As we pack christmas away for another year, and peruse our gifts I ask the question …. Have you received anything this year that you may never have brought yourself but now love ?
Now I was lucky enough to receive a lovely Dior Backstage gift set which included their Lip Maximiser and a Dior Addict Lipstick.
Now with the wonders of todays technology I have an instant pout courtesy of fixed braces think more Barney from The Simpsons than Angelina Jolie though. So I was hoping this wasn’t going to enhance my pout too much that I ended up looking like a Mick Jagger Tribute act.
Thank Goodness this wasn’t the case and this product actually gives a rather subtle youthful plump without that harsh sting that so many of this type of products seem to have accompanying it .You can use this on it’s own without the lipstick for a 15 day plumping treatment which I shall try once my brace is removed so I can see the full solo effect. review to follow on that as soon as my teeth go from wonkey donkey to McLeans tooth model .
Now what surprised me the most about this gift was the accompanying lipstick Dior Addict in shade 578 , which is a lovely red shade.Now I have not worn red lipstick since the likes of Bros and Spandau Ballett topped the charts . It was locked away in that decade along with my Bat Wing jumpers and dodgy perm so to smooth this over my lips again really was going back in time.
They say some classics never go out of fashion and red lipstick I believe is one of them but for me I guess over the years I decided that this really was not doing me or my face justice anymore until now that is ….. I applied this over the maximiser and was very surprised with how well it seemed to suit me. I have been sticking to nudes for some time and to me they are a winner so I would never have changed and most certainly not to red. So there I was taking a trip back in time and not even cringing , but what would others think to my new brightness.
So there was only one thing for it… the husband test if anybody is going to tell you that he didn’t know McDonalds were bringing Ronald back you know he will be the one to do it. So I just casually went about my business awaiting the backlash , and it came eventually but surprisingly it came in the form of ” You look pretty today” …. and there you have it it’s a winner.
So thank you Christmas for the opportunity to push my boundaries it’s so nice to receive a gift that gives in more ways than one and this one certainly has.