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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