Tried to get rid of wearing nude lipstick. Again. Eight years ago *ahem* I only wore nude lips. It made me feel understatedly chic. How could I resist: besides wearing like-silky-skin-Shu Uemura colors, I wore NARS Honolulu Honey, Barbarella, Belle Du Jour…the names alone were appealing enough. My boss (a man) told me I looked like death-warmed-over. It stuck. I loved it.
2016 and alas, nude comes back. Again. So, I had to buy a really great matte nude this time around from the Sephora Lip Last Collection (5224B), along with their “nuthin’ but nude” gel lipliner (which I RARELY buy/use) to change it up from sooo2008. And I love them. The texture is smooth, not drying and it smells fruity—is it grape? And the lipliner TWISTS. Yep, I shouted that. OK…so without any real “try” here…here’s my death warmed over look. I swear it looked better in person:
Just when I was super content going back to the 08’s, my friend makes me buy Smashbox “Punked Matte.” This too is very creamy and smooth. The smell is a little strange…maybe like a faintly scented vanilla bean candle…? Nonetheless, I love it.
And if we dub nude as the “death-warmed-over” look, then I guess I’ll call this charcoal matte grey lip-chic “zombie-chic.” And I actually think this might look better in picture—at least for today. One petite ancillary benefit to this lip color: it is a super non-verbal to the onlookers. It tells people, “Fifty shades of grey-wha’? Don’t mess with me. I got this. I know what you did last summer,” and so on…