Lipstick Day and a Gift to Myself

The wonderful Huda from Huda Beauty has officially proclaimed today as Lipstick Day. And so, to celebrate, I bought myself a little gift – a keepsake from a brand that I’ve never purchased makeup from before.

chanel bag

Chanel recit

I have to tell you that it was really intimidating to actually walk into a Chanel store and browse through their makeup collection before deciding on what to buy (really, I just picture celebrities and rich tourists walking into the store – me? No way!). But I needn’t have worried because the staff at the Chanel store at Highpoint Shopping Centre were lovely; they were welcoming and more than happy to show me around, answer any questions and most importantly, leave me alone to have a browse around without constantly hovering around. It made my shopping experience really enjoyable and I wouldn’t think twice about going back again.

chanel liptick open

Over the years, I have accumulated some lipsticks. While it’s not as many as some people I know, I’m pretty excited by my collection. I tend to favour the matte lipsticks in Autumn and Winter and the balms and satins ones in Summer.

all lipsticks open

  • Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Cassis
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo in Recit
  • Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry
  • Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour in Devotion
  • Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour in Flirt
  • Rimmel Colour Rush in Keep Mauving
  • Rimmel The Only 1 in One-of-A-Kind
  • Maybelline New York Matte in Touch of Spice
  • Maybelline New York Matte in Divine Wine
  • Urban Decay Matte Lipstick in Bad Blood

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I also sometimes tend to use these blushes as lip stains:

other lip products

  • Kevyn Aucoin blush in Mystere
  • Benefit Benetint and ChaCha tint
  • Models Prefer lip and cheek tints

I have a blog post on blushes coming out soon and I talk more about these products.

Happy Lipstick Day Everyone! 

Are you a lipstick junkie? How many lipsticks do you own and what’s your favorite brand?


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8 thoughts on “Lipstick Day and a Gift to Myself

  1. OMG! I just went off & counted my lippies & I got to 46 but I can’t find one of my cosmetic purses, which I know has got some lippies in it. All up I’d say I own around 50 lipsticks, stains, glosses & tinted balms! My faves are Australis Velourlips & Rimmel Provocalips, I own multiples of these. I’ve got to admit, I’ve never walked into a Chanel store.

  2. Oh goodness I’ve probably had a few hundred odd lipsticks but always give heaps away to friends and family (colours that don’t suit me etc) after swatching/reviewing. My current collection probably sits closer to the 50 mark which is still crazy I know. AND they are all similar shades hahaha. I do have several luxury brands but have to say that some of my favourite formulas come from drugstore brands like Rimmel and NYX!

    XX Sue

    1. Hi Sue! Thank you for coming over to read my post and for taking the time to leave a comment!!
      I am yet to try the NYX lipsticks! It’s always sold out at my Target. Waiting for it to launch at the Priceline near me (happening soon apparently).

  3. Love your blog! This was well written and it’s so embarrassing to admit that at any one given point I usually own only 2 shades of lipsticks!!

    1. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment! I used to be a one lipstick person – it was a Givenchy lipstick, which I finished right down to the bullet and ended up using a cotton bud to scrape out what was remaining and apply it to the lips. It’s been discontinued sadly, so now I’ve got these to fill the void. Lol!

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