Saturday, 11 December 2010

How difficult is it to finish a lipstick?!

(Excuse my camera pics at the moment - I can't quite find my better one - so I am using just my web cam)

I am feeling a bit frustrated. You know you have those makeup items in your stash that you're not grabbing for anymore and it's sitting aamongst a family of other unused items? These 3 lipsticks pictured have taken me AGES to use up. When I want to chuck out a lipstick but use it up before it goes bad - I tend to use them daily for work. That's the only way I will get to use them on a regular basis in the hope that that bullet goes down quickly! So here are the l/s I am trying to use up from top and clockwise:

Becca Gisella Sheer Tint Lip Colour

A nice pinky beige nude with medium pigmentation and a lovely application. Has a moisturising finish with a tiny bit of sparkle. Lovely packaging with a screw mechanism (rather than the traditional top) and it feels lovely on.

But it doesn't last long and dries my lips out a bit.

Maybelline Moisture Extreme Pinky Beige 721

A really lovely pinky beige as well and a great drugstore price. But this has a bit of a waxy smell which turns me off and the lipstick does dry my lips out.

NARS Roman Holiday lipstick

This is a pale lilac colour, and I love the name because of the film. Applies nicely and creamy-ish (not as creamy as MAC's cremesheens or Clarins Rouge Prodige) but doesn't last long. It's the only lilac lip colour I have - and I don't think it suits me. Also the rubber packaging is wearing off and becoming a bit sticky : /

I'm nearly there with the Becca but the Maybelline and NARS is gonna take some more wearing. I tend to reapply only 2 or 3 times a day at that - I'm just so busy at work I don't tend to retouch.

...that's it! The power of retouching..........

Any makeup frustrations for you lately?



  1. My frustration is that i want every single lipstick, from every single brand and every shade available !! I love lipstick :P

  2. Ellysmubag - lol!!! I know what you mean! I feel like that about bronze eyeshadows and foundations!

  3. I just saw an ad for Clarins Rouge Prodige! The colors look lovely, is it a formula you'd recommend in terms of longevity?

  4. pw - yes it lasts quite a long time - I don't have to retouch it so much and it's reallynice creamy and also pigmented.

    I did a review of it on my YT channel so do go check it out!

    Love your blog too : D Are you half Chinese too?

  5. thanks for the response! i've been a fan of your videos for a long time! and yes, i am half chinese :)

  6. Thanks a lot for sharing the important note on lipsticks application. Its awesome. In future we get new post on Lipsticks applications. Everyone wants to look younger and beautiful, Beauty Cosmetics Products do that.