It happens to every girl sooner or later. You find The Perfect Color. Maybe it’s a lipstick, maybe it’s a blush, maybe it’s an eyeshadow. It makes you look fantastic. It may be the perfect neutral that makes you look like you’re wearing nothing but a healthy flush, or maybe it gives you the perfect smoky eye to rock at night. Maybe it becomes your signature color. And then it gets discontinued. The discontinuation is always incomprehensible. What kind of business decisions are these people making? But there’s nothing you can do about it but curse your fate and nurse the tiny remnant of your color that you have left.
For me, that color was MAC’s Spanish Fly lipstick. Spanish Fly was always sort of a weird color, which is what made it so difficult to find an adequate substitute. It was a brownish red, maybe a little orangey, and with a metallic green frost. You heard me right, green. On paper, it sounds like the strangest color in existence, but it worked on me like a dream. I’m not a big believer in “my lips but better” lipstick, but I don’t want to be wearing red all the time either. Spanish Fly was the ideal compromise.
MAC discontinued some years ago, and I’ve been nursing two remaining stubby tubes ever since. Until now. read more »