Saturday, March 1, 2014

Makeup Madness: The Lipstick Tag

When my friend Sheva tagged me this morning to do the Lipstick Tag, I got really excited. I LOVE LIPSTICK. I can leave the house without any makeup on except lipstick. It's also the perfect time to do this post because I just finished organizing my lipstick stash and unloading the ones that I haven't been using and those that have expired.

This is a chance to talk about my favorite beauty product -- even more so than usual! I decided to spice it up and include some pics, since this is essentially a geek-out post over the makeup I get the most obsessive about. Without further ado, here is my lipstick story.

Me wearing NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo

How many lipsticks do you own?
I currently have 32 lip products (including balms, creams, scrubs, and gloss) in my makeup stash. I think it's a pretty well-rounded collection. I have enough to keep me from being bored, but I also don't have too many that I don't get around to using it all. I just let go of 32 though, so before yesterday, I had 64. I realized that it was too much for me, heh.

The current stash

Destashed lip products

What was the first lipstick you owned?
I think it was Avon - something pink-ish from their teen line. I used to be all about Avon when I was in grade school and high school.

What is your favorite lipstick brand?
High-end would definitely be Chanel. I don't have a lot of it, but I love the formula (which is always so flattering on the lips), as well as the unique takes on classic colors. Runner-up would be Dior. Their lipsticks feel so good on the lips. For drugstore, it's a toss-up between Maybelline and Revlon. I love Maybelline's Color Sensational and Color Elixir lines, and I like Revlon's Lip Butter and Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains.

Chanel Rouge Allure in Coquette

Dior Addict in Beige Casual

Maybelline Color Sensational in Pink Please

Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon

What is your most worn lipstick?
This changes all the time. I have a sort of Flavor of the Month going with my lipsticks. Right now, it's Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Coral-ine. Before that it was Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous.

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Coral-ine

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous

What is your favorite finish?
Matte. I like makeup that I don't have to think about and matte is very low-maintenance. It also stays on the longest.

What was the last lipstick you bought?
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glam 13. It's great. I want more colors.

Maybelline Color Elixir in Glam 13

How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
I have four -- an orange one (my favorite lipstick color), a red one (for makeup emergencies), a my-lips-but-better one, and a nude one: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous, Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Coral-ine, Maybelline Color Elixir in Glam 13, and Dior Addict in Beige Casual.

Lippies in my bag

What is your favorite red lip color?
I love MAC Matte Lipstick in Chili. It's my go-to red because it's perfectly matte with a hint of orange -- spicy!

My favorite red 

How do you store your lipsticks?
I store all my makeup in clear plastic cases and I use a small pouch for the ones I have in my bag.

Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?

Too many to list down! I want to try the NYX Butter Balms and Korres Lip Butters, as well as more MAC, Chanel, and Dior. I need to try NARS and local brand Happy Skin too.

That's it!

I'm tagging Alex and Jana who I know love makeup a lot, plus my kikay friends Emz and Hilda, as well as all my other girl friends who want to do this! (You don't have to post pics like I did - just fill out the survey!) Let me know if you do, yah? It's fun.  


  1. I forgot about Chanel! Yes, I love the formul of both their matte and glossy lipsticks.

    I love that you always pick bold an fun colors!

    1. I'm trying to get more pinks and neutrals in my collection but I really love bright or unusual colors.

  2. We are on different lipstick color worlds.

    I don't look good in orange and corals. Most of my lipsticks are blue-reds, plums, bluish or mauvey pinks and fuchsias.

    I recently bought two orange lipsticks: wet n wild purty persimmon and 24 carrot gold, just so I can dip my toes in orange world. But it looks a little strange on me. I'm not giving up yet. Maybe my eyes are just not accustomed to something orange on my face (or I just have to accept the face that orange doesn't sit well on my skin)

    1. Yeah I think we are the exact opposite of each other when it comes to lipstick. I only have one red lipstick on the blue side (Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet if I remember correctly) and I don't like it that much on me. I'm still giving it a chance though.

      I tend to go for warmer hues and orange is my favorite! I always have an orange lipstick in my bag. Maybe you just have to get used to the orange, like I have to get used to blue-red? :)

      I have yet to try plums! Need to get on that.

  3. Ang complete ng pictures! :) I still don't have that Color Elixir! Soon. :p