Lip Declutter

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This is my starting point.

I generally don’t buy lip products. I’d say 90% of what I have were gifts with purchase, from subscription boxes or from Ulta/Sephora sample bags. If I paid cash for it, it was at an extremely deep discount (thanks r/MUAontheCheap).

In an effort to get comfortable with my lips and wearing lipstick, I’ve decided to declutter my collection and keep only what I might actually wear. A bit about me: If you had asked me before, I would’ve said nudes are my thing and liquid lipsticks are where it’s at. ugh, I’ve learned that matte liquid lipsticks look horrible on my thin lips and that nudes are NOT my thing.

Just because they didn’t work for me doesn’t mean that they won’t work for you!

Swatches are after a 2 minute dry time. If a swatch looks streaky or very dry, that’s because it was!

I will be linking each item under its swatch.

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Non- negotiable keepers.

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Keepers! I had planned on only keeping 10 but I feel good about this dozen. If I absolutely had to remove 2 more, they would be the Nudestix in Pulse and Nars Orgasm.

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Non-negotiable keepers.

I know it’s weird to swatch the YSL Sheer Shimmer and Tatcha Gold Spun Balm but they do have very different finishes that you can see here. LimeCrime Unicorn Queen, Lit, and Dope all stain even though they seem to go on glittery sheer.


  1. The effort you put into this post CLEARLY shows!! Your posts are always so detailed! I totally need to declutter my makeup, you’ve given me some inspiration!! I absolutely loved this post!! 🙂 Keep up the great work! 🙂

  2. You did such a good job getting rid of products! I have discovered lately that I don’t love liquid lipsticks either and I sort of just bought into the hype of them, I will have to get rid of a few!

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