Summer Obsession: YSL Rouge Pur Couture

Not your mama’s lip stain
Brooklyn Dolls readers, it’s been awhile! Last time I’ve written to you I was quite a few shades lighter.  I’ll admit, my goal for the summer is to be tan.  Similar to my New Year’s resolution of wearing lipstick every day (achieved – thank you, thank you), I set realistic goals.  But I do believe this is a good one.  Just lipstick, mascara and Benefit High Beam and I’m out the door.  No need for foundation or coats of blush. Plus, I can definitely pull off some deeper lip shades with my sun-kissed skin than au naturale.  
When J and I were in Miami in May (oh how we miss thee), I wanted to pick up a lip shade that would  compliment my tan.  Not that I had much of a tan at that point, but I knew that would be fixed within 5 days.  I tried my luck at the Bal Harbour Shops.  Don’t get me wrong, the outdoor mall is pretty fabulous.  Even the 65+ year old women whose mouths rest along their hairline have it going on. But the lip color I tried on definitely fell short.  I’d been wanting to try YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture, no thanks to Neiman Marcus. I wanted a deep rose to make my tan pop and the makeup lady kept showing me sheers.  My frustration got the best of me and I left without YSL in hand. 
J, understanding my disappointment, gave me the lipstain/gloss hybrid in shade #11 as part of my birthday gift. Well, well, well, we have a winner. Love this shade of deep rose.  It’s buildable so if you want a sheer color, one coat is enough.  But if you’re like me and want a more dramatic look, apply 2, 3, 4 times, who’s counting.  The color looks different with every layer you apply.  And it’s not the typical stick lipstain.  You don’t even feel it or taste it on you lips, which is always a big factor in my lip product purchases. It lasts pretty long.  Sure, I have some lip color left behind on my mugs. But that is not necessarily a bad thing. Not a big fan of the scrubbing your lips off to remove color. Mac Pro Longwear Lipcolor, I’m looking at you.
So there you have it.  My new summer must-have. And when the fall rolls around, I may try a different shade for my repertoire. 
~C
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