Okay, so this isn’t really fashion, but I’m a total sucker for makeup. Which is stupid, since I don’t wear a whole lot of it. But I like it anyway.
So. I got a new lipstick last week. It was one of those lip-plumper types. I liked the shade, so, even though my mouth is full enough (hardly bee-stung, but not thin-lipped) I bought it anyway. Little did I know the burning sensation that would result.
I slapped some on about a half hour ago - I’m going to an interview in a few minutes. And as soon as I did, I thought, “Hmmm, what’s that tingling?” Then I read the package. “Mild tingling may result.” Mild tingling, my ass! The tingling built and built until my lips felt swollen and on fire. Finally, I managed to get most of it off. But my lips are still burning like holy hell. They’re not too swollen (though God help me if I had left it on any longer or I’d look like Jessica Rabbit), but dammit, it HURTS. Like a moron, I decided to put some lip balm on after I wiped it off as well as I could. Sadly, said lip balm was medicated and the burning has resumed. Given my track record today, this interview will probably result in me getting committed to the hospital instead of working for it.
Between bouts of cackling at my own stupidity, I’m rinsing and wiping my lips to remove the lip balm. Thanks to the swelling, I no longer need lipstick.
Anyone care to share the stupid things they’ve done to look good? I’d love to be in better company other than my own. As you can see, I’m none too smart today.