Last night, I was walking down the cosmetic aisle of Walmart. I needed to pick up some lip liner. I found my usual color selection in the bin next to the lipsticks when I spotted something out of the corner of my eye. It was a special package deal that had my lip liner, plus the matching lipstick together in one pack for a "special" price.
"What's the big deal?", you're asking.
The package that contained my shade of lip liner had a picture of a gorgeous, dark skinned woman with voluptuous lips. Herein lies the problem. I am light skinned. Does this mean that this shade doesn't suit my skin color? I was immediately paralyzed with indecision.
If the cosmetic company would have had a picture of the skin color that matches the lipstick ten years ago, then I wouldn't have bought it. Have I been wearing the wrong lip color for ten whole years? Now I'm questioning my ability to pick out make-up.
I need consultation.
I need guidance.
I need a make over.
What I really need is to drive to the nearest mall and pay a visit to the woman at the beauty counter. But the mall is 3 1/2 hours away!
THIS IS A COSMETIC CRISIS!!!( Not to be confused with a real crisis.)
I do not have the extra funds to purchase 7 or 8 types of lip liner to decide which one looks amazing on my lips. I must be able to try a wide assortment, and then purchase ONE.
I must consult a cosmetological expert about this. Clearly, I can't be trusted to choose my own lipstick. Clearly I've been pretending to have luscious dark skinned lips instead of learning to love the lips that God gave me. Clearly, my lips are having an identity crisis!
It gets worse. I have a company Christmas party to attend on Saturday, and I have no time for a 7 hour round trip to the mall to get this mess straightened out. If I don't wear lipstick, my lips will feel naked. But I don't know if I can go on pretending that I have the lips of a dark skinned woman anymore.
I must know if it's OK to wear a lipstick if my skin doesn't coordinate with the one on the package?
Is lipstick like nail polish...anyone can wear it? Do I need to consult a color wheel?
I need your help, blogging friends.
If you don't respond, I may be resigned to wearing my daughter's Bonnie Bell Lipsmacker to the party.
Your Cosmetically Challenged Compadre,