I have recently taken a strong liking to pink lipsticks. They are all I think about and I am obsessed with buying this perfect shade of pink. Perfect shade of pink that exists only in my mind because I can not get it anywhere. Anywhere at all.
My need is simple: a pink lipstick that is strong but not over bearing, where you don’t have to squint to make sure whether it’s a darker shade of purple or a lighter shade of red. Is that really too hard?
This is what I want. And I can’t seem to get it anywhere. What is then, the point of beaucoup des beauty stores at every corner?
I have been to five of them. FIVE. That’s too much. Not for me, for anyone at all. Every time, I’m greeted by a girl in a uniform who politely offers to assist me.
NO. YOU CAN NOT HELP ME. BECAUSE THE SHADE I WANT DOESN’T FUCKING EXIST.
It’s so hard to say this to them, specially because they have no control over the situation but I feel like I’m gonna lose my shit one of these days. And how can you possibly choose from the 5000 shades of pink there are?
There is a pink. Then, there’s one that is a bit lighter. Then, the one that is even more lighter. But then there is also a shade between this range. It’s crazy. C’est bizzare!
I get confused. I get confused looking at all these numerous shades of pink and I get lost in their beauty and I forget what kind of color I want.
I did manage to buy two of them, though. I tried it on my writs and I thought maybe it was the one. When I came home and tried it, it was different. More darker. It’s called Pomegranate for a reason. I should have guessed.
Also, no matter how many times you try the tester on your wrist, the color of the lipstick will always be different when applied to lips.
Then, I went again, bought a new one. This was pink. For sure. The same thing that I wanted. I bought it within five minutes of stepping into the store.
I got home to realize that it wasn’t. It’s different when you look at it but when I apply it, I can’t tell the difference. FML.
Maybe the beauty stores have different lightening. Maybe they trap you into a trance the moment you step in. Maybe I’m too amazed and bedazzled by the beauty of make up products.
Or maybe I should just get a new bulb for my room.