One of the most enjoyable things about makeup for me is finding items in my stash that, although purchased separately, go together well. Here’s a recent example. I finally got a Colour Pop Lippie Stix in a color that I love: Too Sexy, from the Back to Cool set (limited edition). Described as “deep red violet with a subtle blue flash in a matte finish,” I don’t have anything similar in my collection of 100+ lip colors. The color is absolutely pigmented and looks great on me; one swipe is all I need for opaque coverage; and it is long lasting.
If I can find fault with it, it is that it feels dry on the lips, yet slightly tacky. Not the most comfortable feeling. I tried layering a few lip glosses on top but nothing felt right, until on impulse I reached for Maybelline Copper Pink (Rose Cuivre is the French name on the label – it would’ve been sexier to name it Copper Rose, methinks). I bought Copper Pink in Phnom Penh circa 2009 or 2010, so time to finish it up before it goes bad – that’s why I’ve had it in rotation for the past few weeks. The combo of Copper Pink on top of Too Sexy (I use tapping motion so that the color do not blend too much) seems like they were made for each other, even though they are generations apart. Each is pretty on its own, but together they make a very attractive and multidimensional couple! It’s my current favorite combination, and a great way to finish up Copper Pink!
Do you have a ‘match made in heaven’ story of your stash?