Wednesday, 20 April 2011

In The Pink

While having my usual tea and toast this morning it struck me how much lipstick I may actually consume. Since I don't wear it every day it's most likely not going to be as much as someone like Dita Von Teese but I think I still may be eating a fair old bit. It made my tummy turn.

Today I am wearing No7 Moisture Drench in Petal which I bought for £2.50 some years ago. Maybe I should get a new one? This old lippy has been through hell and high water with me. At the same time I think as I took it with me on holiday to France where I had to stash it in the fridge to stop it melting. It's also the first lipstick I ever bought and therefore it holds a certain nostalgia for me. So you see a new one is out of the question.

I do have issues with it though, as I do all lipstick. You see at first the matt colour coating your lips feels nice, your lips are full and soft. Over the passage of time they dry out and colour then takes on a nasty rough sensation which is quite cloying. My only option is to completely remove it which also manages to remove the make-up from the lower portion of my face. Disaster! I now have to reapply everything and I feel the job it utterly bodged. I have tried primers, balms and such to try to keep my lips moisturised the whole day but then the downfall of that is it makes the lipstick slippery and comes off willy nilly on china, cup and cutlery. (Also door frames but we won't go there with that story)

Such is life. I shan't give up!

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