I was tagged by the amazing Suzanne from Don’t They Know Who I Am? and the result is this lipstick post. So, here are some gratuitous pictures of my lipstick collection and a few questions and answers at the end.
I’ll avoid the impulse to comment on each lipstick featured here, but if you have any particular questions, just leave them in the comments below
When you were a child, did you use your mother’s lipstick?
No way! My mum’s makeup was strictly her own domain, but it was ogled from afar, for sure.
How old were you when you bought your first lipstick?
About 17. I’d just moved to Perth to start my university education and I saw a purple Estee Lauder lipstick on a discount table in Myer. I never did wear it much – it just felt terribly grown up and sophisticated to buy a lipstick!
Pink or red lipstick?
Either is fine on me. I’ll go through phases where I wear one or the other. At the moment I’m wearing red lipsticks quite a bit because they work so well in winter.
The most expensive lipstick you ever bought?
The Guerlain Rouge G in Greta. I do the vast majority of my shopping online, but on one occasion I found myself perusing the Guerlain counter in David Jones. The sales assistant was so helpful that I was guilted into buying it then and there, rather than running off and buying it online. $64 later, I had a Guerlain lipstick.
And the cheapest?
Probably any number of NYX lipsticks I’ve bought from Ebay – about $8 a throw.
What’s the most bizarre thing you’ve done with lipstick?
I’ve used lipstick as blush before, a la, Francois Nars, but nothing terribly controversial springs to mind.
If you had to recommend a lipstick, which brand would you recommend and why?
Chanel Rouge Allure, for sure. Many lipsticks brands I’ve tried are very high quality and beautiful to wear, like Rouge Bunny Rouge, Illamasqua, Dolce & Gabanna, Guerlain, Smashbox, and so on. But for comfort, wear time, colour, and availability I find it hard to go past the Rouge Allures.
I tag anyone who would like to do this post. I love peeking into the lipstick collections of others!