This luxe lipstick is guaranteed to up your makeup game
Have you ever heard of the “lipstick index”? A term created by Leonard Lauder, this is essentially an explanation why makeup sales surge during times of economic uncertainty—since women tend to find the money for cosmetics even if their stock portfolios are tanking. You’re certainly not reading IBB for my financial-market musings, but we can all agree that we’re living in somewhat unpredictable times. So, if a super-fancy lipstick is just what you need to weather our current climate of political and myriad other ups and downs, this one is for you.
Harkening back to a time when lipsticks were refillable as opposed to disposable, Bond No. 9’s luxurious lip color is most certainly an indulgent treat. Each of the 15 gorgeous shades comes in a gold, charm-embellished case that feels more like jewelry than makeup—at least the first time you buy it. Once you blow through a bullet you can purchase a refill (in any shade of your choice) for a significantly lower cost—which lets you tailor your signature lipstick hue from season to season without sacrificing the swoon-worthy packaging. If you derive joy from the little things in life, this lippie is for you. P.S. It’s also vegan and gluten-free.