Post #29- Colours That Scare My Mother Part 2

It’s been a while since I’ve shocked my mother with bold lip choices. She has come to expect the unexpected from my lips. She knows and is in the process of accepting that these lips are not like many others out there. Thank God! That being said I don’t know if there will be a part three to this series since I’ve already scared her with these ones, but my dad…hmmm, there may be something there. While my mother’s tongue is quick, my dad’s reactions were priceless and usually included some sort of facial expression that words would fail to explain. It was hilarious every single time. (see a reminder from the last set of scares)

I chose some combinations and some lippies I’ve never mentioned before along with a colour that will soon get it’s own feature here. It was so exciting for me. Yellows and Blues and then some. These colours come from both luxury and drugstore brands and come in shades appropriate for the seasons. If you’re like me then you’ll wear whatever makes you feel good regardless of the current season, LOL!

First up is one that we’ve seen in both the Easter colours post, but I decided to add it to another from the Winter colours post. BestieBoo by Covergirl is a Demi-matte colour, so it’s pigmented, soft, and has some staying power. It is also the perfect lightening agent for this ombre look that I paired with FentyBeauty’s Clapback from the Mattemoiselle collection. In the Winter Post, I paired it with Time’s Up by ColouredRaine which is a more Indigo colour but the blues in the combination seen below is my favourite. This one had me in my feelings. I felt beautiful! Mama thought it was “a lot of blue”. When I first came out in Bestie-boo she said, “oh me! Oh my!” and left me with that.

Last week, I introduced you to Yellow. I say introduce because I know we think of a red or a nude as a perfect lip colour and yellow as colour for household cleaner, but yellow is so helpful and adds so much to the face. Here’s a reminder of yellow in all of it’s goodness. wearing Citron by NYX and HoneyMustard by ColouredRaine. When my mother first saw my yellow lips she said, “WOW”, but in a way that shows only shock, not that I would try yellow, but that I would actually own it and wear it long enough for it to be seen and identified as yellow on my lips. My father said, “do people actually wear these things on their lips?” “Of course they do”, I answered, “that’s why I could find them and buy them”…I couldn’t tell if he was scared or disappointed, but I was having the time of my life. Haha!

While I was thinking of which colours to show my mother, I came across this amazing green by FentyBeauty called Midnight Wasabi. Now I’m adding green here because I had to try pairing it with yellow from Citron by NYX just to see. I was right, it was amazing! I felt like I was on an island just waiting for the sun to set. I walked into the hallway just as my mother was coming up the stairs. She looked at my mouth, sipped her tea and said “green eh”, with a raised eyebrow and kept it moving. My father on the other hand, held his head between his hand and shook it back and forth with eyes of bewilderment. I think I broke my parents but in different ways, LOL! Now I can’t wait for Jamaica Day or St.Patrick’s Day, either way, I’m set!

This next one was surprising. I received my first ever Estēe Lauder lipstick in Moon Rock from their Pure Love collection. It’s a highly pigmented satin lipstick with blueish-green sparkles and a dark blue background. I placed it over Clapback for effect and it added a nice irridescent finish on top. And for the first time, my mother didn’t flinch. She said, “how nice”. I’ve definitely won her over and may have to change this series to Colours That Make Daddy Wonder. Either way I’m glad to welcome this lippy to the make up drawer.

Thanks for experiencing what could have been traumatizing for me but definitely was for my parents. hahaha! It was a fun way to teach my lovely parents that I’m more than what I wear and what I wear can be fun and doesn’t take away from my seriousness or commitments. I also think we can all view colour differently and definitely outside of the contexts we were taught must box them in. Blue may look better on you than red ever could. Are YOU ok with that? It’s always the confidence for me, not arrogance, just a realization that God created you beautifully and celebrating your pout with colours inspired by other parts of his creation is and should be perfectly fine. Just give your loved ones a head’s up when you’re about to walk into the room. They’re going to notice you anyway. And then #wearitlikeyoumeanit 💋

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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