I’ve been looking for a red lipstick that I would actually wear. I knew I wanted to go with a bigger brand once I found it, for quality and lasting power. I went and looked at a couple popular shades that I was interested in, but sadly the colors were not what I expected and the service was shit. (give you two guesses what brand that was!)
So hubby and I went to the Bobbi Brown counter my MAC girl has moved to. I trust her to not screw me over just for the sale. I told her what I was looking for, and why. So she put Old Hollywood Red on me, and then sent me off to roam around the store in it and see how I felt about it. I loved it, and upon returning to the counter I walked past the lip gloss section and Black Ruby caught my eye. So she threw that on top of the red I already had on, and it was so gorgeous.
I thought I wanted a cool, blue red to make my teeth whiter. I have serious self-esteem issues with my teeth, but as I get older the less I give a damn what other people think. I also am more likely as I age to tell people to %%&&@@!$(^ $@(%^^@^@$ ^(@@&$ !%!! @!!! So when I tried on this Cherry Red color and loved it, I was surprised. It’s not what I thought I would like, and Black Ruby on top just adds a ton of depth and shine to it. I can also wear these colors alone, as they are both amazing on their own.
The above photo is from left to right: Black Ruby gloss alone, Old Hollywood Red alone, Gloss and Lipstick together.
I’m really bad about chewing on my lips, or putting on lipstick and then going to get a drink. So when I wear this out I usually apply the lipstick, blot, apply another layer, blot and maybe another. It helps get a good stain, then I just carry the gloss with me. So even if I do lose the red I can just wear the gloss and not have that strange left over lipstick thing going on. It’s really a win, win for someone like me who is not used to wearing lip products every day.
I really do love both of these colors, I will be keeping them both as my “Go-To” reds.
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