A Lip Product Challenge

So, despite the fact that when I began wearing makeup earlier this year I had never really explored lip products in any depth at all, I managed to purchase and fully use one bullet lipstick.

Now, I think that’s a pretty big accomplishment. At the same time, I realize that part of my ability to do so is because I didn’t start out with many lip products. But now that I’ve been messing around with makeup for so many months, I’ve acquired quite a few new lip products through various subscription boxes and purchases. In no way is it a lot of lip products but it’s enough to want to be able to explore all those colors and not specifically pan another lipstick right now.

I’ve been enjoying watching “Lipstick Roulette” videos on youtube, where the host will pick a few colors out of her extensive lipstick stash, use them for two weeks, and then decide if she wants to keep that item or get rid of that item.

I do not have such an extensive collection that I could do such a challenge. I only have 22 items and most of them are small sample sizes. So, I asked Miss Butterfly if she’d like to choose 5 items for me to concentrate on for 2 weeks at a time. She was THRILLED. Absolutely thrilled. She spent a lot of time considering which 5 she would choose. She wanted to make a nice mix of colors and types of lipsticks. I was quite surprised at just how into this task she got.

So, I took a photo.


From left to right (swatches) Oryza Beauty color Opus, Mac matte color russian red, Tarte Tarteist lip paint in exposed, Ofra liquid lip in verona, and smashbox liquid lipstick (color unknown, unfortunately.)

So, these are the 5 colors I’ll be spending the next two weeks using. After that, I’ll have her choose another 5. She’s chosen two of my favorites already, I love the smashbox and ofra formula. I am trying the oryza for the first time today and I have to admit, I am not in love with the deep color. The formula is quite nice though.

Unlike the lipstick roulette videos, I also won’t be removing items from my collection. I don’t have enough lipsticks to do so and it would have to be pretty awful for me to decide to do that. I don’t think I have much that I think is particularly awful. But, if I do find something that’s awful, I’ll be sure to add it to one of these posts in the upcoming series.