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.


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: scatterbraintures@gmail.com | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. omg.. this article is like 2yrs ago but i wish someone would tag me this <3
    i use to not put on lipsticks cause i hated it that i need to put on it once in a while, but recently the lipsticks are lasting longer than before and i'm so addicted to it!!!

    YouTube: Reina Tsukada

    • Rae Reply

      Hi Reina, thanks for visiting my blog. I tag you! Please make a youtube video about it :)

  2. Are you still going through your orange phase? Try EB Matte in Hot Summer (although I know you’re not really a fan of EB mattes, the color is just…ka-pow!) And Revlon Lacquer balm in Tease (burnt orange). Very flattering! Wore it when I was NC35, I think we have the same warm olive undertones.

    • Not in the orange lipstick phase but I would love suggestions. The only orange I have right now is MAC Lady Danger. I loved the product itself (re: Ever Bilena), na-aannoy lang ako na ang bilis nya maputol kahit di naman madiin yung pag-apply. Kainis lang. :P I’ll check out hot summer. Ang feel ko naman na orange from revlon is from the Matte Balm line. Pero di ko kasi nagustuhan yung longevity ng Shameless (matte balm din) kaya, isipin ko pa.

  3. Ah I’ve never been a fan of lipstick because they don’t last very long but after finding Maybelline the Vivids collection, my lipstick collection has been growing. Will totally do this tag and see what I have (though I’m afraid to look because I don’t want to confront my hoarding tendencies >.<)

  4. Awesome tag. I also love matte lipsticks. Legit matte! Haha. My lippie collection seems to be growing but I keep gravitating towards similar shades. I also just throw my lipsticks into a draw thingy… no fancy organization thingmabobs for my makeup.

    • Me too, I feel like I’m getting the same shades, only in different variations of matte.

  5. Good thing you like matte! I only wear them when I need super longlasting lipstick for the day.. other than that I’m happy with sheen ones. I love your lipstick choices, small in quantity but of good brands :)

  6. We the team matte! LOL grabe I can barely remember the first lipstick I owned/purchased! This is a fun post. Haha

    • Yey! Madami pala tayo. I thought more people prefer sheen-y lipsticks. Hahaha. Do this post please!!! I wonder if your mac riri lipsticks will make it to the list :D

  7. Such a fun activity! I enjoyed this so much though I have limited knowledge about lipstick. I would try some of your lipstick brands as well! It’s a little difficult for me to absorb all brands but maybe I’ll try NYX: Whipped Caviar, Alabama, Indie Flick which is on your list. I’ve always wanted to try NYX but did not know which one to get or try.

    BTW, here’s my link: http://thereyoujho.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-lipstick-tag.html

    • In your post I read that you like natural-looking lip colors, go try whipped caviar :D

  8. Love this tag! You encouraged me more to organize my lipsticks. I need to let go of some of them (those that I don’t use a lot). I know it’s kinda bad but I love to see them growing haha and I love pretty packaging. Sometimes I get them lang kasi they look pretty and perfect for display sa table. :D I love orange shades too! :D I think I have like 3 or 4? pero not all of them are matte.

    I’ll do this din ha when I got the time :D

  9. i feel like we really have similar taste in lipsticks too, but maybe not with the orange ones – they dont look good on me lol. i cant seem to find a separate reviews on nars mascare and sophie rogue chic. i searched nars lipstick sa keyword konte lang lumabas :S

    • Sophie Rouge Chic is what I’m wearing here https://scatterbraintures.com/2014/01/09/updates/

      Here’s Christine’s (Temptalia) review on Nars Mascate http://www.temptalia.com/nars-mascate-pure-matte-lipstick-review-photos-swatches

      On orange, I’ve just started trying it out, because same as red, there’s an orange for everyone din daw. They say apricot orange is good on olive skins so I might try that out.

  10. I’m excited to do this tag! I’m already trying to remember my first ever lipstick but it’s hard (bad selective memory) and i kinda feel guilty coz i just bought two lippies like an hour ago :P

  11. I I was reading through the post and thought, “hey maybe I can do this” and then I saw my name at the bottom, so yes! I’m absolutely doing it :p And coincidentally, I just posted sum’n sum’n about lipsticks–my micro-mini Revlon lipstick collection. And thank you so much cause you just reminded me of the other Revlon matte that I want which is Wine Not! Will do this next week :D

    P.S. Thank you for existing! I finally found someone with the same taste in lipsticks as I do <3 Also, I have (or had, downsized it to just 5 tubes) loads of Wet n Wild Megalast lipsticks. They are actually really, really good! I used to swear by them, until I met my MAC mattes :)

    • Oh get a similar color from MAC na lang, instead of getting Wine Not. It’s not as pigmented as I hoped it would be but it’s a gorgeous color.

      On Wet ‘n Wild, I had a few before, and I’m so satisfied with the opacity. If only it lasted longer on the lips. But still, good enough compared to most other lipsticks.

  12. Love this post. I would love to do it sometime, since I am a lipstick addict. Hahaha! :D

  13. Enjoyable read. You sure know what you’re talking about (and what you like!) We don’t have a lot in common regarding lipsticks, but I’m guessing that’s ’cause of our differing skin tones.

    • I noticed that when I read through your lipstick week tag post. But we have more things in common eg opinions on various things.

  14. We have similar tastes in lipstick :D Matte is indeed the best finish, and I’ve also been curious about NARS Volga for awhile! Maybe this year is the year to try? ;)

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