Seeing Crimson

I keep in mind utilizing make-up for the primary time… It was my grandmother’s lipstick. The packaging was fairly an atrocity – neon inexperienced plastic, adorned with golden roses that will disintegrate after per week of use.

However, inside this weird casing was a miracle employee. The lipstick itself was clear with a slight pistachio undertone. However, as soon as utilized, it might flip vibrant crimson in seconds! And similar to that, I, an ugly-5-year-old-duckling, would flip right into a soon-to-be-femme-fatale.

I’m kidding right here, certainly I used to be cute!

However, the fun of stated transformation left me wistful with questions. What sort of chemical compounds did they use to make the lipstick flip crimson? How did the lipstick acknowledge that it was utilized on the lips and able to be re-colored?? Have been chameleons unknown ancestors of make-up??? And most significantly, why did I really feel so womanly, so fairly, once I caught this foolish, little, red-lipped face of mine within the mirror?

Ever since getting over my panda-eye, cat-eye, mega-brow phases of yore, I don’t use make-up a lot anymore. And, I at all times encourage our fashions to strip their faces bare for our shoots, taking inspiration from girls who by no means put a contact of mascara on, even for particular events. Nothing screams confidence greater than zero make-up.

Aside from perhaps a crimson lip, for which I’ll at all times have a particular place in my coronary heart. It’s concurrently ultra-feminine and takes balls to put on.

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