I was tagged recently by the lovely Tamira to do The Lipstick Tag and while I'm not a huge lipstick fan, I thought the tag looked fun! My history with lipsticks is shameful, sooo shameful.

1. How many lipsticks do you own?
In this picture, there are 17. This is half the stash. I apparently haul lip products.
2. What was the first lipstick you owned?

I actually honestly can't remember. It was probably some cheap red one I think I wore to a friends formal. After that, for the longest time I wore concealer on my lips with gloss over the top (shameful, did I mention this?). I think after that I owned a bright pink shade from Australis or Face of Australia (cheap, and smelled cheap).

3. What is your favourite lipstick brand?
Without meaning to sound cliche, I actually would have to say it's MAC. I don't actually own a lot of lipsticks, I own more glosses and balms, and I have not ventured into the high end lipsticks (yet...), and MAC are just so wearable and have such a great shade range. 

4. What is your most worn lipstick?
Probably a toss up between MAC 'Shy Girl' or Rimmel Kate Moss '03', which are both lovely nude shades.

5. What is your favourite finish?
I find the MAC Cremesheen finish is perfect for me. I love a Matte finish but I always seem to have dry lips and it looks awful on me! Cremesheen is moisturising but not too glossy, and doesn't have that 'wet' feel about it.

6. What was the last lipstick you bought?
It's not a lipstick, but I recently purchased a few shades of Tanya Burr's Lip Gloss in 'Chic' and 'Afternoon Tea'.

7. How many lip products do you currently have in your bag?
I don't tend to cart around lipsticks or lip glosses on a daily basis. I always have my trusty Maybelline Baby Lips in my handbag, and if I'm going out I'll always carry the lip colour I'm wearing in my bag, but 5 days a week I'm at work and I don't wear lipstick to work!

8. What is your favourite red lip colour?
I've never been a fan of red lipstick (shock, horror) so I've never properly invested in a red lipstick. For a while there when lip stains first came out, I loved a Covergirl or Revlon shade that was an orangey red, but have since lost it. I'm looking forward to sussing out a few Nars Lip Pencils when I'm in San Francisco next month though...

9. How do you store your lipsticks?

I have an acrylic container which I store most in, tucked inside a dresser drawer. The lesser used products are sitting in a box at the very back along with several other regret purchases...

10. Which lipsticks are you currently lusting after?
Just in the past month or two, I have definitely added a few lipsticks to my wishlist! Tom Ford may or may not be my next splurge when I'm in the US, after seeing Anna wearing the gorgeous shade 'Pink Dust' and more recently in her GRWM video wearing 'Spanish Pink'. There's always a MAC lust, maybe 'Patisserie', and I am definitely going to be popping a Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil into my Sephora basket. Also quite keen to pick up a few Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm's while I'm at it!

I would urge anyone that reads this to do this over on your blog, and link me to it in the comments below! Always looking for (even more) products to pick up while I'm overseas and taking advantage of the cheaper shopping!


  1. This tag looks like so much fun! You have a really nice collection of lipsticks. My most worn is also probably MAC Shy Girl - love it :) Sophie Clare x

  2. Yay! So happy you did the tag and enjoyed it lady :) You'll be happy to know I'm picking up my first MAC lipstick this weekend - I know! So late to the party... And YES. GIRL. Tom Ford. Imminent. & Please satisfy my lustings with full reviews and swatches when you get it plzty. :) Loved this, as always T xx

    1. Gurrrl, yes! What shade of MAC lipstick are you purchasing? I'm so excited for you!

    2. It's between Morange, Shy Girl and Patisserie (spot the odd man out)! I AM TOO EXCITED. T xx

  3. I have got to check out Tanya Burr's lipgloss collection!!!

  4. if you go to the US, find a cosmetic company outlet! You can get a Tom Ford lipstick for less! That's one of the lipsticks on my wishlist, so I did some research haha! Great post; love the blog!



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