• 15th Feb 2013


Of all my beauty drawers, my lips drawer is always the most full. I thought it was about time I did a little spring cleaning, as I had to so many that the ones I loved weren’t getting any love because they were lost amongst the rest! 

There was a mix of reasons why some lip products had to go. They were either old and unusable, something I just won’t use because I’m not a huge fan of it, I’ve grown out of it, it doesn’t suit me as much as I’d like it to or because I just think one of my family or friends would appreciate it more than me. 

Amongst the ‘to keep’ were my beloved Clinique Chubby Sticks Intense, YSL Glossy Stain, most of my Revlon Lip Butters, all my MACs (you never know when you might need some brights!) and a few other random ones. Amongst the ‘to go’ pile were a few Rimmel Kate Moss shades that don’t suit me, my Clinique Chubby Sticks that don’t show up on me but my mum LOVES, quite a few too nudes that make me look ill and a lot of old, gross lip balms. 

The drawer is part of my Ikea ‘Helmer’ and the insert is from Ikea too, just in case you were wondering! 

I think we all need a good clear out now and again, although I’m well aware this is not your standard lip product collection – I should be ashamed. 

Anyone else a lipstick hoarder? Come on, own up! 

Lily xx

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63 Responses

  1. Olivia Law says:

    Whoooow that’s a lot of products! You have such good quality ones too though, so jealous! xo

  2. I love your collection!
    it’s not insanely many lipsticks but still has everything that I can dream for!

    ps. Hosting a giveaway on my blog, it started today! :)


  3. Valérie says:

    That’s a lot of products! I’d really like to try the Clinique chubby sticks but I’ve bought Rimmel Apocalips and Moisture Renew- they all are amazing!!

    Great post!


  4. Katie says:

    Love a good makeup clear out/sort out!
    Katie xx

  5. Anna Blush says:

    Wow that’s so many lip products! Congrats on the clear out :) x


  6. Forget a lipstick hoarder, I’m just a makeup hoarder in general!! But I think lip things are one of the worst because I end up buying them just because they look so pretty, regardless of whether I’ll actually wear it or not, that has happened so many times!! haha! Bloggers are allowed though, that’s what I keep telling myself 😉
    Eleanor x

  7. Cara Ward says:

    I do love organising my stuff – it gives you such a fabulous satisfied feeling after 😀


  8. Awesome post! I just had a clean out myself! xx

  9. You’re so organised, I’m jealous! 😉


  10. Lottie Kerr says:

    I have far too many lip products some of which I haven’t even worn yet! Perhaps it’s time I had a spring clean aswell.


  11. Josie says:

    I wish I could be this organised! Jealous of all your lovely lip products x


  12. you threw out so much! so organised :-)



  13. gleepface says:

    Nice work! I’m a lipgloss hoarder, which is stupid because I NEVER wear lipgloss. I think I need to follow your lead here.


  14. Naomi says:

    I have been eyeing up the Ikea draw seperators for a while and after seeing this I will definitely be getting some! :) x

  15. I’m having serious organisation envy Lily – how much do you charge to come and sort all my make up out? I’m definitely going to set a day a side to sort out all my make-up, I have quite a few MAC nudes which do nothing for me!

    Hannah http://www.cagneyandlace.com

  16. Megan Lillie says:

    My lipstick drawer is not quite fulfilled yet, I’m a hoarder but I need more!

    Megan xxx

  17. Christina L says:

    Love your collection – I use these exact drawers and inserts to organise all my make-up also! Although it doesn’t look anywhere near as good as yours!
    Bit random, but your carpet colour is absolutely lovely! haha I’ve just been looking for a new carpet for my room and I may have to take along one of these photo’s to show them the colour I want haha so thanks Lily! 😉

    Christina x

  18. You can never have enough lip products! The Korres lip butters are amazing.


  19. Mira says:

    I wish I had your lipstick collection. I have the drawer too. It´s still in it´s package though. I will use it for my lipsticks too now. Thanks for sharing :-)



  20. I always feel so good when I do this! I just got a new storage system and my lip products really did need a clearing-out!

  21. Unknown says:

    If it is not too late I think a video on the rejects would be interesting!

  22. Unknown says:

    If it is not too late I think a video on the rejects would be interesting!

