Well, it’s been an eventful two months since I last posted. My partner and I took a wonderful trip to LA over spring break; then I returned to school, enjoyed a week and a half of maskless teaching, noticed that COVID cases were rising in the area, and decided to start masking again. I managed to dodge the virus for a month and a half, but finally tested positive last week, for the first time ever. I’m feeling much better now and will return to classes in person on Thursday (knock wood), but what a pain.
Basically, my lipsticks have had fewer outings this spring than I thought they would. However, in the brief, hopeful interval between the end of the school mask mandate and the advent of Omicron B.12.69.420.666 or whatever sub-variant we’re currently on, I bought a few lipsticks, because I guess I’ll just never learn. So, as a placeholder while I work on longer posts, here are a few glamour shots of my new purchases. The book in the second and third images is Color by Quant (1985), which I bought for $2 at a library book sale last year.
Below, front to back: Covergirl Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Balm in Bliss You Berry and I Cherry-ish You; NARS Sheer Lipstick in Falbala; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Smoky Rose and Pink Promise. The lip liner in the photo above is NYX Nutmeg, which I like so much that I might devote an entire post to it.
I’ve been having various deep thoughts about the role of longform blogs in 2022. Because I think, perhaps delusionally, that they do still have a role in our culture; it’s just that we call them newsletters now (which makes me wonder if I should hop on the bandwagon two years late and turn this blog into a newsletter…). Anyway, I’m not going anywhere—and neither is my lipstick addiction.
I’ll be back before too long.