Outside My Beauty Bubble (2)

In the previous entry, I dabbled a bit about coming across counterfeit makeup. I’ve seen Internet talk about their existence and even saw news reports about them, but to see them in person is a bit of a rarity.

You see, in NYC, counterfeits of major makeup brands is rare to see – there’s just far too many SephUltas in Manhattan alone that buying counterfeit seems… well, counterproductive.

But that isn’t to say that I’ve never seen counterfeit makeup being sold in the streets of NYC – I actually did, and it was in the last place I expected to come across: 34th Street, a.k.a. Herald Square.

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I’m Over Matte Lips. 

Yep. I’m over it. I tried it because it was a trend that seemed interesting, but I couldn’t deal with the dry lips that came with it. Lip balm is a temporary fix but it also makes the stuff bleed faster, even with a lip liner.

But I’m not over the moon with the glossy lip look (I’m looking at you, Revlon Ultra Lip Lacquer!) either. Isn’t that the point of lip gloss? Shiny lips without the full lipstick coverage?

I’ll still wear my matte liquid lipsticks – paid a pretty penny for them after all. And I like the colors. I just wish they were a little more forgiving when the time to retouch them comes up. 

Peeps can still rock the matte lip. I’m cool with it. But it’s just something that I need to get off my chest.