Losing my Lipstick Virginity Helped Me Find Self Love

First published on Black Ballad website (paywall) on 9 February 2018.

Annique wearing Fenty lipstickPhoto by Tom Wilkinson @TWilkins0n

Most of us remember when we lost our virginity. Perhaps you were 16-years-old in your boyfriend’s box room or a few years older in a nightclub toilet cubicle? You’ll probably be able to tell me about the lucky guy or lady – their name, how they smelt, how it ended.

But what about the first time you tried on lipstick? Can you recall who you were with, where you were standing, your chosen shade? It’s probably not as vivid as your first fling, right? Especially if, as research from 2014 suggests…

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Screenshot of Annique's article on Black Ballad website

My article on Black Ballad website