Confessions of a Lipstickaholic

Thursday, May 27, 2010
It started when I was a sophomore in college. From the first few strokes of the iridescent purple Wet 'n Wild lipstick I applied, I was hooked. Over the years, the colors and techniques have evolved, but one thing has remained constant. I MUST have my lipstick. The more shades and brands, the better. I like choices. Lots of choices.

I don't have any particular brand loyalty, but I must admit that I love, love, love M.A.C. lip color and lip liner. It's like silk on your lips. The selection of shades is hard to beat. Plus, the price is unbelievably reasonable.

At last count, I was carrying around (shhhh!, don't tell) about 46 tubes of lipstick, liners, and glosses. God, I hope my husband isn't reading this. Carrying around means in my purse, on a daily basis. I know. That is so wrong on so many levels. Take a peek at just a small sample of what I own.
This little collection is what I carry around on a daily basis! I know. It's insane, right? Believe me, if there were a 12-step program for lipstick addicts, I'd be the first one there.

My current favorite is, I have to admit, a bit of a splurge for me. It's the full-finish lip color by benefit® in the shade "finders keepers". It retails for $18.00 and can be purchased at Sephora.

I love my makeup, but I've got to have my lipstick.

What's the one makeup must-have that you can't live without?

Disclosure: I was not compensated by the aforementioned brands. The opinions expressed herein are solely mine.


erica said...

I must have lip gloss and mascara!

Why do we love lipsticks so much???

Angie said...

My name is Angie, and I, too, am a lipstickaholic.

For me, it started in middle school. And it's gotten worse and worse. I discovered MAC in college, and have never been without about 5 tubes of "O" since. Oh, and I credit Viva Glam I with catching my husband.

My problem is that since I never want to be without a lipstick or gloss, I squirrel them away in purses and pockets, and then I get the urge to wear one particular one, and it's inevitably the one I can't find at the moment. Right now, for instance, my Benefit Ruby Vibes is MIA. Which means I've been wearing some old school Clinique Black Honey.

Oh, the insanity!!!!

April said...

I've tried many colors as well as brands over the years, but have remained loyal to NARS blush for probably the past seven years. It gives a peachy glow which lasts all day. As for lipstick, I stumbled across one two years ago that I've been wearing ever since. It's by Too Faced and the shade is Marcia, Marcia, Marcia which is a light pinkish plum. Love it and both products can be purchased at Sephora.

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Stephanie said...

OMG that is hilarious! I have to have lipstick on at all times also, but I use just one. Same color for years!