Despite what you guys see on my Instagram, I am really shy in person. Not only that, but I’m also a complete introvert. If given the choice between going out and socializing, or staying home and being a complete loner, it would be the latter. I’m not exactly comfortable in social settings and having to force small talk, it’s just not my cup of tea. Though I’ve gotten a little bit better as I get older, the shyness is still there.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO WEAR BRIGHT LIPSTICKS
So, what does this have to do with lipsticks? Well, I never had the guts to wear bold lip colors because I was way too shy! I was concerned that I’d draw attention to myself— like people might look at me like I’m some clown with a bright pink blob on my face (yes, it really was a legit fear!).
Then something happened that made me stepped out of my shell. Ok, guys, try not to laugh. So, I was watching this show called The Bachelor (any Bachelor fans here?) and became obsessed after seeing bachelorette contestants Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson rocking fuschia lipsticks. Damn, it looked so good on them! After obsessing forever, I was like screw it— I’m going to buy one and wear it. So, after the show ended, I drove to the nearest Sephora and bought myself a tube and I never looked back! Who knew that a show like The Bachelor could impact my life. LOL.
I think a lot of times we are more critical of ourselves than anyone else. Wearing bold lipsticks, though it seems like such a small thing, really helped my self-confidence. There’s just something so liberating about not caring what others think, and being able to tell yourself— I’m going to do what I like, wear what I want, and I don’t care what others think. Nowadays, I wear bright lipsticks whenever I feel like it— and I mean whenever… like grocery runs, yoga classes, and even going to the post office or getting gas.
So, to all my shy girls out there, you could absolutely rock those hot pink shades too! I promise you’d be pleasantly surprised at how a small tube of lipstick could boost your confidence!
Here are my absolute favorite hot pink lipsticks (I’m wearing Mac “Flat Out Fabulous” in these photos):
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