It’s no secret that a red lip can be the defining accessory of an outfit, or that it possesses the power to provide a sense of confidence. We know these things, which is why we turn to it in times of need (both sartorial and emotional need).
But recently I’ve felt less inclined to throw a bold color on my lips, instead finding myself attracted to the bare, au naturale lip. And not in the lazy “I didn’t feel like wearing lipstick” sort of way, but rather as a deliberate beauty choice, coated heavily with my favorite soothing lip balm.
Maybe it’s because the “no-makeup makeup” trend is still going strong, or because I’m constantly reminding myself that less is more. Regardless, I’m embracing it, and saving my favorite red lip for a special occasion or a day when I find myself needing its power.
What about you? What makeup (or lack there of) makes you feel most confident?