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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Confessed Lipstick Skeptic

I've definitely mentioned it on here before, but let's do it again. I just cannot jump on the lipstick bandwagon, not a fan. Yet for the sake of argument I have purchased more than my fair share to try out.

So for fun I tried them all on so I would be able to see if I really don't look good for lipstick or if I just think so... doing this I did learn a few things:

  • I own the same four colors multiple times! (Mauvey-nude, coral, pink, and dark red)
  • Most colors wash me out... so I don't know what color suits me.
  • Lipstick brings out the lopsided nature of my lips I never noticed before :(
  • Trying on 10 lipsticks at once (ok in 2 go's) is extremely drying on the lips.
  • Gimme Burt's Bees any day!
For comparison, below is a picture of my normal lip color
Without Lipstick
Here are a lot of selfies with the different lipsticks on; oh so many Ambers!

Lipstick colors:
  • Row 1: Nars Rikugien, NYX Pure Nude, NYX Chic
  • Row 2: NYX Pop, Wet n Wild Think Pink, Ellen Tracy Coral Lip Pencil (no name)
  • Row 3: Wet n Wild Dollhouse Pink, ELF Wine, Nars Cruella
FYI... Nars and Ellen Tracy are not cruelty-free products. The Nars lipsticks came from a Sephora B-day gift and the other was a long ago purchase.

Any thoughts on lipstick? Are you on the bandwagon? Is there a color/brand I should be trying?

Overall, I think it's time to clear out the lipstick collection and maybe try glosses! So there could be another one of these posts in the not-too-distant future!


  1. Nyx Pop looks great on you! I dont do lipstick either.

    1. Thank you! It's the closest to my natural shade. I think I'm going to see if gloss is any better.