Getting lippy with the ‘lipstick tag’

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I really love lipstick, and now with a few tricks and a bit of practice I have figured out how to make my favourite shades last even longer. I’m also the biggest fan of a bold lip for winter, (please give it a try, you won’t look back!) I saw this cute lipstick tag featuring on Elese Aesthete recently and thought I’d give it a go!

1. How many lipsticks do you own?

I have counted up the lipsticks on my dresser and it is 32 in total… not including any kind of lip balms *covers face and whispers “is that way too much?*

2. What was the first lipstick you owned?

It’s pretty difficult to think right back as I’ve been playing around with lipsticks for a long time. It was probably one of those terrible super cheap lipsticks you get in those kids make up packs and definitely would have been some kind of shocking pink colour, but I’d like to think my first lipstick experiences were more about me “borrowing” one of my mums favourite nude coloured Revlon lippy’s.

3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?

This is sooo tricky because I have a lot of top ones. I guess my absolute favourite would probably be MAC due to the huge colour and finish range they have. Also I am obsessed with the smell of MAC lipsticks – go on, go smell one and see what I’m talking about. It’s kind of a vanilla mix and it’s really yum, but I restrain from taking a taste. In saying this though I have lots of other brands I really like which come a super close second, for example Lime Crime, NYX matte lipsticks and Wet n Wild.

4. What is your most worn lipstick?

Fotor0406182942It would be ‘Saint Germain’ by MAC. It’s the perfect girly, barbie pink and goes really nicely with a simple black slightly winged eye liner. Secondly would be ‘Great Pink Planet’ by Lime Crime – which is a super similar shade, but possibly a touch more creamy.

5. What is your favourite finish?

A creamy matte finish is always top on my list. I am really over that thick, sticky gloss look and feeling. Matte is definitely the way to go and then the creaminess keeps the lips from getting too dry.

6. What was the last lipstick you bought?

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I recently did a Nordstorm haul and purchased three MAC lipsticks I had been lusting over for awhile, ‘Girl about Town’, ‘Up the Amp’ and ‘Heroine’. I wore ‘Up the Amp’ out to a dinner on Friday night and just loved it.

 

 

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

Three! I always, always, always carry around a lip balm with me – my current fav being EOS lip balm in strawberry sorbet. Tucked in the pocket are also ‘Gangsta Rap’ by Australis and ‘Tea Rose’ my e.l.f matte lipstick.

8. What is your favourite red lip colour?

I don’t have one! I just haven’t been able to find the right kind of red for my skin tone, and it really upsets me! Recommendations please?

9. How do you store your lipsticks?

I have all of my lipsticks in the storage container you see in the image at the top of this article. I got this make up holder/stand off Grab One and it was a great investment. I prefer the part where the lipsticks have their own little square and that’s where I put my favourites. Otherwise the rest are just organised standing in the bigger squares.

10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?

I’ll be surprisingly honest with you, I am very content lipstick wise after my last haul! Although I am keeping my eye out for a lip liner to go with all my purple lipsticks for the winter, and I’d really like a few more NYX matte lipsticks – they are simply amazing for the price!

Add you lipstick tag or lipstick confession below! xx

  • I think I need up the amp! Enjoyed reading this, great post! X

  • Have you tried any of the classic MAC reds? I promise at least one of Ruby Woo, Lady Danger and Russian Red will suit you!

    • No I haven’t, I’ve looked at Lady Danger online though and liked the look of it! Hmm MAC trip coming up I think