When I worked for MAC cosmetics years ago one of the first things I caught onto was the way older woman love orange lipstick. I mean they looove it. To the point that if a woman over 70 came up to the counter I would have the color for them before they even asked me to get it (in case you’re wondering that color is Morange). This fascinated me at the time because I found it such a bold choice. I also, at the time, had been all about the eyes, devoted to drama of eyeliner and its powers to transform.
I look back on this fondly because I am now deeply devoted to lipstick, the brighter, the more colorful, the better, like you see on Jil here. I understand that lipstick can transform you in the way a little eyeliner can. It’s what those ladies knew, that being a woman means you get to be bold and being bold is always beautiful.
Julie Hewett Noir Collection in Coco, MAC lip liner Cherry, Urban Decay eyeshadow Pistol, MAC eyeshadow Texture, Sephora Nano eyeliner Gri Gri
photos Mary Claire Roman
model Jil Harvey
makeup, hair & styling Janelle Walker