30 October, 2011

The Lipstick Tag

I was nominated by the lovely Priyanka of twinxNtrax to do the lipstick tag.  I think there a few different versions of the lipstick tag going around as I've done a similar tag before.  This particular tag gave me an opportunity to answer some of the more pertinent questions about favourite shades so I had a bit of fun doing it the second time around!


How many lipsticks do you own?
I should be totally honest but I don't want to scare anyone.  I'm a horrible hoarder of all things beauty so I'll say around 100.  However, I only have 15 on current rotation.

When you were a child did you use your mother's lipsticks?
I remember playing with my mum's Revlon lipsticks.  Pink Foil was a typically 1970's pink frost and there was a red creme lipstick I can't remember the name of.

How old were you when you bought your first lipstick?
I bought my first lipstick in my late teens.  Prior to that I was all about the eyes with only a touch of Bonne Bell bubblegum lipgloss rolled over the lips.

What is your newest lipstick?
The latest lippy purchase was my L'Oreal Pink Fever lipstick bought on vacation.  Click here for post and swatch.

What is the most expensive lipstick you have ever bought?
I splurged earlier this year and spent $65AUD on a Tom Ford lipstick as a birthday present to myself!  Click here for post.

And the cheapest?
I've spent as little as $2AUD on a deep burgundy no-name lipstick and received lots of compliments whenever I wore it.

What's the most bizarre thing you have done with a lipstick?
Applied it to my ex-husband's lips...

If you had to recommend a lipstick what brand would you recommend and why?
Department store:  MAC simply for the vast range of colours and finishes.
Drugstore:  I'm loving Rimmel lipsticks at the moment because they are reasonably priced and have fantastic pigmentation, with on-trend colours.

Pink or red?
Depends on my mood.

Favourite pink?
NYX Louisiana is a richly pigmented hot pink creme which really makes a punchy impact.  Essence Like a Lady comes a very close second and it's almost a dupe although I slightly prefer the more blue-toned fuschia pink of Louisiana.
Favourite red?
When I wear red lipstick its because I want to make a statement.  Rimmel's Temptation is the perfect warm-toned red for me.  This semi-matte lippy is very bright and wearable all year round.

Favourite nude?
Rimmel's Undressed is a recent favourite of mine.  This warm nude is just the right depth to define my lips and avoid washing out my NC20 complexion.

Favourite dark shade?
MAC Party Line is a berry shade which is quite deeply pigmented but still suitable for daytime wear.

  NYX Louisiana, Rimmel Temptation, Rimmel Undressed, MAC Party Line

I tag anyone who wants to do this!

That's all for now.

Vita :)


  1. Interesting post! I'm curious, how come you only have around 15 on rotation? x

  2. @Claire - I don't know, I guess I don't believe in using 10 nude lippies at once?!? It's probably more about me accumulating them faster than I can use them up - clearly I need to do some navel-gazing on this issue!

  3. Haha fair enough. I just worry about all of mine going off before I've worn them more than once!

  4. High five to a fellow hoarder :D

  5. Louisiana is GORGEOUS! I love this tag, it's so fun + I love lipstick. :) I can't believe you have 100! haha

  6. Don't worry, i'm too scared to actually count up all my lipsticks, my drawer can hardly close so it's pretty bad lol lovely post xox

  7. I can't shut my lipstick drawer, and I've only been makeup obsessed for a few short years *shudders* hoarder extraodrinaire!

  8. @Ling - Yay! Nice to know I'm not alone!

    @Vintage Makeup - I had a lot of fun playing with my lippies trying to decide which were my top picks! :)

    @Priyanka - Thanks for nominating me to do this tag. It was a little too enjoyable playing with my lippies!

    @emmabovary - It doesn't take long to build up a huge stash, especially when cosmetic houses keep bringing out new colours and ranges. It's also an occupational risk for a beauty blogger!


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