Hello, snow bunnies!
It is a drab, drab time in New England. The piles of snow are now dirty piles of snow and we’re not seeing temps over 25 degrees for about ten days. I feel like I have been fighting off a cold forever.
I buy myself a bouquet or two of bright orange-pink tulips (I can find them two bunches for $15) to get me through the dreariness and sometimes a happy lipstick. I am always on the look-out for a bright lip color that I can wear that won’t accentuate my marionette lines (the droopy, jowel-creating lines on your mouth) and age me terribly. Deep reds often make me look like a nonagenarian 5th Avenue eccentric. Bright pinks give me a green complexion. Sometimes I find a great color but the formula is so waxy I look like I’m wearing big fake wax lips.
Aveda makes a nice lipstick that is moisturizing, intensely enough pigmented that it will actually show up on your skin, and lasts longer than a few minutes. It’s a bit pricey at $16 but it has good, safe ingredients and I think it’s worth it. I was very happy to find Mulberry, a bright coral pink shade that I think would be flattering on a wide variety of skin tones.