So it’s New Year’s Eve, and inquiring minds want to know — what lipstick will you be wearing on this festive occasion? Doesn’t matter if you’re going out or staying in, because who doesn’t want to be gorgeously kissable at the stroke of midnight?
Even if I’m by myself I like to feel beautiful and lusciously armed to greet the new year. Wearing lipstick during nearly all my waking hours is a quirk I’ve always had. Even in college, when my high-rise dorm would have a fire drill in the wee hours of the weekend, on my way out of my room I’d swipe a bit of red gloss onto my lips and then join the stream of girls (and quite a few guys) making their way down the stairs in various stages of sleepwear — or not. It was almost always a false alarm: some mischievous college boy having a little fun, or some such thing. (Of course, we know that it’s NOT fun and can be downright dangerous, but at the time …)
Anyhow, this New Year’s Eve my lips will be sporting either Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet in La Sensuelle, Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique in Liu or what’s left of my best-drop-dead-red ever: Estee Lauder’s Perfect Silent Red. I’m using that one sparingly and parsing it out oh-so carefully with the lipstick brush.
I adore — and look best in — a strong blue-red shade or deep reddish plum, with no orange or yellow undertones, but I know a lot of you look great in the orange-red range of hues and those gorgeous pinks and corals. I do wish I could wear some of those beauties, but, hey, we have to go with what works for our skintone, right?
As for fragrance, depending on the weather, I think I’ll pull out the teensy-tiny vials of pure parfum in Hermes 24 Faubourg or Chanel Coco. Or perhaps I’ll get wild and crazy (so out of character for me — ha!) with multiple spritzes of Amouage Interlude for Women, to see what fireworks develop. Or maybe I’ll just pull out all the stops and wear like 5 different glam scents, just for the heck of it, eh?
What about you –what will your lips be sporting this New Year’s Eve? Or what scent will you be wafting to ring in 2013?
Sending everyone a big perfumed hug and wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year! We love having each of you on the Posse and hope you’ll spend lots of time in 2013 here in our corner of the perfume world.