Monday, 2 June 2014

The Lipstick Tag – a peek into my excessive collection (and giveaway winner revealed)


Argh  Lipsticks, my Achilles heel. So when I saw the Lipstick Tag doing the rounds, I had to get involved. Through the magic of one sided Q&A here's an insight into my lipstick obsession...
1. How many lipsticks do you own?
I’m almost scared to answer this one at fear of judgement. I’ve also avoided counting them because I didn’t want to face the ugly truth. Anyway, I did the deed and counted 39 and there's a few kicking around in my handbag and desk, so I'll say 45. If you're sitting there with a 1 or 2 lipsticks, remember you're normal, NOT ME!
2. What was the first lipstick you owned?
Ha, this one’s easy. Rimmel Heather Shimmer – the go-to lipstick for girl’s growing up in the 90’s.
3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?
MAC, all the way. They cover the whole colour and finish spectrum. Of course they’re not the cheapest lipsticks out there, but they’re not in the dizzy heights of YSL or Chanel either.
4. Most worn?
This changes all the time, currently my most worn is MAC Japanese Maple, but my most worn over time and the one I have repurchased the most if MAC Angel – a classic nudey pink. I'm also slightly obsessed with Soap & Glory's Sexy Mother Plucker lipstick/gloss in Nudist.
5. What is your favourite finish?
I’m a sucker for a creamy lipstick, which is why I’m always drawn to MAC’s Cremesheen lipsticks. However I’ve surprised myself with matte lipsticks of late. As long as they don’t dry the lips, I love the way at matter lipstick looks.
6. Newest lipsticks in your collection?
45 is enough lipsticks for the rest of my life, right? So I’m trying not to increase that count but I did get two new lipsticks in the MAC San Fran Haul – Japanese Maple and Peach Blossom.
7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
Too many! There’s always a few balms/sticks/crayons kicking around in my bag. I actually instagram’s the lip contents of my bag the other week because I was shocked at how many. EOS lipbalm in Sweet Mint, Sleek Pout Polish, Soap & Glory Nudist, Rimmel Let's get Naked, MAC Japanese Maple on so on! I basically throw stuff in and forget to take them out.
8. What is your favourite red?
I love red, unfortunately red’s don’t love me. I got sucked in to the whole RiRi Woo hype and I do adore it but generally I think more orange toned reds work better for me, like Sleek’s OMG.


9. How do you store your lipsticks?
Apart from the ones I cart around in my handbag? Well I used to store them in the good ol' MUJI drawers but they only fit a single layer of lippies so I found it to be a waster of space. Currently I’m storing my most used lipsticks in a very cute vintage glass dish, which holds about 20 (above) and the rest I keep safely tucked away in my dresser drawer in this Ikea divider. 

10. What lipstick are you currently lusting after?
I’ve heard L’Oreal are releasing a JLo inspired Nude, now that I won’t be able to resist.

Now I tag all of you! Share this page, do your own tag and let me know your favourite lip sticks.

Thanks to everyone that entered the MAC Lipstick Giveaway. The winner, chosen by Rafflecopter in association with is.... 

Victoria Norris @pink_lady123 Congratulations! Sorry to the rest of your, but there'll be another one again soon!



  1. Uff you think 45 is not normal? I have 98 lipsticks (without lip glosses)... well... yes... ups ;) Shame on me ;)

    1. THANK YOU Luisa, that makes me feel better :) x

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  3. How do you live with the fact that the lipstick expiry date is 6 month after first opening?

    1. I have no problem using them for longer than 6 months. It's only my lips they touch.

  4. I have a huge lipstick collection, close to 60-100! I know its crazy, but I am always rotating them and swatching them, I love them all so much! I'm also on a hug no-buy for lipstick and glosses now!

    I loved reading your lipstick tag post though!

    Krystal | Little Beauty Bug <3 & Tumblr

    1. That makes me feel a little better :) Sure I'm trying not to buy anymore because I don't want them sitting there untouched for too long... but there's temptation everywhere I look.


  5. Thanks for picking me as your winner! Love your collection, I'm just starting my Mac collection - love lippies but don't seem to have that many Mac ones yet.

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    1. It's cute isn't it. My friend gave it to me, it's a family hand me down x

  7. JLo inspired nude?! Oh my GOD that sounds crazy exciting. You have a lovely collection of lipsticks and I personally think 45 is a perfectly round amount ;-) xxx


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