by Casey Cline
After a years-long love affair with Dr. Pepper LipSmacker, you’ve decided to branch out…
…and try red lipstick.
But you’re not sure where to start.
You head to Sephora, and are immediately overwhelmed by all the choices.
So you do a quick breathing exercise to remind yourself that you can do this.
There are some colors you can’t pronounce, like Rouge Cannage.
And a lot that you can: Red, Truly Red, Classic Red, Cherry.
You try on something corally and take a look in the tiny mirror.
Nope. Maybe this mauve number will do.
Okay. What about pinkish red?
What about this blood-orange color? ALSO NO?!
This is too much. You’re just not a red lip kinda girl. Back to Dr. P.
Then, like a beacon in the night, a salesperson approaches, and makes a recommendation.
You try it on and check your reflection.
Well, well, well. What do you know. It actually works with your skin tone. You look good.
You saunter up to the counter.
And get rung up. It costs how much now?!
But you want this lipstick, you need it, so you (wo)man up and shell out the cash.
You tell yourself it’s okay, that it’s worth it.
Because you’re a goddess now. A ruby-mouthed goddess.
You rock the red, and you know it.
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