I haven’t worn “regular” lipstick in years.
Why? Well, I don’t like to see “smudges” – on my dinner glass, on my husband’s lips, or on my baby’s cheeks. Smudges mean that surely I am ingesting a lot of the stuff.
Actually, I just googled it and discovered the average woman will swallow between 4 and 9 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime. 4-9 pounds! That is totally not right.
The dilemma is that I really love wearing lipstick. REALLY. The vibrant, happy colors just make me feel pretty – “oh, so pretty. I feel pretty and witty and bright.” Okay, enough with the West Side Story. Now, that song is totally in my head – and your head too, incidentally.
Here’s the thing: I like wearing lipstick. I don’t like eating lipstick.
So, I opt for long-lasting lipsticks, like CoverGirl’s Outlast Smoothwear All-Day Lipcolor. The lipstick lasts 8 hours and comes in 22 different shades. I especially love 855 Cabernet Satin.
I’m wearing that shade in this picture:
The downside of the lipstick is that it makes your lips dry, but I haven’t yet discovered a long-lasting lipstick that doesn’t do that. I’d much rather have slightly dry lips and color that lasts for hours than wear a glossy lipstick that I have to re-apply every 30 minutes because I’ve – um – eaten it. Maybe that’s just me though.
What about you? Do you wear “regular” lipstick, long-lasting lipstick, or no lipstick?
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