Call me crazy, but I have a habit of thinking about habits.
Is that weird? Like, I notice things about myself, and then I spend a fair amount of time pondering whether it’s just me, or whether everyone else has the same quirks, and because I have a job that involves a lot of long-term quiet focus, my mind inevitably wanders…
“Am I the only one who does [INSERT QUIRK HERE]?” Or, “I wonder how she feels about [INSERT PONDERABLE TOPIC HERE]?” Or, “Why would the writers of The Walking Dead play with my emotions like that?!”
Of course, because I totally adore makeup, I most often find myself thinking about what’s hot now, or how we wear what we wear, or why we wear what we wear. For instance, where do the trends come from?? It’s sort of a chicken/egg situation, right? Because I think you could argue that sometimes the trends come directly from cosmetics companies (color correcting), and sometimes they come from us (strobing).
Anyway…now that I’m here helping Karen (and Tabs, who’s a real taskmaster, BTW!) on Makeup and Beauty Blog, I want to chat with you about something that’s been rolling around in my noggin.
Here’s my question: What’s your “beauty comfort zone,” so to speak, when it comes to lipstick colors?
And I don’t just mean traditional lipstick. I’m also talking gloss, glitter, liquid lipstick (because it seems like errbody is talking about liquid lipstick right now) — you name it.
MAC x Halsey, that masterpiece of a grey lipstick, got me on this subject, because as wearable as it is for a grey lipstick, my brain automatically said, “Nope, that is not something you can wear everyday.”
Later after I thought about it some more, I wondered…why? Where was the girl who at 15 decided “I’m going to wear bright red lipstick to high school!” and did it fearlessly (despite the whispers in the hallway)?
Where was the girl who decided that bright purple lipstick was totally okay in the office on a Tuesday, just because?
We’re always told that one of the best things about makeup is that there “are no rules,” and while this is totally true, I think that rules do often come from inside ourselves, more than from anywhere else…at least where I’m concerned.
NYX released a totally fabulous lipstick called Amethyst, and I want that baby bad, but the same little voice inside me that said that MAC x Halsey isn’t wearable is now telling me that I shouldn’t buy Amethyst.
The irony here is that I consider myself to be incredibly open-minded where lipstick is concerned!
I love bright pops of neon coral, deep blackened plums and neon purples. I love looking at how the vastly different hues change the way my overall makeup looks and brighten up an otherwise simple outfit.
So what’s so different about grey…or even indigo?
So, ladies, now it’s your turn. I love writing about (and commenting on!) things like this, because what might be “risky territory” for me could be something you’re incredibly at ease with.
Or, you might know of a way to make a color that I’m frightened by totally approachable for day-to-day wear.
Let’s chat about it. Meet you in the comments. 🙂