As many Makeup addicts know, Shopping your stash comes in handy during a no buy. OK. So if you aren't a MU addict you aren't reading this blog but allow me to explain anyway.
Shopping your stash - Your collection of Makeup is so large that you probably have items you forgot about, have never used, or haven't used in months/years. Going back though those forgotten items to find a particular color/need/short term obsession is called Shopping your stash.
No buy - Makeup addicts tend to overspend, or over shop. perhaps we want to save up money for a big purchase like La Mer Translucent Loose Powder or The Mortgage. (lol) By not buying makeup for a pre-determined amount of time, MU addicts feel as if they are saving money...however many do compensate by buying up skincare, haircare and body care items, shoes, purses or mad swapping which costs postage. Either way, it's a lose-lose situation if you do this. I have been unsuccessful in my recent no-buy. I hauled skincare items, this I justified because I was running low on my staples....however I was not OUT of the items and I was also test driving some items from some recent swaps (postage fees) so I really had no excuse, other than stress from guests coming into town and boredom during one of Darthypie's recent nap.
So why explain all this?
Because I'm verbose.
So anyway, whilst shopping my stash of over 20+ lipsticks and 30+ lip glosses I picked up my neglected Laura Mercier Stick Gloss in Courtisane and slicked it on.
I forgot how lovely this color is.
I forgot how lovely the formula is.
I forgot how much I adored this lipstick when I first purchased it.
Laura Mercier Stick Glosses retail for about $20. This is part lipstick / part lip gloss. The color is sheer and the slip (how easily the lipstick glides on your lips) is wonderful. Courtisane has a rosey-gold finish that is translucent. It's neutral. Not too warm, not too cool. It's semi frosty but not so much so that your lips look shriveled and wrinkled. It's very moisturizing, which is important for me as I hate dry lipsticks, and the color wears off evenly. The standard size for lipsticks is 0.12 oz. and the Laura Mercier stickgloss is no different. The stickgloss has no scent nor taste which is a big plus in my book.
One con is that the lipstick does not last too long. That is because of the formulation. Stick glosses wear off faster than regular lipsticks. However if you use a lip liner prior to applications and lightly fill it in it may look like it lasts longer, but then you lose the sheer effect that the stick gloss gives.
Al in all I have fallen back in love with my Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Courtisane and plan to wear it more often.
Here are some pictures. Sorry for the used appearance. I prefer to look at NEW lipsticks rather than used ones but I wanted you all to see the color in the tube as well as a swatch and on my lips. As you can see it looks different in the tube than it does on the arm than it does on the lips. By the way. I hate taking pictures of my lips. I'm not saying that to fish for compliments, I'm saying that because that's how I feel. It may or may not be reality, but that's what I think. OK. /end neurosis
So any items you have recently RE-discovered?