I have a motto--the colder the weather, the redder the lip.
I'm not quite as adamant as Dolly Parton who said, "The only way I'd be caught without make-up is if my radio fell in the bathtub while I was taking a bath and electrocuted me and I was in between make-up at home. I hope my husband would slap a little lipstick on me before he took me to the morgue."
I fear if I allowed Frank to apply lipstick to my corpse, I might end up buried beneath a tombstone reading "Here lies Bozo." But, I do think that the right shade of lipstick can work wonders. And it doesn't mean you've abandoned your feminists ideals, as demonstrated by Barbara Mikulski who stated, "We, the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, will keep fighting--our shoulders squared, our lipstick on--because you deserve equal pay for your hard work."
After searching far and wide, I have found the perfect shade of red lipstick--not too orange, not too blue, and not too pricey. It is Lasting Finish by Kate 01.
To make sure it stays smudge free through a night of swilling booze, making out, and singing karaoke:
1) Apply liner just one shade darker than your actual lips and work toward the center. By not just drawing on an outline, you'll avoid the Elvira effect.
2) Next, slather on a coat of red lipstick.
3) Now, here's the trick--generously blot baby powder over the entirety of lips. Dust off excess.
4) Add another coat of lipstick, and you're set.
Trust me, follow this advice, and you could set a new Guinness World Record in kissing--the current one is 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds--and still maintain a perfect pucker.
Sharing All I KNOW about the fine art of voluptuating. here's to living the lush life.