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Declutter Series: High End Lipsticks & Glosses

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Now for my true weakness! Well, I actually have a lot of weaknesses when it comes to makeup but lipsticks are definitely up there. I really do love a good lipstick and I tend to wear exclusively higher end lipsticks on a daily basis because I find they often come out on top. As a result, my collection is a bit out of control and so many have gone to waste and expired so it is definitely past time for a clean out.


So in the end I gathered up 48 lipsticks, liquid lipsticks and lip glosses:

  • Lip glosses and Liquid Lipsticks...
    • Lancôme Lip Lover in 355 
    • Lancôme Gloss In Love in 144
    • Lancôme Gloss In Love in 323
    • Lancôme Gloss In Love in 383
    • Lancôme Gloss In Love in 385
    • Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 575 Wonderland
    • Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 754 Pandore
    • Dior Addict Gloss in 442 Petillante
    • NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Le Palace
    • Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 05 Candy Shimmer
    • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiore
    • Tarte Tarteiest Glossy Lip Paint in Hella
    • Harlotte Lipshine 
  • Lipsticks
    • MAC Lipstick in Syrup
    • MAC Lipstick in Blankety
    • MAC Lipstick in Creme Cup
    • MAC Lipstick in Lovelorn
    • MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo
    • MAC Lipstick in Impassioned
    • MAC Lipstick in Girl About Town
    • MAC Lipstick in Angel
    • MAC Lipstick in Brave
    • MAC Lipstick in Modesty
    • Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Valentine
    • Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect
    • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk
    • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty
    • Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 424 Edith
    • Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 434 Modemoiselle
    • Harlotte Lipstick in Exposed
    • Harlotte Lipstick in Peak-a-Boo
    • Harlotte Lipstick in Naked Peach
    • Harlotte Lipstick in Temptress
    • Harlotte Lipstick in Bride's Nighty 
    • Harlotte Lipstick in Mistress
    • Harlotte Matte Lipstick in Socialite
    • Pink Holiday Lipstick in Weekend in Como
    • Pink Holiday Lipstick in Marry Me
    • YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 9
    • Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in 216 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    • Tom Ford Lip Colour in 12 Nude Vanille
    • Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Berry Noir
    • Lancôme Rouge in Love 343B
    • Besamé Lipstick in American Beauty
    • NARS Lipstick in Cruising
    • Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 761 Courtisane
    • Clinique Chubby Stick in 07 Super Strawberry
    • Bare Minerals Lipstick in Moxie
Keeping
  • Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 575 Wonderland - I love these Fluid Sticks because they are super glossy and give such a high impact lip.
  • Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 754 Pandore - Ditto! This is a slightly warmer red.
  • NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Le Palace - I'm not sure if I like this one yet but it is new so I still need to test it out some more.
  • Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 05 Candy Shimmer - My go to lip gloss. 'Nuff said!
  • MAC Lipstick in Syrup - It is the same story for all of these MAC lipsticks really. I love the formulas and these shades are some of my favourites!
  • MAC Lipstick in Blankety
  • MAC Lipstick in Creme Cup
  • MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo
  • MAC Lipstick in Brave
  • MAC Lipstick in Modesty
  • Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Valentine - This is one of my most used everyday lippies at the moment.
  • Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect - Honestly, I don't wear this one as much because it is a little warm on me but I couldn't let it go.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk - I don't wear this one a lot but it is gorgeous and I will often reach for it when I want a darker, sophisticated nude lip.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty - This is my favourite bold lipstick out of my whole collection, so of course it is staying.
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 424 Edith - An old favourite that has been used tons but still has plenty of life in it. It is a gorgeous bright but wearable pink and the slightly sheer formula is great.
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 434 Modemoiselle  - This is a fairly new addition and I love the nude mauve lip stain look it gives.
  • Pink Holiday Lipstick in Weekend in Como - This is a really pretty warm pink everyday shade that is still one of my favourites.
  • Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in 216 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - This has to be the most comfortable matte lipstick formula I have ever tried and I like this for a more impactful but still wearable lip colour. 
  • Tom Ford Lip Colour in 12 Nude Vanille - My one and only Tom Ford lipstick and I actually do like the nude shade because it is bright, peachy and actually light enough for my skin.
  • Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Berry Noir - I love to use this one as a berry lip stain paired with a balm.
Throwing Away
It really is the same story for all of these... I loved them all at one point but they are all ancient and it is well past time to put them in the bin. They are all at least 2-3 years old and well and truly expired.
  • Dior Addict Gloss in 442 Petillante
  • Harlotte Lipshine 
  • Lancôme Lip Lover in 355 
  • Lancôme Gloss In Love in 144
  • Lancôme Gloss In Love in 323
  • Lancôme Gloss In Love in 383
  • Lancôme Gloss In Love in 385
  • MAC Lipstick in Lovelorn
  • MAC Lipstick in Impassioned
  • MAC Lipstick in Girl About Town
  • MAC Lipstick in Angel
  • Harlotte Lipstick in Exposed
  • Harlotte Lipstick in Peak-a-Boo
  • Harlotte Lipstick in Naked Peach
  • Harlotte Lipstick in Temptress
  • Harlotte Lipstick in Bride's Nighty 
  • Harlotte Lipstick in Mistress
  • Harlotte Matte Lipstick in Socialite
  • YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 9
  • NARS Lipstick in Cruising
  • Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 761 Courtisane
  • Clinique Chubby Stick in 07 Super Strawberry
Giving Away to Friends
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiore - I just can't do liquid lipsticks! They dry out my lips and make me feel overdone but I know a friend would love this one. 
  • Tarte Tarteiest Glossy Lip Paint in Hella - This shade is all wrong for me and to be honest, I don't really like the feel of it on my lips.
  • Pink Holiday Lipstick in Marry Me - This shade is just a bit too bright and I barely ever use it but I know my boyfriend's sister would love it. 
  • Lancôme Rouge in Love 343B - Ditto. 
  • Besamé Lipstick in American Beauty - I've had this for ages and I just never use it. It is a pretty colour but I don't really like the bullet shape so I reach for other red lipsticks over it.
  • Bare Minerals Lipstick in Moxie - This is too dark and warm for me so it just never looks good.
I am so proud of myself! I can't believe I managed to get rid of so much and I don't even feel bad about it. I do feel a little regretful that so many pretty lipsticks just sat in my collection and expired, which is such a waste. Though it does make me feel better about my whole declutter series because I can move things on to new homes where they will be loved, instead of going to waste. Is your lipstick stash in need of a clear out too? Do you have a few that have been sitting in your collection a little too long? Let me know in the comments because I would love to hear about your decluttering efforts too.
15 comments on "Declutter Series: High End Lipsticks & Glosses"
  1. I have a lipstick weakness too! I am a big time lipppie hoarder :) That being said, I want to try Charlotte Tilbury's Kissing range now.

