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Inventory – Lippies

A few months ago, I told a co-worker that I had close to 18-ish lip products.  The look on her face made it clear I was not to repeat that number to any other co-workers.  Fast forward a few months, and said co-worker is in my bedroom and sees my makeup storage.  She said “this looks like more than 18-ish!” in that 100% accusatory way.  I was too embarrassed to admit that what she was looking at did not include the lippies inside the dresser and the ones inside my makeup bag.

Meh… life carries on.

Since the total includes 5 lip balms, I don’t think I’m doing too bad at a total of 28 lippies.  Well, 27, while posting this I decided that I really had finished one of my lippies and could finally put it in the “empties” bag.

I love these inventory posts.  They make it easy to keep track on how much I’m accumulating. Which is a little disturbing.  First I have it by category.

Lip glosses
Lip Balms

Next I have it by brand.  As you can see, I’m not faithful to any one brand. I do have my favourites, but if I see a colour I like, regardless of the brand, I will grab it.  I enjoy YSL for lipsticks and Chanel for lip glosses.  As to colour,  I usually prefer a pop of colour as you can see from my swatches.  I tend to really like reds.  I’m trying the whole pink nude thing (not dead fish nude) and even thinking about getting a pale pink. But a cheap one to try it out first.

YSL – my favourite brand for lipsticks
Estee Lauder and freebie lipsticks from GWPs
Hourglass Icon, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown and Clinique

If you don’t already have it, get it!  The Hourglass Icon is fabulous.  It’s the best red in a very long-wearing formula, highly recommended.

NYX, Tarte, Mary Kay and Milani
Lip balms

The purples are colours are used to gravitate towards, but now I feel like they give me that terrible smoker’s lip look – ewwwww.  But they were freebies so I still have them and I’m trying to figure out how to make them work.

Lipstick Swatches
Lip gloss swatches
I’m surprised that I do not have any MAC in my collection.  I used to have a thing for MAC!  I might still have a small little thing for MAC.  But not for me!  For you, something from the Tropical Taboo Colour Collection will featured in a little planned giveaway so stay tuned.
I think I have a nice mixture of high-end and drugstore.  What about you, what does your lippie collection look like? Is 28 too many or does that seem like a normal amount to you? I have a few more on my wishlist (Givenchy), but I’m really trying to be good right now.
Thanks for stopping by.



AhhhsoNeo loves writing about beauty, fashion and prosperity from the point of view of the every day woman.

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14 thoughts on “Inventory – Lippies

  1. Just for tu I got up and counted.

    According to my small Muji make up box I have 21 lipsticks, 12, glosses and 4 lip pencils. The multiples are from Chanel, Nars, MAC, Dior & Laura Mercier, and I recently got a couple from Bare Minerals.
    I have onesies from Guerlain, Burberry, Covergirl, Loreal, and I even found a Fashion Fair lipstick in there. I think I need to throw that one out because it looks old, but I still counted it for blog science accuracy purposes.

    I need to check out the hourglass icon. I’ve never heard of it. I also need to figure out how to do a giveaway. Take care.

    1. LOL, did you mean that in a good way? As I already bought another 3(ish) since this post went up. I love lippies, my whole mood can change just by me putting on some lipstick:)

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I’m kicking myself for having missed the recent 20%off promo on the YSL website:( I’ll have to wait for the next one to stock up.

      On my way to check out your website!

  2. Wowie. That is a lot (sort of). As long as you wear all of them a couple of times a year, I say “go for it.”

    I end up wearing Burt’s Bees because it is in my purse and handy. On Sundays, I wear red – might be from Avon (ouch!!)

    From someone who likes makeup but doesn’t wear it often (lazy…plus I don’t have to look at myself!!) I used to have at least 10 lipsticks. Lots were freebies from Clinique and Estee Lauder. Those are finally gone now.

    I used to always wear lipsticks in the brownish shade and am getting away from that now. For me, it’s a challenge to find a good color when I havenn’t sampled it first.

  3. Wow u have a lot, I don’t know how much I own lol but hav quite a handful from Mac and Ysl. Love ur collection hun, how have u been? In response to ur question I don’t have a huge collex of makeup but I do keep several foundations and lipsticks and all depends w my skin and how I’m feeling that day!

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