Alright. I admit it. I’ve been in a bit of a lipstick rut lately. Don’t scowl at me like that! I realised this because I was sent a red lipstick by the gorgeous ladies at Sax Cosmetics on Wednesday for Kiss Goodbye to MS Day and I realised I hadn’t worn red lipstick in… ummm… months. This realisation brought me screaming to my senses and got me chatting with the lovely Kimberley of Pop Couture (who’s been in a little bit of a lipstick rut herself and is challenging herself – and others – to branch out in their lippy choices.)
This has become my standard makeup uniform. Smoky eyes and a nude lip. Don’t get me wrong… It works for me. I like it, but beauty is meant to be fun, and about experimentation! And for me usually it is, but “I’ve just been busy!” Which is absolutely no excuse. I know.
The lipstick that got me thinking. (It’s called Classic Red. I KNOW! Gorgeous right?!)
I can’t tell you how great it felt to be wearing a bright red lipstick again. I got so many compliments, so many people told me that they loved my lip colour, that I should wear bright lipstick more often, that my face was lighter and how different I looked. And so Kimberley @MissPopC and I got talking. A lot. About ways to change up our routines and force some fresh lippy into them! Suddenly more people were joining in the conversation and asking “how?” and “when?”
Being the annoyingly organised and compulsively creative person that I am, I decided to make a list. To force us to bust our lipstick ruts. Repeat after me:
I will not wear the same colour three days in a row.
I will not sit idly by while a new purchase gathers dust at the bottom of my makeup bag.
I will not “forget” that I own purple lipstick.
I will not be afraid to wear a red lip!
I will not be frightened that “orange” shades drain my face of colour!
I will try gloss, pencil, stain, shimmer, matte and two-tone!
I will wear every darn shade in my makeup drawer this June!
I am woman, hear me roar! (Oh, whoops, sorry… all the power and the chanting kind of went to my head.)
And with no further ado, I give you: 30DaysofLippy.
Join in with us by following the list, trying out each colour or style prompt and wearing something different each day. Don’t have exactly what’s on the list? Get creative, and tell us what you DO have! Post your photos on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and tag them with #30DaysofLippy. Don’t have access to a camera? No worries, comment on this post and let me know what worked, what didn’t and what you threw out!
And please let us know how the challenge is going and how you feel each day.
I’ll be updating this blog with new pics from each week of my lipstick rut-busting June! Can’t wait to hear what you guys think.
I hope you have an amazing weekend!