The Lipstick Tag

fivezero's makeup drawer #2
I hate to say it, but this is only one place where I store my makeup. I mean, the MAC lipsticks aren’t even in here. (Sorry the photo’s washed out, but can anyone identify all the lipstick brands in here? Muahahaha. Click for a bigger pic.)

I really, really need to purge some of that…

Fellow Canadian blogger Stashmatters recently did the Lipstick Tag, and as lipstick is one of my most loved kinds of makeup, I have followed suit and done it myself, too! Woohoo!

The Lipstick Tag Rules

  1. TAG 3 bloggers to answer these same questions.
  2. Those bloggers will TAG 3 more bloggers of their choice with the same questions & rules.
  3. No tag backs

The Lipstick Tag Questions

1. How many lipsticks do you own?
Umm…I have over 30 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks and over 20 MAC lipsticks alone. We’ll leave it at that!
2. What was your first ever lipstick?
CoverGirl Honeyplum Glow. I don’t remember whether it was called Continuous Color Lipstick then, but the packaging was hideously cheap, with a totally clear lid. It was a pretty, shimmery, mauvey-rosy-brownish nude (yup I have a good memory for this stuff, hahaha!). I should see if they still make the shade!

3. What is your most worn lipstick?
It changes all the time, as you’d expect from someone who has many lipsticks. Recently I have been using NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera, NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops, Clinique Different Lipstick in Black Lily (discontinued! *weep*), and MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Fanfare.
4. What is your favorite brand for lipsticks?
Low-end: Revlon Super Lustrous.
Mid-end: MAC.
High-end: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Mat. Also, I’ve only tried one NARS Audacious Lipstick so far, but it’s truly awesome.
5. What is your favorite finish?
Opaque cream! Though I also like if it’s a bit sheerer but buildable.
6. What is the last lipstick you bought?
Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Sweet Nothing *catches breath* and Guerlain Rouge G in Gracia.
7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
I usually rotate based on what I’m wearing that day. Or, sometimes I just leave a sheer lipstick in there that is easy to use for touching up. I have a couple makeup pouches that I swap in and out of my handbags. Here’s what I have at the moment:
Lipstick Tag: What's in my Coach wristlet
Coach wristlet containing Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, Clinique Chubby Stick Intense GWP in Roomiest Rose, & Kiss My Face Lip Balm in Cranberry Orange [Gah, I just noticed I never removed the hangtag.]
Lipstick Tag: What's in my Rebecca Minkoff pouch
Rebecca Minkoff pouch containing NARS Lipstick in Gipsy & Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm. [With bonus grabby baby hand.]
8. What lipstick do you use to rock a red lip?
Everyday: Clinique Angel Red, MAC Brick-O-La.
Dressy: Edward Bess Midnight Bloom, MAC Brave Red.
Bright: Chanel Rouge Coco in Arthur, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat in Rouge Rock.
Vampy: NARS Spanish Red (discontinued, waah!), Chanel Rouge Noir.
Shimmer: CoverGirl LipPerfection in Burn, MAC Fresh Moroccan.
Yes, I kind of like red lipstick!
9. How do you store your lipsticks?
Everywhere! I’m not even joking.
10. What lip products are you currently lusting over?
Burberry Lip Kisses in Garnet. The new Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Cola Pop. MAC Lipstick in Rebel. More NARS Audacious. I am really trying to avoid buying any more lipsticks for a long time, though. They do go bad 😦

This tag is way too fun, so if you haven’t already, please go on to do your own Lipstick Tag! Please tell me your link when you’re done, so I can tag you and because I love to read this stuff!


8 thoughts on “The Lipstick Tag

  1. AH MAH GAWD, that picture of your peanut’s hand on your RM pouch! Too precious. Is he going to be a future hand model? lol
    I like seeing a glimpse into your makeup drawer! snoopy eyes
    Back in the day I liked Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks – I have one on my wish list: Teak Rose, which I think is discontinued. Do you have that one?
    Wow, you do like your reds! I am in awe…

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    • He was totally going for the lipstick! It’s getting hard keeping him away from my stuff.

      Glad you like the glimpse, ha! My drawers are so messy.

      I do not have Revlon Teak Rose, though it is also on my wishlist. I believe there are a few shades that are not available in Canada (like Raisin Rage and Pink Velvet) so perhaps it is still available in the US.

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      • I wonder how many readers casually browsing your pictures think that’s YOUR hand? Wow, babies are blogging now, amazing!
        I tend not hoard lipsticks as much since like you said, they do go bad. I was so sad when I popped open a Becca lippy and it had that off smell…and I probably only used it a handful of times at that point.

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        • Oh I hope they know it’s not my hand. He’s got so many hangnails and his fingernails are all mashed up from SCRATCHING EVERYTHING LIKE A CAT. I have no idea what that is all about. It’s like his fingertips feel no pain.

          I have found that most older lipsticks are pretty good with staying unturned. I suspect that modern formulations might have shorter lifespans with so many companies going “paraben-free” (aren’t they meant as preservatives?).

          The worst ever was NARS’ regular lipstick, for me, though. Maybe it’s because the formula is so dry, but almost every one I’ve had has gone bad in a few years’ time. I can’t finish a lipstick in only three years!!! Hope Audacious doesn’t pull the same stunt.

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          • You know, you could be right about the older formulas vs the new ones. My first ever MAC lipstick (10 yo likely) is STILL fine smell-wise. I’ve kept it for nostalgic reasons but I’m sure it could be used if all my other lipsticks were somehow destroyed.
            Peanut’s curiosity overcomes his pain level, I’m sure. Makeup definitely looks like fun toys. 😀

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          • Yes, my MAC O lipstick is probably about 10 yo, as well. Only a nubbin is left, but it’s still fine to use. Sheer Plum turned last year, though (maybe 12 yo).

            I did have to Back2MAC a couple of super-old MACs last year, though. Paramount and Dubonnet were in the very old packaging, and both had turned. But they were probably over 15 yo. LOL. I found them in the bottom of a box in storage. In hindsight, I probably should have taken a pic of them before trading them in for Diva!


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