Friday, January 24, 2014

The Lipstick Tag

I've been tagged by the wonderful blogger Kelly! - Thank you for tagging me~!
After stating a potential hiatus I come back with a new post the following day! 
Psh how serious am I??

When I first saw I was tagged I thought "Oooohhhhh........" in a bad way, but you will see why ;)

1.  How many lipsticks do you own?

I had to count this twice, and I'm mortified to admit...seventy seven...
I KNOW.... and you know what the worst part is? 
I don't even like/wear lipstick- obviously a realization I found out long past submerging myself in the colorful tubes. It's just fun and easy to buy, the colors are just so pretty in the store you know 
- oh, you know~! 

But amidst all this beautiful madness comes some kind of order.
 Some of you may know I have quite a collection of make up but only use a portion.
I have 77 lipsticks ( still balking at the number - this does not include balms and glosses... no one tag me on those please, I need to maintain some dignity) but I counted and only 22, yes only... 22 are actually opened and used by me through the year.
I don't know if that saves me from complete humiliation, but there you go.

The first photo are some of my lipsticks on that are on reserve, the bottom photos are ones actually in use and in rotation.

2. What is the first lipstick you owned?

My very first lipstick was gifted to me, half used by my lovey mama. It was Revlon's Rosewood. I would wear it on special occasions and feel quite gown up.

The first lipstick I ever bought for myself was when I was 22, it was Dior...554 Pink Protege I believe was the name. Long discontinued but I still have that tube- fully used up. One of the best lip stick colors I ever bought to be honest. A real shame it's gone. It was a winner.

3. What is your favorite lipstick brand?

I'm going to have to go with the original brand for me, Dior.
I LOVE Dior lip products in general, every single Dior lipstick/gloss I have ever purchased I have actually finished. My favorite lipstick mentioned above, and my favorite lip gloss also from Dior have both been discontinued D:
Am I cursed or what?
No matter, they still have an amazing range and selection for me to pick new favorites.
All the more new to try!

 4. What is your most worn lipstick?

A blogger favorite, NARS Dolce Vita. A MLBB shade. A very comfortable formula, and the shade seems to flatter just about everyone. A no mirror lipstick that is like a saftey blanket for the everyday woman's lip.

5. What is your favorite finish?

I like lipsticks that are a bit glossy. Then I don't have to do the whole gloss step because I'm lazy. I don't really like lipsticks with glitter or shimmer in them. One pure shade with a little bit of slip on the lips and a bit of shine. These are the types I prefer for everyday.

 But if I go bold, I don't go home so long as the shade is matte.

6. What was the last lipstick you bought?

I have no clue... I haven't bought a lipstick in months but I THINK it was Dior's Charnel Lipstick in 459

7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?

Damn. The truth is I usually have one,  two max, one being chap stick...but last night I was "cleaning" up my bedroom and threw all the random lip products from all over my purses and house into my bag to "tidy up" so currently I have these nine in my bag...again not normal for me!

FYI the Lunasol lip gloss is amazing- great opacity, and non sticky. 
Shade 11 Neutral Light Beige is picture above
8. What is your favorite red lip color?


NARS Red Square and Cruella Matte Lip Pencil, along with MAC's Runway Red (LE).

9. How do you store your lipsticks?

I have a drawer in my IKEA Alex that houses all my lip products. The ones that I have not used are in the back with their boxes, and the ones I am using are in he front ready for the grabbing. Once I finish a shade, I just reach to the back for a new color.

10. Which lipsticks are your currently lusting after?

Though I said I am not a huge lipstick person- you can tell from all the evidence in this tag... I still lust after those pretty colors in those damn convenient tubes!
I am currently wish listing MAC's Lady Danger,  NARS Heatwave, Revlon's Strawberry Suede 
(discontinued), YSL Sheer Candy in Dewey Papaya, and Rimmel's Notting Hill Nude - Why the US did not receive this color in the Rimmel line up is my question!

And that's it!
A self confession tag on another drawer in my make up collection ;)

I tag:  Kari, Mandy, Tiffany, Danielle and Emma to join the fun!


  1. Haha impressive! So many boxes, so little time to try everything. At least you use up products so I don't think you should be ashamed. I really want to own Nars Red Square! Another thing I swatched in store and almost bought but I resisted because I know I don't need it. I need to try more Dior, I swear no one thinks their lip products are lacking. I only have one lipstick by them, Incognito, and I rarely reach for it because i think the color isn't the best for me. I need to find a nice, every day lipstick from them! Any suggestions?

  2. Oh yea, I tried Incognito and it swatched nicely but didnt look good on me either. I think that line is Dior Addict Extreme? Try the normal Addict line the ones in the clearish tubes, not the blue tubes. They are more sheer but shiny I like almost every shade from there!

  3. Oh My God! You have pretty huge lip color collection! I'm also not a huge fan of lipstick, but I have a bad habit of collecting them. hahaha. girls and lipsticks can't be separated.

  4. Thanks for tagging me, Julie! I'm honestly hesitant to do this tag though because I'm going to weep at the final number.... I don't know how you have the willpower to not open and try your purchases! Fifty five brand new in boxes lipsticks?! :) I only have one Dior lipstick and I think it's amazing! Where do you purchase your Lunasol products?

  5. Thanks for the tag - will get onto this soon! Love your choices, but don't know how you manage to keep all of those brand new lippies in there without cracking them open! You have much more self restraint than I would have

  6. Thanks for tagging me! I'll get right on it as soon as I'm back at my apartment. I really have no idea how many lipsticks I have - hopefully it's nothing too atrocious!

  7. Girl, i TOTALLY understand! i dont even wear them much but women just love buying them it seems!

  8. hahaha np! yes i have many in boxes still with all my make up not just lippies.
    The Lunasol I purchased when i was in Taiwan last year? it was just in the box for a long time and i recently finished some items so i reached to the back of my drawer and pulled this out! it's like shopping ur stash, but new! ^^

  9. weeeeeeeeee twins! glad we share so many of the same opinions. Frost lipsticks- blech!

  10. hahaha thanks!!! yea its kinda easy for me, i've always been that way, use it up then open a new! it's like shopping your stash but in prestine condition! lol

  11. hehehehe glad you liked the peek into my collection! hahaa i can go months without wearing lipstick, how sad when looking at all this! LOL

  12. Oh my god, so many lipsticks. I don't think I can breathe. You are literally my makeup icon.

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