The first “real lipstick” I bought was Ever Bilena Mirrored Mocha.
It was 2012 and I thought I was already lipstick-crazy back then. If only 2012 me saw present me — nearly four years later, swimming in 59 lipsticks — 2012 me would smack myself in the head. 59 might not be much by lipstick blogger standards, but STILL.
I don’t have Mirrored Mocha anymore and I never repurchased it after it broke. I wish I was already blogging about lipsticks in 2012 so I can show a few swatches, but the closest to it that I can think of are MAC Taupe (above) and MUFE Rouge Intense Mat 3 (below).