Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Lipstick Tag

Lipstick is one aspect of makeup which I adore swatching and buying but don't wear all that often. When I got tagged to do this post (thanks Lena!) I was so happy because I haven't done a tag in a while.

1. How many lipsticks do you own?
Not that many! I'm not a huge fan of bona fide lipsticks so I only have 9 including sheer 'moisturising' lipsticks and I happily dabble in lip crayons and tinted balms and glosses so I have 24 altogether. I've given many away to friends and my sister's pilfered a couple.

2. What was the first lipstick you owned?
I bought myself a Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait from an eBay seller before they were officially released in Australia. I was very keen to give it a go. I still have what's left of it.

3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?
Revlon! I like their Colorburst lip butters and lipsticks and their Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains.

4. What is your most worn lipstick?
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Charm. It applies a peachy apricot but leaves a coral pink stain. I love it, although the formula and lightness of this shade mean it is quite unforgiving on dry lips.

5. What is your favourite finish?
Sheer (think L'Oreal Rouge Caresse or Revlon Lip Butters), followed by MAC's Cremesheen.

6. What was the last lipstick you bought?
MAC Shy Girl from Brisbane Duty Free. It was $29 instead of the usual $36 so I succumbed. I adore the name and when blended into the lips sparingly it imparts a pretty peachy colour that doesn't wash me out. Applying this properly from the bullet is reserved for nights that call for serious eye makeup and a perfectly flawless base.

7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
Four. Carmex Moisture Plus and Palmer's Chocolate and Peppermint Lip Butter are good lip balms and the NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp are good choices for colour in summer because they won't melt.

8. What is your favourite red lip colour?
Revlon Cherry Tart. Korres' lip butter in Wild Rose is a close second, a blue-based vampy plum that applies sheerly because of the tinted lip balm formula.

9. How do you store your lipsticks?
In a drawer of a wooden storage system from IKEA.

10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
I would really like to try a YSL Glossy Stain, probably in 07 Corail Aquatique, a YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, most likely in the shade 09 Nude in Private and a Chanel Rouge Coco or Rouge Coco Shine.

That was fun- and I've made up my mind to get more wear out of my 24 lip products. I tag Tasha!


  1. Yay! Thank you for tagging me Cherie! Wow - 24 is very streamlined, whenever I see Daph and check out her bag contents, it's always something I've seen on your blog haha :D

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    1. You're very welcome! I happily let Daphne pinch products- it lightens my load!

  2. Lawd 24 is like actual sane levels, I didn't even bother counting my non-lipstick lip products because of obvious reasons :p Yay, I'm so glad you did this, loving the clear and bright pictures too :) I'm curious to dabble in NYX Butter Glosses and the matte creams, Antwerp has been on my radar for what seems like years. Pretty much since I started blogging. Which is around the time I also read about Peach Parfait. Ahhh, memories :)

    1. It's a measly bunch but more than I need, to be fair. A new camera has been acquired, but I'm still eyeing up the Canon EOS M for someday. Antwerp is very very pretty- I wore it last night dabbed over MAC Sheen Supreme in Bare Again and it outlasted the MAC. Peach Parfait hefts around fond memories with those golden sparkles. :)

  3. Revlon's Cherry Tart is something I have had my eyes one for quite some time after seeing them worn wonderfully by youtubers, however never really had the chance to swatch it in store because they never have that particular tester :/
    The Palmers lipbalm was my absolute favourite back in the day; went through countless tubes of that stuff :D!

  4. You have a good size collection! Love the revlon lip butters :)

  5. I really want to do this tag! I'm obsessed with Lipstick's and I own so many that this tag would be perfect. I really enjoyed hearing about yours!

    Check out my blog? xox
    Krystal || Little Beauty Bug <3

  6. thats a nice collection! love revlon lip butters :)