Friday, 8 November 2013

Eulogy to a lipstick

There's nothing so disappointing as when a much loved product all of a sudden is end of line - it is no more, it has popped its cute packaging clogs, gone to the big beauty counter in the sky, it's pushing Marc Jacobs Daisies, it is an ex beauty product - put it however you want, but it is well and truly dead. Regrettably tragedy has struck and that is exactly what has happened to one of my most cherished lipsticks. Since this lipstick was one of those special occasion products that I mentioned the other day - the ones that make you feel like a princess, I want to dedicate a short farewell post to it. Before you think that I need to seek help for an unnatural attachment to a beauty product, I just want to make it clear that this is all done with a sense of humour and a healthy portion of self irony.
My lipstick - Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel in Rose Sensuel 03 was a truly wonderful product! It was much worn and loved by me and others also saw and appreciated its great qualities. Although it came in a very simple packaging it was stylish and luxuriously creamy proving that you should not judge a book by its cover. Intensity, elegance, radiance, care and long wear characterized this beautiful and luscious lippy. 

It was a rainy day at the end of April when Sweet Kiss Naturel unexpectedly came into my life at Superdrug, and the nourishing formula enriched with magnolia oil and shea butter made us great friends straight from the very start. Rose Sensuel as a shade is best described as a warm, perky, good old fashioned dusky rose that would add style to even the most casual of days.
  
Rose Sensuel 03

Different outfits and makeup looks meant that there were times when we didn't see each other as often as we would have liked, but like true friends we always found our way back together and then it was as if we'd never been apart

I know it would want me to go on to find happiness with other lipsticks, but Bourjois Sweet Kiss Naturel will be remembered for the wonderful romantic rose tinted time we spent together, filled with a smooth satin finish and a lovely natural radiance.

It's a loss to lipstick lovers all over the world, and I will miss it dearly - R.I.P...









76 comments:

  1. It is sad when a much loved product comes to an end especially when you have got some special memories wearing it!!

    http://welldressed25.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Definitely, and isn't it funny how it never seems to happen to the meeeh product? Xx

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  2. Aw this was cute! I know how you feel though! xx

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    1. That's really nice of you - thank you :o). Xx

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  4. Haha this really made me chuckle! RIP beautiful lipstick :(

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. LOL - I know... bit melodramatic perhaps.. Xx

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  5. aw this is indeed sad. I know how it feels when you always thought you will always have more of it but then more becomes just a wishful thinking ;) to memories of a lovely lipstick. nice post dear Charlotte it made me smile. hugs and kisses!

    always
    shannel

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    1. Yeeay - it makes me smile that I've brightened someone's day, I couldn't have had a nicer comment - thank you VERY much! Xx

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  6. awww. - i really hate when that happens too especially if its a product you really depend on!

    Lovely post x

    www.yasbeyou.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Typical isn't it... Thank you very much :O). Xx

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  7. Always the good products they stop making that color its beautiful.
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  8. No way you don't have to seek for help. It's always a sad thing when one of your beloved products get discontinued. I already made an eulogy for my beloved foundation and I haven't found one that I love that much. What's even worse my daily moisturizer got discontinued. Now I have to replace it too. Btw that shade was truly adorable.

    xx Mira

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    1. Wow - that's definitely some bad luck. It's one thing trying new things and still have your fave as a backup but when it's gone it's not quite as fun anymore. I hope you find a new great moisturiser soon Estée Lauder's Hydrationist is amazing at this time of year and really plumps your skin :o). Xx

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  9. I love this colour as well..!!
    very flattering!...
    xoxo

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    1. It was just timeless - oh well, life goes on :o). Xx

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  10. Awh, I wish I got the chance to try this :( at least you'll always have your memories...
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL - true after a few days of mourning I'm sure there will be a Rimmel to cheer me up :o). Xx

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  11. Hi there char! :) Thanks for dropping by at my blog. mind if we follow each other in BL and gfc? I added u already cos i like ur bog!

    xx,
    Yappy | littledreamersavenue.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, that's very nice of you - I follow you on both. Hope you'll visit again soon! Xx

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  12. This is a lovely shade, how sad to hear of its passing...

