“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.

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~ by siouxsielaw on January 14, 2013.

6 Responses to ““Putting on a bold lipstick is a way of saying, ‘I’m here.'””

  1. My vote goes to Vincent Longo in Americana with a swipe of that Halloween black cheapo stuff on top. But YMMV. Lipstick: almost as important as eyeliner in my personal religion.

  2. I’m a fan of the bold lip. I have dark circles and small eyes, but giant huge fantastic teeth, so a fuchsia lip is my go-to look.

    I read an article once that stated that “men are intimidated by dark or colorful lipsticks” on women. It made me laugh. Why on earth would I want a man who is intimidated by lipstick? Seems like a good screening method to me, actually…

  3. I was testing some Kat Von D liquid lipsticks at Sephora yesterday. They seem to really stay put like my Lasting Lust red from MAC. Love something that doesn’t bleed.

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