me with no lipstick

me with gloss

me in my everyday nude lipstick

let’s talk about lipstick shall we? i’m gonna have to apologize in advance for the kinda creepy close-ups of my nose and lips. they are a bit TOO up close and personal but i am not about to start retouching (more than i already have…lol) and resizing at this point! you know when you have a blog idea and then when you see it, it isn’t quite what you imagined??? well that’s what this is. i LOVE LOVE LOVE the way lip gloss looks on other girls (yeah, i should probably be saying “ladies” by now since i am 36…hello?!?!?), but my lips are like the exact same color as my skin! and i have some weird broken blood vessel on my lip that comes and goes. rest assured, i already made sure it wasn’t cancer! as you can see in the first pic, i kinda look like a corpse sans lipstick! so i rarely leave the house without it! and don’t let the second pic fool ya…the gloss actually looks ok in this pic but in real life, you can see the blood vessel and the gloss ends up making the tiny lines in my lips look worse. the last pic is the lipstick i wear daily. it is a mix of “fairest nude” by l’oreal, followed by “linda’s beige” by l’oreal and then topped with a swipe of “lasting shimmer” lip glaze (gloss). i also ALWAYS use lipliner and my fave is “bronzelle” by lancome. i swear i have been wearing this color (or close to it) since right outta high school. when one of my colors is discontinued, i have like fourteen similar colors for back-up! =)

p.s. i have a really weird line/ridge at the tip of my nose (kinda looks like a cats nose…only not as cute) and my son has the EXACT same thing on his teeny tiny button nose. he looks identical to my husband except for that line…it is all mine! eep!!!

5 Comments ( Reply )

  1. jenni austria germany
    May 24, 2011 @ 4:24 am

    totally a lipstick girl myself!

  2. Behind the Lashes
    May 24, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    I’ve been playing with lipsticks this year like crazy. I have been loving Maybelline’s Color Sensational, smells like vanilla! Yumm. I wear a great nude that you would probably love. It’s from Zuii Organics and it’s the shade Cashmere. Not only is it organic and good for your lips, it lasts ALL DAY!
    Have a great day!

  3. Melanie
    May 24, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    I prefer lipstick over lipgloss as well. It lasts longer and isn’t as sticky. Your lipstick combo is very pretty and suits you well! I haven’t found a great nude combo yet, but that might have a lot to do with my tendency to buy bright lip colors all the time. 😉

    xoxo, Melanie

  4. ggShoe
    May 25, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    I think the lip gloss looks nice on you. Try applying lip liner to the entire lip then lipgloss on top. Lipstick makes me look older, is too flat for me. Never thought you were 36, you look younger! Im 35 🙂

  5. lexi
    Mar 03, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    I’ve recently fallen in love with lipstick + I completely get the appeal!
    ♡ Lexi
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