What color will my lips be today? Blue! (It's very cold.)

I think you're right, that the OTC stuff just doesn't give much bang for the buck. And I really wish it were acceptable to look good for one's years (I have plenty!) instead of trying to look younger than you are.

In any case, I'm wearing makeup far more than I used to. I figure if my eyes look great, maybe you won't examine my upper lip too closely, right?