Within the last year, I discovered the wonder that is Linda Rodin and she has since become my official girl crush. If you’re not familiar with who she is, she is a fabulous 60-something stylist who reinvented herself when she launched a beauty product line. She is also a posterchild for growing older gracefully and becoming comfortable in your own skin, which appeals to me because A) I am growing older and B) like a lot of women I struggle feeling comfortable in my own skin. She loves animals, as demonstrated by her Instagram page that is named LindaandWinks to include her dog. She is also outspoken when it comes to her city (New York) and preserving it, which goes a very long way with me, and has an apartment cluttered with tons of stuff. I’m a maximalist. I love her so.
I’d like to think that I take fairly good care of my skin but as a general rule I don’t think of myself as a facial oil person, which is what Linda is primarily known for. But then I saw that she had created five lipstick colors, which she considers the essential basic colors that are flattering for any woman. I have to say, judging from the pictures I think she is correct. Me being me, I couldn’t just not buy something. I felt it was my duty to support Linda and buy at least one lipstick. I chose Red Hedy, the bright red lipstick, for two reasons. One, it’s named after actress Hedy Lamarr, who is finally getting some much-deserved love as an actress, a glamour icon and an inventor. Thanks to Hedy, we have WiFi technology. True story.
Now, I need another red lipstick like I need a hole in the head but I already know I like the way it looks on me, which is the other reason I selected this particular shade. After ordering the lipstick and matching lipliner, I waited expectantly like I was awaiting a lottery winning. When they finally arrived, I dare say it was the most exciting day I’d had in the last three years.
To test drive my new Red Hedy lipstick, I thought the perfect occasion would be the Marilyn’s Hollywood tour I gave two weeks. My review? It stayed on pretty well and didn’t dry out my lips too much, which is basically all I ask of a lipstick. So, thumbs up. Clearly, I am not much of beauty blogger but the point is I like it and think it’s a good investment. These products are on the “luxury” end of the makeup spectrum but because Linda isn’t the flooding the market with several shades of one color, I plan on continuing to support her. She’s boss.