As you may have seen on my previous posts about my lipstick collection, I’ve accumulated a lot of lip products over the last 2 years and I thought it might be a good idea to start getting rid of some that I either don’t use or just don’t really need.
I counted 191 lipsticks and believe it or not, I have a few coming in the mail soon.
Here is a picture of part of my makeup table:
There are lip products in the containers to the left, eye shadows and such in the top right corner, circle lenses and coloured contacts below that and then my little nail polish collection.
And this is what I took away from my lip products:
L to R Top: Mio Piccolo shade 03, Rimmel Drop of Sherry and Pink Blush, Nivea Gloss Balm, Christian Dior Gloss gift set, Elf Fantasy, Essense XXXL gloss.
L to R Middle: Inglot Lipsticks, Maybelline Pink Beam and Luminous Lilac, Essence Wear Berries!, Esis Rose Nude, Inglot Lip Duo in 24.
L to R Bottom: Essences Beauty Beats gloss, Models Prefer Balm Stain.
Not a lot left but it definitely feels better to have removed some, I have a bit of a hording issue with lipsticks so this is progress. I’m sure I’ll do another one of these posts in the future.
Now I’ll explain why I’m not keeping these and where they’ll be going:
I have two Rimmel lipsticks, Drop of Sherry and Pink Blush that are leaving my collection. I love Rimmel and I love their lipsticks but I don’t think that these two suit me all that well. Drop of Sherry has quite a frosty finish and I think its more of an older shade for me. And Pink Blush is also quite frosty but the real issue is that its too blue toned for my skin, which is weird because I suit those kinds of colours pretty well. My Mum has claimed these, she likes to try products and I think she would use them more than I would.
There are two Inglot lipsticks, I don’t remember the numbers and that is a little bit why I am not keeping them. I don’t like that the colours are just labelled by number and the number has little to no indication of what the colour could be. Their system needs to be changed because its really inconvenient. I bought these when I was first really getting into makeup and I didn’t really know what I liked, these where half price and I’d never bought anything more high end before so these at the time where quite exciting but they’re both extremely frosty, so is the one I am keeping but the one I’m keeping is less obnoxious and I think I could find a way to make it work. I just hate the way these two make me look. One is a medium pink and one is a lilac shade. The lilac is so shimmery that it looks white in some photos. I have similar colours in my collection that have a nicer finish so I thought I’d let these two go. The pink is going to my Mum and the lilac is in a bag waiting to be assessed by one of my friends.
The nivea gloss I bought while I was in France and I don’t really know what possessed me to buy it but I did. I’ve used it once and I don’t really like it. It is just a little squeezy tube and I just don’t reach for it at all. My Mum will be trying this.
The five little Dior lipglosses look like they would be awesome but their just so bad. I got them really cheap in a gift set and they are pretty much all the same colour and finish. I’ve used them once or twice and I just never reach for them. They’re just taking up space so they’ll probably be thrown away because I don’t think they’re really good enough for anyone.
The Elf Lipstick was something I accidentally purchased. On the Australian website if something is out of stock, it just flicks to the first lipstick in stock and I didn’t see that it hadn’t gotten the colour I was after. I don’t know if that is the same for the American site or not but it is really annoying and i think they should just highlight what is in stock and mute the word of the shades not in stock. The way they’ve set it up is quite annoying. Its more expensive to purchase in Australia than in America but I don’t mind that this was a bit of a waste. This is probably just going to the bin. I don’t imagine anyone I know would want this.
The two maybelline lipsticks were ebay purchases and I think I just bought them because they were cheap. They’ll probably be chucked out.
The Essence lipstick, beauty beats gloss and XXXL gloss are just three products I don’t ever use even though they’re nice. I just can’t imagine picking them up when I have so many others. There’s nothing greatly wrong with any of them.
The Models Prefer Balm is okay, I got it in one of the Priceline gift bags. I have a lot of the Revlon Balm Stains and I like them better than most of the other ones you can get so I just don’t see myself using it.
Thank you for reading! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment or send me a message 🙂