This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers- what was taken, from where, and by who. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.
A middle-aged brown girl in red lipstick. I’m wearing MAC Pro Longwear Lip Creme in Prolong over Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick.
People are often stunned when I tell them that I never wore lipstick in high school because my mom convinced me dark girls shouldn’t wear it. I’m assuming that was generational (mom came of age in the late 40s-early 50s). While I got over it and started wearing lipstick finally, it wasn’t until my 44th year that I started routinely rocking a red lip.