“Putting on a bold lipstick is a way of saying, ‘I’m here.’”
Says a makeup artist quoted in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
I appreciate the sentiment, but was thoroughly disappointed with the lipstick recommendations. Don’t expect to find any dark colors here. Trust me, if you want to be bold, wear dark lipsticks.
The article does mention a brand of lipstick that I hadn’t heard about before and sounds interesting – Terry Rouge Terrybly Age Defense Lips. The brand name is awful. But the rave review persuaded me. The author boasts that it has converted her into a lipstick lover — “it doesn’t bleed into tiny lines, look garish or taste waxy and then disappear almost instantly.” Meh, worth a try. And, though not mentioned in the WSJ article, the brand has a deep purple shade named Carnal Attraction. At $50 a pop, I probably won’t run out and buy it. But I am putting it on my wish list.