I'm a lipstick fiend. I own way too many and I am not close to stopping my collection anytime soon. I knew the next step up would be creating my own personal, custom lipstick, something that is offered at the Bite Lip Lab in Toronto. I could go there, make two lipsticks of my choice, and feel comfortable that no one else on the planet would have those colours.
It was a very cool process. I was teamed with a Bite lab tech, and she showed me the various pigments I had to work with. We decided on a vintage rose and a deep berry as my two colours and she scooped and smeared til we agreed on the perfect shades.
I went with my best friend, another self-professed lipstick junkie and we both enjoyed ourselves immensely. However, as fun as it was to create something new, I'm pretty sure I own colours pretty similar to what I ended up creating. And the price? Yeesh. I understand that custom colours should cost more than a mass-produced colour, but still, after walking out, I felt that I had dropped a bit more than what I really wanted to. Overall, the experience did not match the price. I may have two unique colours, but I probably could have found similar shades elsewhere for a far cheaper price.