Call it a lipstick-defining moment. In Beauty for a Purpose’s Kiss & Tell series, real beauties – from entrepreneurs to boldface names – share the inspiring stories behind their most triumphant moments while wearing a favorite confidence-boosting shade.
Hello, style #goals!. With her breezy braided hairstyles, glamorous globetrotting, and beautiful family of four—not to mention her major lipstick obsession— Amber Fillerup Clark’s blog, Barefoot Blonde, is the stuff Instagram dreams are made of. To get a picture-perfect look, follow this fashion and beauty maven’s approach of mixing it up with new lip color.
“On the date with my now-husband when we had our first kiss, I wore a purple-toned lipstick to help me feel dressed up and pretty. I felt awkward because I didn’t want to get it all over him, but I felt weird saying, ‘BRB, gotta go take off my lipstick!’ so I quickly and casually wiped off most of it with my hand.
I have loved trying new shades for years—I could try on different colors all day. I have pretty small lips, so I think lipstick helps define their shape and bring them out. Lipstick makes me feel put together, even when I’m not.”