Here's a question for you: Why is it that, as soon as I find the perfect nude lipstick, I suddenly find that it's being phased out?
It happened last year with Max Factor's Vivid Impact Lipstick in Vegas, Baby...
...and it's happening again this year with BeneFit's Full Finish Lipstick in Lady's Choice, which I discovered via the Celebutante set.
(Disclaimer: I have no idea if BeneFit is really discontinuing this; I just happened to find out from Makeup and Beauty Blog that it's being sold for 50% off under the BeneFit site's"buh-buys" section. Still and all, though: WAAAHHH!)
Seriously, people, it's not easy to find the perfect nude lipstick anywhere... short of wearing dark concealer on my lips and applying stuff over that, which is ultimately impractical for my schedule. What I liked about both the Max Factor and BeneFit ones is that they both had a hint of peachy-pink undertone, which not only flattered my existing skin tone but ultimately made everything else I wore on my face look much, much better.
The other thing that makes this situation more of a bummer for me is the fact that I don't live anywhere near a Sephora right now. I could, of course, save up for my next trip to Manila... which means that I'll have to check the nearest counters for Max Factor and other mid-range/ high-street brands (ie. Maybelline, L'Oreal, Face Shop, Body Shop, etc.) before shelling out for the big guns at the likes of MAC and Shiseido. I could also go the Avon-lady route, which could at least save me money for gas.
So, readers, I'm opening this discussion up with you now: Where should I get my next nude? Which brands should I try? Leave me a message in the comments!