First, a premise. I am not the biggest fan of make up, and being the laziest person on earth, I try to keep my beauty routine as simple as possible: I scrub my body weekly, use body lotion after every daily shower, and I clean my face and apply a face cream with SPF factor twice a day, but even patting the eye contour cream every night feels like a huge effort! No wonder you can see me make up free almost every day, I don’t even care about covering the dark circles under my eyes, as I trick myself into believing they make me look very rock, beautiful and damned in a wasted-Kate-Moss way.
Anyway, this year I have decided to start wearing make up more frequently, it could be that I am starting to feel like an adult, or maybe just that I like the lift in the spirit that a proper make up gives you, making you feel instantly gorgeous.
Laziness established, and being a girl who doesn’t like to to look like she tried too much, I had to decide whether to keep focusing on a smokey eye like I’ve been doing in the past or dramatically change and concentrate on my lips. I settle for the last ones, it’s nice to change, isn’t it? So, right now, I’m making every effort possible in order to paint my lips nicely, with the added bonus that the operation takes way less time than what required by a smokey eye: I only have to put some powder around my cheeks, use a lip pencil and apply the lipstick, it’s so convenient!
The best part of the process was looking for the perfect shade of red for the lipsticks, and I’ve been lucky enough to find it almost immediately at Diego della Palma. It’s a red almost burgundy, with hints of violet in it (I tried a violet, but it was too goth for me and didn’t go with my neat preppy style), it matches my pale skin and enhances the brightness of my green eyes. Plus, it stays on almost all day and doesn’t need many touch-ups, which is great for me, as I can’t bother checking the mirror every time to see if the lipstick is still in place.
They say it can take a lifetime to find the red shade that best suits your features, what is your experience? Do you like wearing make up? Would you spend all your free time trying new products or do you just use a little bit of mascara and a lip gloss and you’re good to go? How much do you think make up changes the perception we have of ourselves? As I said before, it truly boosts my self esteem, but, at the same time, I am afraid I might become addicted to it and won’t recognise my face and accept it with all its little imperfections anymore…