In this day and age, one cannot afford to settle for just one. Can you imagine just having one bag you use every given day (or night)? Or just a pair of shoes you use for work, play or just about anything?
While I was transferring my stuff from one small black purse to my big brown bag, I noticed that my red make-up kit was a bit bulky. I don’t normally open this kit. It has just become a habit to put it in my purse whenever I go out, together with my big black wallet and my reading glasses.
I checked on the red kit and was surprised to see more than a dozen lipsticks in it! Just how many lipsticks do I really need? Or even use?
There are 8 brands, from the cheapest to the most expensive. 8 different red tones and 3 orange shades. Pink, peach, brown and gold complete the line-up.
Lip gloss and sheeners are also tucked in this red kit. The array ranges from the sweetest pink to the boldest red. And some are flavored too. For tasteful kissing, I suppose.
I guess lipsticks just grow with the female.
A girl needs 2 shades of sweet pink and some gloss, even Chapstick.
A lady discovers the strength of brighter shades of pink and light red. She learns to use what shade suits her personality.
A woman wears bloody red or dark brown shades of lipstick. She wears her shade to complete her ensemble.
But me? I choose the boldest of all reds. At any given time, I am in my red lipstick.
So what do I do now with these other tones? I keep them all… neatly in my red kit. I have grown so attached to them as these are gifts from friends and family.
Although I really need just one… the red.