As a kid we always used Chapstick, there just weren’t many choices back then. But that crap was never soft and the lanolin in it made my lips peel. Much of my adult life, I’ve preferred Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers. It’s soft, comes in fun flavors, and works well.
Not long ago though I was using a Bonnie Bell Cherry Twizzler flavor that I didn’t realize added color to my lips. I always arrive at work before others and I think the color wore off before anyone saw, still, pretty embarrassing. So I relinquished that stick to the bedside; as I slept, I figured, no one would see my ridiculously red lips. For effect, and in reference to the scene below, I’ve deliberately overdrawn my lips.Each time I apply it, one of my favorite movie lines of all time goes through my mind and I usually say it out loud to the dogs: “Oh, you look nervous. Is it the scars?” If you haven’t already seen it, check out Heath Ledger as The Joker in this famous scene. (Much better at full screen size.) I cannot tell you how many times I’ve enjoyed watching his sublime and nuanced performance! (The violence is comic book style.)