That is obviously not the case anymore. I love that it makes me look older and now that I’m pushing 30 (sheesh) it seems more appropriate.
I was the first to sit with Nicole, a lip lab artist, once we finally strolled into the small lip lab. She looked edgy with platinum hair wearing a bright pink lip. Her custom-made lipstick reminded me of summer. It was the color of fruit punch, but in my mind, I called it Pink Punch. She hadn’t named it so I did.
To begin, I was asked to wipe of my Sangria-colored lipstick. I was then handed two lip applicators. One was a simple sugar scrub to exfoliate my lips. I immediately felt the difference licking off the stubborn bits of scrub that tasted like melon. That’s when I learned that Bite Lip Lab’s products are gluten-free made with all natural ingredients. The other applicator was a moisturizer made of agave. It went on thick like honey. I enjoyed moving my lips around feeling how they easily slid now since there was no more pesky pieces of dead skin hanging around.
Though my wine lipstick has been my go-to since the weather changed, I’ve been dying for a berry lipstick. I told Nicole so as she began mixing together the mulberry, scarlet and quince color pods. The first mixture was pretty, but too much like the lipstick I had just wiped off. I thought the second one could be a just a tad bit darker and the last one was just right. It was just dark enough to be defined as vampy, but still maintained that berry element that I was looking for.
After selecting my matte color that I secretly called Sassy after a nick name my aunt gave me when I was younger, I slid over to the scent station sniffing each glass beaker. I decided to mix the citrus mango scent with cherry. I selected one of four tube styles and within thirty minutes, my lipstick was whipped together, molded and packaged.
I suppose not much has changed because I think I might save this baby for a special occasion. And for about $45 a tube or $60 for two tubes, I will be sure to savor each application and occasion I wear it.