Remember back in '93, '94-ish, when brown lipstick was all the rage? Well, I got nostalgic while I was in Walgreens on my lunch break, perusing the Revlon aisle, and found the shade from my high school years, Toast of New York. Actually, my shade was Covergirl's Toasted Almond, which was more red than brown but dark enough to resemble Toast of New York. But that particular Revlon shade was the most popular with the cool chicas at my school during that time. Anywhoo, out of nostalgic sentiment, I ended up buying the lipstick. Walgreens is having a sale and all the other shades on the rack are $2 off while this one shade isn't! Yes ma'am, I am retarded with money.
Anyway, I was tasting buyer's remorse on the walk back to my workplace. Up in the Ladies' Room, I applied it, and found that 1.) the color isn't as brown as I remembered it was back in high school, and 2.) this rediscovered shade of lipstick isn't so bad. Not so brown, but more warm red with dash of honey. My complexion is medium, and I've been looking for a warm red lipstick ever since I struck out with another Revlon shade, an intense blueish-red that's perfect if you're fair-skinned and looking to achieve that Dita Von Teese burlesque vamp look, not a regular gal with Southeast Asian skin, who just wants to look put together. I feel put together with this shade, like a grown up. Mwah!