Did anyone else kind of forget what they looked like with lipstick on in the past year? Pre-COVID, I was a diehard lipstick girl. Glosses and oils? So not my thing. That said, with all of 2020’s mask-wearing and staying in, I can count on one hand the number of times a lipstick bullet made physical contact with my pout. All of a sudden, I was dismissing my old lipstick standbys and replacing them with lighter, fresher takes via subtly pigmented, super hydrating lip formulas, instead.
Recently, however, I decided to pull out a tube of my all-time favorite lipstick (Kosas Weightless Lipstick in Vegas, $28, if you’re curious!), and the experience was akin to a prince’s long-awaited kiss waking me up from an extended slumber. Sure, stains, glosses, and balms have plenty of perks, but there is something so, so satisfying about a fresh, lipstick-inflicted paint job.