Lipstick Diaries: The Story Behind Velvet 08 Grand Cru
I am a closet make-up junkie: I don’t do full on make-up daily (I’m almost always caught without any) but I do full throttle when shopping at my favorite cosmetic counters. For many years, I barely wear make-up in this weather and when I do, it will be just be my staples - Kiehl’s Micro-blur Skin Perfector, Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm and my Becca Shadow & Light Brow Contour Mousse + Shu Uemura Eyebrow Manicure.
Kiehl's Micro-blur Skin Perfector ($35), available at any Kiehl's store in the Philippines
Shu Uemura Eyebrow Manicure in Honey Glaze (Php 1,850), available at BeautyMNL
And then I turned 35.
I woke up one day with amission to find the perfect red lipstick – NOPE, not to wear on costume parties and formals – but to wear every. single. day. Found it in Seoul and it’s not even a Korean make-up brand.
Meet the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Grand Cru.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 08 Grand Cru ($12.90), available on Amazon
When I came home with this from my Seoul trip, I didn’t use it for a week. Who’d wear puta red lipstick at my parents’ farm house during Holy Week anyway?
So where has this lipstick taken me?
Many pitch wins at work. Seriously, I put on this lipstick if I don’t get to think of ideas (even at night, working, in my pajamas) and it works. Red power lips never fails to give confidence anyway. It's basic science!
A marriage proposal. No, just kidding. My ex-boyfriend who never really cared what I put on my face – loves it when I wear this lipstick. I had half a dozen shipped. Now we’re married.
What's the story behind your favorite lipstick? Tell us about it!