Friday, January 17, 2014

The Lipstick Tag

I was recently inspired to do this tag by Jennie May of sailboat. after thoroughly enjoying reading her answers and admiring her gorgeous pictures. Lipstick is probably my ultimate makeup weakness, surpassing even eyeshadow and nail polish. I'm not even going to pretend I don't have a problem.

Not exactly short on options

1. How many lipsticks do you own?
It's shameful to admit, but more than 80 ... not including lip crayons, lip glosses, tinted lip balms or multipurpose cream products that can be used for both cheeks and lips. Let me now hide in a corner.

2. What was the first lipstick you owned?
Do lip balms or glosses count? My first ever lip product was the Passionfruit Lip Smacker when I was in primary school. My dad bought me one from the pharmacy and it started something in me. I remember pestering him for the assurance that once I finished my current one, he'd buy me another in a different flavour. After he relented, I spent the whole night trying to use up as much as I could just so I could move on to the next one. They were just that exciting. A few years later, I progressed to ultra-shimmery, berry-scented glosses from Bonne Bell. But if we're taking purely lipsticks, my first one must've been some kind of mauve/rose colour from MaybellineRevlon or Australis that was fashionable at the time but too dark and completely age-inappropriate.

3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?
MAC, followed closely by Revlon.

4. What is your most worn lipstick?
In terms of being closest to being finished, Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Melonade or Revlon Beyond Natural Protective Liptint in Pink Rose.

In the makeup bag

5. What is your favourite finish?
For everyday wear, I'm partial to hydrating, relatively sheer, slightly glossy, very lightweight formulas like MAC Lustre finish lipsticks. Otherwise, for bold and bright colours, I prefer a more matte finish.

6. What was the last lipstick you bought?
Revlon Lip Butters in Juicy Papaya and Pink Lemonade. Because my existing Lip Butter collection of basically every shade they ever produced was lacking.

7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
Six. Not as bad as I thought. Korres Lip Butters in Mango and Jasmine, Lancôme Baume in Love in À La Folie, CherryRevlon Beyond Natural Protective Liptint, a pinky nude Napoleon Perdis lip gloss that was a freebie with November 2013 InStyle magazine and my ever-reliable Maybelline Baby Lips in Relieving Menthol.

Daiso, Target and Officeworks storage

8. What is your favourite red lip colour?
I'm not huge on reds, but definitely the unfortunately discontinued Revlon Matte Lipstick in Strawberry Suede. Liked it so much it was the only lip product I featured in my Best of 2013.

9. How do you store your lipsticks?
I use two drawers of my Keji 4 drawer storage organiser to hold the majority of my lip products. As that isn't enough space for everything, I also have a separate Daiso rectangular box that houses a selection of my favourite and most reached for lipsticks. Along with that, I keep a mini tiered lipstick stand, primarily for my MAC lipsticks.

10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
At the moment, my lipstick lust has calmed right down. It has to be an utterly extraordinary lipstick for me to bite the bullet and purchase it, given how acutely aware I am of the ridiculous number I already have and barely use. Having said that, I have plenty of temptations. I'm looking forward to eventually welcoming a YSL Rouge Volupté Shine to my collection, possibly 6 Pink in Devotion, 9 Nude in Private, 13 Pink in Paris, 15 Corail Intuitive or 19 Fuchsia in Rage. I've also had my eye on Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Curviest Caramel for a while. I'm always open to more MAC lipsticks, especially a classic pick like Ruby Woo or Russian Red, though I wish I'd snapped up Betty Bright when I had the chance after seeing it on Shaaanxo. She also has me almost running to my nearest Target to hunt down NYX Black Label Lipstick in India, though it would probably be too pale for me.

Before I forget (like with the last tag), I tag Pam, Ash, Jennifer, Zoë, Emma, Liz, Kelly, Tiffany, Amy, Amanda, Hollie, Coco, Kat, Mishelle, Michelle, Cherie and anyone else who wants to have a go!

39 comments:

  1. Wow amazing collection! I wish I snapped by Betty Bright too, xoxo.

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  2. I have a lot of lip products too. More than my five or six jars for my lip products can handle.

    RIKKI
    // RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

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  3. love the pics, great post:)

    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/4602025

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  4. Don't feel bad, if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't think about what lipsticks should I get or not. Everyone has a soft spot (Mine is eyeshadows and blushes).
    I have yet to acquire more lipsticks...Maybe I'll try to take advantage of Sales for that. (specially MUFE, at 9 euros a piece). I'm also craving a YSL lipstick. Specially from their Spring collection! (Maybe occasional promotions might help with that)

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  5. I love lipsticks too, that was a very interesting read :) Thank you for sharing!

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  6. oh this TAG is so fun!! May I do this as well ?? ^^
    80 lipsticks without lip balm etc is one big number! lol :p
    Lipstick is also my weakness, but I am trying to buy less lip products in general now because I have simply too many haha. what a situation!

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    1. Oh I just saw you tagged me , I'm doing this tag as well. ^^

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  7. ah, eye candy. Always love your posts, we share a similar amount of lip goodies, don't be ashamed :D

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  8. Your lippie collection is envy inducing. I thought I had a bad lip product obsession, but I don't think my stash comes near to 80... (not that I've counted *gulp*). Thanks for the tag, it's a great idea for a post. :) x

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  9. I've recently developed something of a lipstick lust. Too easy. Love your stash!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  10. haha it's funny you don't need to hide your head I probably have the same amount as you. I am a lip junkie more than anything!

    tzeyien89.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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  11. What a fun tag, I will definitely do this. Thanks for including me. I didn't realize lipstick was your main weakness! 80 is an impressive number of options. I realistically use lipsticks maybe once a week? Sometimes less....but I love having all the options of colors regardless. Lipsticks are a dangerous obsession.

