Red lips, like fire, are hard to contain. They’re also hard to resist. Every gal I’ve ever known has wanted to wear red lips at one time or another. Even my staunchly anti-makeup BFF Cindy, who will get in her car and drive 50 miles away from me if I approach her with a lip brush, craves crimson sometimes.
One trick to controlling the fiery power that is red is containing it within a boundary, like by lining the edges of your lips with lip liner. For a defined, distinct boundary around your red, use a liner shade slightly darker than the red lipstick you plan to apply, then fill your lips with the same liner, except for the middle of your top and bottom lips (to create subtle variations between the color in that middle area and the other parts of your lips for extra dimension).
Now, soften any harsh edges with a lip brush, while keeping that open area in the middle of your lips clear for the next step: your lipstick.
Layer the lipstick you’ve chosen all over your lips now, and blend it seamlessly into your lip liner.
Whoop! Contained, defined, fiery red lips. Ooh-la-la.
If you can, marry a man who…
…says sweet things about you while he’s heavily sedated.
I realized this when I was at the hospital on Monday with El Hub, who went in for an endoscopy, which is a test where they look inside your tummy with a tiny camera.
Shortly after the procedure, which doesn’t take long, the nurse let me into the recovery room.
When I walked in, El Hub was still loopy from the sedatives they gave him but awake enough to make loopy conversation. He smiled at me with half-lidded eyes and slurred, “There she is — the most beautiful girl in the world.”
Then he turned to the nurses and said, “See this girl? She’s my wife. I married the most beautiful girl in the world.” 🙂
Of course he can’t remember any of this now, LOL! I asked him about it this morning, and he just shook his head.
But I’ll always remember it, and I will keep it close to my heart.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,