Friday, April 02, 2010

Unconventional collectibles lip products

OK this one is a bit more unconventional. I have a lip product habit. I lean more to gloss but I do love a good lipstick. Let me preface this by saying NONE of these photos are recent. I have weeded some of these since they have been taken but I also have bought since they were taken.
Hey at least I don't smoke! I blame Dave too. He encourages me.

My mark hookups. This is a bullet case.
my hookups
My lipglosses. I have them organized by company since this.
Waffle likes them too.
You're too young!
The reds.
at least I don't smoke.
Samples from my Avon days. This is also a bullet case. My dad measured them with his bullet measurey thing and bought this for them.
Kimberly bullet case of lipstick samples.

My lipsticks. Another bullet case. Seriously they are like 2 bucks and the best damn organizer out there for lipsticks.
Been organizing.
I try to only have as many as fit in this case. I have a few strays, but I try to weed old ones out I don't wear when I bring a new one in.

And a sneak into my makeup collection. This photo is 1.5 years old. It doesn't look exactly like this anymore. All my MAC has been depotted and put into cases. Also my palettes live elsewhere.
Been organizing- Inside the train case
Yeah so there you have it. I have about 6 in my purse at any one time. You'd think I loved my lips by how much I seem to draw attention to them. I in fact don't like they and think they are small and goofy. I say as I slap on more red sparkle gloss.


mamichan said...

AWESOME idea using the bullet cases. i never even knew such a thing existed! which lipgloss is you fave? i ADORE chanel glossimer.

Chelsea said...

this is awesome... thanks for sharing! one question - how did you de-pot your mac shadows? I still have a few in-pot, but the rest in those palettes, and it's annoying that I can't get 'em all in there.

Lisa said...

I am seriously jealous of your collection. The bullet cases are such a good idea. I just bought my first MAC eyeshadow the other day and I feel an addiction coming on so maybe my collection will end up looking like yours.

Anonymous said...

Holy crackers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd be in heaven in your house.

Brooke said...

Hey, just discovered your blog :) loving the organization!!

and Hello, to your pretty kitty :)

zander said...

Nice. Can never have to much makeup. Hey have you ever tried putting white highlight shadow just in the very center of your bottom lip over your gloss. My friend does it and she swears it makes her lips look huge.

Lemondrop Marie said...

How clever- my dad has bullet cases I think, must ask him for extras! I am impressed with the lipstick collection. I lean more to collecting eyeshadow (and then get lazy and don't bother using more than half...)
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That is genius to use that case for them! I'm extremely impressed by your extensive collection and your organization!

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

That was awesome. I don't feel so bad about having three shades of red lipstick and thinking that I need MORE because I haven't quite found the right shade. I also love the bullet holder idea. Two things:1. I didn't know such a thing existed and 2. at first I didn't know you meant that type of bullet at first. :-) I want my lip gloss now.

hillary said...

Masami. MAC is my fave. The chanel ones are gritty to me. Well the ones I have are gritty but I have only tried the one kind in a few colors. I like their new lipstick though. I think MAC dazzle glass is my fave just because of the shine.

Chelsea. It isn't the easiest thing in the world.

Dave popped out the inside plastic and then snipped it with metal cutters and pried the back off. Then you use rubbing alcohol to get the goop off then you need to put a magnet sticker on the back to put it in the palette.
Save your empties though because you can trade in 6 for one new product.

To others on the bulletcases. This is one I have. You have to make sure you measure your own lipsticks though.

Zander. Yes I have and honestly I never noticed that it did anything.

Lisa make sure you go to mac store on newbury and get the individual pans and palette you save 3 bucks each time.

thank you so much everyone!

Heather said...

I love seeing your makeup collection - current or not. The bullet cases are a rather brilliant idea.

Lorena said...

I have a feeling you were a make up artist in another lifetime.... !
OMG !!
I cannot believe you have sooooooooo many and so well organized.
You make me look bad ;)