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  12. I love lipsticks a lot lately - it's kind of a new thing. It was fun taking a peek at your stash! We're such voyeurs, I love it. Thanks for the tag, I'll get right on it. ;)

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  13. You made me feel better about my 40+lip product. It is an obsession for me !! Loved reading this, may have to pick up some of the shades you mentioned !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World | Check out my MAC lipstick giveaway

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  14. Wowzers - that's a lot of lipstick! Haha, but I'm very jealous of your collection. I don't have nearly half as much (I don't think), though I don't even wear it enough to warrant that number.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  15. My dear lord, 80 lipsticks and not counting the related lip products such as balms and balm stains? I need to catch up to you hahaha!!! My lipstick collection is humbly small and when I do this tag I dont think it'll be as exciting lol. I already feel like I dont use them enough since im such a lazy girl when it comes to reapplying anything makeup related after I leave the house lol. After my first purchase of MAC products, I feel like I finally need to venture into the MAC lipsticks despite being intimidated to go into the store and get followed around. I love the keji storage containers u have to store lipsticks, I think I would get some too if only I had space in my room. I recently bought the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 15 corail intuitive. It's the most flattering juicy looking pink ever. I know im not helping your weakness but I think you would love the colour just as much as I do! :D

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  16. That's one heck of a collection you've got there! The YSL ones are so beautiful and I couldn't imagine anyone not wanting at least one in their collection to look at.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  17. You don't have to be ashamed!
    Lipsticks are my weakness too :)

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  18. Lip products are definitely my weaknesses as well - it's so difficult to not to buy more when new shades or formulas come out. The YSL Rouge Volupté Shines are on my wishlist as well, they have such gorgeous packaging and colors!

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  19. Let's just say you're a lipstick connoisseur! ;)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. Love the Korres lip butters. Looks like you have a great collection of lipsticks! Thanks so much for tagging me! I will do it next week xx

    zoeblogsbeauty

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  21. You just made me feel so much better about my lipstick hoard haha. I'm not sure how many I have but I'm trying to put together a lipstick video and it's truly daunting. I have at least 40 (including crayons)… though I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous of your monstrous collection :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh thanks for tagging me! Loved reading this so I'll definitely get to it! x

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  23. Lipsticks are definitely one of my weaknesses as well :) That's such a fun Tag!

    anacelinelabod.blogspot.com

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  24. I loved reading your answers, you have such an amazing collection! I definitely want to expand my lip butter collection this year, I'm still totally in love with them. The YSL lipsticks are so stunning, looking forward to seeing which shade you end up deciding to welcome into your collection! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  25. Loved seeing bits of your collection! I was thinking about doing this tag after I saw it in a video - fun!

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  26. OMG, 80 excluding lip crayons?! haha That's gotta be some kind of record! xx

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  27. Holy.... wow. 80?! Geez, girl! How do you even find the one you want?

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  28. I am glad you have 80+ lip products, we are definitely on the same page darling! I wish I had've got my hands on Strawberry Suede, but I don't know how often I would wear it anyway. I'm lusting over more glosses than lipsticks at the moment thanks to summer - happens every year!

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  29. I really would like to pick up a nice mauve/neutral pink lipstick at the moment, and I didn't know Daiso had those clear storage containers! Definitely going to look for it the next time I'm there :)

    Emily
    ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  30. Really enjoyed reading this tag. I too am a bit lip product-crazed...I think lipsticks just vary so much depending on your natural lip color so I end up trying/buying so many ! At least that's the story I'm going with haha.

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  31. Firstly, THIS IS MY FAVORITE POST. Ok, well it's one of my favorite posts you've done. because I love your blog and I love lipstick, and I'm too excited to even type right now because you tagged me! That is so cool, I can't wait to do this tag. It's probably the only tag that I will ever do in my life. I'm so so so sad that I didn't get to try Strawberry Suede because I hear you and Lisa E talk about it all the time and I really want it! AND you have to get Ruby Woo, it's my favorite MAC lipstick of all time. I will have to buy it for you and go out to Australia if you don't get it soon.

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    1. Haha I love this comment :D

      Ruby Woo will be mine one day ... I just rarely wear reds so it's not a burning need. But I have a feeling I'll end up loving it if I ever do get it.

      Cannot wait to see the post! I know it's going to be amazing from the sneak pics on your Instagram :)

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  32. omg this tags the coolest! LOL my First lip products were by bonne bell too! they were the Flavored lipglosses I still have them, l Find it real hard to part with them, Lol they're my makeup artifacts

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  33. Thank you for tagging me, I can't wait to do this one! :)
    I must admit 80 is crazy, having said that, we all have something we like a lot! Mine is nail polish which is a sad affair at the moment as my nails are so short...that however is another story. I've no idea how many lip products I own, I guess I will find out when I sit down to do the tag.

    Just yesterday I was looking at the YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks, they are incredibly beautiful. The sheer candy ones really appeal to me as I do tend go for lighter, sheerer shades more often than not.

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing


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  34. Awesome tag!! I don't blame you for owning over 80 lipsticks, it's a weakness I share too. Lipsticks are always the first thing I look at when I'm at a makeup counter, it's pretty normal for me to walk around with ten different lipstick swatches on my hand now!

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  35. Your lipstick drawer storage thingy looks so neat and elegant.

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  36. I love this lipstick tag! it is always fun to know about lipstick party :D btw I love your lipstick storage.

    xx
    http://liveitcolorfully.blogspot.co.id/

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