Recently I got to put on lipstick again. I’ve been sick the last two months, which yes, has led to a deprivation of self care. The other factor is the need for facemasks. While I believe in wearing masks wholeheartedly, they also make lipstick feel like nonsense. Not only do they cover up your lips entirely, they slowly rub off even the best product.
Lipstick, to me, feels like beauty. It is an extra little touch done only to add emphasis. It is more than just makeup. It is a finishing touch, the cherry on top. It spices up any outfit, any day.
I was certainly glad for the chance to feel like myself again.