In case anyone was wondering if I resolved my First World problem of not being able to find an intense mauve non-shimmery lipstick. Well, yes, I did. The weird thing was that there wasn’t a single suitable candidate in all of Sephora—everything was plummy, rosy, fuchsia, too pink not enough purple. I was trying to use a gift card but ended up having to cough up my own $14 for MAC’s Up The Amp.
I wanted a lip color like actress Carey Mulligan’s look by Marc Jacobs in the recent TMagazine (not so much the impractical eye makeup). Why? I really can’t say. It just seemed like smart color to own.