Sunday, 24 February 2013

Addicted to... Lipstick

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Being pale skinned and dark haired, lipstick is one of my most used cosmetics. Lipstick is the perfect tool to bring some much needed colour to my face. I prefer a lipstick to a lip gloss for some high pigmentation. And mostly a matt to a sheen for long lasting wearability. I tend to favour high-end brands but have a few cheaper alternatives for everyday wear. Here is my current collection which I use on a regular basis.

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My MAC and cheaper lipsticks are stored bottom-up in this Swedish glass bowl, so I can easily see which colour I am reaching for. Most of the MAC lipsticks were free with their recycling scheme.

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And my higher-end lipsticks are placed also on my dressing table, on this little three-leg glass tray for easy access.

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I tend to stick to a strict three colour palette - pink, red and orange, as these bright shades seem to suit my pale skin the most. Here is my collection broken down into the three colours...

~ Pink ~

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~ Red ~

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~ Orange ~

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And I also tend to stick with the same brands - Chanel, MAC, Tom Ford, YSL, Nars, Guerlain. And budget buys Top Shop and Revlon. Here is the collection broken down by brand...


~ MAC ~

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Lustering ~ Hot Gossip ~ Russian Red ~ Lady Bug ~ Chatter-Box ~ So Chaud ~ Morange ~ Pink Plaid ~ Ruby Woo ~ Lickable ~ Crosswires

~ YSL, Tom Ford & Nars ~

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Nars Roman Holiday & Funny Face ~ Tom Ford 08 Flamingo, 10 Cherry Lush & 09 True Coral ~ YSL 201, 15, 17 & 29

~ Chanel & Guerlain ~

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Chanel 99 Pirate ~ 95 Porto Rotondo ~ 01 Velvet ~ 37 L'Exuberant ~ 19 Gabrielle x2 ~ 11 Surprise ~ 20 Voluptuous ~ 28 Byzantin ~ 96 Excentrique ~ Guerlain 21 Gala

~ Top Shop & Revlon ~ 

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Top Shop Infrared & All About Me ~ Revlon Fire & Ice, Kiss Me Coral & Cherries in the Snow 

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27 comments:

  1. i love infrared by topshop! and wow you have a lot of lipsticks!

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I really would like to buy the topshop ones, I've heard so many good things about them, and these photos are lovelyxx

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  3. oh wow I'm seriously drooling over your collection! the pink collection are so pretty :) xx

    Katie x

    katieclarkemakeup.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh my, what a beautiful collection! I have a few little dishes like those which I store make-up bits in too :) xo

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  5. Woah! Amazing
    I love vintage glass trinket boxes to store makeup to. There just super beautiful. While ago I picked up a load from local charity shop. Love lipsticks too. I am not a lipgloss person. www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I'm in the exact same situation..I have very dark hair and very pale skin..tanning becomes too much of an effort the majority of times and so lipsticks are my saving grace..you have a beautiful collection..xx

    Shannen | shann-mariee-dee.blogspot.ie

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  7. I love seeing how people display their make-up. Beautiful collection :)

    http://laurenrosesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I've never been jealous of someone's lipstick collection until now!

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  9. Wow you have a lot of lipsticks, I only own a few. It's such a great collection though, I'm very jealous! xoxo

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  10. Now, THAT is a collection of lipsticks. Gorgeous.

    x

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  11. I love how you store your lipsticks. A glass bowl? So classy!!! :D

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  12. Major make up envy right there!!

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  13. Whooaaa you have so many! I love them!! (jel)

    I love your blog!

    Your newest follower :)

    Jess x

    www.iamjessw.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. OMG ! Impressive collection :) I'm jealous ;)

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  15. Wow that is a LOT of lipstick! I dread to think how many I have, definitely an essential when you are as pale as me! :)

    Maria xxx

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  16. Wow you have a huge collection of lipsticks but it's so nicely organised too! I prefer to wear lipstick during the daytime (my hair doesn't get stuck to it when it blows in the wind).

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  17. What a gorgeous collection!
    I might have missed it if you've already done it, but would you ever post a selection of your all-time favorites? I'd love to see them, as we seem to have similar taste in lipstick shades!

    http://www.jennasmusings.com

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  18. Dang girl! Love your collection! My big thing is MAC lipgloss, obsessed! :)

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  19. wowzer! such an amazing lipstick collection! I love how your store your high end lipsticks x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Great way to store your lipsticks - I love Morange too, my go-to for fun colour!

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  21. This is a such a nice post! I neglected lipstick for much of my makeup-wearing life but have recently gotten into it. I'm building up my collection and this was interesting to look at! I love how many colors you have, because I have this notion where you should only pick a few and stick to them. I guess that's not right! haha

    emma
    emandtea.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh, I LOVE this post. Lipstick is my favourite make up product but having a weird skin tone really keeps me from having your gorgeous collection. I just like seeing how well-arranged your beauty routine is. Beautiful presentation.

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  23. thanks for the encouraging comments everyone!

    jenna ericson - thanks for the idea, a future post coming up at some point :-)

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  24. Love your collection, lovely colours! x

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