Ladies, I am having an identity crisis! I'm enduring a forced separation from my beloved red lipstick, as my lips had an awful reaction to something a week or so ago and have swelled up to the nastiest trout pout I have ever seen.
I've locked away my lippies because I'm trying to work out the cause of the reaction (not to mention how irritated my skin is already) but it's been so. damn. hard. to go without. When I look in the mirror, what I see is washed out and bleh, when previously I could feel glamorous in five seconds flat by merely swiping one of those magical tubes over my lips. It's amazing how much of a difference red lipstick makes to my self esteem - it's like an instant pick me up for my face (as I'm sure you all know!) Without it, I feel naked... I don't feel like myself anymore! I know this sounds extreme but when a part of your 'look' is forcibly changed (like suddenly getting glasses or braces - and I've been through both) it can be very difficult to even recognize yourself anymore.
I've been compensating with some fairly dramatic eye makeup, but it just isn't the same. If this doesn't end soon, you may see the advent of Swinging Sixties Emmi - all bold eyes and nude lips! And I ain't sure that's going to be a good thing! D:
Gah! Get better soon, me! I've only just found my groove, don't make me lose it now!