So last month I attended a Barneys NY Beauty Blogger Event. One lucky person won a $1,000 gift card and sadly it wasn't me. When we walked into the event we reached into a bag and pulled out a lipstick or lip gloss. We later found out one had been marked with a "B" and that was the winner. I stuck my 'loser' Nars lipstick in my bag without a second thought.
My friend Yuli (of MyItThings) had suggested I try a dark, smokey eye and light lip that evening while they were doing complimentary makeovers. I had been going with a lighter eye and bright lip (think red) this winter. Why not? I'm always up for a change. I liked the look and have kept it in the act for evening for a few weeks now.
Long story short, I generally do not like light, almost colorless lipsticks. What's the point? Give me a flesh-toned lipstick and I look dead. So when I tried to recreate the smokey eye/pale lip look at home I had nothing for my lips. Until I remembered the Nars lipstick in my bag. It has the slightest tinge of pink mixed with beige and I found it to be quite flattering. Come to find out it's one of the hottest lipstick shades by Nars for Spring 2011. Now I'm obsessed with my Nars Tzigane lipstick! I wear it both day and night. Guess I was a winner after all!
– Lauren Dimet Waters