So..the other day, I saw that CVS had their lipstick on sale. In case you didn't know, CVS and I have a major romance. Love, love, love that place. Ever since I became a "couponer", I have saved so much money there. I buy all of my toiletries there and so much more. Anything besides groceries, I get from there. (Even though I have bought random groceries from there like oatmeal, cereal and of course Arizona teas)
ANYWAY, so my point is this: I saw they had lipstick on sale, and so I bought two tubes of it. You see, I've never been a lipstick wearer. Lipgloss is my thing. BUT, being a Southern woman at heart, i wanted to try it out. My mom always wear lipstick and growing up, I remember her putting it on before we'd go to Wal-mart, church, or the post office. I've always associated lipstick with Southern women. So I went to CVS and bought some lipstick.
I chickened out and didn't buy red. But I did buy a pink and a rose color. Seth thinks it looks goofy, but i am going to try to slowly incorporate it into my makeup routine. Old fashioned? Maybe. But it's okay.
Now, I have this book called "How to sew a button...and other nifty things your grandmother knew" by Erin Bried. It has everything you can think of in there, from How to fold a fitted sheet to how to brew your own beer, to how to unclog a toilet. I came across how to wear red lipstick and thought I would share.
Maybe one day I will be able to wear red lipstick. Take a look at all these people who pull it off so beautifully:
Without further ado:
HOW TO WEAR RED LIPSTICK
Step 1: Soften your kisser. Gently brush off any rough skin with a dry toothbrush or a damp washcloth. Don't pick or peel! You want your lips to be red from your lipstick, not gushing blood.
Step 2: Dry your lips. Blotting with a tissue will do the trick.
Step 3: Choose a liner the same shade as your lipstick, and line the edge of your mouth. It'll help prevent your color from bleeding. If you can't find an exact match, use a lighter shade. Never, ever go darker, lest you look like a televangelist's mistress. (ha!)
Step 4: Starting at the center of your mouth and moving toward the corners of your lips, apply lipstick directly from the tube. Blot gently and repeat.
Step 5: Pucker up!
Fret no more, you've just learned how to properly wear red lipstick! Maybe next time you see me, I'll be dolled up in some red.... ;)