I’ll give Marie Kondo a run for her money once my book comes out titled The Life-Changing Magic of Using The Candy Crush Technique in Letting Go of Lipsticks.
The Candy Crush Technique is when you group lipsticks by color
and hope that they explode and choose JUST ONE lipstick from each group.
My red lipstick destashing project is on-going, and so far, I’ve found 2 pairs of lipsticks that have the same-ish color.
Inglot 412 and MAC D for Danger
Can you tell them apart?
The swatches on the back of my hand look slightly different with MAC D for Danger looking a tad brighter and more berry-toned. On my lips, the difference is barely noticeable.
Both lipsticks have matte finishes. Inglot 412, as with all other Inglot matte lipsticks, is flat matte while MAC D for Danger is a little bit creamier and has some sheen.
If they had the same finish, I wouldn’t be able to tell them apart, like in the photo below where I blotted my lips
I already had Inglot 412 when I bought MAC D for Danger. I bought the latter because it’s the same color as MAC Heaux, a lipstick I missed from the limited edition Riri collection. I should’ve listened to my friend when she said Inglot 412 looks like Heaux.
Verdict: I’m keeping Inglot 412 because it’s not nice to give away lipstick that I already broke. I’m giving MAC D for Danger to a friend.
MAC Sin and Estee Lauder Pure Envy in Commanding
Note: I didn’t include commanding in my red lipstick swatchfest coz I considered it more as a deep purple / plum color rather than a red.
I really find it interesting how 2 lipsticks can appear very differently on arm swatches…
…yet look indistinguishable from each other when put on the lips. Such is the case with Commanding and Sin.
Is my olive-yellow skin tone cancelling out the minor nuances of lipstick shades?
On closer inspection, Commanding looks more aubergine and Sin looks a tad browner. But it’s not like someone would notice if I do go out wearing both lipsticks. Anyway, here’s MAC Sin on it’s own.
Verdict: I’m giving Sin to a friend and keeping Commanding because I have a crush on Joan Smalls and she models the latter for Estee Lauder.
I’m a little annoyed that the lipstick doesn’t look blackened purple on me. Why, skintone, why?
Progress: From 12 red lipsticks, I’m down to 10. A few more to go!
See you in the next few days.