The Power of Lipstick

This weekend an article on the transforming power of lipstick popped up on twitter, and of course, I had to read it immediately! The author was in a rush out the door, but stopped to quickly apply some lipstick and was amazed at how much better she felt about how she looked.  She polled some of her blogger friends, including my friend Maria Jose, the Very Busy Mama, on their favorite transforming lipstick. It’s been pretty important to how I feel about how I look, so I wanted to add my own homage to the transforming power of lipstick.

As I read, I had a hard time thinking of a single favorite lipstick.  I re-read the post, and the word transforming sort of jumped off the page, and then I knew.  Of course, my mainstay through chemo, the lipstick that went on after I tied a scarf around my bald head to announce to the world that I was the healthiest cancer patient they’d ever seen: Dubonnet by MAC.  Now that’s a transforming lipstick.


Photography by Sally Brewer Photography

Lipstick: Dubbonet by MAC

One thought on “The Power of Lipstick

  1. Jamie, thanks for this post and for sharing your story. This is proof that it’s the littlest details that can make us feel beautiful or “transform” us as we all said. I remember when I had business meetings, I would wear red lipstick before giving a presentation because it gave me strength — even though I couldn’t see it, I could FEEL it. So on a different level, much different to your chemo of course, I know how it feels. xoxoxo


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