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Putting on lipstick is an essential part of my day, just like brushing my teeth

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
March 20th, 2016

I don’t remember the last time I left the house without lipstick, or at the very minimum, a tinted gloss.  It sounds superficial, I know, but I just can’t face the day without some form of make-up on my face. It gives me a spring in my step when I’m feeling flat and when everything else feels like it doesn’t look good, I know I can work my face to give me a bit of confidence.

I envy women who are comfortable to pop down to the shops make-up free, but that’s just not me. The days where I have no where to go, and I resign myself to staying in my pjs without a scrap of make up on inevitably wind up being my flattest days.

Make up makes me feel good. It makes me feel like I have a bit of control over something in my life when the rest of it feels like it’s out of my hands. It gives me a spring in my step and that bit of colour, trite as it may sound, makes me feel like I can take on the world.

And when I wear red lippy? Then look out, I am a force to be reckoned with.

The Amazing Face herself, Zoe Foster-Blake, spoke to Monty On The Couch about beauty and confidence. Check out what she has to say about it…