So basically the way every non-makeup-obsessed person goes about their business.
ANYWAY. Since I'm curbing my spending, I decided to dig into my stash and rediscover some old favorites. Today it's Solar Plum lipstick from the MAC Summer 2007 Moonbathe collection.
Can I first just say that I wish MAC would do this sort of packaging again? It's so darn pretty.
Solar Plum is indeed plum, albeit with reddish brown undertones and a subtle gold pearl. It's a frost finish, so it does emphasize my lip lines a bit, but the wear is still smooth and comfortable. It's also just the right shade for making my skin look extra bright and clear. Very flattering, and I can't think of why I don't wear it more often.
Oh, and in case you're wondering, yes, this lipstick is indeed 5 years old. It still smells of vanilla and is fine to use. (A quick alcohol mist does a lot to preserve lipsticks from bacteria.)