What’s Really At Stake Here?

Back in November, I made a decision to participate in Project Make-a-Dent, the creation of Helen at Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog. A number of people on my blogroll have became a member of in this project, which aspires to curb excessive usage by forcing us to pay attention to the products we already own. The idea is to choose a handful of makeup or skincare products we’ve been neglecting, then either use them up or “make a dent” in them.

Since I’ve more lipsticks than any kind of makeup, I chose seven that struck me as suitable for winter and fall. Left to right: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Across the Universe, Revlon Plum Velour, NYX Perfect, Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry, Revlon Fire and Ice, Revlon Cherries in the Snow, and YSL Glossy Stain in Rouge Gouache.

Now that two . 5 months have passed, it’s high time I updated you on my progress–except which i haven’t made much progress whatsoever. Instead, I’ve achieved some understanding into why I’ve held neglecting the majority of these lipsticks, and just why Project Make-a-Dent may be a poor fit for my temperament.

Rimmel Over the Universe: I’ve figured I just don’t like liquid lipsticks. The color is cherished by me and staying power of Across the World, but the formulation is so fussy. Revlon Plum Velour: I planned to utilize this one up within a few weeks of writing my original post. Nearly three months later, it’s still clinging alive. But I’m allowing myself to be fine with this.

If I’d forced myself to use it up in November, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to use it more recently, on times when I needed to really. NYX Perfect: Here’s another rule for myself: no more NYX Round Lipsticks. The formulation is too thick, too slippery, and drying too. My lips hate it.

As soon as I find a much better lipstick in a similar color (mauve-pink with a hint of dark brown), Perfect is going in the purge pile. Revlon Sultry: This is the main one lipstick that Project Make-a-Dent helped me appreciate again! Having put it apart during spring and summer season, I’d forgotten how versatile it truly is.

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Sultry’s dark berry-rose color can read either neutral or bold, depending on the makeup I set it with, and its matte-yet-plush method is ideal for hiding the perpetual winter dryness of my lips. Accordingly, this tube is showing definite attrition. Revlon Fire and Ice: I’ve worn this exactly once since my first Make-a-Dent post.

I think I’d grab it more regularly if it were matte, but the glossy finish combined with the intense coral-red color is a lot of look. Project Make-a-Dent has really backfired here, because the act of putting Fire and Ice on my list has made me want to seek out a matte version.