There are certain makeup items I avoided for most of my life, well, until the last few years anyway. Things that I thought didn't suit me at all, wouldn't make that much difference to my appearance, or that I associated with a completely different personality other than my own.
Black mascara was one - hard to believe I know, but I wore brown for over 40 years in the absolute certainty that black was too tacky and dramatic for my colouring. I balked at eyelash curlers - thought them decidedly strange contraptions that reminded me of torture tools from the Middle Ages (why would anyone even consider inflicting pain on their precious eyelids?) Bold black eyeliner was another - ooooh noooo! Way too tarty and extreme for a pale-eyed fair-skinned beauty like me...
But now? Honestly I can hardly believe that person was me - I look back at those funny little foibles and laugh myself silly, because these days I wouldn't dream of stepping outside the door without using EVERY SINGLE ONE of them!
But, still there was one last frontier that hadn't been breached - the red lip. Absolutely not, never, forget it, no way, are you kidding, red lips with red hair? Sure I've worn & loved coppery shades and the occasional berry when I was feeling particularly daring, but bright fire-engine red lips? N.O., and I mean NO. Well...lately I've had my suspicions that maybe, just maybe, I hadn't found the right shade for me. You know, the one that just absolutely leaps out and says "I am The One!"?
And then, as luck would have it, the entire range of L’Oreal Infallible 2-Step Lip Colour turned up as part of my Blogstar prize. There are three reds in the set, and I'm tickled
pink red to say that one of them, Continual Crimson, is The One! It's what I'd call an orangey red, one that flatters my yellowy undertoned skin in a way that I didn't think was possible. I'm planning on writing a full review of this brilliant product shortly, but for now, may I present to you MY ravishingly red lippie.
And here it is on my lips...
I'm delighted to have found a red at last that I feel comfortable wearing, happy as a clam actually. So what's the next personal beauty barrier I'll be breaking through? I'm thinking...maybe...false eye lashes? Lol, that one might take me a wee while longer :-)
Are there any makeup products that you simply won't wear? Are you a fan of bright red lipstick? Have you found your perfect shade yet? Please do let me know what it is - I'm on a mission to track down some more :-)
Take care of you,