• 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

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12725642112603382893 Olivia Law

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11143138255588552387 Jessie‘s LalaLand

    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! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09520236760813736143 Valérie

    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!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12392112194944581889 Katie

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10215142132278215218 Anna Blush

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05822974228910627172 Porcelain Eleanor

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841471354963157963 Cara Ward

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01306503647707971488 BeautyAndLouise

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07701115313373767544 Hannah Simpson

    You’re so organised, I’m jealous! ;)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10884725250583714164 Lottie Kerr

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14129374177033735534 Josie

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12390629879630841224 Katherine Baker

    you threw out so much! so organised :-)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12663759852735549246 gleepface

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13130483041500165415 Naomi

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861525012963499457 Hannah Cagney Lace

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15121730592777964100 Megan Lillie

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

    Megan xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00775895352110068414 Christina L

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14802834517856312313 Kimberley Key

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00352217503614850300 Hannah

    Can never have enough right?! :) x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11768045744681926503 Mira

    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 :-)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16891348896586571000 The Procrastinator

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07370352870671263141 Unknown

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07370352870671263141 Unknown

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12066612405954029967 LuxeLifeAspirations

    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 :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04396722536411918729 Alexandra Miehe

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01244665211791239170 ABeautyRomance

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15680894454167044249 Jessica Brown

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14197030375886782110 Melissa B

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille

    You should send me the one you wanna throw :p

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14851770329344058117 Zandra May

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne Rachel

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05151962793629813402 dnalbnire

    WOWOW! So many pretty lip products!! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05913387432466180756 Carolin

    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 :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    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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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14705208818638692756 Carissa

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16176697460731929413 Karly Michelle

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13636418237771004906 Elle Dako

    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. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11197039176005001157 Katherine xo

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 HeartsAndCrosses

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07035522683622096690 Amelia

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12814967626392342208 Lauren

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01150746797858170462 Louise Lam

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09279335404591531212 Claudia

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

    The January Girl ♥

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07117279530137067675 Jennifer x

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09877184173480657848 Embellished
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11014645977370236330 Ksenia B

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14376995155237360395 Liora Tamam

    this is my ideal make up drawer!! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05129711767206895445 Gemma Turner

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00619598010085013661 Gemma Turley

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

    Gemma x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13650527631954561268 Pippa Jones

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10138575207046388776 Megan G

    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!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03034759757650110711 Xeana

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

    Please, check out my blog! Giveaway necklace!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01528059225203135016 Miss Cherie

    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!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16615788028588834437 Beautyfromfrance

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05852022794280129742 sugarfixxbeauty

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

    Katie xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03352579010766999762 JustEmily

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

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



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16809806025639212438 prim rose

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08999617727253327730 Tabitha

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17149991935437557961 Kate Lees

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00719261474500582694 Oleta

    So jealous of your collection! Great post :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01267805584252213866 Fleur

    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