2020 Lipstick Chronology #4: Urban Decay Lip Chemistry Tint in X-Ray

Product: Urban Decay Wired Vice Lip Chemistry Lasting Glassy Tint in X-Ray Date Purchased: Mar. 1, 2020 Grade: B Let's take a time machine back to the United States on the first day of March in the year 2020. After a shaky start to his primary campaign, Joe Biden has just emerged as the presumptive … Continue reading 2020 Lipstick Chronology #4: Urban Decay Lip Chemistry Tint in X-Ray

Rituel de Fille Color Nectar Pigment Balm in Bloodflower

Rituel de Fille is a brand that I've been following, but not actually patronizing, since its launch in 2014. I have a vivid memory of sitting on a bench during a break from my dissertation seminar in Washington, D.C., and scrolling through the newly launched Rituel de Fille website. The brand's aesthetic seemed designed for … Continue reading Rituel de Fille Color Nectar Pigment Balm in Bloodflower

Lipstick Chronology #19: YSL Glossy Stain in #11 Rouge Gouache

Name: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain #11 (Rouge Gouache) (TL;DR) Date Purchased: November 2012 Grade: A Notes: This, my friends, is the business. This is my favorite red of all time. It's not the most wearable or versatile or low-maintenance red, but I still feel that thrill of shiny newness every … Continue reading Lipstick Chronology #19: YSL Glossy Stain in #11 Rouge Gouache