I've mentioned before that Liz's blog is one of my favourites, not least because she posts regular inventories of her stash, and the only thing better than poking around someone's makeup collection is virtually poking around someone's makeup collection.
I could have sworn I did a makeup collection post a couple of years ago, but I can't find it, so maybe that just happened in my mind. Anyway, I've decided to steal Liz's idea and take inventory of what I have, since my attempts to curb my frittering this year have been pretty pathetic - the last couple of weeks alone I've done online shopping on eBay, Crush Cosmetics, Darling Girl, My BB Cream, Echolife (shampoo - legit purchase) and the Livejournal BPAL community. Then there was a rummage through a clearance bin in a random chemist where I picked up 4 lipsticks and a couple of eyeshadows. I'm like a bloody magpie.
The picture above is my current collection of lipsticks, which I keep in a box in my fridge. I actually think that isn't a bad number - over the past year or so I've sold, given away or thrown out probably about 50 lipsticks, and this is what I have left (including the 4 chemist ones from the other day). The problem really is that there are so many similar ones - several nude-ish pinks that are almost the same, for example. I definitely have a colour preference when it comes to lipsticks.
Anyway, this is what I have right now. I've probably swatched and/or reviewed quite a few of these, but if there's anything you'd like to have a closer look at, let me know and I'll do my best to oblige.
I am hoping that recording all of this will encourage me to shop my stash more and resist the urge to buy all the things. But it's SO HARD. Just now I went to Nonpareil to find out the name of one of the Wet'n'Wild lipsticks and they have a sale on new NYX products. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
And for reference, here's Liz's last lipstick inventory post. Now where's yours?