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Here’s a little question for today: What makeup shades have you worn for years — you know, the ones that you’ve worn so long people now think of as “your” color?
The Makeup Shades I’ve Worn for Years
I’ve had a few lipstick colors on repeat over the years:
High school: Cherries in the Snow and Rum Raisin. (I recently saw a TikTok from Erin Parsons about why the formulas and colors have changed since the mid-’90s — she finds vintage options and tests them against the ones currently being sold. The one about Spice lipliner was eye-opening!) I am mildly fascinated by the memory that I used to apply Cherries in the Snow without a mirror — like lip gloss — during class. Because, you know, bright red lipstick, what could go wrong?
College: MAC Odyssey (and a few other more unfortunate MAC shades, like Taupe and Fluid)
Law School and Beyond: When I first wrote this post I couldn’t think of anything, but I can’t believe I didn’t think about this: I loved a weird purple drugstore gloss and wore it ALL the time. It’s been out of stock for at least a decade now and I’m still finding tubes of it in my stuff. Here, I even wrote about it: Covergirl Lipslicks Lip Gloss. (In terms of formula this e.l.f. Hydrating Core lip shine is very similar.)
More recently: Clinique’s Chubby Stick in Voluminous Violet (which, ZOMG, no longer appears anywhere, even on the Clinique website — I’m only mildly panicking)
I’ve worn the same blush for years (and years — definitely since my late 20s): NARS Orgasm
I’ve worn many brown eyeliners over the years, but I haven’t been loyal to any one brand — even now if I don’t particularly care if I grab the Chanel one or the NYX one. Ditto for eyeshadow shades!
Readers, over to you — what makeup shades have you worn for years? Do you have specific colors on repeat?