I was reading a beauty story in Net A Porter’s online mag, Edit, and it mentioned ‘a soon to launch and sell out’ NARS lipstick called Kiss Me Stupid. This got my interest so I looked it up and found several articles like this one declaring it a must-have and as I’m a 47 year old fashion victim I really, really wanted it.
Though I couldn’t find it in stock online they did have it at my nearest SpaceNK and I felt so happy and pleased to get my hands on it. The lipstick itself is nice enough and easy to wear. It’s a darkened peachy-apricot but though it’s supposed to have a satin finish I find it to be quite matt and a little on the dry side. However, after the initial buzz of getting it wore off, I couldn’t help wonder if I should know better than to jump on the latest beauty bandwagon.
It’s such a hard one. I did genuinely feel good about tracking down something that was much lorded and in short supply but is this worth the £21 I spent? Or, am I a gullible idiot who always falls for the oldest marketing trick in the book (making something more desirable by making it scarce)?
Obviously, these questions don’t just apply to lipstick but cover anything that has a bit of hype attached to it and I don’t any answers either. I think the problem is I’ve always been a bit of a slave to trends and of course I’m not the only one guilty of this. However, isn’t it about time (regardless of our age) that we become a bit more savvy and stick to buying things we genuinely need and/or suit us rather than flash-in-the-pan fripperies? Or will that suck some of the joy out of life??
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