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    1. LOL - indeed it's been a tough time, but all the wonderful support is helping a lot :o). Have a great Friday :O). Xx

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  13. Such sad news, hope you find another best friend very soon to ease you pain xx

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    1. LOL - it will be difficult, but I can always drown my sorrow with some cool new nail polishes :O). Xx

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  14. So sad sweetie, hope you find another best friend very soon to ease you pain! Have a great Friday <3

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    1. Thank you for the support at this difficult time ;o). Have a wonderful weekend :o). Xx

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  15. lovely post

    and sure, let's follow each other

    xo

    Inspirations Have I None

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    1. That's very nice of you - thank you so much! Xx

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  16. Looks like a great color. Pitty that you can´t buy it anymore.
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    1. It was just perfect, and I can't even find it on eBay - that's when you know it's over :o). Xx

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  17. I hate it when this happens :-( But a lovely colour - let the hunt begin for a replacement! xxx

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    1. Definitely - I have picked up some others now and let the testing begin :o). Xx

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  18. What a gorgeous color, perfect for the holidays! Reminds me of my old Covergirl Continuous Color in Classic Red (which ended up getting discontinued... curses!)

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    1. Oh no - typical! I hope you've found another great red to love :O). Xx

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  19. Sorry about your lipstick :(. I feel your pain, I hate it when companies discontinue perfumes!
    Hope you can find a suitable;e replacement :o)

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    1. Hello Daniela - it's always a disappointment but at least it's an excuse to get some new stuff :o). Xx

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  20. nice color :)

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Im almost glad that i never tried it because i dont handle it well when products get discontinued and this looks like something i would have really enjoyed. just posted a giveaway over on my blog :D xx

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    1. It's always such a disappointment... that sounds great will go and have a look :o). Have a great weekend! Xx

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  22. I love the shade, it's sad it has been discontinued though x

    Enora from http://remainreverie.blogspot.fr/

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    1. It's funny how it always seems to happen to favourite products but not to those items you hardly ever even look at :o). Xx

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  23. It really is the saddest moment when you realise your favourite product is discontinued! :(

    www.sarahjayne-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh yes - in a way I have been quite lucky because it's only happened to me once before but it was the same feeling of - WHAT???!!!!!! Anyway - the search for a replacement is on :o). Xx

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  24. That's where your tweet came from! Where did you get the picture of the full lipstick!? Mmmm, sounds like a scam! LOL

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    1. Well I always take photos of the product when I get them before they're used :o): Xx

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  25. I have a partially squished lipstick sat next to me as I type this but I can't part with it because it isn't available in the UK. SOB!

    Tara x

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    1. Oh noooo - it's funny we we hold on to because we can't replace them. I've even used toothpicks to get out the very last bit of a loved lipstick LOL. Xx

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  26. this had me giggling! haha, but I feel you on this one! It really sucks and I'm sorry for your loss!

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    1. :o) - it might take a day or so to get over it, but life goes on LOL. Xx

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  27. nice brand and color
    check my blog if you want too:)
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  28. Awww, I'm sorry. :-(
    I was sitting here, trying to think of a replacement shade for you, but couldn't really think of one.

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    1. That is soo sweet - thank you very much! At least I'll have the fun bit of trying to find something new :o). Xx

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  29. Beautiful color of lipstick.

    Kiss, Nati
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    1. It was really lovely, but I'm sure I'll find something equally nice perhaps next year when we see more pinks in the collections again :o). Xx

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  30. Ahhhh I feel your pain! My 'perfect' red lipstick is from this very same line of lipsticks from Bourjois! God knows why they discontinued them :((( xx

    www.missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. I know exactly what you mean!!!!! It had some really stunning shades so I was very surprised... Oh well, we'll have to console ourselves with others :o). Xx

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  31. I myself have a habit of falling for Mac limited editions,it is a sad day when they are no longer available.
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    1. Yes - limited editions are another trap, I'm like that with perfumes... Xx

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    1. It just worked so well with a lot of looks - but there you go :o). xx

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  33. Rip lipstick. It is such a bummer when a great product is discontinued.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. It was a sad day for sure, but I'll always have the memories ;O). Xx

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  34. Aww this post made me a little sad for you. :(

    BUT worry not, eBay has LOADS of brand new lipsticks on there that you can no longer find the shops. :D

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks a million - I'm sure I'll find another wonderful shade and fingers crossed it won't be discontinued straight away :o). Xx

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  35. Wow! Love the colour Charlotte! Very pretty, a very good read!

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  36. I always try ebay for end of line much loved lip products. Great post :) x
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you very much, yes it's a good idea and when not even eBay does it, you know it's all over :o). Xx

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