Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday: My Obsession with Purple Lipstick

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Hanging out with my college roommate (and still best friend!) David at a party in college. And, yes, rocking purple lipstick.
So when I was in college, I went through a mild obsession with a very specific beauty product ... purple lipstick. But not just any purple lipstick. No, I was truly, madly, DEEPLY in love with my purple lipstick from Bath & Body Works.

Now, to be fair, I was in college in the late 1990s/early 2000s, so this obsession was totally relevant and on trend. EVERYONE was wearing purple lipstick. But this one I discovered from Bath & Body Works (which, sadly, I don't have anymore and have no clue about its name) was PERFECTION. It was dark but not TOO dark, deep but not TOO deep, shimmery but not TOO shimmery. I loved that it had red undertones and gold sparkle. It lasted forever. And -- maybe the best part of all -- it made me feel happy.

Hey, at least I didn't do the dark liner with pale lipstick thing.

What beauty trend from years past did you try that makes you cringe a little today? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Frosty eye shadow! man, that was all I wore!

  2. I wore lilac lipstick to prom. It matched my dress perfectly. Hello, 1998 lmao

  3. I used to line both my waterlines (so upper eyelid and lower eyelid) with a black pencil. It made my eyes look so tiny!

    This picture is really really adorable <3 such a happy face!

  4. Frosty lipstick is probably my worst makeup sin. When I first started wearing makeup I went behind my mom's back and bought this frosty pink lipstick she wouldn't let me have. I thought I was so cool wearing it. Now, I look at pics and cringe. Terrible!