WARNING: Estrogen fest of a post to follow!!
This morning I met with Lee Graff who founded the makeup company Cover FX. It was originally started as a purely medical company to help people with skin conditions which produce discoloration or for burn victims. But since it covers pretty much everything, it was a hit and is now available at Sephora. This of course got me thinking about how amazing makeup is (yes this is the girliest comment ever, but it’s medical makeup!) and about how much I looooove Sephora.
When I lived in Paris, the Sephora on the Champs-Élysées was open until midnight. Midnight! I can’t even begin to count the amount of products I bought while I was three sheets to the wind. My friend Mary-Alice and I would try on about 13 lipsticks all layered together, bronzers, blue eyeshadows, sometimes we would even try the shampoo or hide in a corner and paint our nails. Once we got off a redeye from New York, brushed our teeth in the street and went straight to Sephora for a “free” makeover before immediately starting to day drink. Man I miss my college liver.
But even sober, Sephora is very dangerous once the sun goes down. I have never left that particular brach with out looking like a transvestite or a woman of the night. I was painted, highly flammable, and significantly poorer every time I exited.
These days, I’m a little more sane with my Sephora purchases, but that’s mostly because I get lots of good free beauty swag at work.We did a photo shoot in Sephora for Washington Life and our model got to hold stacks and stacks of products. It was like she was holding bars of gold! Stacey and I always talk about our love of beauty products and laugh that we once toyed with the idea of writing a blog about not wearing makeup for a year. Hahahahahah. Thank the lord above that we did not go ahead with that scary scary plan.