It came to my attention that I have WAY too many lip products that I simply don’t use, and haven’t for some time. I blame this on several factors:
- Online purchases are often a disappointment, as the colour I THINK I am getting turns out to be different in real life. A lot of colours just don’t suit my complexion and so I never end up using them
- I am not a lip person and don’t wear lipstick on a day-to-day basis. I have about 3-5 lip products in solid rotation and never really touch the others. I’d rather spend my money on face products, personally
- I find it basically impossible to use up a product before it goes out of date. The average shelf-life for a natural lipstick is about 12 months.
So, without further ado, here I present to you some farewell swatches of the lip products I am about to throw away. I will give a little description on some I find worth mentioning. Also please bear in mind that some of these products may be discontinued by now.
From top to bottom:
Phyt’s lipstick in Pink Suspicion: lovely formula, colour washed me out a little
Terre D’oc lipstick in no.207: again, nice creamy formula, just didn’t really like the colour as much as I thought I would
Honeybee Gardens lipstick in Paradise: formula is a tad drying, colour is too brownish
Lavera lipstick in Rosewood: good formula, but once again the colour was too brown for me
Hemp Organics lip tint in berry: I liked this one, but I don’t tend to go for darker colours
Inika lipstick in Lola 01: this came in a set of products and the colour did not suit me in the slightest. Also very dry formula
Silk naturals kisser slicker in Raindrops on Roses: had this for way too long
Silk Naturals kisser slicker in Breathless: I liked this colour, but have had this for too long now
Silk Naturals kisser slicker in Mirabelle: as above- long overdue to be thrown out!
Burt’s Bee’s lip shimmer in Champagne: too light and sparkly, washed me out
Burt’s Bee’s tinted lip balm in Honeysucksle: ONE OF MY FAVOURITE LIP PRODUCTS OF ALL TIME! I plan to repurchase, but have had this one for several years now so it needs to go
Burt’s Bees natural lip gloss in Juicy Peach: I’m not really a fan of lip gloss. This was ok, but a bit grainy and annoying to wear
Burt’s Bees lip gloss in Ocean Sunrise: once again a bit too light and sparkly for my liking
The All Natural Face vegan lip gloss in Peppermint Stick: too pink, bright and sparkly for me. Delicious scent though if you like mint
The All Natural Face diva stix in Bubblegum: I went through a phase of wearing very bright and bold makeup, but now I find this just a bit too in-your-face pink for me. Also a bit of a drying formula
So there you have it! I feel really bad thinking of all the money I wasted on these products, but you live and learn I guess. Let me know if next post you want me to show you all the lip products I’m keeping and wear on a more regular basis. I have found that more subtle, pinky-peach colours work best on my skin-tone.
Hope you found this insightful and have a wonderful day 🙂