Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Lipstick Tag

I am back. I am still alive. This tag is two months late - wait no, ohmygosh...three months. I have overworked myself and maximized my limits this semester. Never again will I do four courses, two jobs, and volunteer again. I apologize for the great MIA so let's cut the crap and get into it. Thank you sleepandwater and twoplicates for tagging me (if you haven't already, be sure to check out their responses to this fun tag here and here)! Also, I will be catching up on everyone's blog posts this week. I miss you all so much! <3
1. How many lipsticks do you own?
I own 32 tubes of lipsticks. In this count, I have also included a few mini sample sized lipsticks. I personally feel that this is a modest collection, it's not particularly lacking but it definitely has more room for growth.

2. What was the first lipstick you owned?
The first lipstick I've bought myself would be Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in 210 Fancy. I remember browsing at the drugstore excitedly trying to pick out a lipstick and not having any clue what I wanted but knew I just had to go home with one. I ended up picking Fancy because it is a light sheer pink with small silver sparkles. Rimmel Moisture Renew collection at the time was also one of the biggest hits at the drugstore, so I narrowed my selection to this line. Fancy was not the most brilliant idea though, because when I got home I realized that I didn't like small glitter flexes on my lips. It didn't turn out as attractive as I thought it would be and that was my first lipstick lesson.

3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?
Revlon, Rimmel, and YSL. The majority of my lipstick collection consists of Revlon lipsticks so it's no doubt that they're a favourite. Next is Rimmel because the stand out colours they have are at affordable prices, not to mention the formula of their lipsticks are also great. I know it's a little biased to state YSL since I really only have two lipsticks and two glossy stains, but I feel like they speak for themselves. I'm already looking forward to picking out another YSL lippie.

4. What is your most worn lipstick?
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in 700 Nude Delight. I only have less than half a tube left, which tells you how much I love it. Nude Delight is my second purchase and at the time, it was a big hit among youtubers finding the perfect nude lipstick. I can totally relate, judging by how far down I am on using this lippie.

5. What is your favourite finish?
I prefer hydrating/moisturizing lipsticks with a matte or satin finish.

6. What was the last lipstick you bought?
YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in 8 Pink in Confidence.

7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
A total of 7 lip products. I honestly don't even know why I have that much in my bag when I barely reapply any makeup when I'm out and about. On rare occasions I do reapply my lip products, but that's only if I'm in a comfort zone and have too much time on my hands to care about what's on my lips. Currently, the babes I bring out with me are: a mini Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment (from the previous year's Sephora birthday gift), NARS Velvet Gloss Pencil in New Lover, Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Colour in Nude Pink, Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Life's a Peach, Sula Natural Lip Gloss in Come Find MeCanmake Candy Wrap lip gloss in Peach ShowerNYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp, YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in 15 Corail Intuitive and 8 Pink in Confidence.

8. What is your favourite red lip colour? 
Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish lipstick in 107. This lipstick has been one that I have been searching high and low for, I've always wanted a berry red just like this one. The color isn't too dark and vampy nor is it too bright in its red hues making it similar to other reds that can be easily duplicated. I feel like this berry red gives the classic red a twist such that it still gives a sophisticated look but adds a bit of extra mystery and sexiness to your look (I'm not even sure if I'm making sense here...but yeah..).

9. How do you store your lipsticks?
I store the majority of my lipsticks in the last compartment of my Muji 5-drawer acrylic storage. However, as I am accumulating more and more lipsticks I have no other container to put them but throw them in a silver paper box. I want to get another acrylic storage or even a lipstick holder but my small desk simply cannot contain so much stuff. I'm still thinking how I should manipulate my makeup storage system but it'll take a while before I figure something out.

10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
I don't have a particularly huge lust or craving for any particular lipstick colour at the moment but I know I'd definitely want to try out some brands that are new to my existing collection. I think Tom Ford lipsticks are the next in line to a girl's lipstick dream lol. As previously mentioned, YSL Rouge Volupté Shine lipsticks are on my list for further exploration. I simply love the formulation way too much to resist not buying any more. MAC lipsticks are definitely on the list, if only I get over the intimidation to go in the store alone like a grown up girl. Another brand that I've been thinking about is Michelle Phan's EM Cosmetics lipsticks. All the reviews that I have seen and read show consistency in how great the quality is and how wonderfully pigmented the lipsticks are.