If there’s one thing all of us need, it’s having “the one” right by our side…I’m talking lip gloss. For me, that means one that’s easy to apply, easy to remove, not sticky, and finishes my look. Plain and simple.
And once we have that gloss, managing it is practically a project in and of itself: Where did I put it? I hope I didn’t leave it in the car in the heat. Did I remember to put it in my coat pocket before the party? Is it almost finished? Should I buy another one? Is it time to reapply? Should I dump this color for a new one? Ah…the neurosis of it all.
It’s not abnormal to fall in love with our favorite lip gloss and begin somewhat of an illustrious affair. We stash it in our purses, indulge in it a few too many times during the day, even when we don’t need it. Sometimes, we find ourselves minding our gloss more than our men. Admit it, you too, are having an affair with your lip gloss: instead of going in for the kiss, you decide it’s better not to — you don’t want to reapply, let alone think of the amount that will go to waste when he steals some from your lips. You even sacrifice a peck on the cheek, telling him instead, “I’m wearing lip gloss.”
I’d like to introduce you to my other man: NARS Greek Holiday
I guess I have a thing for Greeks. If you’ve been thinking about dumping your current affair, consider this one — because in this case, I don’t mind sharing my man with you.
What’s your current lip gloss fling?
Tina Chaudhary is a freelance writer based in the DC area.