The same goes with lip products, I usually will only buy what I think is needed in my collection. In some cases if I enjoy a few colours, I may end up collecting most of the colours in that range, which I may or may not end up using. I have already separated the majority of these lips products as you can tell most of these come from the drugstore. This is were I first began with my love for lip products.
In my top 3 of makeup loves, lipstick is probably in line with mascaras, I just love the feel and look of lipstick on my lips. Even on days where I am at home *cough*, which is most of the time, I definitely enjoy wearing lipstick around the house and at times will wear a full makeup just for the fun of it. I need to change up my ways when it comes to the use of makeup even when I am not out, because I can be wasteful when it comes to using products that are partially used. I always open up new products before finishing them and this is something I know I need to work on, not so much for skincare now, but definitely makeup.
My love for lipsticks began in the drugstore, the year when lip butter lipsticks became a hit. It was Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter Candy Apple that made me a believer in all things lip butter. I love the creamy application and how opaque the colours appeared on the lips, as they were also very moisturising, although not long lasting, but kept my lips well hydrated. I eventually collected a few more colours in this line – the other favourite was Pink Truffle. I did use a few of them, while others collected dust and space in my lipstick holder case. The others include: Cupcake, Strawberry Shortcake, Wild Watermelon, Raspberry Pie, Peach Parfait and Cotton Candy.
Along with my growing obsessions over lip butters, I also began to grow a mini collection of Super Lustrous lipsticks, mainly in finishes of creme, matte and pearl. Although, it didn’t last long as the price per lipstick was too much for me so I had to stop and look at other options. These include: Cherries in The Snow, Kiss Me Coral, Temptress, Smoked Peach, Pink in The Afternoon and Gentlemen Prefer Pink. All of these Revlon lipsticks have stayed in my collection past their expiration date and within the last 3 years. Hard to part with since these were some of my first lipsticks I owned at the same time of starting this blog space.
With other lipsticks in the picture below are also items that I have just kept way too long for my own good. The Essence Lipstick All You Need is Red and Natural Beauty were some of my favourite drugstore lipsticks. These were opaque and definitely dupes for some high priced lipsticks out there. The quality of Essence cosmetics is pretty amazing considering how much you only have to pay! Other lipsticks such as Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Elusive – appeared too light for my liking and Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm Enticing were my least favourites in pigmentation and finish. Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Vintage Pink – had a weird smell and Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Drop of Sherry – had bits of shimmer, which I did not like at the time and had hardly used.
The rest of the lipsticks to go: Colour Theory Just Peach It! and Violetta, Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick Tequila Sunrise, NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick Fizzies – all were too bright for my liking and did not really have enough time to try these colours out properly. Prestige Lipstick Really Raisin – had a weird funky smell and it put me off from ever trying it at all. Aqualillies for Tarte Glamazon 12-hour Lipstick Timeless (limited edition) – a very pigmented colour that can leave a stain effect, also felt drying even when it contained mango and shea butter ingredients, the product would sit on the cracks/lines, which did not look very nice at all. Clinique High Impact Lip Colour Rosette – really lovely colour but hardly used and I forgot I even had it. Lastly, these liquid lipsticks Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips 03 – first favourite liquid lipstick that dried quickly giving an intense shade of colour, whilst the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Canvas – drying and did not stay long on the lips.
Lip Liner //
I never was really a lip liner kind of girl, until I found a perfect shade of nude-brown shade for my lips. I thought this Face of Australia Lipliner Mechanical Nude would have been it for me, but it was showing up lighter and would wash me out. It just did not go well with my skin complexion, but think it would suit someone with pale skin.
Lip Gloss //
Finally, lip glosses, if you know me, you would know I have never been a fan of lip glosses, simply for the fact that I have always believed the product to have a stick finish. Of course, now I know that not all lip glosses have this problem. This Colour Theory Lip Gloss Cupcake is a nice glossy peachy shade that was great to pair with similar lipstick shades but it was a bit tad glossy on my part. These Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre High Society – my favourite to wear alone and at times with a neutral lipstick, just the perfect amount of shine and non-drying. The Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (limited edition) – a tad light shade for my lips even when applied with a similar lipstick colour, this formula felt a little bit sticky and did dry my lips, completely different experience from the other shade high society!
That’s all for now. I hope you have enjoyed reading up on these 3 part series on my makeup trash. If you would like to see more series on any makeup or beauty related posts, let me know down in the comments or leave your suggestions. Thank you. 🙂