not showered, still in my pj's, bed head and no make up... but I always wear lipstick - always lipstick.
My mom never wore lipstick. So where did I get my addicting need to put lipstick on before I go out...anywhere?
I watched her for years stand in front of a mirror and apply her lipstick. She had a unique way to colour her lips though. Instead of applying it like lip balm like I do, she used to twist the stick all the way up and slide it back and forth between her lips. Then she would take out a folded tissue from her purse and find a clean edge to press between her lips leaving a pink lip print.
When my family and I were sorting through my grandparent's house we found a small collection of her lipsticks. I just had to have them. Sounds odd, I know, but it's one of my memories of her.
I chose to photograph her lipsticks along with her camera. I suppose my grandpa took over the picture-taking responsibilities quite early on because I don't ever remember seeing her take one photo.
She was certainly quick to show us their newest 'snaps'.