The perfect nude is hard to come by—it’s requires either a search of unlimited patience, or rides entirely on luck. Too pink. Too orange. Too brown. Too chalky. Et cetera. Rosy browns and mauves are my choice of color—they’re effortless. Natural. No endless amounts of squatting on the floor of Sephora, swatching and swiping until my lips grow raw at the repetitive process.
There’s a saying passed amongst women, when talking about men, of course. It’s when you’re not looking, that things – men – come your way. Things—men—fall into your lap and in line when you least expect. So the popular advice goes.
And so it was without any intentions I walked past a Yves Saint Laurent counter and fell for a beautiful lipstick. One look and I knew it was right—a feeling that comes after you know yourself well. A smooth formula that glides into the lips; just pigmented enough, but not heavy, in a warm, pale nude with a peach undertone. It’s complete and absolute heaven and, moreover, is so delicious to wear. Beautiful with a caramel tan, and just as lovely with a paler complexion.
I think I can safely say that lipsticks are in the same category as lingerie and books—things I have no self control towards whatsoever.
I’ll have you know: I have no intentions of refraining from these indulgences.
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P.S.: For ladies with a pink or even neutral undertone, YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture in no. 10, “Beige Tribute,” would look stunning. It’s an irresistible milky pink-beige.