Love Affair with lipsticks have to start somewhere. One moment, one color, one particular texture, and you're hooked for life!
For me, that very particular lipstick was Nina Ricci in #13 - Les Sépias.
We're talking about the early 1990's here... I was 15 when I bought this lipstick (with birthday money, if I remember well). I chose it mostly because of the gorgeous packaging, and picked the color because it was a kind of sophisticated "my lips but better", with a slight brownish tone that was a must for lips at that time! I think the name attracted me a lot too. "Sepia" always reminded me of pictures taken in the Summer in the South of France or in Italy... fields of gold turned brownish for a romantic touch.
But then I really fell in love with that lipstick because it was flattering, visible enough for me to stand out from the teenage high school crowd without looking inappropriate, and the texture was creamy, not drying and long lasting.
Finding a dupe for this long-gone color is hard, but Mac Charismatic, which you can see me wearing here, is definitely reminding me of Les Sepias.
A huge thank you to the lovely Sara who was able to take those pictures and swatch the lipstick for me. She was more sentimental than I am, I guess, since she kept the product all these years. Seeing those pictures was a blast from the past for me!
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