Taking these photos got me thinking about when I fell in love with lipstick. I was a creative child who fell in love with makeup at a young age. When I was little you could always find me playing dress up, doing arts & crafts, painting my nails with glitter or cutting my Barbie’s hair.
The first time I was introduced to makeup, I was 4 or 5 and my Nannie Black (as my sister and I call her) gave me a makeup bag filled with fancy samples she received from buying cosmetics and fragrances from department stores. It was literally like receiving a bag of gold. I instantly got lost in a world of fantasy + self expression.
Fast-forward to present day, I haven’t let that love for make up and beauty products go. I’m someone who always has at least 2-3 lipsticks, glosses or balms in her bag. I constantly rotate my favourite shades for the particular season we’re in with what I call “my favourite old faithful’s”. Consisting of lip products I can’t stop wearing and continue to rebuy over and over again.
Inspired by tattoos (YES!), this new formula delivers 18 highly pigmented nudes and bright mattes with an undetectable naked lip feel. I love the look of having a natural lip with just a veil of beautiful colour so this collection is right up my alley. Shade #16 is my go-to right now but there are so many other gorgeous shades that are perfect for fall. I seriously can’t wait to try them all.
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