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