Like a bad dream, the pink lips fashion trend is one that rears it’s ugly coloured head every so often — with people conveniently forgetting the potential harmful effects of pink lip scrubs and balms. Who doesn’t want shiny lips, right?
Ikeja Underbridge is probably the melting pot of every lip-colouring-practitioner to ever exist. Here’s what a pink lips adventure would look like there.
Completely trust the words of a stranger
Does it matter that you just met someone on the streets who claims they can “help you get pink lips”? Of course not. We definitely need to be more trusting. Who knows. They might even have a dermatology degree.
Be more diligent than you were in school
The seller will probably tell you to apply the colouring cream every morning and night. Set an alarm so you never miss it. This is Operation Pink Lips. No slouching is allowed.
You can never run out of colouring cream
It’s a forever contract now. You think you can just stop one day and expect your lips not to revert to their original colour? Please.
Ignore any voice of reason
The people telling you to be careful of harmful chemicals, don’t they understand fashion?
Be okay with looking “strange”
You may end up looking like someone doing a terribly bad blackface impression, but you shouldn’t let such a small risk stop you.
Go forth and slay
Like the bad — potentially medically-unwell — bitch you are.