As you know, I've been obsessing with my skin for a while now. Break outs are NOT fun people especially when you can't figure out the cause! Most people can relate to being self conscious at one point or another. For a beauty blogger I feel like the anxiety level goes up even more! I haven't been taking "close up" shots and for awhile wasn't taking pictures of myself at all! Then there's going to events where I DREADED seeing people as I was worried about what they would think.
The comfort of being with people that you see everyday makes you feel a little safer since they can kind of see your daily struggle. However, there are some REALLY insensitive people out there.
I actually had someone (a co-worker) come up to me while I was in conversation with other people about something completely unrelated and essentially ask me what happened to my face and why did I have pimples everywhere.
Yup. This REALLY happened.
Fast forwarding...even though this was a person that I don't particularly have a lot of respect for anyway it still upset me! I'm not really sure who wouldn't be upset by a comment like that but if you wouldn't be please share with me your secret!
I've found that talking about it with friends that "get me" helped a lot. And I was actually given a confidence boost when people that didn't know how I was feeling commented on how my skin seemed to be getting better and also how much they loved the bright lipstick I was wearing LOL! Yes...my lesson in all this is that a lipstick CAN make you feel better! No wonder when there is a "recession" lipstick sales seem to go up. I totally understand this concept now!
So...this is one of the lipsticks I was wearing that I got compliments on.
This colour REALLY is so pretty! It just glides on and has a nice satin finish to it. It feels creamy on the lips so they stay moisturized.
For me the colour is bright but not TOO bright. I think for those of you that can't break away from the neutrals this is a good shade to try since it's not SUPER pigmented but definitely still gives a pop of colour.
(I'm going to be brave here and show a close up of my lips...my skin isn't AS bad here but it kind of fluctuates from ok to really bad...)
So yeah, this is me.
Does a lipstick completely change how you feel too?