So, let’s have a chat.
I used to be, ok I’ll be honest I still think I am a minimalist when it comes to makeup, and when I say minimalist I mean I barely wear it. Special occasions; girls night out, ceremonies, and interviews. Some of this comes from being a bit intimidated by trying to find my shade, keeping it within regs while I was in the military, and some of it is because I’d rather use that extra time snuggled next to my pillows. My routine: Get up, workout, shower, moisturize, get dressed, maybe put on some lip balm/gloss, and I’m out. 20 mins tops. One might consider this lazy, that’s cool, call it what you want. Today however, I have a confession…I think I might have become a Lipstick Junkie!
I absolutely love products for my lips; lip balm, gloss, lipstick (liquid, matte, sheer), you name it, I like it, or will at least try it. One would think this isn’t a real problem right, I’m a woman, who doesn’t enjoy a good lipstick? Thing is, I buy products and then refuse to wear them for one reason or another, my main excuse “They’re too much for work.” but that’s a slight untruth since I’m a fan of a good nude or berry.
Here’s the deal , when it comes to putting more than my QTICA lip balm on, I feel as if I need to go full face in order to balance the look out or I use the ” it’s too dusty, dirty, and hot outside for all that” excuse. The idea of doing my makeup daily brings an additional annoyance into the picture; having to pay more attention to my face than my work. I don’t want to think about it after I put it on, not the melting or transferring, plus the notion that I’ll have to re-apply or blot ALL DAY gives me a slight bit of unnecessary anxiety. Nope, uh uh, not down (I’m working on this, don’t fuss at me just yet).
I can honestly say, that this love affair with lip products began a few years ago when I would go to my friend Maisie’s spa and peruse her makeup line, BluffaJo Cosmetics. I became addicted to her lip glosses; and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t quite ready for the full-on lipstick game. Then came along Liquid Courage Cosmetics, and in a weekend I bought 4 or 5 lipsticks, Thanks Roshell! Between these two brands, I’ve become a wee-bit more open to adding color to my lips, sadly this was only the beginning. I’ve recently been introduced to Liquid Lipsticks, oh and Sephora…seriously, and thus I am ok with assuming my new title as a Lipstick Junkie.
The current inventory: 10 LA Splash Liquid Lipsticks, 10 Liquid Courage (3 Lip Lacquers, 3 Matte Liquid Lipsticks, & 4 Classic Lipsticks tubes), 3 BluffaJo Lipsticks ( 1 Xtreme Lipstick, 1 Lipstick, and 1 Lip Gloss…I had more but Mommy-Dearest robbed me a few months back, lol), 2 Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks, 3 Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks/2 Revolution Lip Glosses…and counting, then there’s my new daily favorite Sephora’s Color Adapt Lip Gloss.
Should we even do the math? Yes…No…Is this the start of a serious problem?
Should I be concerned about an intervention? Probably, lol.
I thought my biggest problem was my love for shoes, custom jewellery, or maybe even Jamberry. I guess I’ll have to add lipstick to my list.
Has anyone else developed a random love for beauty products recently?