I did it because it was fun! I was cleaning today and chucked out many lipsticks that were old/smelly/gross and kept the good ones. So this is what I have that are less than a year old. Broadly classified as reds (those I hardly wear) and pinks (those I love to wear, but don't wear that much):Top row L-R L'Oreal Infallible Refined Ruby, L'Oreal Color Riche Serum Ardent Sunset, Shiseido Perfect Rouge RD 305, Elizabeth Arden Lush Red, Evil Shades Diabolical, NYX Violet Ray, NYX Peach, Ulta3 Plum Purple, Rimmel True Vintage, Estee Lauder Hot Kiss, Maybelline Copper
Bottom Row L-R Australis Flamenco, Tom Ford Pure Pink, Revlon ColourBurst Fuchsia, NYX Spellbound, NYX Gem, MAC Pink Frost, Innoxa Pink Peony, Lancome Color Fever (?), Rimmel Glamourous Pink, MNY Colorsensational Pinkalicious, NYX Rose Bud, L'Oreal Pretty Peach
Smashbox Demure and MNY's one other lipstick on the bottom left.
The truth is I haven't worn most of these in ages! I have been rotating the following three shades regularly over the past 6 months:
I don't have a lot but surely think I have a lot more than I wear. Using just 3 out of 33 lipsticks is such a waste of 30 other lipsticks. I am stuck in a 'Lipstick Rut' perhaps? The sane thing to do is to wear more of what I have. But I am getting this sudden urge to go lipstick shopping for more wearable shades!