So, while I'm on this deep subject, I'd like to provide a little public service here. One day when I was working for Deb at Bayberry Cove, she and I were riding in the car with Amy and they were talking about how they'd heard in the news that a discovery had been made that certain lipsticks contain LEAD. I asked them about mine and as soon as I whipped it out they said YES THAT'S ONE WITH LEAD. I'd been wearing that same brand and even color for over 15 years. That could explain a few things. So, in a panic, I asked them what I should do and they were at the ready with a cure. I'm no mall (mawl) person but they directed me to Sephora which didn't sound too bad since I'd seen Lorelei Gilmore get excited about it. This above photo is me in Rose Crepe or Crepe Rose. Seems a little tame but actually adds plenty of cheery color without looking unnatural or like a ho. It's a little pricey and doesn't last as long and, as I hate the mawl-I prefer to get my makeup the same places where I get my prescriptions, last minute milk, clothes, and shoes, but I think it's better than pressing lead into my lips each day. I thought I'd include the full photo from which I parsed the close-ups above just for grins so you can see how remarkable the changes are. That's one of the great things about getting older and wiser, you can put things way into perspective.
P.S. You must be able to tell that I don't know how to work my PhotoShop or these photos would be way more flattering.