Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lipstick Meme!

From Sleep and Water, a wonderful Australian beauty blog I just discovered. I would love to see other people do this—seriously, I never get tired of hearing about lipstick.

1. How many lipsticks do you own?
49, plus five glosses. I plan to get rid of about ten lipsticks after I finish my chronology.

2. What was the first lipstick you owned?
Revlon Certainly Red, but I returned it so quickly that I’m not sure it counts. The first lipstick I both owned and wore regularly was Revlon Carnation, from the now-discontinued Colorburst line. I’m a little embarrassed about this one, because it’s a shimmery bubblegum pink and I wore it to graduate classes at my stuffy university like it wasn’t even a thing.

3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?
The brand with the biggest representation in my collection is Revlon (followed at a great distance by MAC), but I’d own a lot more NARS and YSL if my budget permitted. Really, though, I don’t have one favorite brand; I’m just a fuchsia and pinky-red whore. A good lipstick is a good lipstick.

4. What is your most worn lipstick?
Two sheer lipsticks: NARS Dolce Vita and Revlon Plum Velour. So sadly depleted!

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5. What is your favourite finish?
I can’t choose! It’s easier to say what my least favorite finish is: anything with shimmer or frost. I like matte formulas for bright colors, satin formulas for dark colors, and sheer or satin formulas for neutral colors. And I do have a fondness for sheer berries and plums and corals.

6. What was the last lipstick you bought?
Maybelline Nude Lust. But the last lip product I bought was a Revlon gloss, the shimmery fuchsia Adorned, which is basically a liquid lipstick.

7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
Four: Plum Velour, Dolce Vita, a tube of Carmex, and Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry.

8. What is your favourite red lip colour?
It’s a tie between NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red and YSL Glossy Stain in Rouge Gouache.
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9. How do you store your lipsticks?
In two round Kate Spade jewelry boxes. Nudes, MLBBs, corals, and hot pinks on the left; reds, berries, and purples on the right. The small jar is for the ones I never wear and have been meaning for ages to give away/donate/throw out.

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It’s nice to have an organizational system that imposes a limit on the number of lipsticks I can accumulate—but then I always cheat and free up space by carrying a few in my bag.

10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
 Portland Black Lipstick Company’s Lux et Voluptas, a pink with a gold foil finish for an overall rose-gold effect. But I don’t have immediate plans to buy it; really, I just like knowing that it exists.

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