To say that I’m addicted to beauty would be an understatement. I live and breathe for the latest releases, beauty news, and industry conversations. Although I own a lot of makeup, I work hard to use what is in my collection. As someone who tries a lot of formulas and who wears makeup every day, I’ve created this Makeup Collection Series to showcase and rank the items in my collection, by category.
For whatever reason, I never reach for my Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in the shade Rocksteady. The color is beautiful, but it gets lost in my collection.
Red Lipstick Collection Ranking
4 | NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick – Fire Down Below ($32.00 USD)
NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in the shade Fire Down Below is a classic in my collection. It was discovering this shade that made me realize I could wear red lipstick without looking like a clown. I don’t reach for this as much as I used to when I first purchased this many years ago, but it holds a lot of nostalgic value to me.
3 | Il Makiage x Carli Bybel Dirty Talk Lipstick – Venus ($21.00 USD, CF)
Carli Bybel & Il Makiage created a visually stunning, high-quality lipstick collection together. The shade Venusis my go-to cool-toned red for classically glamorous looks.
Should Kylie Cosmetics’ Paradise Please matte lipstick fall into my brights category? Despite the coral color, the shade is ultra-bright so this is a lipstick I reach for on days I want a bold lip look.
Bright Lipstick Collection Swatches
Vampy Lipstick Collection Ranking
5 | ColourPop x Disney Villains Matte Lux Lipstick in Ursula ($8.00 USD, CF)
Similar to other lippies in my collection, I thought I would reach for the Disney Villains Ursula Matte Lux Lipstick way more than I do. Ultimately, I don’t feel inspired to reach for this particular deep purple shade.
Punked is a matte shade that I rarely reach for due to the unique gray color; however, I love having this option to play within my collection.
My favorite vampy lipsticks
3 | MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick ($14.00 USD, CF)
Is anyone surprised that I picked up the Ariana Grande Viva Glam lipstick from a few years ago? Realistically, never reach for this lipstick because it is borderline expired, but I hold onto it for sentiment reasons. I love how this vampy, purple color looks nearly black on the lips.
Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick in the shade Disturbed used to be a go-to staple in my beauty routine. I tend to reach for this more during the Fall and Winter now but still, love this deep color.
Vampy Lipstick Swatches
Final Thoughts on My Bullet Lipstick Collection & Ranking
Figuring out my lipstick collection ranking was challenging due to the sheer volume of lipsticks in my collection. I didn’t realize how out of hand my collection had become until I started to rank these lippies.
From a brand perspective, I’m not surprised to see that my ColourPop lipsticks were amongst the lowest-ranked lipsticks in each category. The formula of ColourPop’s lipsticks is good, but they lack that *special* pull that makes me reach for the ColourPop colors that I own.
Color-wise, I love my nude, brown, and red shades the most because these are classic colors that work well with a wide variety of makeup looks. That being said, I own tons of lippies that look nearly identical to one another so I need to take a step back from purchasing new lipsticks this year.
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