Red Lipstick, Red dress, Red roses, Red nails, Red anything… In my adult life I have never worn that color in my faintest memory. But something has changed; its 3 in the morning and I have been more distracted than ever – to work or to be productive. Then, out of nowhere I had this insatiable urge to get up and put on my newly acquired red lipstick. I just did, and now I am writing this post.
Nothing to boast off, but whenever I am looking good I have been called sexy or hot more times than cute or beautiful. Its not derogatory, it is not even about men or women stereotyping you.. but it is just that we all do fit a certain stereotype mostly, without even trying. Think about it. You might get to know yours from the kind of compliments you get often.
But the whole point of mentioning that one was – even though I gave off the ‘sexy’ vibe, I had always been afraid of red. They say, it really takes a whole lot of confidence and a certain ‘something’ to be able to walk into a room full of people in a red dress. Your whole aura, people’s perception and how you yourself feel in your skin – transforms. I studied design, so closing my eyes and picturing things is one of the habits that came with it. And yet as soon as I put myself in red, only in my mind, I would feel uneasy. I always have.
Call it a cocoon if you will, but like most people I find myself comfortable in black. Red had been too strong, in my head, to make friends with. And even though black and red have been best friends forever (classic femme fatale), I never got acquainted with up until now. But a red lipstick has started the process.
My love for lipsticks is still new; but owning enough pinks, oranges and nudes, sooner or later I was bound to think “What next? Why not Red?” . But that ‘radical’ thought came sooner than later and it brought with it hopes for the future. Hopes for conquering my other fashion fears, being stronger and more confident. Who knows you might just spot me in a red dress soon, a girl who could not picture herself even being married in red ( In Hindu religion, that is the color for the bride) just wore a red lipstick. And this post is to share my certain triumph with you all !
And you have got to tell me if you too, have had any fears fashion-wise? Have you overcome them?
About my look and the pictures :
I am wearing :
Red Carpet by Bobbi Brown on my lips. ( Bought it whilst I attended a “Makeup class’ organized by them and Cosmopolitan. Bobbi Brown has recently come to India and this lipstick, trust me readers, stays with you even after you eat lunch)
Forever 21 Necklace and a thrifted Black Spagetti Top (hardly visible)
Beach like waves were achieved at home without any heat or products. Just wet your hair, section them, twist and coil them and secure on head with a rubber band. Let air dry.
Skin – Well as you may have noticed, my skin isn’t perfect. I use Kryolan Micro Foundation Sheer tan, but nothing heavier as it seems to highlight my pores even more. I could have air brushed these images, to make them look perfect but after seeing too many before-after celebrity makeup faces that are barely recognizable, I would rather keep it real. The last thing my readers or the fashion industry as a whole needs is unattainable beauty standards that are lies. So cheers to that !
P.s. I was never a ‘pink’ girl either but hey look at my logo ! People change #lol