We had to laugh... On Saturday night, at exactly the same post Hor d'oeuvre moment, my friend Ilissa and I both discreetly pulled out the same Maybelline Petal Attraction Pink lipstick from our evening bags. In my pre-blog days, I used to e-blast my gal pals with my beauty finds. This small, bullet shaped lipstick had it all going on: it plumped . It stayed. It was a drugstore bargain and was the one and only lipstick I have ever found to be "universally flattering", a beauty concept that I am always dubious of. What are the chances that a brown eyed brunette and a blue eyed blond could share the same lipstick shade??? Pretty slim. Ilissa's lipstick was worn so low, it was beneath the rim of the applicator. "It's been discontinued!!! What are we going to do"?
I hit the same wall over the Holidays and took a chance that I might be able to locate some on Ebay. I went to the Health & Beauty category and typed in "Maybelline Petal Attraction Pink". To my astonishment, up popped several resources including one who could send me 3! Done...another marvelous miracle, courtesy of the Internet!!! Later that week, my friend Naki asked me to do her lips exactly how I did mine. I am constantly in search of a perfect nude/pink lip liner. You would think it would be easy to find and a staple of every collection. Wrong!!! I am not alone in this quest and at the recommendation of someone on the website The Timeless Beauty, I found the perfect shade, MAC's "Soar". I lined her lips with Soar and then applied Petal Attraction Pink. She looked in the mirror and loved her nude, but better natural looking pout. This on an olive skinned
I checked my goodie closet and sure enough, I found the last of my Petal Attraction Pink stash. How could I not give it up for Ilissa , who was nutty enough to run out and buy it at my suggestion in the first place??? I texted her yesterday..."I have a present for you. Your mailbox or mine"? "Yours please"!!!
I just checked Ebay and the last two Maybelline Volume XL lipsticks live in Japan. Time to move on. So Dear readers, I am open to your sympathetic look-a-like suggestions. Consider it a mitsvah...for all who have lost loved ones to the beauty graveyard. Petal Attraction Pink, R.I.P.