this thing's incredible

A Freakishly Flattering, Somewhat Legendary Lipstick

I bought my first tube of Cranberry Veil lipstick at the Face Stockholm store in Rhinebeck, New York, in what must have been 2008. So peak recession, and also — for me — mid-college. All of which is to say that I was very much primed to spend money on the sorts of tiny luxuries that economists and psychologists all agree make people feel disproportionately richer than they are.

The brick but still bright color is freakishly flattering, and the semi-sheer coverage makes it look especially good on an otherwise bare face. At the time, I bought it specifically because it reminded me of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. Then, years later, Cat Marnell linked to a blog post that “proved” (whatever that means) that indeed CBK was a Face Stockholm Cranberry Veil fanatic! For better or worse (worse), I’ve never been so impressed with myself.

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