I am a pony with only a few makeup tricks
-- especially when it comes to lipsticks. My main lippy jam is boring old "mom mauve."
If I’m trying to look a little more sophisticated, I reach for red.
And those are my 2 lipstick speeds. But then I randomly bought a shocking violet-y, true purple lipstick at the drugstore yesterday. I was so intrigued by it that I busted it open and slathered it on myself right in the parking lot.
Man, do I love it!! It instantly reminded me of my favorite (and long-discontinued) bright purple Hard Candy
lipstick circa 1996 -- which I FINALLY threw my last tube of away just last year. I had to use a toothpick to dig out the ancient remains. It was beyond disgusting.
The lipstick I bought is a limited edition Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick
-- #995, "Violet Intrigue." (I almost grabbed #1000, “Lavender Voltage” as well but I was trying to get out of the drugstore for under $50.00!) I can't find them for sale online anywhere yet -- I guess they are too new? I paid $5.95 at my local drugstore.
I thought I was pulling it off pretty well -- and didn't give the fact that I was wearing intense ultraviolet lipstick in the middle of the day on a Wednesday a second thought until I sat down at a business lunch with a bunch of dudes. I mean children.
Yes, guys, all these things are indeed purple!
I can't believe those boys I was dining with have the nerve to call themselves comedy writers! And I guess purple lipstick is way crazier than I thought? I didn't even consider that it was odd until my lunch dates went nuts.
I had forgotten that earlier this year, the never-at-a loss for words A$AP Rocky
managed to malign both “dark skin women” (his phrasing) and lovers of purple lipstick alike with this ridiculous quote from his Coveteur
"But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that. Just like if you were to wear like—f---ing for instance, what do dark skin girls have that you know fair skinned girls can't do… Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls! Purple lipstick, guys! Like, what the f---…"
I honestly had to read that quote about 5 times before I followed what he was trying to say. I guess he doesn’t like lipstick? On women in general? Unless they are a certain color? But maybe he likes red? But definitely no purple, right? I'm as confused as he is. And tell me again why A$AP Rocky is talking about women's beauty?
Where are my shocking purple lipstick wearers at, huh? Do the guys in your life hate it? My dude didn't even notice. But maybe he just values his ability to breathe through uncrushed lungs.