Bright Lips


For years my cousin and I embraced the neutral lipgloss trend in college. And for years we had to hear the question “Aren’t you going to put on lipstick?” and reply “I’ve already got it on.” while receiving blank stares from our grandmothers and their sisters. They couldn’t understand the point of having on lipstick that you couldn’t see. Now that I’m older (why do I keep saying that on this blog??) I’ve come to appreciate the effect of a strong lip and a proper lipstick. It wakes you up. It makes a statement. But not only that, it says, I give a shit about how I look and I don’t care that I will have to reapply 6 times today. I will get up after lunch and take 5 minutes to make sure my lipstick is on, my skirt is straight, there is no residual food in my teeth and I can face the afternoon with confidence. You see, Kadi and I have been on this kick for a while. No one is more excited that us when NARS launches a new color. We are utterly and totally devoted to NARS for our lip colors. The colors are great because we can both wear them! Some of our all times faves are SchiapFunny FaceHeat Wave and most recently Dragon Girl & Red Square which are matte lipstick crayons. Genius!

So if you think you can’t wear bright lipstick, think again. Go to the NARS counter, ask for the brightest orange or pink or red you see and give it a go. You might decide that your Grandmother knew something after all…..


Author: Myka

Founder of WAX + BUFF, energetic entrepreneur, mid century modern devotee, recycler, world traveler, voracious eater & lover of tequila.

4 comments on “Bright Lips”

  1. Great timing! I’ve been thinking about venturing out into the world of lipstick, but I don’t think I am quite ready for a bright orange or red. I guess I have an excuse to visit the mall this weekend!

  2. You can do it, Nicole! Start with a visit to the make up counter (I obviously love NARS) and try some on. Get a sample of two colors that you like and wear them each on different days. See how many compliments you get. The one that gets the most is the winner!

  3. Myka I remember when we first met we were enamored with each others choice of lipstick! I still wear my bright Mac lipstick but will now try a few of your favorites!

    1. Shelly, I remember your lovely bright lipstick. Always knew ou are a true Highbrow Hippie – a lover of design, fashion, travel AND makeup. We hope you’re well!

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