Lipstick is the makeup product I accumulate the most. Usually, lipstick is affordable unless you’re getting some Christian Louboutin lipsticks. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved wearing lipstick. Last year, I discovered Colourpop and I got A LOT of liquid lipsticks from them. They were just so cheap, I couldn’t help myself. My lipstick drawer was getting out of control, and I noticed a lot of these lipsticks went unused. It was time for a lipstick declutter. Today, I will be sharing my lipstick declutter. Let me know if you’d like to know which lipsticks I kept!
The Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Matte lipsticks are still a favorite, but they can be extremely drying. I believe they have changed the formula a bit, and they’re not as drying anymore. During my lipstick declutter, I got rid of a lot of lipsticks in this formula. The shades I no longer own are Beeper, Kapow, Lumiere 2, Are & Be and Fresh Cut. A lot of these are no longer available so I won’t be linking them. I still love Beeper. It is one of my favorite shades, but it was just so drying. I might pick it up again and see if the formula has changed.
In the Colourpop Ultra Satin formula, I decluttered Chandelier, Calypso, and Barracuda. This Colourpop formula has to be my favorite. It has the pigment of the ultra matte, but it is not drying The only reason I got rid of these is that I didn’t think the shades suited me. I have gotten a bit paler now that I am living in Oregon, and so the shades that looked good on me before no longer do. Also, I am pretty sure some of these were part of trios or bundles I got because I wanted other shades.
There were other Colourpop lipsticks I decluttered in some of their other formulas. I found that their Ultra Blotted lipsticks don’t have the best longevity, meaning, the actual product doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to. I LOVED Split, but now it looks so patchy.
Some other lipsticks I decluttered were Revlon Ultra HD Seduction and Eternite, NYX Soft Matte in Copenhagen, Huda Beauty in Bombshell, Kat Von D in Lovesick, and NYX Lingerie in Honeymoon.
In the case of the NYX Soft Matte lipstick, I found it to be extremely patchy. I picked up a dark shade, so I can’t speak about the lighter shades, but this formula did not work for me. The Huda Beauty liquid lipstick didn’t wow me. I had high expectations, but it didn’t feel that much different than my Colourpop lipsticks.
What this lipstick declutter has taught me is that I need to stay away from the Colourpop website. It is hard to know if a lipstick is going to suit me based on the image on the website. I’ve been enjoying the lipsticks I’ve gone into the store and swatched a lot more. I think it is easy to get excited about affordable prices, but it can be so wasteful. Are there any brand’s products that you have purchased just because of the price?
Some of my current favorite affordable lipsticks include the Pixi Beauty MatteLast Lips and the Physicians Formula Healthy Lips. Both amazing quality and not drying at all! These survived the declutter.
When was the last time you did a lipstick declutter?
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