I’m not going to say I live a good life, at least not the way the Greeks would have it (oh what? You think just because I write about shoes for a living I can’t go all pre-Socratic on you? I have depth y’all. Don’t call it a comeback, Anaximander’s been here for years.) Anyway, I haven’t lived absolutely the most respectable life but for some reason the powers that be have seen fit to give me a gift from Heaven.
…and by Heaven I mean Paris.
Some years back they cancelled my beloved Chanel “Passion” which was my perfect red lip color. It was deep and true and I loved it with a love that was more than a love. Sure it would pop up on eBay from time to time, but I never felt quite right about buying non-hermetically sealed make-up because you can never be completely sure that the seller didn’t try it and thereby turn my beloved glossimer into Coldsore Central. I am willing to suffer a lot for beauty, but I draw the line somewhere distinctly before The Face Herp.
Anyhoodle, I’ve been on the hunt for a red to replace my long lost Passion and although I’ve run into plenty that are “a’ight” and even a few that were “good” I’ve never really found another that twirled my tassels in quite the same way.
Meet Ruby Lite, a bright, deep, true red with a hint of glimmer (no giant sparklies though. We are not in junior high any more.) I don’t know how Chanel gets that much depth of color into their products, but they do and it makes other lesser brands pale in comparison.
She’s been around for a while as part of Chanel’s Double Intensity line of long wearing lip color (an example is posted for your viewing pleasure, but I don’t believe that it’s Ruby Lite in the tube.) The application is your basic one-two punch of color and polish although with my go-to neutral, Rose Garnet (also from that line) I often skip the gloss and just use my trusty Burts Bees over it.
If you’re hunting for a real knock-out red (and every girl should have one) take Ruby out for a spin and be sure to report back!