What’s that you say? You don’t want to channel Heather Graham, like EVER?
Okay, let me explain. You see, I was sent this lip gloss (L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Plumping Lipgloss, to be exact) and it immediately reminded me of her. It’s bright red and super glossy, and all I could think of was this picture (circa her Boogie Nights era), where she does the over-the-top, wide-eyed doll-face look SO VERY WELL.
It’s not for everyone, but I kind of love it. Because you can go on for weeks and weeks with your plain Jane neutral lip and beige eyeshadow and subtle blush, and it’s all so very BORING after a while. Then along comes Heather, all big eyes and lips and hair, and it’s FUN. (Pair all that with a red bustier dress, however, and you might get a tad more attention than you were looking for.)
Maybe I also like this look because I share this quality with Heather where sexy just comes across as doll-like (which is actually fine by me). Some people put on a red lip and it’s like, whoa—too hot to handle! Me? I put it on and look like one of the kids on Toddlers and Tiaras.
So this lip gloss, well, it’s just a suggestion. A $13.95 suggestion. (It plumps your lips for six hours, too!) Because who said beauty has to be so darn serious all the time?