30 Lippies For 30 Days Challenge

October 02, 2015

If you follow me over on the old Insta, you may have noticed a sharp increase in selfies over the last month.

That's because I've been playing along with the Fashionista In Suburbia 30 Lippies for 30 Days challenge, where I set myself the task of wearing a different shade every day.

Guess what? I TOTALLY DID IT!

Coming from someone who had about four lipsticks on rotation only a few short years ago, this is a telling indicator of how beauty blogging can affect your life in a very short space of time. . .

Here I present a months-worth of my head, with bonus unseen Auto-Awesome pics where appropes. I took the photos in the same place out the front of my house which accounts for differences in lighting, depending on what time of day it was!

L: Tarte Cosmetics Lipsurgence Liptint in "Sweet"  R: Rimmel Lasting Finish in "Airy Fairy"

L: MAC Cosmetics Lipglass in "Naked Space"  R: Rimmel Lasting Finish in "07"

L: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in "32"  R: Clinique Chubby Stick in "Super Strawberry"

L: Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil in "Nude Perfection"  R: Rimmel Lasting Finish in "Birthday Suit"

L: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in "29"  R: Australis Velourlips in "Pa-Ree"

L: Urban Decay in "Wicked"  R: Rimmel Lasting Finish in "Undressed"

L: Benefit "Benetint"  R: MAC Cosmetics in "Rebel"

L: Maybelline Color Drama in "Love My Pink"  R: Lucas' PaPaw Ointment

L: Australis Velourlips in "Mi-A-Mee"  R: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in "20"

L: Maybelline Super Stay 14hr  in "Red Rays" R: Kora Organics lip balm

L: Kat Von D Studded Kiss in "Lolita"  R: MAC Cosmetics in "Rebel"

L: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Matte in "103"  R: Australis Velourlips in "Ma-Li-Boo"

L: Rimmel Lasting Finish in "04"  R: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Matte in "Kiss of Life"

L: Maybelline Color Drama in "Minimalist"  R: Australis Velourlips in "Shang-Hi!" 

L: Rimmel Lasting Finish in "15"  R: Rimmel Lasting Finish in "Starry-Eyed"

Thoughts and Observations

I have a lot of Rimmel longwear lipsticks. Probably because they are well-priced, generally well-pigmented, come in a great variety of shades and are long lasting. That ticks all of my lipstick boxes.

That being said, the only criticism I have is that they need to put some more effort into their shade names. Numbers are boring. Having a mix of numbers and names - especially in the same line - is weird.

It wasn't terribly challenging to use a different lipstick every day, it just meant I had to think about what I had on and not "waste" any shades. I tried to save my neutrals for my at-home days and go bold for work or occasions, then I had the back-up balms for no make-up days.

Although I had enough lipsticks to complete the challenge at the start of the month, I went ahead and got some bargains at Chemist Warehouse that were incorporated into the rotation - Rimmel Lasting Finish in "103" and Maybelline Color Drama in "Minimalist" - and I didn't see anything that took my fancy at the Adelaide Hair and Make-up Show.

Favourites - hard to pick. While I do go for neutrals more often, I still love a bright bold lip. I am still really down with the Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in Lolita though, so I'm going to go for that as it's kind of inbetween. 

Least Favourites - As mentioned on the corresponding Instagram post, the Rimmel Lasting Finish in "15" is one I picked up in a Priceline dump bin for $4 and never wear because the colour payoff is minimal and it kind of looks a bit Halloweeny. I also rarely wear the MAC LipGlass (bit sticky) or the Clinique Chubby Stick because I'm more of a set and forget type of girl, even though they are both pretty colours. I don't dislike anything enough to commit to throwing it in the bin though!

For your interest, the first lipsticks I went for after the month was complete were Maybelline Color Drama in "Minimalist", then the Kat Von D Studded Kiss in "Lolita" for work the following day.

How many lipsticks do you reckon you have? How many do you actually wear?

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