Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Forget about bringing sexy back...

can we at least bring lipstick back?

It seems no one under 50 wears lipstick these days, which is unfortunate. Because wearing lipstick is something that I spent years of my life looking forward to. Then I went off to college, where regular and vigorous grooming was the highest standard of beauty, and came back- BAM!

The tyranny of lipgloss had begun.

Everywhere, lipgloss. On everyone, lipgloss. I really don't understand why looking slightly drooly is considered the standard for lower-face cosmetics.Lip Vinyl. Lip Shine. Lip Sheer. In fact, if I wear lipgloss, I start to drool a little. Lip gloss comes off immediately if you eat, drink, kiss, move, bite your lip, or think about nihilism. It's inexplicable.

The message of lipstick: Look! Lips! Hotsexy!

The message of lip gloss: Help! I don't know how to eat red jello, so I just mashed my lips into it. Hotsexy?

3 comments:

Roger Williams said...

The same reason they bleep out a certain epithet that starts with the letter "n" (unless it's a roundtable discussion with Cornell West) - sensitivity to cultural taboos, whether they make sense or not.

Roger Williams said...

You know, this comment is on the wrong post. I suck like that.

Anyway, lipstick? I'm not feeling it, but then again, I'd never wear it myself. I think there's been a shift away from lipstick because too many unappealing women have been wearing it, and wearing it until they're old enough to be grandmothers, thereby nullifying the hotness effect.

Nic said...

I love lipstick. That being said I've been too lazy and frumpy feeling to wear it lately. Maybe if I'm feeling frumpy I should put some on...