themightyif said: Aww, last day? I hope you still post selfies sometimes. I’ll miss having your gorgeous face on my dash. :) I hope Liptember wound up being a cool experience for you?
There will still be selfies, just probably not every day. I’m still pretty vain in every day life!
It was a cool experience. I got used to wearing lipstick, so it doesn’t seem like such a big thing anymore. I’ll probably wear it more often, and actually maintain it throughout the day/event (which I’ve never really done before). I tried some new colours which I probably wouldn’t have otherwise, and that was really fun. I never thought that orange-red, coral or dark purple would suit me, but they do!
I tweeted this over the weekend - it has actually made me notice the shapes and lines of my face more, and realise that I like them. I’ve never thought much of my lip shape but looking back over the different Liptember pictures I really like them. Its not just features though - I discovered I was ‘pretty’ when I was about 23 and so knew my face was conventionally attractive to a certain extent. But it’s things like the plump circles of my apple cheeks or the laugh lines near my lips or just the planes of my face - I like them all separately and individually, not just as objects which when combined make something nice.
I don’t know if that makes sense?
I also raised $785 towards women’s mental health research and awareness projects, which is not to be sneezed at. I think a few people will join me next year, which is fun!
I’ll definitely be continuing to spread the message between now and next year - I think it’s really important that we discuss the fact that the effects of mental illness and treatments for women may be different to in men, and this needs to be explored.