(802) 238-8622 nan@nanpatrickknows.com
Add Lipstick, It Anchors your Face

Lipstick is not a life requirement. One can live a fulfilling life without it, but why not have a relationship with lipstick?

You might be the one who loves one color, and you have it everywhere…in your drawer, your purse, your car, and in your desk drawer. Perhaps, you need variety, and you have dozens of colors.

I wonder, do people with tons of shoes tend to have tons of lip color choices?

Remember when you first started to wear lipstick?  I am of the era when white lipstick was the thing…eww! Everyone’s teeth looked yellow. I remember playing with my mother’s lipstick.  Always a shade of red.  Like mother, like daughter…that’s MY go to now.

When I saw this photo, I was struck by how great her outfit was. Good color for the model, great color combination, nice accessories, but…where was her lipstick? To me, it looks like her face stops at her nose. Lipstick would pull it together.

There are so many reasons to wear lipstick, here are a few…

  1. It moisturizes your lips (unless you are wearing long wear lipstick-I am not a fan)
  2. It’s a form of self-expression
  3. It’s a great accessory
  4. The right color makes your eyes look brighter and your teeth whiter

Lipstick, like so many things in the fashion and beauty industry, can give you anxiety. Let’s not go there. I am here for you. 

Recent Makeup Posts

Click a post to see or read a recent post below.

Does Makeup Make a Difference?

Does Makeup Make a Difference?

Does makeup make a difference?  Look at the photo and you will say a resounding yes! For years, this has been my makeup go-to thought…younger women...

Recreating a Makeup Look is Fun!

Recreating a Makeup Look is Fun!

Do you look at makeup videos and wonder…hey what the heck?  The transitions are quick, and you really don’t see what the model did. It’s fun to look...

Brows are the Gateway to Your Face

Brows are the Gateway to Your Face

  Brows are the gateway to your face. They create a balance, and without them, you can look older and certainly less noticeable. Here a couple...

Do You Try New Looks?

Do You Try New Looks?

How often do you try a new makeup look?  For some, it’s a fun adventure, a way to exercise your artistic flair.  For others, it creates anxiety. You...

Makeup Colors…What works for You?

Makeup Colors…What works for You?

When it comes to makeup colors, some want it all, others? Not so much. Before I became a fan of “Color Me Beautiful”, I thought one could wear any...

When brown is NOT your color

When brown is NOT your color

Brown is not an intrinsically good color on me. I like it though. What’s the solution? Wear makeup with works on your face and blends with the color...

Glam Look for Real People

Glam Look for Real People

Do you watch makeup videos you can't relate to? Too young? They make it look so easy? This is the real deal, live from my bathroom. Mistakes and...

Evening out? Day into Evening Makeup

Evening out? Day into Evening Makeup

It’s midweek and there is a spontaneous dinner-out in my future. I have on the basics...foundation, concealer, and brows. My lipstick has worn off....

Nanisms

Nanisms

I have been in the fashion and beauty business since 1977. In that time, I have developed many opinions in that arena. People have often suggested...

Which Redhead Do You Prefer?

Which Redhead Do You Prefer?

I pulled two photos of redheads. Both are wearing flattering colors for their skin types. Makeup is part of the deal, which do you like best? When I...

Now is the Time to Bring on the Beauty

Now is the Time to Bring on the Beauty

Now is the perfect time to #BringOnTheBeauty with my must have MK products. Literally…I don’t leave the house without cc cream, or foundation,...