On Friday afternoon, Alice and I went for a walk to the park. Before we left, I did my usual makeup routine. Sunscreen. Tinted moisturizer. Blush. And mascara. Earlier in the week I received a sample of long-wearing lipstick with my online order from Sephora. Right before we left, I thought I'd try it out. And, oh wow. It's colorful. Like solid pigment. Like a sort of look-at-me kind of color. Since it is a lip stain, it wasn't coming off easily so I decided What the hell? and I embraced the bold lips for our afternoon walk.
And since I kept the rest of my face simple, I didn't leave the house looking like a pageant queen. Or a Real Housewife. Which is, of course, a good thing.
Would you wear a bold lip in the middle of the day? I often see women rocking a neon pink or brick orange lip and I'm always envious of their boldness. Maybe it was a little much for laying on the grass in the middle of the day but whatever. Alice loved it. I loved it. And that's all that matters.
Bold lips in the afternoon. July 2012.