If I were a lesbian, it would feel like an insult. Lesbians who wear lipstick are evidently more acceptable to society. I guess if you don’t like something, you try and dress it up. It might be an American thing. Europeans don’t have those issues.
For the record I’d like to say that I know my fair share of lesbians, some wear lipstick and some don’t. They are all very nice people. I’m not sure where that phrase came from, but I am sure it’s off the mark. Lipstick has nothing to do with being an acceptable lesbian, character does.
It appears that lipstick has a more important purpose; evidently it is an economic indicator of our economy.
I wrote a piece http://tinyurl.com/3h2kssl last year about wrinkle cream and how we, as women, will spend our last dime on it no matter how broke we are. It seems the economy is depending on it.
Time Magazine recently ran an article entitled “The Lipstick Index” in which it pointed out that when the economy is in the dumper, makeup sales, particularly lipstick, soar; which is exactly what happened in the 2001 recession.
Here’s the bad news: lipstick sales are up 14% this year, and nail polish, which has become the watchdog indicator for financial turbulence has risen a disturbing 54%. All this leaves one to believe that we are potentially in for a double dip recession … again.
At least someone is making money. Estee Lauder just recorded its best North American sales in a decade. It only goes to prove that while we might all be going to hell in a hand basket, we are going to look damn good when we arrive.
In light of this news, I’m not sure what we are supposed to do; do we run out and buy lots of lipstick or do we stop buying it all together?
All I can say is I don’t want to be down and out, unemployed, or broke without a stash of my Pink Passion lipstick.
Lesbian or not, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.
Now that’s a fun visual!