I have to confess that I have been a red lipstick lover since the age of 15. I am 30 now. Basically half of my life I have been loving red lipsticks so freaking much but I bought my first one only a year ago.
I was scared. I had this big fear in me: what are people going to think about me? Am I old enough to wear a red lip? Am I brave enough to wear a red lip? I cerntainly had to grow up to be able to wear it.
Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick - 500 Revolution Red
Nowadays, that I am more confident with myself, I can express my thoughts correctly both with my words as well as with my outfit choises. I feel that I am ready for the RED.
I think it came just in time in my life. Looking back, how I woiuld have looked like at the age of 17 with my red lips when I was wearing 1970's inspired outfits, it makes me smile. Do not get me wrong. It is not a malicious laugh!I think it would have been a brave and rebellious choice from me, but definitely not a wise one.
Lovely Extra Lasting Matt Lipgloss - Red
If you are sorrounded with rockers (and you are also one of them) or you are more like a rebel, to wear a red lipstick, to look like a woman, to be that feminin, it was just wierd. Every group of friends (especially in highschool) has their norms how the members "should" look like. Similar people gravitate to each other. It is the same with rockers, rappers and with the cool kids. And if you want to be part of the group. doing things what the majority of them do not like (whether it is a Dr. Martens boots or listening punk music) it can cause exlusion. The red lipstick was something like that in the group where I belonged to.
Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Lipstick - GG24 Lani
I am more grown up now (still with a rainbow in my heart) and now I now what I want from life, what I want to achieve.
Red lipsticks give me more confidence. When I wear the perfect LBD (little black dress) or when if I wear my favorite denim with a white blouse, when I pust on a red lipstick, it makes me feel like a Woman. The Woman who I always wanted to be.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture -01 Red