Out of sheer curiosity (and because it was Dior and looked like a shade I would use), I accepted.
How Long has it Been?
The lipstick sparked off a train of thought. It has been years since I have used a commercially made lipstick – so many, in fact, that I honestly couldn't remember when it last was, nor which brand I used.
Now suddenly, out of the blue, there was genuine Dior lipstick standing on my make-up shelf, looking all pricey and fancy, and just waiting to be experienced.
It stood there a while as I continued to reach past it for my regular lip pencil topped with glossy lip balm. For some reason, I wanted to ease into this. Maybe it was because I couldn't even remember the last time...
After deliberating for a few days, I picked it up, uncapped it, and gave the container a twist. Wow. There is a super classy looking imprinted logo right in the actual lipstick! Thumbs up for packaging and design.
I applied a layer. First impression: quite positive. It went on smooth and felt pleasant. I checked the mirror. The color was good.
But then the second impression hit.
Vanilla cookies with ... a plastic undertone. Are they serious? I couldn't get it off fast enough.
It would appear lipstick is the one cosmetic I don't automatically sniff before applying. I don't know if Dior uses the same perfume in all of their lipsticks, but this was absolutely not my cup of tea.
And then I remembered why I stopped using commercial make-up and started making my own way back when. Synthetic perfume has always bothered me.
I made a mental note, then wrote it down in my notebook – just so I don't forget.
Do you use commercial lipstick? Do you mind if it has a scent?