I usually prefer strong-colored lipsticks for everyday because I’m lazy and don’t want to put on anything else. But lately I find myself getting into pale-ish nude lipsticks. I blame this entirely on my vastly improved eye makeup skills (that is still not apparent in any of my recent photos).
I know exactly which nuances of nude I want, I just couldn’t find them — a muted light tangerine or terra cotta, a pinky beige, and a muted peach with a little bit of pink.
Then I saw Shari’s instagram (or was it twitter?) post on MAC Julia Petit – Boca. Soon after, I read her post on Julia Petit and her collaboration with MAC.
I rarely ever get suckered into buying MAC limited edition lipsticks. The only two other limited edition lipsticks I bought were Studded Kiss and Fixed on Drama — both very deep reds. However, there’s something about finding out that Julia-is-a-blogger that made me want to support her collection and make it a success, as if my one lipstick purchase makes a dent in the whole scheme of things.
Whoever said women tear each other down haven’t met beauty bloggers.
Anyway, let’s move on to the lipstick.
I was lucky that Julia’s collection had a nude pinky beige lipstick — “had” because it’s sold out everywhere and “lucky” because having exactly what I’m looking for makes it easier for me to support her.
The color reminds me of Velvet Teddy or Brave mixed with a little bit of Cosmo or Faux or Please Me. It has a satin finish which I don’t normally prefer. But I find that with lighter lipstick colors, I’m more tolerant of shine.
That said, I still blot the lipstick.
The first time I wore this, I was confused by how it got darker as the minutes go by. From a pinky beige, it becomes a darker peachier shade that looks more of a my-lips-but-better type of lipstick. At first, I thought that it might be because the color oxidized on me. But when I wiped the lipstick off, I was left with a hot pink stain similar to the color that magic lipsticks turn out. I’m sure that’s what made it change color.
If I didn’t already have more than a few MLBB lipsticks, I would’ve gone crazy in love with this, but I can’t with redundants right now, so, yes, I’m letting it go. BECAUSE I’M RUTHLESS.
I guess I’ll just stick with my original plan — NARS Vanessa (or, if you have other nude lipstick recommendations for medium olive yellow skin, let me know! Pleeeaase! Thank you.)