Lipstick, a billion dollar industry, is so much more than just the color on those luscious lips. Lipstick is a peek into our personalities; it suggests words that are yet to be spoken and when things in our lives are changing, lipstick is the one constant we can always rely on.
Lipstick is a beauty staple, a familiar friend, a daily ritual, an old habit, a mate magnet and no matter how you choose to view it, we use it.
In our lifelong pursuit of happiness, it’s often easy to overlook the small, commonplace things we take for granted that really makes us happy. But, in the grand scheme, it’s impossible to imagine life without our small personal pleasures.
Why I Go To Lipstick for Luscious Lips
My simple pleasure is lipstick…I simply love lipstick and have known lipstick longer than most of my friends. I love the way it makes me feel.
There is a certain sense of power you feel in the ceremony of applying lipstick and how your luscious lips look wearing it.
Lipstick is all-powerful and I’m wondering, if you had to choose, how many would give up lipstick over mascara? I wouldn’t have to think twice about which I’d choose.
Who Cares What They Think?
While sitting in a salon waiting to get my latest round of highlights, I was reading a popular women’s magazine that included a typical “How to Catch and Keep a Guy” article.
The article referenced countless statistics about what guys supposedly found hot, attractive and entertaining…many of which to me sounded pretty ridiculous.
According to this article and this particular survey, it stated that men found brightly colored lipstick, like red lipstick, distracting, messy and generally disliked it. It makes me wonder just how many guys were surveyed.
My Light Bulb Moment
Of course, I took offense to this and thought about it just long enough to start second guessing the bright melon shade I was wearing. Was it too much for daytime wear? Was I getting a second glance because my luscious lips were too bright? Was my partner silently and secretly rolling his eyes because he considered it too messy when planting a kiss?
I then began to question every bright color I’d recently purchased, currently had in my makeup arsenal at home and that special designated section of my purse. Well of course I pulled out my compact mirror to analyze my look.
Then just as quickly as I started to second guess myself, that little kernel of truth — the one that made me reach for my favorite shade — reminded me that it doesn’t matter what they think! It doesn’t matter what they wrote either and I put the mirror back in my purse.
While I hate to admit the light bulb didn’t flicker right away, I remembered I don’t wear lipstick to get luscious lips for anyone but myself. It just plain makes me feel good and in my mind, it completes my look.
The red lipstick or any color I wear represents a feeling of liberation. It should remind all who love lipstick of the time in history when women wore tights, high-waisted skirts and put up their hair up in tight pin curls. It’s simply a woman’s best friend and her personal sense of style. The same goes for those lipstick loving guys too.
The Marriage Between Lips and Lipstick
Lipstick can do so much to brighten up a face filled with stress, fine lines, lack of sleep or lack of color. And like any applied science, we can take full advantage of the power of lipstick when we better understand the relationship between our luscious lips, our skin tone and our lipstick choices.
After all, our lips are an incredible, highly sensitive part of the human face. Where our eyes may be considered the windows to our soul, our luscious lips are the mirrors to our mind. The color of lipstick we choose is so more than just our favorite shade and here’s why…
We all know that our mouths play an important role in how we communicate, but why are our lips such an essential part of our overall body language and how we are perceived?
What We Convey With Our Lips
Lips have literally been the focus of our attention for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Like our eyes, most people will tend to focus on our mouth during a face-to-face conversation.
The look we convey with luscious lips, whether through their shape, color, or gesture can play into a perception of our mood, one’s romantic fantasies, and maybe just a hint of suggestion of something more.
Think about the silent-film era, for example, when body language was as much a character in the film as was the actor or actress.
Clara Bow, a silent film star of the 1920’s was one of the most famous actresses worldwide in her time, due in large part to her physical qualities and most notably her darkened, expressive luscious lips.
Because our mouths express more emotion than any other body part and play a role in our overall appearance, lips can be a very powerful tool in our body language arsenal. We invest millions each year in lipsticks, lip liners, lip glosses, lip balms and lip plumpers all to achieve our best look.
Why You Wear Lipstick?
We consciously strive to make the most of what nature has given us because as one of the most visible areas of beauty on a woman or a man; lips project sensuality, style, good looks, mood and a certain essence without ever having to utter a word.
Lips are more than just a place for lipstick but lipstick help to showcase the story they tell. Whatever the reasons you choose to wear lipstick, the primary reason should be because you’re doing it for yourself and the way it makes YOU feel.
If somebody else likes it along the way, all the better for you.
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