Lipstick: what’s in a name (part one)

I don’t know about you, but when I layer on my favourite red lipstick (Urban Decay’s Vice Matte in the colour “Bad Blood”), I feel like I can conquer the whole world! And rightly so! Lipstick and make-up represent a form of female empowerment and expression. Bold lipstick is the 21st century equivalent of a power suit, rebellion in a tube against the “demure, feminine” and, let’s face it, narrow beauty standards that are held in such high esteem by our society.

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