Monday, 13 July 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Lipstick Collection Refresh...

Back in May I made an executive decision to refresh my lip product collection - I'm almost embarrassed to say I had lipsticks and glosses in my kit that were anything up to 4 or 5 years old, and when I posted an LOTD on Instagram, it was often all pretty pointless as the products weren't even available any more! I was also inspired by my gorgeous pals Lovethatlippie and IndieAna who were whetting my appetite with all their fabulous purchases, some from companies I'd never even heard of. So off I went into Lip-Land with a very modest budget to see what I could find - holey moley I was staggered by the range of products available in the bargain category, and I've only just barely scratched the surface of the drugstore variety. Anyways I figured I'd better start reviewing some of these before the companies stop making them ha ha. So here are some of my Instagram pics of what I purchased, spending anything from $2 to $20 (I'll be doing a study of the more expensive ones once I've given these a good workout, and my bank balance recovers)...


The above collage doesn't include all the varieties I bought from Aldi (I've already reviewed the lipsticks here and the lip lacquers here). All up I've added 64 new lip products to my kit in a wide range of colours, textures and finishes (and tossed out about half that many to make some room). From a quality and performance perspective, some of them have been a delightful surprise, while others just didn't cut it at all. Soooo....over the next few months I'll be reviewing all these items individually (with swatches), and will let you know which ones I would repurchase, and which ones are far better left on the shelf 

Here are the brands whose products I purchased for this little (well not quite so little) exercise, in alphabetical order:

I was going to choose a random one to start with, but hey gals, which lippie brand review would you like to see first?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

12 comments:

  1. Yesssssss! I can't wait to read what you think and see your swatches!!ĺ thank you for the beautiful comment, I am grinning ear to ear 😁😁😁 😙😙 long live the lippies!

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    1. Hiya gorgeous aka katsenabler - what an interesting mission this was! I can't wait either ha ha - I've tried so many its all a blur, I MUST do this review for myself too xxx

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    2. Tee hee! Sorry not sorry!! If theres a Big W handy to you, the MF lippies I reviewed are a great buy, at 50% off they were only around $10 each- Big W does great 50% off sales...I cant wait to read your reviews and see your swatches!! I love seeing which eye makeup you pair with your lippies, I try and recreate it! I need some of your skills!! Lol :))

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    3. Ha ha babe! Yes I bought the MF sticks from Big W for half price thanks to you xxx

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  2. Wow what a collection! I'm most interested in DB cosmetics lippies :)

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    1. Hey stackcats thanks heaps for your interest - it'll be my pleasure to review the DB lippies asap ♡

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  3. I'm loving this series! We are very similar, in that we're content with a lipstick that delivers, no matter how cheap. I'm sure I am going to be enabled to the extreme, lol xx

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    1. Absolutely Indie - who cares if it's not a glitzy brand, I just want colour, finish and moisture! ♡♡♡

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  4. Good job on your new lippies! I would love to know what you think of the Boe Professional lippie.

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    1. Hey thanks TP - Boe was a nice surprise, review soon xxx

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  5. I'm most interested in your opinion and reviews of Makeup Revolution and Chi Chi, as I haven't tried those ones. Well done on updating your collection. How exciting it must be to have a whole new bunch of lippies to play with!

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    1. I'm feeling rather indulgent because of this refresh Di, but hey, I haven't given my lipsticks a decent boost for years ♥ Thanks for letting me know what you'd like to see in the next few weeks hon xxx

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