My Lip Stuff Collection – What Remains?

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You lot seemed to like the peek I gave into what remains in my foundation drawer, so I thought I’d do the same for where my lip stuff lives. I’ll cut the chatter and get on with it because I’ve been a little less ruthless when it comes to all pout-related…

I’ll skip over lip balms because they’re dotted about in various drawers and bags so I’m never without one, but noticeable mentions go to the By Terry Baume de Rose and the BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask, the latter of which might just be the most hydrating lip product ever. And for glosses there’s only one formula out there for me – the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors (7 and 5 are my jam) – though drugstore-wise I do love the Fleur De Force Lipgloss in Written In The Stars.

I’m a bit of a lip pencil fiend so there are a lot of those that made it through the cull successfully. I really enjoy the MAC Lip Pencils mainly for their colour range and highlights include Heroine, Ruby Woo and Beet, though their Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in What A Blast is fab for lining when it comes to orange based reds. The Illamasqua Slick Stick Lip in True is what I use for neutral colours, then I have the KIKO Ace of Diamond Lip Pencil in 27 and Clinique’s Quickliner For Lips Intense in Licorice to pair with berry shades.

Lipsticks can be split into three categories: those I slick on without a mirror, those that provide a bit more colour and then the really intense bold shades. In the first category there’s the MAC Lipsticks in Patisserie, Jazzed and Cut a Caper, NARS Lipstick in Barbarella, CHANEL Rouge Coco Lipstick in Adrienne, Marc Jacobs New Nudes Lipstick in Understudy and BITE Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Pepper. Dishing out a bit more colour I have the Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Kiss Chase, Clinique Lip Pop in Melon Pop (one of my favourite peaches) and MAC Lipstick in Mehr which is extremely matte, but extremely flattering. Unsurprisingly my bold lipsticks follow a red trend with MAC’s Ruby Woo which is just a classic and MAC Chilli which is a brown-toned brick red. A bit of a miscellaneous one is KIKO’s Ace of Diamond Lipstick in 27 which is probably my favourite berry of all time and is the colour I’m wearing in my profile photos.

Yes I’m going to dedicate a whole paragraph to the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils because they are just the best bold lipstick formula out there in my eyes. Long-lasting, not too drying and no pencil required because wahey – it is one! My most used colours are Red Square, Cruella and Damned, but I still love Train Bleu, Iberico (limited edition) and Dragon Girl.

I’m also having a real liquid lipstick moment right now and I am damn right jealous of all the brands that do them on the other side of the pond, so right now I’m consoling myself with my humble stash that consists of Kat Von D, Bourjois and NYX. I feel like my favourite formula are the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks because they are so wear-reistant and the colour range is d’bomb. A-Go-Go is a straight-up orange, Outlaw is a true red and Exorcism is a deep violet. On the more mousse-y side of texture are the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams which I have in Morocco and Cannes (I’m eyeing up some more colours of these – feel free to recommend). But the best drugstore offering has to be the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets in Ole Flamingo and Hot Pepper.

Phew – I feel like my hand is about to fall off. If you got this far then give yourself a pat on the back. Right – I’m off to pour over the Colourpop site and make an imaginary basket crammed full of liquid lipsticks…


  • Nameless Gap

    So many beautiful lipsticks and shades. Love the nars lipsticks they are amazing!
    Paula |

  • Nadia Sabrina

    Hi Anna!

    You should check out ColourPop Lippie Stix in ‘Brink’! It’s a browney pink and I think you’re going to love it! Recently, KathleenLights has just launched ‘Lumiere 2’ liquid lipstick. You might wanna take a look at that as well 🙂

    Cheers from Indonesia,

  • Completely random, but I think you’ll love this free printable calendar Anna! It has gold lettering and palm leaves 🙂

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Ahhhh! What a great collection you have, Anna. x

  • Such a great selection! I love the look of the colourpop liquid lipsticks too.

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  • emily couture

    I love using the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets! 🙂

    emily xx

  • I love the Clinique Colour Pops and the NYX Matte Lipsticks!

    jenna | Beauty And The Style

  • Lately I’ve rediscovered BITE Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Palomino and I’m LOVING it! I normally go for mattes, especially when it comes to bold shades like this one (a vibrant cool-toned fuchsia), but this lipstick is so amazing! It is pretty long-lasting despite being creamy and super moisturizing and it makes my lips look flawless!

  • The NARS lip pencils have been on my wishlist for the longest time. If you’ve dedicated a whole paragraph to them then they must be amazing! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  • I really want the Nars lip pencils- but currently obsessed with MAC lip pencils- it’s a Kylie Jenner thing 🙂

  • The pink lippies are so pretty!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • I love the NYX lip creams!
    London and Abu Dhabi are my fav nudes <3


  • Still a great collection! Loving Mac lipsticks so much as the moment 🙂 -Maireem

    My Fair Autumn | Instagram

  • You have such a great liquid lipstick collection and MAC! I need to have a clear out of mine too, maybe this weekend 🙂

  • It’s been a week now that I resist ordering a huge amount of liquid lipstick and lippie stix on ColourPop! I believe my order will stay imaginary as well!

  • The Clarins Instant Lip Perfector is a must! Although I must say, Topshop have an amazing dupe for it too 🙂
    – Ambar x

  • Ahmet Kozan

    my wishlist for the longest time.

  • Kathryn

    I always wonder out of all the products that get sent over for review, which ones actually make the cut. Thanks for the insight into your lipstick drawer. I’m waiting for Colour Pop to be sold in the UK.

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  • such a great collection! 😀

  • catherine ♡

    Great post! I’m loving liquid lipsticks too at the moment – such a shame that most of the good brands aren’t sold in the UK yet! Hoping for the Anastasia liquid lips to come here soon, and definitely Colourpop! x

  • Aw there are are great collection!

