Sometimes when I think about lip-gloss I can’t help but think of the early 2000s when lip-gloss was rampant. I visualize my fav gals like Britney spears and Kate Hudson on TRL (Total Request Live is a TV show for all you youngsters). Lip-gloss and a tan were all the jam. Everything was shimmery, low slung, and just bright. I think of all the POP in pop culture that was going on at that time. It was the beginning of the explosion of celebrity culture. And what were they wearing?? Lip-gloss.
Kate Hudson just seems to be my visual when it comes to lip-gloss. She must have said in some magazine “I can’t live without my lip gloss!”…That seems right, right? It reminds me of that era in time.
Like all trends the overly I only wear lipgloss game began to dwindle and matte lips came into play. I soon after found deep pigmented lipstick and fell in love. When that happened, I declare, I never want to use lipgloss again! It's dead to me! I think all my years of sparkly, sticky, hair stuck in lips had me a bit dramatic, but like all things it’s cycled back.
Inevitably, I am creeping back over and trying to ignore my dramatic declarations as I marvel how beautiful, shiny my lips look and how much less maintenance it is. Alas, I am always looking for new ways to do an old thing.
Insert a highly pigmented gloss. Dreams do come true! (Still dramatic) NYX Intense Butter Gloss in (because I don’t know how to be a normal person) Berry Strudel. It is a deep, almost neon purple. I find it more interesting to wear really bold lip colors. I like to normalize bolder lip choices for every day viewing, than say, walking around with neon purple eye shadow. I might have some weird fears about looking like Mimi from the Drew Carey Show.
If making a bolder lip choice then I like keeping the rest of my face minimal and letting that be the statement. I enjoy skating the line of making what people wouldn’t normally wear and making it wearable. Colors like this are so much fun. PLUS, look at all that shine.