Post #25- He Is Risen! Happy Easter! Hope is alive!

Well, it’s Easter Monday here in Toronto as I write this. It was a beautiful long weekend with unpredictable Spring weather and a smidgen of hope in the air even as we entered another lockdown. Another Easter weekend away from friends and family seemed like a cruel April Fool’s joke, but here we are again, knowing that things won’t always be this way. So with hope building and so many lippies in my makeup drawer, I thought it would be beautiful to share some colours with you that are a perfect pop of pastel for this Easter season. And just like the resurrection power of Jesus being forever, I’d like to think that colour will last forever too. That being said, you can wear these Easter colours all year long, babe. I bet they’ll pop in the Summer. You’ll recognize some of them from Spring and I’ve even rocked a couple of these in the snow. Here are hopeful Easter colours for your consideration. They also remind me of chocolate eggs, ha! Jesus and chocolate? Sounds perfect to me! ( I paired a couple of these lippies with my new Hosana shirt by WellVersed Apparel. Check them out to get yours or your custom apparel too. https://wellversedapparel.com)

First up is this beautiful baby pink from Maybelline‘s Superstay Matte Ink collection named Dreamer. It’s this chalky pastel pink that would be great for any ombre lip and has the kind of staying power that will last through Easter dinner. You’d think it would be subtle, but it has this melanin responding with a “Hello, World!” vibe that cannot be ignored.

For the third post in a row is the beautiful Praline by BiteBeauty. It is a creamy matte in a pastel type of orange that makes me so happy. It’s also a three-in-one, eyes, cheeks, and lips lipstick. It pops like the pink I mentioned, but it’s peachy undertones gently remind us of the Summer nights to come with or without gloss on top. Hope and moisture in one lippy. Yes Please!

I couldn’t leave out Purple, because if you’ve been reading along for any length of time, you’ll agree with me that lips and the colour purple were always meant for each other. This one is a tie because these two colours are not only similar in hue and staying power, but they are also from Black-female-owned brands that make my happy with any product they produce. Faux Pas from the MatteTrance line by Pat McGrath Labs and Bodacious by ColouredRaine are tied in my head and heart. Both of these lippies pop as a pastel, go on creamy, and last longer than one would think. One is a creamy matte lipstick and the other a matte liquid lipstick. I could go on and I’m sure they will keep on making appearances here in my part of the blogging world.

And last but certainly not least is a beautiful blue by Covergirl. It made an appearance during the Winter colours of the season post and just seemed to pop differently during this Easter weekend. It may have been my grey hair or the sunshine or maybe my confidence, but this pastel, long-lasting Demi-matte blue named Bestie Boo just showed be how daring I can be. Faith? Hope? Believing that all can be well? Yes, I can choose to believe things will and can turn around for me and the world and I can wear an affordable pastel popping blue and love every minute of it! Hosanna indeed!

I don’t know what your long Easter weekend was like or even what 2021 has been for you, but I want to encourage you, maybe even dare you to have hope again and to believe. Believe for life, believe for positive change, believe for healthy happy people in your world. Easter isn’t just about a weekend, it’s about life changing forever and living in faith after this blessed weekend. Just like we #wearitlikewemeanit, I’m asking you to wear hope and faith again and maybe even eat some chocolate with your favourite Easter-coloured lips and do so courageously. Yes, you can be bold with your pastel lippies and with your faith. Which brand or colour will you choose? See you soon Beautiful, Courageous One! 💋

Published by Temeka W.

Temeka Williams is a Toronto based 30-something-year-old Musician, Singer-Songwriter. She loves Jesus, Cheese, her friends and family, Aunty time with her niece and nephews, and colour in any form. If she’s not teaching ESL, she’s probably playing her guitar , writing a new song, or testing out some new lip-wear.

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