Photo taken & edited by Brian Marquis
I tried. I really did. I was going to wear red lips for my senior portrait photos this weekend, but I of course got ready last minute and didn't have time to properly apply lipstick. I decided to give it a try afterwards and I'm sorry fellow Dark Berries, I can't. I just can't. Lipstick is disgusting to me. I like the way it looks in photos, but the way it feels and smells is absolutely horrid. Am I the only one who thinks this? Please tell me I'm not the only lipstick-phobe!
My hatred for lipstick is rooted with my mom. My mother loves lipstick. Growing up, I watched her put it on everyday. No matter where she was going--work, grocery store, church--she wore it every. Single. Day. Because she wore lipstick all the time, all the water bottles she drank were stained. I would often be forced to sip from her water bottle if we were out and I was thirsty. The sight of her berry-colored lipstick on the rim of the Poland Spring made me gag. And whenever I put on lipstick, that's all I think about. I want to dry heave just typing it.
Anyway, the reason I decided to give lipstick a try was because I got my hands on three Guerlain Rouge lipsticks and I really like the current trend of bold lips. Especially, red lip. I put on Guerlain Rouge 23 Geisha and used the Guerlain Rouge Cassis 23 Lip Pencil to smooth out my lip line (conveniently, a brush is located on the opposite side of the pencil!). After wearing it for a mere 15 minutes, I wanted to get it off my lips. I will say that my lips didn't dry out and flake. I mean, I only had it on for a short time... I'm sticking to lipstains.
On the plus side, I'll be giving away two Guerlain lipsticks very soon! They are Guerlain Rouge 20 Gina and Guerlain Rouge 22 Greta. Details to follow soon.