As I’m laying out all my lip stuff in preparation for photography in today’s post, The Boy asks me, “What’s the purpose of all these pictures?”
“They’re to show my whole collection on the blog.” I reply.
“So it’s like… makeup porn?” he asks.
“YUP! You got it!” 😆
My lip stash is probably the least exciting of all of my stashes – the majority of my lip products can fit into one frame:
I’m just not that into lipsticks. I feel bold colours don’t suit my face. I’m also not into matte textures or shimmer, or overly glossy finishes – so it leaves me with a fairly narrow band of comfort zone, as you’ll see in my stash. And I only own 5 MAC lipsticks! (of which 3 are retired) It’s relatively small by comparison to my eye shadow stash (600+) or nail polish stash (400+) That said, I have amassed a lot of lip balms and butter butters.
I keep the bulk of my lipsticks inside a large drawer (beneath my blushes and eye shadows – the lipsticks know where they stand with me!)
I also have a few acrylic cubes where I store my more frequently used tinted lip balms:
Onto the lip stash:
MAC lippies – I only use the 2 on the far right (L to R: Twig, Peachstock, Cute Ster, Cosmo and Mystical).
The 3 C.O. Bigelow tubes on the left are my HG night time lip balms!
That owl is a lip balm! 🙂 A gift from a friend.
This is the EOS in their natural habitat – I posted about them on Easter. That apple one is the Bath & Body Works’ version of EOS – it’s not very good.
I’d say at least a quarter of my lip stash is slated to be tossed out due either to expiry or they’re just not colours I would ever wear (I don’t have a good excuse for why I even bought them to begin with!) I’ve set aside a bunch of these to be featured in a future “purge” post. I’m also embarrassed to say that yes, some of those lipsticks are indeed unused and untried. I forgot about them! If you have any questions about any of the products pictured, feel free to ask in the comments.
Are you a lipstick fiend? What formulas / shades could you recommend to me?