If you’ve ever had a little girl (do boys do this, too?) around the house, you know what I’m talking about. It’s not a simple matter of keeping my lipstick out of reach. She finds it in my pocket or my purse, or climbs, and the next thing I know it’s a squashed little tube smeared all over her face. She wants to be like Mommy, I understand, but it’s rather irritating. I can’t just throw away a $10-$17 tube of lipstick (the going price for Covergirl here) because a small person ruined the tip, so I end up carrying around the lipstick as well as a brush. Cumbersome. Untidy.
I don’t wear much makeup, but lipstick is one of those things that says “This is the face I show to the world.” I don’t feel properly dressed without it. Yesterday, I gave in and went to pick up a new tube of my favorite color, “Honeyplum Glow.” Of course, my local drugstore doesn’t carry that color anymore.
I had to branch out. I’m uninformed on lip color these days, so I was fascinated by this lipstain in the form of a felt-tip pen:
I have #425- Plum Pout. This needs to dry, and after drying I suggest a nice thick coat of lip balm. The felt tip gives a great deal of control for color placement, it’s quick and stains my lips for hours. Best of all, I don’t think my little girl can destroy it. Sure, she can paint all over herself which isn’t optimal, but I’ll still have my cosmetic intact.