I adore the color pink, and ever since I perused the book How Not to Look Old, I’ve been slightly obsessed with finding the perfect shade of pink lip color. The book said that pink is flattering on every woman and is one of the big secrets to looking young.
Sometimes the things that seem the simplest turn out to be the exact opposite.
Finding the perfect pink is not easy. In fact, it’s nearly impossible. The perfect pink gives your lips that “just kissed” look. I’ve never actually run to the mirror after kissing my husband to check out my lips but, apparently, “just kissed” is the color of choice for a youthful pout. Since dragging the Big Man around with me all day to help me achieve the perfect pink is not a convenient option, I have to rely on my good friends Maybelline, Revlon, L’Oreal, and Estee Lauder.
My hair stylist told me that to find the perfect pink, you should try to match the color of your tongue. This seems easy enough, but let me offer a word of caution before you attempt to follow this advice. Make sure there is no one else around in the store while you’re shopping because you will look pretty silly holding up a mirror and sticking out your tongue while standing in the makeup aisle. People might even think you’re weird—not that this has happened to me or anything…
Are tongues supposed to be youthful looking? Mine just looks tongue-like and doesn’t appear to be a good youth-enhancing color.
After much trial and error, and the expenditure of more cash than I care to admit, I finally made an important discovery. The search for the perfect shade of pink is much like snipe hunting. You can look high and low, but you’ll never find it.
Do you think lip color is the secret to looking youthful?