I recently took the plunge and bought myself a brilliant fuchsia lipstick.
I originally had my eye on Nars Funny Face, but the idea of spending real money on a lipstick I wasn't sure if I even had the balls to wear was sort of off-putting. So I did a little research and found some dupes, L'Oreal Color Riche No. 288, and Sephora Collection Mr. Lover (R10). As far as I can tell, they're all pretty much the same. In the states the L'Oreal one is probably the cheapest, but in Spain the Sephora lippie had the best price so I went with that. I have no regrets. And by the way, yes, it turns out I do have the balls to wear it. Not only that but when this color fades, it does so evenly and leaves behind this gorgeous even pink stain. Here's a more accurate shot of the color, laid on thick and rubbed out to a stain:
I highly recommend it. Anyone else out there pushing personal beauty boundaries? Fashion boundaries? Life/love/work/adventure boundaries? I say we attack this summer with reckless abandon in all things, big and small.