I just started wearing lipstick less than 2 years ago. In that short time, I have managed to collect so many lip products. So very many. They take up way too much space and I can never find the one I want in all that mess. I have been working my way through all my lip products and dividing them into 3 categories Definite Keep, Can’t Quite Decide, and Don’t Want. As you can see in the picture on the left lots of lip products were Definite Keeps.
This post is the first round of Don’t Want. I am working back through the Can’t Quite Decide to keep weeding out what I won’t wear. The picture on the right shows what I will be taking a second look at.
I divided these up into groups of 4 to 5 to show swatches and briefly why I am not keeping them.
I am starting with the lip product at the top of each picture and working my way down.
LOC Vibrant Matte Color in Playful – LOC is Birchbox’s brand. They make lip products and eye products. I have never liked anything by them. This color is just a tad too cool for me.
LOC Ultra Glossy Lip Pencil in Cherry Bomb – The tip on this broke the first time I used it. It is such an intense shade that it makes a mess trying to use it. I’m not sure that I like that orange a red anyway.
Avon Beyond Color in Pucker Up – I absolutely love this formula and have 3 other shades that were in the Definite Keep category. This shade looked perfect in the Avon catalog. It is just a bit too cool for me too.
LA Colours Lipstick & Lipgloss Duo in Sensual – I bought several of these in different shades at Dollar Tree for $1. The formula is fine it is just this shade.It is, again, too cool for me.
LA Colours Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Tickled Pink – I don’t really like lip gloss and this is particularly thick and heavy feeling.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kimchi – I’m not sure where this sample came from but I was excited to get it. Until I saw the color. Hot Pink does not work on me. At all.
Revlon Colorstay Lipstick in Sweet Tart – this is another shade that is just too pink for my skin tone.
Revlon lipgloss – As I said before, I don’t like lip gloss. This one is thick and sticky with so little color payoff.
Almay Color + Care in Pink Rose – This is basically a lipgloss in yet another bad color for me.
Laugh Out Loud in The Lift is a lip gloss that came in some subscription beauty box. It is too bright and sparkly for me. Pretty much all the lipglosses were decluttered in the 1st round.
Dirty Little Secret matte lipstick in Phantom – I got this in Boxycharm – August 2016 and did a full review here. The color is just not one that I don’t wear that much. I have too many shades that I love to hold on to one that I just like for certain occasions.
Cargo in Taos – This is another beauty box product from Boxycharm April 2017. It is too pale for me. It isn’t a shade I will wear.
Model Co Lip Lacquer – I have no idea which box this came in and it doesn’t have a shade name that I can find. This is not a great shade and it’s too glossy.
Real Her Lipstick in I Will Succeed – I got this in a Boxycharm at some point. It is a beautiful color but I hate the formula. It is so drying and it wears off badly. It leaves a dark ring on the outer edge of your lips and you can’t layer over it.
This is the final few that I am decluttering. Most of these were GWP from Clinique and Estee Lauder.
Estee Lauder Pure Color in Orchid Passion & Extravagant Pink – As you can see this dual-ended lipgloss is very sheer. They are pretty colors and I have worn them a few times. They just aren’t something I wear regularly.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost hydrating lip shine in Radiant Rose – I received this in Walmart Spring 2017 Beauty Box Trendsetter. It looks more pigmented in the picture than it does on my lips. It is thick and sticky with no color payoff. I don’t like anything about this.
L’Oreal Ultra Riche lipstick in Toasted Almond – I like this formula and have a couple of other shades in this line. This color is kind of orangy looking on me.
Estee Lauder Pure Color in Tigers eye – This shade is really close to Toasted Almond. This one has glitter in it too. I really don’t like it.
Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Love at First Sight – Another lipgloss bites the dust! Not only is it a lipgloss but it is also bubblegum pink. What am I, 12?
As you can see decluttering 19 lip products doesn’t even put a dent in my collection. I still have more lipsticks than I will ever need. Or use up. Once I have decluttered enough to warrant a new post I will do one. I hope to find 10 in the Can’t Decide group that I can let go.
How many lip products do you have? Are you a lipstick hoarder like me? How often do you declutter?
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