After my discovery of my newfound love of orange lipsticks last week, I have re-directed some of my cosmetic (as opposed to cosmic) energy into finding that perfect, biohazard bin-liner shade of orange. On a budget, of course. It is orange lipstick we're talking about here, after all.
In what was really an act of pure luck, I was rushing through Boots in Glasgow last week on my way to an appointment, and I managed to slow down just long enough for this fabulous lipstick to fall into my basket. And then when I wasn't looking, this second one also jumped into my basket (without the fruit salad in tow).
This second one is probably the brightest lipstick I have ever purchased in my entire life. It is very literally a tube of neon. And it lasts. Way longer than those frozen raspberries did. I ate them immediately after I took this shot. And yes, I realize that technically, they were sort of touching what might be construed as the ground. If it doesn't kill me, I'll get stronger, right?
The orange one is totally rad. Very true orange indeed. This is the colour I have been waiting for for spring and summer. I think that because we have only been seeing the orange lip for a few fashion cycles now, it still looks fresh and unexpected.
Both of these are part of my campaign to expand my personal definition of the strong lip. As I said last week, the strong lip is totally your friend when your hair is gray. It adds a bold swipe of no-nonsense, serious-about-having-fun colour, and in doing so, elevates your mood.
Maybelline Color Sensational in Electric Orange (912)