The (discontinued) lipstick love-in: Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick #18

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 11 - 2012

I know it can be a bit annoying when bloggers feature products that you can’t get your hands on anymore but the thing is, I don’t think I’ve ever told you about one of my favourite lipsticks EVER, have I?  Well, now’s the time to introduce you because I’ve just broken into my backup.

Now, according to Makeup Alley, Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick (#18) was a limited edition release for Autumn 2003!  Am I really that old that I was buying grown-up lipsticks THAT long ago?  Really, really?!  I thought it was more recent than that… but I can’t honestly remember.  What I can remember is how I fell in love with the shade in the tube.  And then fell in love even more when I applied it.

You see, I haven’t always loved bright lip colours… I’ve grown to love them, but I used to only wear sheer, slightly glossy shades.  As I twisted up the new, pristine Armani bullet the other day – I decided that I had to pay homage to this one before it went the same way as some of my other previous lipstick loves (YSL Rouge Pure Shine also had one that I used to live in (now long gone *sob*)).

Ain’t she pretty?  She’s much brighter and more popsicle orange in the tube than she is on the lips, I was a little bit intimidated by her at first but we soon became inseperable!   One of the things I liked most about this lipstick was the texture, which isn’t too soft, almost semi-matte without being at all drying on the lips.  Wear isn’t great but it’s such aneasylipstick to topup that it truly doesn’t matter.

Gah, I’ll miss you when you’re gone!

Can you remember your first lipstick love?  Tell me about it!


BRING IT BACK.

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 12 - 2012

It takes dedication, perseverance and often a lot of money to discover a holy grail in your collection, it’s also no mean feat when the market is so saturated with product.  I was having a little think about the (now discontinued) Chanel Dragon the other evening (completely normal behaviour) and after I’d wiped away the tears (also normal), I thought about some of the other products that have left my stash over the years, never to be seen again.  Here are a few things that I’m very sad to no longer be able to lay my hands on…

A concise selection, I think you’ll agree (don’t even get me started on nail polish…)

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon – Chanel are on my shit list for this.  Big time.

Nivea Oil-Free Moisturising Fluid – Don’t like the new “cream” version, rubbish.  This was really light and perfect for my t-zone in Summer

Chanel Egoiste EdT – OK, so it’s not discontinued as such, it’s just nowhere I’ve looked in the last 7 years.  I bullied my first boyfriend until he bought a bottle back in the 90s… I didn’t keep the boyfriend (ok, he didn’t keep me – gay, it turns out – oh how we laughed), but I did keep the bottle.

DHC for Men After Shave Lotion – Great stuff for cooling irritated post-shave skin says Mr. L – still haven’t found anything to replace it (BOO!)

Quality Street Purple Ones – Yes, I know the tins still have them but they’re IMPOSTERS.  Hazelnuts suck, bring back the brazil nut centres.

And breathe.

I’d also add No7 Luscious Lip Colour in Morello Cherry to the list (but I couldn’t find a picture).  T’was my first grown up lipstick and I’d love to find it again!

Are there any discontinued products you still pine for?

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