I have long held the opinion that one should never tell a woman that she looks tired. Because really, it’s just another way to tell her that she looks like something the cat dragged in. The proper thing to say is “Honey, you need some lipstick”. Only if you’re a woman though. Men are not allowed to tell a woman she needs lipstick. Ever. You also shouldn’t tell her that she looks tired. Instead, if you are her significant other, always tell her that you think she looks amazing. She will know you are full of shit, but she’ll also know that you love her and that will keep you out of the dog house. If you are of the male persuasion and not in an intimate relationship with a woman though, just ignore the fact that she looks like hell and make a mental note to just go a little easy on her that day.
I was driving in to work this morning and I thought to myself, “this is a bright lipstick day”. I’m exhausted — it’s a body aching kind of fatigue. It’s bordering on a “maybe I’m getting sick” kind of feeling. So, I made a mental note to put some lipstick on before I got to the office. And, of course I forgot.
The FIRST thing that my (male) co-worker said to me as I passed by his desk on the way to my office? “Wow…you look tired this morning”. I tried to muster a snarky response but I’m honestly too tired for snark today. So, I promptly pulled out my new purchase from bareMinerals: Pretty Amazing Lipcolor. The color is “Confidence”. Perfect. I put it on and guess what the very next thing somebody (female) said to me was? “You look so pretty today!” Somebody at bareMinerals knows what they are talking about.
Now, I could dwell on the idea that she seemed a little too surprised in her reaction. But, I won’t. It did remind me of the time I was in an elevator with Jake, who was about 2 years old at the time. This well-meaning woman told me how absolutely beautiful my little boy was. As I smiled and thanked her, she followed it up with “he must look JUST like his daddy”. I must have needed lipstick that day.