i was recently inspired by two fellow bloggers (anna at door sixteen and jules at pancakes and french fries) to rock a lip color other than my usual, boring sheer-ish gloss. and a lipstick at that. lipstick! i.e. what i falsely assumed only my grandmother (her favorite: clinique), j.crew models, and drag queens wore. though i wish i had the cojones to wear a great red with the aplomb of anna and jules, i went with a rather shocking pink instead: lustering by mac (the best). i kind of love it. excuse the grainy mirror-reflected self portrait; i am luckily much better at photographing *other* people than i am at snapping shots of myself.
the moral of this story: ladies other than j.crew models and lady gaga *can* rock bright lips. you just have to put it on and own it. ;)