I’m starting a new category/ series on Scatterbraintures, which seems like a stupid decision if I wanted to lure PR companies in. But that wasn’t one of my main objectives for being in cyberspace so what the heck.
I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now since I wrote The Anti-Haul: Beauty Junkie Rehab. Lately, I’ve been getting really good at killing my lust for new skin care and makeup products that are coming out.
Basically, No Deal will be about products that I really really wanted to try and buy, but ended up not getting. It may be of products that I sampled, or products that I never even tried. The objective is to hopefully help keep beauty junkies on rehab, like me, to get a particular product out of our lemming lists.
No Deal will not include products that I’m not actually capable of buying (coz that won’t make sense) and products that I didn’t have any lust for to begin with. It will be limited to those that I fought not to buy.
I was going to make The Clarisonic my first entry for this series, but I got overwhelmed. If I write about it now, I might end up convincing myself to get it. The battle is not yet over on that one so, for now, I’ll start small.
I got excited when this came out because I thought it might be a good dupe for the revlon lip butters. After a few more days I came across a lot of rave tweets and blog posts. I hate it when that happens.
Anyway, just as any ex-beauty junkie would do, I gave myself a few weeks for the lemming to dissipate, and it did!
What made me decide not to purchase this:
From how the lipstick was designed, it looked like it’s not gonna be quick and easy to put on. The pigment is in the middle, I can imagine that if I swipe it straight across my lips, I’d end up with a stripe across. I might have to use a lip brush just for this–and that can be time consuming.
I can’t believe I didn’t realize that the first time I saw it.
Anyway, my theory was vindicated when Liz of Project Vanity made a video tutorial on how to apply it correctly. If you’ve already bought the lipstick, watch her video, I think it’ll be helpful.
As for me, I choose not to go through all that trouble of having a special way to apply a lipstick. I’m a quick-swipe-lipstick type of girl so I’m giving this one a pass.