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Lip Product Declutter

Recently we got a question on The Marketplace page about the sell/swap procedure. The interested party was hoping to shed a very popular liquid lipstick that she had swatched and subsequently realised that she didn't fancy the shade. Unfortunately we don't carry products that have doe foot/wand applicators unless they're brand new. For sanitary reasons, yuh know...

This exchange reminded me of the lip products I'd gotten rid of/passed on not too long ago. As you Mavenz know, I buy a lot of lip products. A lot; whether it's for: overview, comparison, first impression posts or just cause I want to try the formula. So many lip products that I can't possibly keep them all. Lipsticks can easily be sanitized and placed on The Marketplace but I wouldn't feel comfortable passing on a lipgloss or liquid lipstick unless it was to a very close friend.


I try to keep my 'new in' lip products restricted to these two repurposed Bath and Body Works 3 wick candle jars. This storage system kinda helps me to keep things in check...kinda. So when I saw there was an overflow I knew it was time for 'project break up'.

Threw away:


I've had all of these for a while and recently I just barely use them. I wasn't a fan of the M.A.C Plush glass formula but everything else I really liked. You can watch me rave about those Victoria Secret's Beauty Rush lip glosses here. Yes, I am keeping the M.A.C product for the Back-2-M.A.C programme.

 Passed on:


So many lip products...so little time.

The only products I out-and-out didn't like here was the Sephora Crayon Lip Pencil - the formula was fine except for the noticeable glitter particles that stay on your lips even after the colour has worn off. And the Gerard Cosmetics lip glosses - too thick a formula.

For my thoughts (or to see swatches) of a few of the others click the links:

Exotica Makeup & Extensions Lip Lustre
L'Oreal Shine Caresse
RK by Kiss Matte Lip Lacquer
L'Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche

Did you have to toss anything recently? Are you overwhelmed by your lip product collection? Let's discuss it in the comments.

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