The Red Lips

large (7)Angelina Jolie and Marylin Monroe are just two of the most gorgeous examples of women that wear red lipstick with ease.

Although there are hundreds more that I could list with ease, I’m not so sure that I can pull it off too.

When I think of myself sporting the red lip look, I envisage Jessica Rabbit, but in reality, I find myself looking more like Jessie Wallace. I have tried for years to figure out what it is that makes me look so goddam awful when donning something other than pale lips. I have questioned the shape of my face, my auburn hair clashing with the colour and even my larger than life gnashers, but I’ve now come to the conclusion that it’s simply an attitude thing. You have to be able to wear the lipstick, not let it wear you. This is where the problem lies.

I like to think that I have a reasonable amount of confidence, but I just can’t seem to shake off the fact that my pout is looking more puke than pukka. Back in the day, people would’ve been able to take bigger chances with fashion but now we’re living in the digital age, pictures of your regretful look will stick around forever… or as long as Facebook is live. There are no second chances with the red smile.

I’ve decided i’m going to brave the vixen look. I refuse to let this lack of rouge-tinted attitude hold me back . I WILL wear red lipstick… and I WILL look like Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge…

Well, a girl can dream can’t she.