As any of my whole 12 or so followers might know I am partially (completely) addicted to lipstick. Yes, makeup is my profession and I am around it constantly however, I am genuinely weirdly in love with lipsticks. It doesn’t matter what type of lippy – matte, satin, cream, matte liquid, frosted, lip stain, gloss – ANYTHING. Even a damn balm – LOVE.
Sometimes I will legit zone out of conversations thinking about things like ‘oh God, her lipstick is nice… should I ask her what it is? I can’t be rude and not listen to her. Oh wait, I’m not listening to her.’
My friends great me with ‘Hey, how are you? My lipstick, before you ask is Mac Creme d’Nude.’ I actually once sat on Face Time to my friend Jenna and made her count my lipsticks with me… I think she liked me a little less after that conversation. My collection has grown considerably since that video call as it would take hours to go through them all now. I blame my clients (jk. i love you and you feed my makeup habit.) everytime I book someone in for a Bridal trial I think I suggest a new lipstick that I don’t have yet just so I can go and buy it. I know, I have a problem.
I stand in work for example and I mean, I work there are so am fairly familiar with every lipstick on my counter. I still end up swatching the same 20 lipsticks halfway up my arm that I swatched a few days earlier. I stand and look at them, shake my hand under a light to see how they glisten. My hand is always so dirty looking – I can’t help it. At least it’s dirty with pretty colours.
I don’t know why I love it so much I mean there’s so many articles of makeup that I absolutely love but lipstick always takes the cake. Lipstick completes every look! When I’m doing makeups I know it looks good but there’s always something missing and it’s until the lipsticks goes on that it really looks good. If you scroll through my camera roll on my phone, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are around 500 screenshots of lipsticks that I have seen on Instagram, Pinterest, etc and am waiting to buy. My lipstick shopping list is more in depth than my actual grocery shopping list.
I’m now away to sit in my little beauty room and rearrange them all into my new beautiful acrylic containers.
I know right, typical female who loves makeup… it’s groundbreaking. I’m expecting a call any day now about my book release from a publisher.
I once queued outside Debenhams (before I worked there) for a Limited Edition MAC Lipstick…