“She got her looks from her father…he is a plastic surgeon.”-Groucho Marx
Did you know that average woman may spend 200,000 hard earned dollars on beauty products in their lifetime. That is just a little under the cost of my house! The beauty industry is currently a nine BILLION dollar industry, and I am sure that number will continue to grow.
That said, make-up can be a quick pick-me-up at a small price. I have mentioned before how lipstick sales sky-rocket during a recession. It’s inexpensive, ranges from $3 to $40 and can instantly pick up your mood. I LOVE lipstick for this reason and it can change an entire look. A little black dress can instantly go glam with an application of red lipstick, whether it is an expensive frock or a jersey knit you have had in your wardrobe rotation for years. Plus there is just something fabulous and very 50’s about a bright pop of color on your lips! I am not recommending you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on makeup…less is more but for the mid-winter blues, I think everyone deserves a pick me up once and awhile.
So here are my go-to’s and lusts from MAC, happy lipstick-ing!
My everyday color:
My coral hit (one of my favorite go to’s):
My berry tint:
|Capricious (less red in real life!)|
One I LOVE but am nervous to try:
|Girl About Town|
Always a classic:
Could be the perfect neutral: