French Women and Red Lipstick

French Women and red lipstick: quintessential chic.

But for me, I just can’t seem to wear it out of the house. Not that it doesn’t look smashing, it’s just that I prefer a more toned down lip. Like one you would get with, say, chapstick.

And up until I turned 50, that was ok. But now, when I look in the mirror, I notice that my lips just aren’t what they used to be. The color isn’t as, well, colorful. And they seem to have gotten smaller.

I’ve used lipstick before, and have at least 15 tubes that smell nasty and feel funky. Or it bleed into my life lines and we all know how unattractive THAT is. Earlier in my adulthood I had tried lipliner too, and failed. Maybe I didn’t know how to apply it, or maybe I just used the wrong products. But looking like a crayon outlined paper cutout was not my idea of beauty.

So what’s an aspiring lip lacking woman to do?

Try it again. And this time I’ve found success with a line of products from the French Skin Care manufactuer Votre Vu. I chose two products from the neutral palette line, Drawmatic Lip Liner in Naked and Babette French Kiss Lipstick.

Here’s a quick recap of how you can make your lips look fuller in less time without injectables or fillers!

The other wonderful thing about this product is not only will it make your lips feel amazing, it will make your heart sing! For every French Accent product sold, Votre Vu donated $1 to The St. Baldricks Foundation and The 46 Mommas as part of the Color it Forward Campaign for pediatric cancer research. Not for just one month, but all year long! Over $25,000 has currently been donated to the cause.

Want to learn more about the history of lipstick? Check out this great article about the Evolution of Lipstick from A Woman’s Paris