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 Maybelline, Revlon 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, Cherry, Revlon 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!