Colors are important to me, be it the choice of color scheme of a webpage, clothes or … in this case … lipstick! It’s one of my hang-ups I guess … I have a few 🙂
This might seem like a ridiculous thing to write about but I’ll do it anyway. In fact, I can hardly believe that I’m writing a blog about lipstick … but I’ve seen stranger things.
1994 I found the, what I thought, the ultimate color of lipstick. It was just exactly right for my complexion. The brand was Helena Rubinstein, so I thought … good! An old, trustworthy brand that will be around for a while.
When it was almost finished I went to purchase a new one, only to discover that this particular color had been discontinued. Why does this always happen to me? Same thing with my favorite perfume.
For all these years I’ve kept the little stump that was left, to use as a reference in my quest for a new, similar color. This might give you an idea …. of that I can be pretty tenacious. Like a dog with a rag! Thought I would find it when I came to North America, but that took me all this time. I’ve been pretty close many times, but not as close as this, that I found yesterday! It’s almost 100%. L’Oreal … because I’m worth it! LOL
I don’t know why brands do this all the time. This new one will be discontinued too. I appreciate that there are trends in fashion but I just wish that they could keep some basic colors.