Last week I went ahead and decided to take some of my own advice (for once) by taking fall’s big beauty trend, wine lips, for a test drive. I spent a solid twenty minutes perusing my local Sephora (complete with live DJ) looking for the perfect shade of wine lipstick for my pout. I went from Buxom to YSL to NARS… There’s gotta be a better way than testing on the back of my hand, right? Anyway, fifteen shades later and I decided on one from Makeup Forever…
Oh, whoops. Shall we just say that shade #13 (Purple) was not exactly the look I had been going for? I know I joke that my new darker locks are a bit goth, but it’s a bit early for Halloween. There was no way in the world I was going to head out on the town looking like Marilyn Manson. So, I attempted to wipe off my less than beautiful mistake. Ruh roh. This lip lacquer wasn’t budging. It took a couple of makeup wipes and a pinch of patience before I was able to get this goop gone.
Had this shade been one that worked for me, I would have been ecstatic. Finally a product that does what it says. I’m telling you, this lipstick would have made it through a six course dinner, serious makeout sesh, or an entire evening of karaoke. So, let’s just call it a happy accident. I may have gotten the wrong shade, but I certainly will be swapping it out for a more flattering lipcolor sure to last me through the evening… and maybe even til morning.
P.S. manicure is OPI gel manicure in Malaga Wine