    If I want a peachy coral tone of lip, which one would you recommend? Is the Clarins one okay?

  • bbethaniee

    These all look great. Love the look of the Nar’s lip pencils and Mac Lip Pencils. There’s just so many to choose from!

    Beth | Simple but far from basic x

  • Rizky Ramadhani

    Wuh! Great job Anna!! Yes to the liquid lipstick life. I really like the TheBalm liquid lipstick. I prefer it over Stila All Day Liquid Lipstic (a bit sticky for my taste) and Sleek MatteMe (dries out my lips like there’s no tomorrow). I’ve been wanting Kat Von D – Lolita. Too bad Sephora Indonesia doesn’t carry the brand 🙁

  • Chantal

    It looks like you have a great collection there 🙂 x

  • Abi

    I need those NARS velvet lip pencils in my life. The colour Damned is on my wish list after seeing it on you before!!x

  • Alice Wheeler

    The NYX Copenhagen Soft Matte Lip cream is right up your street Anna, and Kat Von D Bauhaus is one of my favourites. The Balm also do some really lovely liquid lipsticks that I think you can get on the Debenhams website!

  • I love the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams myself. I’ve been using them so often lately! Would love if you check out my new YT channel


  • I need to urgently do a clear-out of my lip drawer!! I don’t even use 90% of the stuff!

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  • That actually isn’t that much stuff. I need to do another claret again soon, to streamline my 1001 red lipsticks…

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Wow you’ve really narrowed it down! I have way too many lippies, I wish I could narrow it down this much

  • I’m trying to get rid of some of my lipsticks and glosses but I just can’t. I don’t even use them that much, I just like to keep them, look at them:P They are my precioussss:D

  • I think they are a great selection to keep! I always wonder which products you keep as you get to review so many!

    luce | xxx

  • larissa

    Nyx Sao Paulo is my favorite shade, also Monte Carlo is really pretty for winter. 🙂

  • I want to try out NYX as I never did. Gorgeous shades you have there

  • Susan

    I want to try the new Charlotte Tilbury Kiss Chase. Perfect for Spring!

  • Hanna

    Nyx soft matte lip cream in Amsterdam all the way:)

  • Kisses and Lipstick

    So many good products! Love the Clarins lip glosses! I so wish I could get my hands on Fleur’s lip glosses in the states :/

  • Hannah

    Love this post! I really want to try more of the MAC lipsticks and lipliners to grow my collection. Haven’t tried any of the NYX lip creams but definitely want to try them as they look amazing! xo

  • Anna

    Wow, great collection Anna 😉 Also, some of Sephora lipsticks are awesome.
    Anna From Italy

  • I recently got rid of a ton of lipsticks too, but this makes me want more! Particularly the Chanel lipstick in Adrienne, I’ve heard it’s such a stunning shade.

    • Georgina Kidger

      I have Adrienne and it’s the perfect nude shade and it’s hydrating aswell and feels lovely on the lips.

  • Gosh I really need to do a cull soon- lipsticks are my weakness!

    Claudia Harriet // Student Lifestyle Blog

  • Between this post and pay-day, I’ve fully surrendered myself to the enablings from all directions. I’ve been gazing at NYX swatches for ages and have just ordered 3 (Monte Carlo, Copenhagen and Cannes). I hadn’t realised they were so cheap and I kinda got swept up in the moment!
    P.S. If you’re looking for another NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil any time soon, my absolute go to has to be Bahama. Great, brown toned nude(ish) that just makes me feel like I can kick butt!

    Roisin x | Beauty, Lifestyle etc.

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    Your collection is amazing. I love the bourjois liquid lipsticks, they are great and the colour range is amazing. X

  • I love the Bourjois Velvets, they have such a fantastic formula!

  • Such great pieces! I am a lipstick addict and if I could get my stash to this many it would be a God send!! Love this post!!!


  • Ahhh I really need to have a clear out of my stash, I’m such a lipstick hoarder! Your collection is an inspiration, so many good choices 🙂

    Raisie xx

  • The Sunday Mode

    Brilliant round up of lip products here, though I think one day you definitely try the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien, it’s a dream!

  • Grace Louise

    My favourite Sunday past time is organising my beauty collection so these organisation posts are dreamy! Lots of love xxx

  • Maggie

    This is a wonderful selection left! I have been looking into the Bite lip mask, my lips have been so dry this year!

  • lucy prosser

    I love this post! I need to downsize my lipsticks, this has given me the kick to do it 😛
    thank you!
    Lucy xoxo

  • This just makes me want to throw all my makeup on the floor and streamline so so much! Fab collection, you can’t beat a bold lip!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Can’t believe you managed to condense your lip collection to such a minimum! Remember reading about Kiko’s Ace of Diamonds, do you know whether it’s still in stock, or was it part of their limited collection? If it’s not available any more, do you have any drugstore suggestions that is similar to it?

    Diana xx |

  • I would love to try the Clarins lip perfectors! x

  • Kayleigh Xu

    Thank you for sharing this! I absolutely love posts like this because I’m always on the hunt for more lipsticks, and I love to see what others are loving! You have a lovely range of shades across your lipsticks! 🙂 xx

    Kayleigh |

  • OMG Heaven! i literally could just be in heaven going through your collection

  • I love all the colours, especially the ones in “no mirror” category.. I am also a fan of lip pencils 🙂
    I would love to try out Kat Von D..


  • I really want to try the Baume de Rose…I’m on my fourth bottle of Nuxe Reve de Miele and fancy a change! Love your blog as always Anna 🙂 Lauren |