I got very excited when Elaine tagged me to do this. I felt like I was invited to answer questions for a lipstick talk show. Read Elaine’s lipstick “interview” here: The Lipstick Tag — open the link in a new tab and come back, ok? :P
Now, it’s my turn.
How many lipsticks do you own?
Since my last lipstick de-stashing effort, the number rose by 2, if it hadn’t been for my sudden interest in orange lipsticks, the number still would’ve been 10. Surprisingly, I didn’t go lipstick crazy like I used to when I try out new colors… So… Not bad, right? Right?
What was the first lipstick you owned?
Not counting the sheer pretend lipsticks and tints I owned pre-late bloomer days, I’m pretty sure it was Ever Bilena Mirrored Mocha (matte), it’s a good MLBB color for medium greenish-yellow skin tones. It’s what I imagine MAC Taupe to be.
What is your favorite lipstick brand?
If I answered this question several months ago, I would’ve said Revlon. Almost half of the lipsticks I used to own were Revlon. I ended up giving away all of them except for ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Backstage and Revlon Lustrous Matte in Wine Not, both deep plum colors.
My favorite lipstick brand right now is MAC, because they have the matte-est of all matte lipsticks that come in various shades and are reasonably priced for the quality.
What is your most worn lipstick?
I want to say Nars Pure Matte in Mascate because I used it all up. But the tube didn’t have a lot of product in it so I’d say my most worn is Sophie Koshize Satinlips in Rouge Chic.
What is your favorite finish?
Matte. The type of matte that doesn’t reflect light in any way.
By the way, dear brands, please don’t make two-toned matte lipsticks. I guess you made them that way to create the illusion of ‘sheen’ or ‘volume’. But I think you’re missing the point of matte lipsticks when you do that. If I wanted sheen and/ or volume, I’d probably not opt for a matte lipstick.
What was the last lipstick you bought?
Wet ‘n Wild Purty Persimmon and 24 Carrot Gold.
I’m sorry ‘radiant orchid’, but my 2014 color is orange.
How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
Two, Revlon Super Lustrous Matte in Wine Not and Sonia Kashuk Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mulberry Nude.
What is your favorite red lip color?
I’ll cheat and name two, and they also happen to be my two most worn: Nars Mascate and Sophie Rouge Chic
How do you store your lipsticks?
Since I don’t own a lot, I just keep everything in a desk drawer compartment thingy.
Before I downsized, I kept my lipsticks in a small makeup bag. I avoid buying special purpose storage thingamajigs to keep me from buying more lipsticks. If I buy those really cool lipstick storage containers with individual slots, I’d be tempted to fill in every single hole.
Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
I’m not “lusting” over anything lip-related right now. Lust is a strong word and my current urges are not strong enough to be called such.
HOWEVER, there are several lipsticks I’ve been curious about for the longest time now and they are–
Wet ‘n Wild: Most of the megalast lipsticks, just to try out colors
MAC Matte/ Retro Matte: Diva, Velvet Teddy, Fixed on Drama, Riri Boy
NARS: Volga (Pure Matte), Never Say Never (Velvet Matte Pencil)
NYX: Whipped Caviar, Alabama, Indie Flick
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte: Jenna, Crushed Plum, Warm Beige
But as I said, the urge to get them is not that strong i.e., they don’t cross my mind at least once during the day unlike this little thing over here.
Well, that was fun.
Off the top of my head, I tag Victoria and Maj (guys, don’t reject me. please. jk!) — and any lovely person who’d drop by, leave a link to your lipstick tag post, or share your answers to any or all of the above.