "fake" in it. It looks so clearly different from who I am that I figure everyone must think I look like I'm trying to hard in it. Which is completely backward, because when I see lipstick on other women and I adore the look, but I just don't have the confidence to carry it off myself.
Any lipstick fans here? What do you like about it? How do you get it to work for you?