Recently I've had the opportunity of creating a custom lipstick with the help of a make-up artist in a shop in Paris. I received this experience as a birthday gift from two friends and I wanted to share it because I found it to be a very original gift and also because I felt spoiled for being able to create something for me.
The make-up artist started by asking which color I wanted to create and then we can choose between two different textures: liquid or solid. In the liquid texture we can choose between a a matte or a gloss finish and in the solid texture we can choose between a satin or a natural finish.
After that I had the possibility of choosing between five different fragrances: Mango/Coconut, Vanilla/ Caramel, Strawberry, Violet Flower, and Cherry/Almond.
The process had three stages:
Choose the color we want
Choose the texture and the finish
Choose the fragrance
After finishing the process the make-up artist goes into a little lab where she creates tour custom lipstick.
I ended up choosing a brownish red color, because its a color that I don't use a lot and the goal was to create something different from what I already have, so I chose a solid texture with a matte finish.
I really enjoyed this experience and I definitely recommend it to anyone that likes make-up and is curious about how colors are created, it was educational and fun at the same time because I got to try different versions of the color I wanted before deciding which one I liked best.
And having my friends by my side giving me advice made the experience even more special, so I recommend that you do it with other people.
The name of the shop is Baton Rouge and its located in Paris on 50 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003
Let me know what you think about these kind of experiences :)