So, I do realise that there’s nothing more I can say about these that hasn’t been said already, but I really just felt like offering my two yen worth. You can see from all the lettering that has been worn away and the cracked caps that these are truly well-loved.
I own three of these: Honey, Lovesick, and Romantic.
I first bought them a little over a year ago when I was hit by what would become a severe makeup obsession. I hadn’t really worn anything other than lipgloss with a hint of colour before that, like those jelly lip glosses that came in the plastic tubes or other similar sheerly tinted lip products.
These were a wonderful chance to make a foray into more vivid colours. I had always shied away from reds like a skittish pony. And fuchsia? I never thought I’d have the confidence to wear it. But with a little help from my makeup fairy friends, and the inevitable don’t care attitude which comes with age, (or maturity?) I took the plunge.
Wearing brighter colours made me feel great, gave me a real boost, afforded me a ton of compliments, and allowed me to feel confident when standing in front of my students. With the red and fuchsia lips came a no-nonsense attitude that enabled me to impose myself in class, with my students, when I had been a shrinking violet before. Forget power dressing, this was power makeup.
Romantic is a red that is nice enough to provide a nice pop of colour, yet isn’t so intense that you become an overly sexy siren.
Lovesick is a blue-toned fuchsia that I adore. I swipe it on until it’s opaque, and keep reapplying whenever I need to. I even wear it to work. If someone has a problem with it, they’ll say something. No one has thus far, so I shall keep rocking it until they do.
Honey is a dusty pink colour that I’ve been wearing nearly every day as a my-lips-but-better-shade since the beginning of second term, paired with blush.
These lip stains are a wallet-friendly and wonderful way to ease into lipstick if you are just starting out, or whether you haven’t had the confidence to try brighter or more opaque colours on your face before. It does take a bit of getting used to, as you might feel that it’s a stranger looking back at you in the mirror, but once you are, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner!
Hope you have a great week!