Monday, January 30, 2012

Nice New Lipstick

My favorite lipstick of all time has been discontinued for years and I am just about to run out of my last tube. I really thought by now Chanel would remake the color (Dynamic #75) at least, but I am going to have to find a replacement in another brand. Nuance by Salma Hayek for CVS has the same consistency, but a very limited range of colors. A fabulous red called Paprika, which I love, but nothing close to the dark peachy rose coral of Dynamic. I've decide to use two shades at the same time and settled on this new Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait (#25) and Candy Apple (#35). Turns out that Candy Apple isn't even close to Apple color and is extremely close to the color I want, no mixing required. And the formula, which feels very peculiar going on, (sort of like a Bert's Bees product without the sting) is fabulous and long lasting. Winner!


  1. What is it about manufacturers and their need for constant change? I find a pair of running shoes that is perfect and I would buy them every year for the rest of my running life, but are they the same next year? Heavens, no, they are 'improved' and completely useless. I still have a lifetime supply of lipstick, I think, as I use a brush to get to the bottom of all the tubes, or melt them (all the pinks, anyhow, my usual shades) together into a small container to save space. The last time I went to buy nail polish (for toes, my fingers stay pretty neutral) the colours on offer were to my mind pretty hideous, but I'm sure it's just because I'm old fashioned.

  2. Hi Shelley - Do you melt them in the tube and then pour them out? Inquiring minds need to know! Once upon a time, Revlon made a hair conditioner called (I think) Flex. It smelled fantastic and worked on my kinky mess and on my daughter's smooth fall of liquid silk, making it even silker. Suddenly they "improved" it and I didn't know enough to stockpile the old formula. Suddenly it came in various types, every single one of them didn't work nearly as well as the old or smell as good. So they went back to the old formula and started a commercial blitz, saying "Flex is back, and it's better than ever!" But we'd discovered Aussie and never went back. If they'd said, "Flex is back, and it's exactly the same as before", I would have bought it.