Sunday, 3 March 2013

My Lipstick Collection & Storage


A bit of a higgledy piggledy post on my lipstick collection…. Every month or so I go through my makeup and skincare and set aside items that I don’t use much to pass on to others.  This was one of those occasions - I just took a notion to photograph all of my lipsticks while they were laid out in colour groups and decided to turn it into a blog post. I wish the pics were clearer and prettier, but hopefully you won’t mind the au naturel style this time!

My colours are split into pinks, plums, nudes, reds, peaches and and a handful of lip liners, which I’ll do a separate post on soon. Here are some close ups with the lipstick bullets opened; shade names are listed in order below each pic.  Any links lead to posts I’ve done featuring a particular shade so that you can see it swatched or applied and I’ve marked my favourites in bold.


Nude/Brown: MAC Honeylove, Kate Moss 03, Nat Origin Lychee, Burberry Nude Cashmere #26, NEW CID i-pout Nudity, Bobbi Brown ‘Brown’ 04, M&S Limited Collection Mulberry.



Coral/Peach: Clinique Runway Coral, YSL Rouge Volupte #30, OCC Lip Tars in Grandma & Memento, L’Occitane Rose Gloss & Perfume, By Terry Lip Expert gloss (shade name worn off), Mavala Sugar Free gloss in Litchi, Butter London Lippy in Trout Pout, Laura Mercier Gloss in Babydoll.



Pink: Kate Moss for Rimmel #02, MUFE #31, Revlon Candy Pink, Revlon lipgloss #180, Elizabeth Arden lipgloss #19, NEW CID pencils in Hollywood Cerise, Pink Lace, Coral Pink; Laqa & Co Lampchop, New CID i-pout Fuchsia, M&S Autograph Powder Pink, Lipstick Queen Saint Pink, OCC Lip Tar Pretty Boy.



Plum: Boots No7 Sugarplum, Clarins Joli Rouge Sweet Plum, L’Oreal Plum Passion, Models Own Plum, Butter London Lippy Shambolic, Korres Plum Lip Balm.


Red: Mavala Strawberry Sugar Free Gloss, Revolution Organics, Daniel Sandler Strawberry, Guerlain Rouge G Gracey, Laura Mercier Plumberry, Kate Moss #01. (did a post on the reds recently here)


Lipstick Storage


Believe it or not, they all fit into this little drawer, about the size of my hand.


The drawer is part of this set of four from Ikea, which currently houses the majority of my day to day make-up. Top right is blusher, bottom left - eye products, bottom right - face products. This was just £9 from the Moppe range at Ikea (I intend to paint it to make it more pretty) - I should really have got the bigger size with one large drawer (£17). This has been sufficient for a while but I do miss things that are buried at the bottom, which I guess is the beauty of the shallow Muji acrylic drawers, which will probably be my next venture.

If there are any colours I haven’t posted on that you’d like to see swatched, just leave me a comment below. Bizarrely I haven’t swatched most of my favourites/ most used (highlighted in bold) so I’ll definitely do a post on those soon!

So does my collection get your seal of approval - any you’re curious to try?

Disclaimer: there may be a few more random lippies stashed in my car, handbags, coat pockets etc. Don’t judge me! ;)

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