Stop. Don’t you see it’s Red?

It took my turning Thirty (gulp) to finally try ‘red lips’. Try I did, and how. There’s just been no looking back since.

Having always pined for a different time (you know I’ve always had a thing for Fifties-Sixties), I haven’t exactly been immune to the allure, the charm of red lips, being that the women of the time sported the hue with just the right panache and studied nonchalance.

I love the coquettishness of it. The sexuality. That it can be gauche and vulgar. Sophisticated and timeless. That it means power and confidence. That it means being all Woman.

Not being one who was ever comfortable with too much attention (don’t let my husband tell you otherwise), am certainly surprised how taken I am by the hue. Turning older definitely had something to do with it. Let’s face it, we all turn into world-weary, world-wise women a lot sooner than what our parents ever gave us credit for. But the truth is, it took me all of three decades to become the woman I am today. And that woman sure isn’t shy of red.

Forget the fact that it brightens up a dreary day or simply turns heads… The fact is, I like who I become when I wear it.

Kiss. Kiss.

8 Responses

  1. Rushil at | | Reply

    brilliantly written honey!
    BTW love the lip color!

  2. Shreya at | | Reply

    love red lipstick! it is super gorgeous and vibrant.

  3. Gunjan at | | Reply

    Which on of the two of you is it?Red lipstick is my current obsession too and I love how it easily a brightness to my face like I’ve just had some exotic,overtly expensive treatment(or so I’m told).

    I don’t like too much attention either so I make sure to slightly blot the red on a tissue once I’m done applying the colour.

  4. k= at | | Reply

    i have been eyeing that top ford for almost 6 months now..ever since i tried it on in selfridges! such a delicious color.. loved it when i tried it on. unfortunately £36 just for lipstick is a bit much for me :(

  5. k= at | | Reply

    thank you p&p for reminding me and hence, torturing me!!! :p soo i succumb (and am prepared to starve). is the red one wild ginger?? going to order online :)

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