Monday, January 11, 2016

Read my Lip(stick)

According to author Helena Frith Powell's book All You Need to Be Impossibly French, she bluntly states that to be more French all you need are two lipsticks (and a lover). She explains that one lipstick is for everyday wear and that the second is for nighttime or those occasions when you really want to vamp it up.

Can't say that I agree with her on having only 2 lipsticks, but in an effort to downsize for my move to Costa Rica I must go through everything, including my makeup. I need only take the bare minimum. 

The choice of which lipsticks is really hard because I have 20 tubes, and I pretty much like them all! 

This was also a rather difficult post to do because I am not exactly in love with my lips, but I decided to take these pictures anyway so that I could see the variety of shades I have (mostly red) and then make the cut from there. 

In the interest of your time I will not photograph all 20. 

I started with my lipliner - Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Ruby 
it goes well with all my colors and the pencil is self sharpening - I like that a lot

1st up from the Exclusive Collection Blake's Red by L'Oreal Colour Riche
It's a smooth and long lasting matte. It's my go to lip color for everyday wear.  

2nd up
F-Bomb by Urban Decay

Another one of my faves - creamy with a bit of shine

3rd lipstick
L'Oreal #315 True Red

4th Channel (can't read the shade anymore)

5th Bobbi Brown Essentials
Burnt Red #9

 6th Smashbox Rouge A Levres Screen Queen Matte
this one is new so I am still getting used to it

 7th Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick #001 Wild Thing
with just a hint of orchid

 8th YSL Rouge Pur
my spring and summer time pink

9th Mac Cosmetics CB96
this one is actually orange so can't say I have ever worn it alone. I usually mix it with a red 

How many lipsticks do you have?
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  1. Being able to wear such a wide range of lipstick colors must be fun. I have four lipsticks, but rarely wear them since I wear more tinted lip gloss than anything. One must always have a nice red, though. I have several shades of rosy pink colors that are either pale pink or with a blue undertone.

    Thank you for sharing your fun post with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Olivia, co-hostess
    Reinvented Collection

  2. Thank you. I am now exploring nudes!