I finally summoned up the courage to purchase my first red lipstick (after being told I had to spend an minimum of $10 on eftpos (debit) in our local chemist (drug store). I had already picked out some over priced toothpaste, and decided that I should like to try something new on my face. Thankfully for my family, I haven’t taken to facial tattoos, though there was that one time I had my lip pierced. Come to think of it, it ruined my dads Christmas that year!
The first few thoughts as I held the mystifying tube, were of glamourous women who were voluptuous, striking and confident.
Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot are all women who come to mind.
Then I imagined those not so pleasant images of smeared lips, and women who attempt to make thier smile bigger by drawing outside the lines with that red stick (it is always so obvious). Bozo the clown also popped in there, along with a few moments from memory where I noticed a few women with lipstick on her teeth or shirt. Some women just do not suit red lipstick, was I doomed to be one of these women?
It always seemed that more mature women we’re the ones wearing vivid red lipstick and could really pull it off.
A bit of a flash back to my first experience as a kid with makeup.
My best friend had been wearing eye makeup and had convinced me to put some mascara on. She took a very long time (I think we were 12) putting the stuff on, and when I finally (excitedly) looked in the mirror, I had spent the better part of 20 minutes imaging myself to look like a superstar. I was horrified. Holy lord, it looked like I had long legged spiders living around my eyes. I thought it looked like a nightmare. I washed it off pronto.
I don’t think I touched the stuff again till I started getting interested in boys (which some of you may know…was much later on!) ha.
The crap we put on our faces to get boys to like us.
Men, how much do you prefer a made up woman to an au natural woman?
Women, how much do you prefer going sans make up or going made up?