We all have our hangups, whether it’s that we don’t think we’ll look good in purple eye shadow or that bell bottoms are a trend best left to others. For me, it’s bright lip color. I’m a barely-there-lip-color-kind of girl, which is probably why my coworkers came to me with a Triple Luxe Lipstick Challenge. You might say, “Where’s the challenge? Triple Luxe is gorgeous, what’s challenging about wearing it?”
Well, it’s all in the shades. While I’d typically stick to Molly, I was challenged to wear Gwen, Natalie and Ella for one whole day each. The goal? First, to see how people reacted to my new, bold look. And second to see how I felt while wearing something so outside of my comfort zone. At first, I felt intimidated being asked to wear such bright lip colors, but by the end of the three days, I may or may not have changed my tune. Keep reading to see how my challenge unfolded.
Day 1 – The Bright Lip Color Challenge Begins
My first reaction after trying on one of the colors was ‘WOW I’m not used to this!’ But, I accepted the challenge. Honestly, I was curious to see how I’d feel and how people would react. So, I decided to wear Ella Triple Luxe Lipstick, first! It’s the most subtle-bold (it’s a thing, I swear!) shade of the group. Right as I walked in, my fellow graphic designer said: “I love your lip color today!” A pretty good start to the challenge!
My thoughts after day one? Ella might just become one of my new favorite colors. In fact, I already added it to my everyday lip color rotation.
Day 2 – Not Seeing Red, but Wearing It!
Whew, okay, day one done! Now onto one of the bolder lip colors: Gwen Triple Luxe Lipstick. This boldest-of-bold reds was intimidating, but I’d gotten positive feedback the day before with Ella, so I forged ahead. And you know what? I never thought I would like it, but I have to say, I might wear this for a night out sometime!
Plus, it was awesome when one of my coworkers said, “Those lips are looking good girl!”
Day 3 – Pretty in HOT Pink
The last and final shade was way outside of my comfort zone. Natalie Triple Luxe Lipstick is HOT pink, no beating around the bush…it’s the epitome of a bright lip color! And, it looked beautiful!
It was vibrant and fun, and I ended up loving it. I also got the best compliment while wearing it: “You look sassy, and I love it!” Like the other two lip shades, I wasn’t so sure about it when I first applied it, but then, slowly but surely, the color grew on me throughout the day.
Conclusion – Everyone Needs a Kiss of Color
I’m glad I was asked to participate in this challenge because it has encouraged me to experiment with more lip colors. I didn’t have to change my routine any more than swapping out one lip color for another, but the bright lip colors gave me some confidence and helped me stand out in a good way, instead of hiding behind my more neutral colors.
If you’re like me and you typically stick to neutral lip colors, try out a brighter shade. You don’t have to commit to it every day, but it is fun to try something new. I definitely found my new favorite lip colors!
Here’s your chance! Join the Triple Luxe Lipstick challenge. Pick three shades you wouldn’t normally choose and try them out for a day. Share selfies of your lip looks with us by tagging @janeiredale and #GoodBeautyStories.