Confessions of a Lipstick Addict

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Hello, everyone! And welcome to the newest feature on the NTS—Confessions of a Lipstick Addict. At any given moment, I have around 5 to 7 lipsticks jumbled at the bottom of my purse, and I recently thought to myself, “Maybe people want to know what this is like?”

At the end of every week I will empty my purse and give you a breakdown of which lipsticks I find there. This is bound to reveal some sort of interesting pattern (whether it’ll be seasonal trends or my clutter problem remains to be seen). And hopefully you all will find this somewhat interesting.

But enough of my rambling. Let’s get this first one going.

At the moment I haven’t emptied my purse in probably two-ish weeks (let’s be honest, it’s probably longer than that), so there is quite the collection of lipsticks amassed at the bottom. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Revlon’s Teak Rose
NYX’s Euro Trash
Revlon’s Certainly Red
Revlon’s Rosewine
Urban Decay’s F-Bomb
Urban Decay’s Matte Temper
Rimmel’s 01

These are all shades of red, minus Euro Trash, which is more of a geige or almost-nude color, and Temper, which is more of an orangey-red. And I honestly can’t remember when I last wore the latter—late summer or early fall, maybe? Yikes. Probably good that I’m doing this.

And in purse #2 (because I often switch throughout the week):
Revlon’s Wine With Everything
Revlon’s Rose Velvet
Mary Kay’s Berry a la Mode
LA Girl’s Snuggle
Revlon’s Really Red
Maybelline’s Rum Riche
And a No Bleeding Lips liner

From the combined above lipsticks, we can deduce that I’ve mostly been wearing red (duh), with the occasional greige/nude shade—I usually find myself reaching for these sorts of colors near the middle of the week, for some reason, with my bright reds like F-Bomb or Certainly Red either on Mondays or Fridays. The Berry a la Mode is the only purply one in the lot, and I didn’t really like it—the color is gorgeous, but it goes on patchy.

Oh. Also sometimes I throw lipsticks in my lunch bag—you know, after touching up after eating—so sometimes I find some there, and they will also be included in the end-of-week breakdown. But not this one.

Hope you enjoyed this little breakdown of my addiction—let me know if you enjoyed this!

—Marge 💋