Back in the days when I only owned a handful of lipsticks, there were two I used all the time. I liked them so much that I actually bought several back-ups of them when I found out they were/had been discontinued. They were Maybelline Watershine Diamonds in 110 Sequin Mauve and L'Oreal Invincible Platinum in 900 Platinum Candy.
Fast forward 8 or so years and there they are still sitting in my stash. (For those of you about to have a heart attack hearing about how old some of my make up is, I would like to point out that I did throw out the used ones along the way somewhere.) However, I still have 2 of the Maybelline and 3 of the L'Oreal lipsticks in there. So I dug them out and tried them on. They are not too bad. I love it actually that the Maybelline one doesn't have any scent (or has it gone away over the years?) because I'm really not keen on their Color Sensational lipsticks' scent (smell). The L'Oreal one does have quite a strong scent, but it's not unpleasant. Colourwise, they are a bit dated I think and they are very shimmery. I don't actually mind shimmery lipsticks (after all I bought the entire line of Mac's Dazzle lipsticks!), but I don't know, they just feel a bit old fashioned.
Not really sure what I'm going to do with them as I have so many lipsticks now that I hardly ever (NEVER) go through a whole tube, and I'm actually pretty good about not buying back ups of them anymore, I only have one. Never mind, they only cost a few quids. I do like the Maybelline one most, I can see getting more use out of it than the L'Oreal one which actually used to be my very favourite lipstick. I guess people change, eh? Have you rediscovered any forgotten old favourites lately?
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