I have a small problem with my lips, or rather, with choosing lip products.
Apparently my lips are super sensitive. When I use a product which does not work for me, the skin on my lips peels like hell until the product is gone.
I guess I'm lucky that it doesn't make me break out or bleed or anything like that. My skin just sheds!!!
This makes looking for lipsticks a huge pain. Some lippies just make me shed so much that I cannot use them. Most long-lasting lipsticks are like this. Max Factor's Lipfinity? The first time I tried it, my lips shed and the color flaked away like the way my nail polish chips away! Ewwww...
The other problem I have is that my lips are darkly pigmented. I have pretty typical Japanese coloring, and the last time I was color matched at MAC I was NC 20.
But this is the color of my lips:
And this is my naked lips! It looks like I'm wearing something, doesn't it????
Because of this, I have a very hard time finding lipsticks which show up on me. If they do, they are usually really red or something...
Lately, I have begun to wear concealer on my lips, but for previously mentioned reasons, I have to be very careful or else the concealer will flake off...
Here's a picture of my concealed lips!
For my LOTD pics, I'll try to show one with concealer and one without!
I like the shape of my lips, and I like that I can wear just a gloss on my lips and it will still look good. Still, I'm envious of all the girls who can just pick up a lipstick and it will look the same applied to their lips as it does in the tube!
Do you have anything special you need to do when you apply makeup?