Hi everyone, it’s been over 4 months since my last post (around the holidays, I took an unexpected blog leave…everything is okay, I just have been overly sidetracked and just putting my creative energy towards other faucets of life…hey, it happens to the best of us!)
Admittedly, I’ve slightly been regretting coming back because of all the time I spent away from my blog and I didn’t quite know how to begin from where I left off (if I’m not mistaken, my last post was about my green smoothies and ways I like to stay fit)…until my visit in Sephora today. It was just the inspiration I needed!
This morning, I got a text from a client/friend asking if I can find something for her at Sephora being that it was sold out at the locations by her and also online. Luckily, they had one left of the item she was looking for so I picked it up for her. Being I haven’t been into Sephora recently, I wanted to see what was new and of course almost ALWAYS by default, get drawn to the the lip units. Do I NEED any new lip products?! Hmm, given that I have over a hundred to choose from, I think we can firmly answer the question to that one! However, I can’t help but want to discover a new color or new product.
Beauty Confession #1: I have no problem wearing essentially the same eye makeup everyday, but when it comes to lip color, I really love to switch it up. Lavender lips today…orange lips tomorrow! ;) Who’s to stop me?
Beauty Confession #2: My mother is also a lipstick fanatic (she won’t be seen anywhere without some form of a red lip…MAC “Dubonnet” is one of her absolute favorites FYI), so I cannot escape the fact that I have an obsession with lipstick (clearly it’s in the DNA)!
Moving towards the Dior lipstick unit… I don’t currently own any Dior lipsticks but I love the color selection. What stops me every time from moving forward and purchasing one is that the color payoff never seems to be enough. All their formulas appear to be too sheer.
A Sephora artist approached me asking if I needed assistance. Typically, I kindly reject the offer being that I’m usually just browsing and being a makeup artist, I can figure things out on my own. However, I went ahead to ask him, “Do you know which Dior formula has the best color payoff…one with more of a kick to it? These all seem to be so sheer…”
Now, he didn’t seem to quite know the answer. He gave me his best educated guess (I’m OKAY with this, I don’t expect people in Sephora to know EVERY line of makeup the store carries unless they’ve tested the products or worked with them directly) but then he eagerly wanted to show me something he thought I would really like. Sure enough, I did: Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick!!!
I expressed I liked pinks and he brought over 2 shades, both lovely recommendations but I instantly had a love-at-first-sight moment with, “Backstage Bambi.”
I love the concept of a liquid lipstick. It has great staying power and you don’t need to add a gloss really (although this does feel slightly dry once set on the lips). Best of all, it leaves a little staining effect behind so there is always some form of color on the lips. I’m thoroughly impressed by the product itself and look forward to buying another shade in the near future! Specifically the shade, “Jeffree”is on my wish list.
In case you’re wondering…What Inspired me to be Blogging this very moment….
So after I checked out, I was walking out of Sephora and one of the artists approached me (Hi, Angie!) and said, “Do you write a blog?” I was really in complete shock being that I had abandoned my blog in recent months and it made me realize that even on a small scale, my blog continually makes an impact in which people take away something from it. When I asked how she found it, she explained that she was searching prom makeup and somehow my blog came up along with my photo and she thought, “I know this girl, I see her at Sephora all the time.” I told Angie I would come back to my blog, so here I am!