I bought some lipstick the other day. While I love the look of lipstick, to be honest, that's not why I bought it.
I bought it to look older.
For as long as I can remember, people have thought that I am 5 to 10 years younger than I really am.
In high school, people mistook me for a middle schooler.
In college, some took me for a high schooler.
Recently, the worst incident, in my mid-20s, an airline attendant asked me if I was old enough to sit in the exit row.
She was implying that I didn't look 15.
I had to tell her no, I wasn't 15, but 24.
And I know, I know, when I'm 50 I'll appreciate looking 35.
But right now, when I'm out of college, married and working... I would like to be taken seriously. I don't want to be asked when I'm going back to school, or where my parents are.
So I bought lipstick.
Because when I wear red lipstick, people don't ask me how old I am.
And besides, wearing red lipstick is fun.
I'm wondering... does anyone else have this problem?
p.s. I also got some plummy lipstick and mango-melon-colored lipstick. We'll see how old those make me look. ;)