Forget the idiom, please! I know I've made it clear I'm not a genius.
Anyhow, when I was a kid, when I got any pair of new shoes, I wanted to sleep in them for at least a couple of nights. It's a little like that with this lipstick.
Lipstick, in general, has never been a part of my "regular application." It's just never done anything for me. However, for a couple of years now, I've been looking for a shade of red that I can wear without feeling the need to wear a ski mask at the same time. Why the need for red lipstick? No clue, really, but my search was futile until...
It became necessary for me to have it - Because Momma Said So, in fact - then I bypassed my usual drugstore and went straight to Sephora. And straight to one of my favorite brands. And then straight to this shade. In hindsight, it's a little weird how easily I found it. It's as if we were meant for each other.
So for the next several days, I wore it every chance I had. (Though I really wanted to sleep with it on, I didn't. I remember how uncomfortable that was with the shoes.)
The day after I found the lipstick, I stumbled across this blog, Why You Can Wear Red Lipstick - also pretty weird. Seriously, the similarities are weird. But she tells her story in so much better a fashion than my lame attempt here and so this is where I'm stopping.