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com

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    1. You definitely should! The Matte revolution ones are amazing too

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  2. I definitely agree with all your keeping choices, especially the Charlotte Tilbury!!!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au

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  3. Love this! I would consider myself a bit of a hoarder here as well! I need to go through my collection again and make a bit of a plan to use them up. Maybe like a "one a day" for a month on Instagram stories or something?

    Maddie | www.maddiesbeautyspot.com

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    1. I actually really like that idea! The only problem is that there are some days I don't wear makeup so I'd end up skipping days.

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  4. You did so well! Lipsticks is something I always accumulate easily too! I love the ones you kept :)

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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    1. Aw thanks! I definitely didn't realise how many I had accumulated until I went to clear them out.

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  5. Great job parting with so many lipsticks! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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    1. Thanks! It was tough but I powered through haha

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  6. OMG! You are on a roll with your decluttering! Why don't you sell some of your old lipsticks? I'm sure some people would be interested in purchasing x

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    1. I thought about that but I honestly would feel bad. They are definitely old and due for the bin. I'm selling a lot of the other stuff I've decluttered though.

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  7. Such a beautiful collection, de-cluttering is so hard for me, some things i just can not be apart, Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. Yeah I find it really tough too but when I get on a roll I'm always surprised by how much I can part with.

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  8. Wow you did good! I know I really should do this...I've got way too many lipsticks and many of them are most likely out of date like my Revlon Lip Butters (gosh I loved that line!). I have a hard time throwing out higher end products because I spent so much money on them :( x

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