Previously mentioned in my Holiday gift guide, but this longer lasting lipstick in 06 by HEMA definitely deserves some extra attention. It took me a while to get my hands on this fabulous color, because it sells out every single time they re-stock. Why is it so fabulous? Because it’s almost a perfect dupe for MAC’s legendary Ruby Woo for only a fraction of the price. So it’s cheap, it’s matte and it’s extremely long-lasting. It does dry out your lips a little, but no more than Ruby Woo does. Just make sure you moisturize your lips before applying it.
Sometimes I wonder why it took me so long to start wearing lipstick. I guess it felt too fashionable and/or too grown up. You know, models, business women and your grandma. It wasn’t until I read an interview with the gorgeous Jen Brill that I finally gave it a try. Ruby Woo is her favorite lipstick and our skin color is very similar, so I didn’t have to search for a color that worked for me. Although both lipsticks are a lovely bright red for an evening out, it also looks great with a simple pair of jeans and a T-shirt. Actually, I prefer the latter with perfect skin and tousled hair so the lipstick really stands out. Très chic!