I am like a lot of other cosmetics-crazed females. We get obsessed with certain things of beauty, and won't rest until we get it.
I developed an unrequited long-distance love affair with Tom Ford's Private Blend lipstick in "Wild Ginger". I kept seeing it in different fashion magazine, taunting me.
(as seen in Allure Magazine)
I saw it on other blogs. I spotted this in Lauren's Beauty Blog:
I found this in Fruity Beauty:
I found this one on Design Scene:
Ack!!!! I was seeing it everywhere. I felt that I was excluded from a special, elite club; one that shops at Nordstrom (source of the photo below), and can drop $48.00 on a lipstick.
Of course, there are plenty of fans of Wild Ginger on Pinterest
So, I began the quest for the "Perfect Dupe".
This Revlon Colorburst in Coral is on Amazon. Of course, I can't swipe it.
I went to Ulta, and I saw these from Revlon.... can't swipe them.
These are Ulta's:
I found these in Sephora: Smashbox's "Tempt Me": $19.00
I smeared and swiped quite a few at both Ulta and Sephora.
I almost caved in when I saw this crayon:
Here's a Clinique Chubby Stick.
This is by Origins: 03, Flower Fusion Tulip.
Here's the swipe:
One from Bobbi Brown:
As a "palate cleanser", I went to Kohls, and I spotted this by American Beauty Cosmetics
A decadent, longwearing formula goes on rich and creamy with high-impact color and a hint of subtle shine.
Guess what? It's called Wild Ginger! Even better....it's $14.50! It took a couple of hours, but I found my perfect dupe! Even the tube packaging looks like the original Tom Ford packaging!