on backing yourself / the story of how my client paid me almost twice what I charged her

It all started when I met my first red lipstick. It was the 90s and my mum's entire lipstick collection was an assortment of mauves and browns. It didn't do much for five year old me. So, when my mum brought home this bright red lipstick she got as a gift-with-purchase, it was love at first sight.