I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my first proper post so I thought I’d start off with something simple. So I decided I’d do one on my make-up obsession – lipstick! (I found this fun tag online)
1. How many lipsticks do you own?
I currently have 40 lipsticks in my own personal collection – this doesn’t include the lipsticks in my kit and I dread to think what the number would be if I included those too! I have lots of neutral tones and lots of nude shades, that has been called “excessive” by some, but you can never have enough nude shades, right? I never really bothered much with lipstick when I first got into make-up as I preferred to rock a “concealer lip” *nice one Georgia* But I absolutely love them now, lipstick is definitely the item of make-up I’d admit I collect.
2. What was the first lipstick you owned?
Well if I was going to be honest I’d say The Body Shop “Born Lippy” lip balm because that stuff was super pigmented and 6 year old me ROCKED it on a daily, haha! But on a serious note, the first proper lipstick I bought was a Barry M lipstick in the shade “101” or “Marshmallow” (yes I was die hard about those white lips!) I loved it sooo much. I actually ended up buying another in the shade 154 which – no word of a lie – was a straight up dupe for MAC “Myth“. I cringe whenI think about my first lipstick though because I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread when I was 14!
3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?
This is a toss up between MAC and Urban Decay. They are both amazing brands! I love MAC because they have an impeccable colour & formula range and you can always find the shade you are looking for. However I just love the quality of Urban Decay lipsticks, it really feels like a high quality product that is worth every penny you pay! They also do lip liners to exactly match each lipstick which to me is the BEST idea ever.
4. What is your most worn lipstick?
This was a hard one because I switch it up between nudes and pinks so often. I picked three shades – a nude, a nudey pink and a stronger pink. I LOVE “Blankety” by MAC as a nude, its perfect. I think I love it so much because not only is it the perfect nude for my skin tone, but its also the”Amplified” formula which is my favourite. “Native” by Urban Decay is my favourite “your lips but better” pink shade and is so long lasting too. Lastly “Snob” by MAC which is an old fave is my favourite muted pink, I don’t think it’s your standard pink and I love that its a little bit different.
5. What is your favourite finish?
This is a recent discovery and I’m not 100% sure what the finish actually is, haha! It’s my new Sara Hill lipstick in the shade “Pink Truffle“. This lipstick, for me, beats the “Amplified” finish by MAC, it’s so lovely to wear. It’s moisturising like a balm but sooo pigmented and long lasting. I can’t wait to expand my collection with more of these lipsticks!
6. What was the last lipstick you bought?
This is one of the newest Urban Decay numbers from their matte collection, it’s the shade “1993“. It’s a dark reddy nude shade *nice one Georgia, more nudes* and is the darkest shade of nude that I own – darker that MAC “Styled in Sepia” which was my one to beat! I knew I needed this lipstick in my collection as soon as I swiped it on my hand. It was a close call between this one and “Bittersweet” however, so I know what one will be my next purchase.
7. How many lip products do you have in your bag?
At the moment I have my holy grail lip balm which is the Soap & Glory “Great Kisser“. I have a lip liner by Urban Decay in the shade “Rush“, my Sara Hill lipstick in the shade “Pink Truffle” and a “Buxom” lipgloss by Bare Escentuals in the shade “Bunny“. I only carry a little cross body bag so this is a ridiculous amount of lip products to be in there, but it’s because I was out and just shoved a bunch of things in my bag whilst running out of the door!
8. What is your favourite red lip colour?
Okay, so I cheated on this one too..
I only really have two reds in my collection – MAC “Diva” for the winter time and “Lady Danger” (featured) for any time. I would say that I wear “Lady Danger” more often, but still not a lot so I included my favourite vibrant pink shade. This is L’Oreal Intense Color Riche in “Crazy Fuchsia” These lipsticks are lovely to wear and smell like parma violets, YAY childhood!!
9. How do you store your lipsticks?
I store the majority of my lipsticks in one of these acrylic holders. I should really pick up another for the rest but just never remember. I think this is a nice way to organise them as you still get to enjoy the packaging and have tidy storage. Acrylic drawers would also do nicely! I picked this stand up in TK Maxx.
10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
Every lipstick that I don’t already own.. it’s as simple as that, haha!
I hope you enjoyed reading this and be sure to test out some of the shades I mentioned because they honestly are AH-mazing!