I have never been the kind of person who has to wear a face full of makeup before they can face the world. But I do have one vice. Lipstick. I loves me some lippy. I rarely leave the house without it. And when I'm out, I will reapply it as the day goes on.
But why? Why do I feel the need to wear lipstick? To be honest, I just think my face looks better with lipstick. My lips are full and I feel that my lips are less noticeable when I wear lipstick. Plus a little colour brightens up my face. But do I need it? Probably not. But do I prefer having it? Absolutely yes. Here I am in a no-makeup no-filter selfie. Then you will see me a no-filter only-lipstick selfie. I took the photos within 30 minutes of each other, but it was much brighter when I took the second photo (which is why I've gone from medium-brown to light-brown).
I am no great beauty. Lipstick doesn't make me beautiful. But it makes me feel happier about myself. I think we all have our insecurities. As women we are constantly being told that we're not pretty enough, that we are too old or too fat. But even if we are too old or too fat, we can still feel pretty and feel good about ourselves. It may be makeup, clothes, jewellery or accessories. But we all have something that we use to make ourselves feel better. To feel more beautiful. What do you use to make yourself feel good about yourself? A bit of lippy? A snazzy handbag? Bright nail polish? A favourite necklace?
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