Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lip Service

I remember reading a NYTimes article which mentioned a theory proposed by Leonard Lauder, chairman of Estée Lauder:

"After the terrorist attacks of 2001 deflated the economy, Mr. Lauder noticed that his company was selling more lipstick than usual. He hypothesized that lipstick purchases are a way to gauge the economy. When it’s shaky, he said, sales increase as women boost their mood with inexpensive lipstick purchases instead of $500 slingbacks."

Economic theories aside, I agree that lipstick can be a small indulgence that makes a world of difference.

Right now nothing is going my way (save for my wonderful Bunny...who would like all of you to know that his real name is a respectable STEVEN and not, in fact, some cutesy variant of "rabbit"). On a day where I continually thought things couldn't get worse, and was consistently proven WRONG, I decided to treat myself to *you guessed it!* LIPSTICK.

Or, more specifically, lip gloss. Givenchy always makes the BEST colors. I stopped by Sephora after a late-evening departure from work and purchased 2 of their Gloss Interdit (nothing like "forbidden" gloss to make a girl feel glamorous). I ran home and did a bit of a princess dress-up session in front of the bathroom mirror.

I finally found my perfect Barbie pink: #07, Glamorous Fuchsia.

And I found a GREAT orange that balances with my pale skin and dark hair: #11, Succulent Orange.

Next time you're blue, you'll know what to do: Pucker up!


MCW said...

Love that pink...don't think I could pull off the orange, but looks great on you!

JGIWC said...

Looking gorgeous, per usual.

Victoria said...

Love them both on you. I can't pull off bright colors, too pale and too blonde. The orange looks very glamorous on you!

BLC :o said...

Oh la la! I love both! I have been sporting an orangier red lately and LOVE it! Talk about a power color. :) Xoxo-BLC

Amanda said...

My mom had glam 07 when I went home and I bought it the minute I came back to NYC. Wore to my bday with the Saemus. You look stunning!!!

Kate said...

I love the pink on you!