Last week I had the pleasure of actually reading a magazine while my children had haircuts. It was a complete luxury to sit there uninterrupted for a solid 30 minutes. No texts, no emails, no phone ringing and no little voices asking me questions every 27 seconds. Ahhhh. Surprised I didn’t fall asleep in the chair – that’s what I usually do when I try reading a book in bed at night.
As I was reading, I found good news for those of us who still mourn the loss of our favorite shade of lipstick that’s been discontinued. For me, it’s Totally Tawny by Lancome. It’s a perfect deep apricot shade with a tiny hint of coral, a great earthy tone with some punch. Still haven’t forgiven them for discontinuing that without warning.
So I read (I think it was Style magazine?) that there is a website that will recreate your lipstick and ship it to you. It’s called Three Custom. All you do is to send them a small sample of what you have left and voila you have your lipstick back in your life in 2 short weeks. The only catch is that it’s 60 bucks. Hmmm, how much do I truly love Totally Tawny?? Not sure if I’ll pull the trigger, but I wanted to be sure and share that source with you. Their site is over here.
Speaking of lovely lips, I also wanted to share this helpful tutorial I saw on how to apply your lipstick and make it last. It gives you a step-by-step how to apply a base, a liner and then your lipstick. Tutorial is here. This is exactly what I used to do when I worked in Television. Matter of fact, I still apply lipstick this way if I’m going to an event or party and need my lips “on” for at least three hours. I also use this technique for my TV spots at ABC in Birmingham. Works like a charm.
A good lipstick makes you feel like you can conquer the world. Okay, maybe not so much the world, but at least the day.