Red lips, gold mirror.

My grandma loved style, and she had loads of it. Knowing how poor her family was, I marvel at how put together she always managed to be, without exception. She was a huge fan of lipstick and wore it until the day she left us at age 95. I still have a gold tube of her favorite in later years — Estee Lauder’s Candy.

My family always remarks on how much I look like Lillian, but it’s only when I put on a dark red lipstick and catch myself in the mirror that I freeze in my tracks, thinking I’ve just seen her face instead of mine.

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2 thoughts on “Red lips, gold mirror.”

  1. Oh, Caitlyn, i am absolutely loving these! I always wished I could have known Lillian so this is especially fun to read. I know how proud of you she was, with good reason! ❤️

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