OK – This post really is about the lipstick I have decided is really perfect.
And where have we been you’re probably wondering. Did Katherine get lost in Mecca Cosmetica in Sydney, or, and even more likely, did Sue duck into Sephora on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées never to be seen again.
No, not lost, just crazy busy and distracted by other things, including a trip to see Revita from The Perfume Girl get married in England.
But I have so much to tell you and I promise to share it over the next few weeks.
But back to the lipstick. As well as spending time in England, I had two wonderful and romantic weeks in Paris with the love of my life, who’s spend on male products was nearly equalling mine. We took advantage of the more reasonable prices in the northern hemisphere.
In Paris there were beautiful, stand alone, Guerlain shops everywhere. And I have a friend who once brought out her beautiful Guerlain lipstick when we were out at lunch, and I have lusted after it ever since. So I had to treat myself to a Rouge G De Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact and a matching Lip Liner.
Not only is the case a beautiful lipstick holder complete with mirror, but it comes in a velour pouch. And that beauty is all before you actually try the product itself. Which is luxury in a lipstick. But Guerlain make it sound so much better than I can:
A jewel lipstick compact with a white gold shimmer designed by Lorenz Bäumer, the young and talented jeweller in Place Vendôme. A horizontal design with feminine curves that houses a secret: a mirror automatically appears when the compact is opened. The lipstick has a pure elegant, contemporary design, and closes magnetically. This exceptional object boasts a comprehensive, premium formula containing a star ingredient: ruby powder, which acts as an opticalwhitener to bring out the colour and shine of the shades. The blend of natural active ingredients (Tiger Grass, wild mango butter, Gugul resin, used in Ayurvedic medicine) complete the formula to plump up, smooth and bring moisture and softness to your lips. Available in 25 shades.
It was a real treat – because in Australia you have to part with a whopping $70 for one. But believe you me – you’ll never regret the purchase – and you can always say ‘What this old lipstick….I’ve had it forever!”