Did you know that make-up expires? I knew it did in that vague “it can’t last forever” sort of way, but I didn’t really have a good idea of how long it lasted beyond “a really long time.” Apparently “A really long time” is less than 15 years. Luckily, my friends love me and were horrified when I told them I was using make-up old enough to wear it’s own make-up.
Clearly, I thought to myself, I need to toss some of my older make-up. I spent a few hours tossing everything older than 5 years and realized I … haven’t bought much makeup in the last five years. My caboodle had some eye shadow, a blue eye liner, moisturizer and a few brushes left in it.
Like I said, it has been a while.
So there I was, without makeup for that off chance that I wanted to look fabulous. Plus there was a bunch of neat videos on YouTube on this fantastic thing call ‘contouring’ and man, it made the ladies look amazing. I want to look amazing too!
I have been slowly picking up pieces here and there when I felt like I could afford it. Let’s look at some of the lipsticks I have gotten recently.
Ignore my completely unmade up face and focus on those yummie lip colors. No seriously, I don’t have enough make up yet to do a full face look, so the lips are all you get.
- Nyx Slip Tease
- Covergirl? Sapphire
- Nyx Liquid Suede
- Nyx Slip Tease
- Covergirl? Pitch Black
- Lipsense Blackberry with Lipsense Opal Gloss
- Covergirl Outlast All-Day Color & Lip Gloss
#2 and #6 don’t have the brand on them and I got them at Walgreen with #8 so I am assuming they are the same brand. If I’m wrong, let me know, I honestly have no idea.
I am loving Nyx! It goes on well and the color is fantastic. The Covergirl(?) brand is what I am used to, less pigment, smears everywhere. It works for a brief time, but won’t have that all day hold I enjoy.
Lipsense is GREAT with hold, I couldn’t hardly get it off! It burns like hell getting it on though, so that is certainly something to be prepared for. Once it was on it felt fine and the blackberry is BLACK. I love it!
I wanted nudes too, and Covergirl’s Outlast was fantastic for that. It is similar to Lipsense in that it holds all day, but it’s not in that plastic-coating sort of way. I like it!
That should do me for lipsticks for the year. Though I am thinking one more nude, something not pink.
What brand/color would YOU recommend?