I’ll concede that red lipstick is fussier to apply than a gloss or a neutral. It smears all over your coffee cup, and has to be reapplied after eating. Sometimes it ends up on your teeth. And of course red lipstick can’t actually cure a break-up or a bad day, but slicking some on certainly can instantly elevate your mood, brighten your face and make you look less tired. There’s no better salve for a case of the Mondays or for a quick injection of courage. It’s like buying yourself a cheerful bunch of flowers, only for your face.
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