I didn't think I'd do another "here are my lipsticks" type post before the end of the year, since I've been on a lipstick no buy for the last few months. But my collection has actually changed a bit since that declutter video, thanks to a couple of swaps, some beauty box arrivals, and another mini-declutter conducted whilst swatching for this post. I honestly can't wait to do my end-of-the-year inventory, because I'm incredibly proud of how small my collection is now.
Is my lipstick drawer worthy of a minimalist now? Heck no, but I've definitely made some improvements since my last Moderate Stash swatch post. For starters, I've admitted that I just don't like gloss and have gotten rid of pretty much all of them, and anything gloss-adjacent; the only one I own now is the clear gloss from Glossier. (Wow, I never thought I could put the word "gloss" in to a sentence so many times...)
Doing a regular inventory like this also stops me from buying more shit I don't need. I won't lie: there are a few shades I'm interested in getting as soon as 2018 rolls around, namely MAC Chili. And if Besame comes out with Red Velvet in special Agent Carter packaging? I don't know if I'll be able to resist, since I already love the shade and Hayley Atwell is ah-mah-zing.
Anyway, let's get on to the swatches! Natural light is on the left, flash is on the right.
Mauves and Purples
Peaches and Browns
Reds and Corals
(Side note: I decided to get rid of Ciate Diva shortly after swatching it. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice lipstick, but it's so similar to Besame Victory Red that I don't think I need both.)