  23. Wow I’m jealous of your collection! Whenever I do a clear out, I always give away or bin things that I end up missing and having to repurchase :)

  24. I am definitely a lip product hoarder!! I just love them!!

  25. I’m so jealous, you have so many lip products!! :)

  26. That’s one hell of a lip collection – but well done for being ruthless and clearing it out! Still very jealous!

  27. Maddy says:

    You have so much lovely stuff, I couldn’t bear to throw any of it away! xxx

  28. Melissa B says:

    That ikea drawer is really awesome. I wish they would ship to where I live. That’s a lot of to gos…
    But it’s nice of you to give some to friends/family

  29. Camille says:

    You should send me the one you wanna throw :p

  30. Zandra May says:

    woah I am so jealous of this collection! I only started wearing lipstick like 2 years ago haha so only have about 10! X


  31. I thought I had a lot of lip products! I’d love to have your collection! xxx


  32. dnalbnire says:

    WOWOW! So many pretty lip products!! :)

  33. Carolin says:

    wow, thats so many amazing lip products! i really want to try the chubby sticks intense, but they havnt come out yet in Germany…any day now :)


  34. Emily says:

    Wow, thats a lot of lip products, can’t believe you’re getting rid of your Korres Lip Butters!! Blog sale? aha:) x

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  35. Carissa says:

    I am a massive makeup hoarder, definitely need to go through all mine!
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

  36. wow I wish I had THAT many lip products, I just recently did the same thing and got rid of some of the makeup I no longer use.


  37. Elle Dako says:

    This is probably what will happen to me in a couple of years. I can see it! Good for you for being able to give away the ones you didn’t like. Most people just keep everything! I have a feeling, though, that on your “to go” pile is the Rimmel 107 by Kate Moss, and it just breaks my heart cause I’ve been lusting over that shade for a long time!
    Anyways, I hope you had a great time in Thailand. :)

  38. Katherine xo says:

    ah I love Korres lip butters and Topshop lip stick’s! :( x


  39. Lily you are one lucky girl! This is my dream lip collection, I love the rimmel kate moss lipsticks

    A little bit Unique


    Oh and I’m running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here

  40. Amelia says:

    Your “To Keep” pile is like my ideal amount of lipsticks. Enough that there’s still the thrill of the choice in the morning, but not so much that it’s overwhelming. My lip drawer itself is quite small, so it’s currently full to bursting and won’t close anymore, but no clear out for me. I think I’ll just get a bigger drawer! xx

  41. Lauren says:

    I own one lipstick! I am terrible with makeup, which is one of the reasons I started following you in the first place! x

  42. Louise Lam says:

    I love how organised your lip drawer is! I’ve been roaming around for a make up organiser but I ended up going with a regular three tier storage drawer.


  43. Claudia says:

    I love reading about other peoples collections! I adore the Kate lipsticks, I must get more!

    The January Girl ♥

  44. Jennifer x says:

    I’m a lip product hoarder too! Though I still don’t have as much as you. I try to temper my buying, keeping my collection small and usable so that I’m able to remember, “Oh, I already have a red that I love- I should use that up!” Besides, I don’t make beauty videos and my blog isn’t dedicated to makeup, so you’re okay!

  45. Ksenia B says:

    wow!!what a collection!! got to organise mine!

  46. Gemma Turner says:

    I am so jealous right now haha! I love a bit of organising 😀 and I adore lip products too! Would love to get stuck in, looking through your makeup collection :) xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  47. Gemma Turley says:

    I’m a major lip products hoarder, especially lipsticks, last year i only had four and now i have tons!

    Gemma x

  48. Pippa Jones says:

    Aww i cant believe your getting rid of all that! but then you do have a lot! Its not going to stay like that for long tho 😉

    Pippp xx

  49. Megan G says:

    Lipsticks and eye shadows are by far the products i have most of, you can never have too many shades of pink and nude lipstick!


  50. Xeana says:

    Wow! How much makeup! Perfect organization, usually rarely seen when possible to see when many cosmetics!

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  51. Miss Cherie says:

    After I had a sort out of my makeup and got rid of some of the older things I was able to use so much more of what I had because I could see it all much easier. I love the Helmer drawers, I don’t have enough makeup to need some – not yet anyway!


  52. lot of lip products!!! check out my blog beautyfromfrance.blogspot.com reviews on french pharmacy skincare x

  53. My lip products have had to go into separate draws! Lipsticks and glosses. Bad times haha

    Katie xo

  54. JustEmily says:

    Lip drawers are so difficult to organise, I have the same problem where I have some lovely lip products that just get hidden by some so-so ones.
    I’m not sure I have the heart to throw any away though :(

    I think some more organisation is in need in mine though

    Emily x – prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.co.uk

  55. Jen27 says:

    Ah, purging your stash can be so cathartic! The new, organized drawer looks great. Looks like you kept some amazing shades :)



  56. prim rose says:

    Im the same! My lipstick drawer is overflowing, I think I need a wee clean as well x


  57. Tabitha says:

    I have the same unit as you, and my lip products drawer is also overflowing! I really do need to have a sort out, but I’m so flighty that I’m sure as soon as I got rid of anything I’d desperately want it back!

    – Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

  58. Kate Lees says:

    Oh I’m so jealous of all your lip products!

  59. Oleta says:

    So jealous of your collection! Great post :)


  60. Fleur says:

    I need to have a clear out too. Mainly of my lip glosses that I literally never wear so are just gathering just and growing bacteria, yuk. I have quite an insane lipstick collection too, I keep getting told off about buying more 😐 but as I wear them everyday… Its okay right? xo

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