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My latest lip obsession: MAC Ever Hip and Budding Beauty
Team member Kellie said this in the comments of a post last week: “You love to introduce us to all of the beautiful corals, don’t you?”. Which is putting it sweetly and mildly. More bluntly said – I think I might have a bit of a problem.
You see, I’m a coral addict.
I can’t even begin to count the number of times the following scenario has happened. Into the wht mailbox, comes a box of items to test.
We open the box, inside lies a coral lipstick or gloss.
Tyna pulls it out, says “Well obviously you’re taking this”. No, I don’t need another coral, I’ll reply. Tyna rolls her eyes and says “yeah, ok”. Because she knows where it will end up – in my bag after a series of silent (though sometimes not!) arguments with myself. I don’t need it! Yes, I do! But I have so many corals! Not like this one! This one has shimmer/has no shimmer, is creamy/is matte, is pigmented/is sheer.
Whatever, lip products makes me happy – don’t judge me, my addict self tells my non addict self…
Another internal argument took place when MAC first released Ever Hip lipstick with the Liberty Of London collection.
Really? You need another coral?
As a matter of fact when I went to the launch party I had another MAC coral lipstick in my purse; my holy grail – Strawberry Blonde from the 2006 Catherine Deneuve collection. Upon swatching, they were close – VERY close. And I passed. And I regretted it ever since…
Flash forward to this month’s Fashionflower release. And there sits Ever Hip. Which promptly sells out on MAC’s site within hours. I manage to get it online through Nordstroms. And I almost feel bad showing it to you. Because it’s gone. But, MAC has released it twice within the past year or so. It just may be around again.
Ever Hip is a “bright creamy coral” in a Cremesheen formula (good pigment, creamy and shiny finish). You can take this from just a slick of pinky coral color, to a rather opaque look by using a heavier hand when applying. It’s divine. And I needed it desperately.
But with this release, Ever Hip had a friend, Budding Beauty Lipgelée. With it’s gorgeous, smooth finish, Budding Beauty adds a pale coral milkiness to anything it touches. Not a lot of color, but subtle hot pink with micro shimmer and gold flecks. See the flecks? Again, how could I not need it desperately? Good news for you, it’s still available at Nordstroms.
So, I’ve got them. I can now sleep at night. Until the next coral comes along…
we heartsters, what color do you buy over and over and over again?