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An Open Love Letter to Revlon Pearl #245 [aka Smoky Rose]

I’m usually not the type of girl to do this. You know, put all my deep and romantic feelings out there for the world to see. Opinions, sure. Rants, absolutely. But, when it comes to love, I’m usually much more reserved. Tactful, even. The truth of the matter is, though, that I can’t hold this in much longer. When someone or something becomes such a necessary part of who you are, it’s impossible to not shout it from the rooftops. So, here it is–the end of my resistance.

I love you, Smoky Rose. Truly and simply, my world has been fully and beautifully altered by your entrance into my life. You’ve shown me parts of myself I didn’t even know existed. You’ve changed the game, specifically my makeup game. I know this sounds dramatic, and I don’t mean to embarrass you, but you’re perfect. The way you seamlessly glide on providing the perfect balance of moisture, tint, and sheen. The way you’re down for whatever–business or casual, days or night. You just get me.

Don’t get me wrong, there are times I still think of the others, and sometimes even flirt. Nars Train Bleu can be really fun on a night out or when I’m feeling dark. But nothing, nothing, nothing (queue Whitney Houston) compares to the feelings I have for you. You’re my ride or die, my always there for me, my always down. You’re what keeps me grounded. You don’t come off as bougie or expensive. You’re so humble and you never insist that I break my bank to keep you around. I love that about you. You put up with my drama and my drab. You can hang on the rough days and the days I feel on top of the world. I can always count on you to make me feel beautiful and to compliment whatever I happen to be wearing. You always know what to say and how to say it in a delicate and neutral way. You make first impressions easy and last impressions lasting. I could go on forever, but I’ll end by saying this: Quite frankly, Smoky Rose, I never want to live without you and I never want to replace you. I pray I never have to. I love you so much.