Here’s what happened during my first week of the self-imposed beauty dare. To refresh your memory, I am trying to wear a different shade of lipstick for twenty weekdays in June.
I think, deep down, this is the lipstick that sparked this challenge, actually. I bought this blindly, as a miseducated consumer. I say this because it is a fairly bright pink, and I don’t really wear a lot of pinks. I asked Sarie what she thought of it, and she said “It makes you look yellow.” So. Hmm. I don’t know how I feel about this lipstick, but I can’t seem to say goodbye to it. Mostly because it was really expensive.
Mild panic attack on Tuesday, actual Day 2, because I had nowhere to go to (stuck at home working) so there was no point in wearing a lip I wouldn’t really have worn outside. Because the point of this challenge is to be comfortable in all the different colors of lipsticks that I buy but don’t really wear. Anyway, I figured I’d just skip Tuesday and make “Day 5” a Saturday lip.
So. Wednesday’s lip selection was an oldie, but a goodie—NARS’ Vendanges! I used this a lottt when I was on a month-long trip to Europe and brought just 3 lipsticks with me. It’s described as a “sheer grape,” and this was my gateway to vampy~ lips. I would repurchase this forever.
I wore this to our exhibit opening! (Or “vernissage,” in other parts of the world.) Damned is much redder than I thought it would be. I’m not sure why that is. I love this lip and formula. It is easy to wear, reapply, and it fades away evenly.
This is the lipstick I killed… Haha. I accidentally broke the bullet off its base and attempted to reattach it and fix it, but the formula is so stinkin’ matte that it didn’t work out. So I stuffed it in my drawer and deemed it unusable. It turns out, it’s pretty useable. And I kinda really like it? The color is MUCH less harsh over a balm, but you can turn the brightness level seriously up with this baby on its own. Just make sure your lips are well-prepped. I really wanted to wear this again and again, but alas—the challenge beckons me to other shades.
OK, so this is a “safe” lipstick, but it’s a blue-mauve-based pink, so I don’t think that’s cheating, exactly. I don’t wear this often, but I quite love it. If I am being honest with you, I find my purchasing method from way back to be a bit weird and arbitrary. Which is why I ended up with a lipstick that cost me upwards of $50 in a shade that I don’t even reach for that often. But I like it, let’s just get that out of the way.
I am, however, at odds with the Guerlain packaging. I used to be all over that, but they are so hard to store efficiently. I don’t live in a mansion, Guerlain! I don’t have much real estate.
Anyway, that’s my first recap of my beauty dare. It’s been unintentionally quiet here; I’ve just been busy, I suppose. Let me know if you are doing this challenge, too!
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