Wear the lipstick
Ella Risbridger at The Pool, on not second-guessing yourself:
One of the things I love best about lipstick is the way it makes you make a little time for yourself, for noticing yourself. This lipstick makes you notice yourself, makes you examine your own face in a new way. Can I wear this? Can I pull this off?
What you’re really asking, of course, is whether it’s your place to wear that kind of lipstick. Whether it’s your place to be so bold, so daring, so dark. Whether people will think differently of you if you wear this kind of lipstick.
I am telling you now: who cares if they do? Wear the lipstick. Wear the lipstick. Wear the lipstick. Your place is exactly where you want it to be.