Monday, 3 March 2014
The Lipstick Tag
I've been tagged by the gorgeous Tamira of The Guilty Girl (seriously follow this girl: she's just started a YouTube and is a complete babe) to do the Lipstick Tag! I do love a good tag, and lipstick has been something that's crept up in numbers in my collection over recent years.
1. How many lipsticks do you own?
It's over the 30 mark, if we don't include lip glosses (which I actually don't like very much anyway). That sounds ridiculous when you have to count and it goes beyond even 10!
2. What was the first lipstick you owned?
This is a really tough question because I have to think all the way back to when I was in school! I think the first one I bought myself was probably from someone like Barry M or in the days when Seventeen was still 17. It was most definitely a 'concealer nude' type of lipstick, I was very anti-colour in those days unless it was shocking blue and on my eyelids.
3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?
At the moment I would have to say that this prestigious title goes to Revlon. Some of the Colorburst Lip Balms they've been releasing have been spot on and much cheaper than picking up a chubby stick. Plus, they're minty!
4. What is your most worn lipstick?
I've been reaching for Rimmel Moisture Renew Notting Hill Nude more often than not. It's such a gorgeous nude with pink tones that is my ideal work-day colour.
5. What is your favourite finish?
It would have to be matte, it's just the only finish I can stand for longevity. Most other finishes seem to disappear in a short space of time but matte hangs around a great deal longer. I do have to make sure to really moisturise my lips before, during and after though, which is a real bugbear but something that's necessary if I don't want to look like I've been travelling through the arctic circle.
6. What was the last lipstick you bought?
It happened to be a Revlon Colorburst Matt Balm in the shade Striking. I picked it up when Tami had said how lovely Audacious was on me, so I couldn't resist adding to the collection. It's a warm ready that should be a great colour for going out in.
7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
Amazingly, only the one, Revlon Colorburst Matt Balm in Audacious. I had a clean out of all the remnants of makeup before I went out on the weekend and this was the only thing that made the cut to be taken out.
8. What is your favourite red lip colour?
No question about this one: MAC Red. It was my first MAC lipstick purchase, and a classic. It makes my teeth whiter, it's incredibly soft and supple on the lips and, with a good lip liner, the fade from it is much more subtle than most intense reds.
9. How do you store your lipsticks?
Shamefully, I have no acrylic storage to put them out on my dressing table, so they actually all go rather haphazardly into a HYPE clothing box in one of my beauty drawers. Ideally I'd like to get a better setup, but it's working for me for the time being and I also think I want something that will match my dresser a little more.
10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
After seeing Morange on Tami when we were in the MAC store in Oxford, it's shot up to the top of my list. I'd also like to try any of the NARS lip products as it's something I've not invested in yet.
I tag: Jenny, Coco, Megan, Megan, Katie