Sunday, August 21, 2011
My lipstick stash
Inspired by the epic proportions of Joeybunny's stash post, I thought that I should do a stash post of my own. Today, I'm sharing my lipstick collection. Everything fits in a little black drawer. What you see above is every single lipstick I own, save for free samples that I never use.
The stash breakdown is as follows:
3x Bobbi Brown Lip Colors
3x Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colors
1x Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color
1x Chanel Rouge Coco Shine
1x Chanel Rouge Allure
3x NARS Lipsticks
3x Random free Estee Lauder and Lancome lipsticks
You might have guessed from my penchant for Bobbi Brown that I like nude or beige toned lipsticks. One reason my stash has stayed relatively small is that I don't wear exciting colors. I have two pretty pinks (Chanel Coquette and Lancome), one peach (Chanel Peregrina), one red (NARS Red Lizard), and one dark burgundy (Bobbi Brown Black Cherry). I don't feel the need to buy more iterations of these colors, as I rarely reach for them. Some of you might remember that my attempt at adding MAC Vegas Volt to my collection was a flop. I do enjoy looking for new nude and basic tones. I'm planning on adding a couple nude lippies from the MAC permanent collection soon. Otherwise, I'm really happy with what I have now, so I don't plan on exponential growth. I like how everything fits neatly into my little drawer!
I hope you enjoyed the little peek into my stash. Are you surprised at the size? The proportions of my collection are quite minimalist when compared to those of other beauty enthusiasts. For non-beauty lovers, this number of lipsticks might seem crazy! How many tubes of the lipstick is considered normal?