Breathless vs Breathless

I had mentioned in The Lipstick Tag that my favourite lipstick is the Elizabeth Arden (EA) Exceptional Lipstick in Breathless (#17), which was sadly discontinued.  In the comments of that post, the fantabulous fivezero informed me that EA still had the shade Breathless in their repertoire, but in a new formula called Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick (renumbered as #31).  I was SUPER excited!  I mentioned this to my co-worker and it turned out she had received an EA gwp which included Breathless that  she didn’t want.  She was planning on giving it to her mother, but instead she gave it to ME (sorry, mama).  So I decided to do a comparison of the 2 Breathlesses… (what’s the proper plural for that?)
The original Breathless is a slightly warm toned MLBB shade in a hydrating cream formula.  It’s very comfortable on the lips yet manages to last a remarkable amount of time on my lips (~4 hours).  I wear this shade whenever I want to look polished and put together.

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