You may have noticed the growing trend in red lipstick. It's not new and it didn't go anywhere... but it's making a comeback for sure. I'd like to say that I was on top of the trend but that's not true. Back in March I bought a pretty reddish pinkish retro tube of lipstick from Lancome. I wore it a few times before I talked myself out of it. I loved wearing it but I started to doubt if I could pull it off. In the later summer months I started playing around with some other colors and decided something. If I want to wear lipstick I should get to wear lipstick! It all goes back to the little girl who smears her moms lipstick all over her "lips". I want to look grown up and beautiful. Hopefully this time around I don't make such a mess! I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's ok to take lipstick risks! Don't be so self conscious! Let the lipstick do the talking! When you find a shade you love, own it.
At this point you may be thinking "Wow. A post completely about lipstick...how ground breaking..." So here's the thing. Mom life is messy and sweaty. It comes with spit up, poop, pee, and snot. At the end of a good day, we may only be covered in ONE of those things. Mom life is stressful. From 2 kids to 10, from babies to teenagers, mom life is tough. So there is NOTHING wrong with getting excited over a cute (non yoga pant) outfit, or finding a pretty new shade of lipstick or buying yourself a pair of high heels...Even when you know you may only wear them 3 times a year.
Mommies, you show the world how beautiful you are on the inside every day. It's ok to show them how beautiful you are on the outside too.
If you're looking for the right shade or a little confidence, here are some great articles...
5. Rue Magazine