I wish I was more brave. Or at least, less nervous about taking risks. I'm a very routine-centered person, and I care wayyy too much about what people think about me. This has drastically changed in college, because I definitely used to care much more about other people's opinion of me, but I still have a long way to go. One of the things I have trouble with still is makeup, specifically lipstick. Once again, I've come a very long way from when I used to think that people would think I was trying to impress someone (and what's wrong with that anyway?), but my main hurdle now is rocking that bright lip.
I absolutely love bright lipsticks. I have a nice collections of bright reds, lovely pinks, but they never get much use because they're pretty much the only thing makeup wise that I feel like people will judge me for. It's a completely irrational fear - why do I care what people think about a color on my lips? I do the rest of my face for myself? Why can't I wear the thing I want to the most out of my apartment? I live for occasions when I think I can pull it off, but even then I feel self conscious. It might be that where I'm from, everyone is very set in keeping things not shocking. If I wore a red lip it would be quite the statement. And I'm afraid of that for some reason.
All of this is a really long introduction to showing you some not-so-new products that I never featured here when I got them. Three Revlon lippies: Revlon Kissable Balm Stains in Romantic and Honey, and Revlon Rose Wine Lipstick. All beautiful, but the only one I tend to get a lot of use out of is Honey. Sometimes I'll dab a tiny bit of romantic on for a light red wash, but unless I've got an occasion, it doesn't get used in all it's glory.
I wish I could be as confident as the girl who I saw walking to class the other day, rocking a bright red matte lipstick, but for now, baby steps.