Lipstick Challenge

After having a bit of a breakdown, realising I have way too much makeup and lipsticks in particular, I have started a lipstick challenge! I want to force myself to reach for neglected lipsticks and to get more than a one-day wear out of all of them. I often grab the same small group of colours, so hopefully this challenge will allow me to rectify that. There's not many rules and you're welcome to start your own similar challenge and can email me, Facebook me, comment on my blogs about which shade you're wearing or how you're getting on.

So how does the challenge work? I will be wearing one lipstick for an entire week then changing the lipstick each week. By the end of the year I should have worn 52 lipsticks! I don't expect within each week to finish (or get remotely close to finishing) any lipstick and I know using 52 lipsticks is quite modest considering the size of my collection, but it's a start. In order for me not to get bored (which I do easily when it comes to colour), I will be using different glosses or liners each day to change the look of the lipstick as much as I can, which also forces me to use my hundreds of glosses too! Keep checking back each week to see my current lipstick.

WEEK 1 (23rd January): Clarins Illusion in 202
WEEK 2 (30th January): Wet'n'Wild Silk Finish in Retro Pink
WEEK 3 (6th February): Barry M Lip Paint in 154 Pale Nude
WEEK 4 (13th February): MAC Matte Lipstick in Honeylove
WEEK 5 (20th February): Too Faced Lip Of Luxury Lipstick in Free Love
WEEK 6 (27th February): Christian Dior Rouge Dior in 976 Plum Plot
WEEK 7 (5th March): MAC Naked To The Core (Lustre)
WEEK 8 (12th March): MAC/Gareth Pugh in Restrict (Cremesheen)
WEEK 9 (19th March): MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam Gaga
WEEK 10 (26th March): MAC Satin Lipstick in Fleshpot
WEEK 11 (2nd April): Lime Crime 'Chinchilla'
WEEK 12 (9th April): Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in 132 Caprice
WEEK 13 (16th April): Too Faced Lip Of Luxury in Totally Nude
WEEK 14 (23rd April): NYX Round Lipstick in 617 Summer Love
WEEK 15 (30th April): MAC Lustre Lipstick in Sweet Sunrise
WEEK 16 (7th May): Clarins 'Rouge Prodige' in 122 Nude
WEEK 17 (14th May): E.L.F. Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph
WEEK 18 (21st May): E.L.F. Matte Lip Color in Natural
WEEK 19 (28th May): Rimmel Lasting Finish 320 Nearly Nude WEEK 20 (4th June): No7 Sheer Temptation 70 Sassy WEEK 21 (11th June): MAC Cremesheen in Creme Cup WEEK 22: E.L.F (18th June): Matte Lip Color in Coral WEEK 23 (25th June): Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 9 Rose Stiletto
WEEK 24 (2nd July): Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in 2 Sensual Silk
WEEK 25 (9th July):  MAC Viva Glam Nicki (Satin)
WEEK 26 (16th July): MAC Baroque Boudoir 'Treasured'
WEEK 27 (23rd July): No7 Vital Brights Lipstick in Blooming Pink
WEEK 28 (30th July): MAC Semi-Annual (Lustre)
WEEK 29 (6th August): Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte '1 Nude Beige'
WEEK 30 (13th August): Wet'n'Wild Wild Shine '51 Passionate'
WEEK 31 (20th August): MAC Lustre in Equality
WEEK 32 (27th August): Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Lilac Lover 34 (Shimmer)
WEEK 33 (3rd September): MAC Naughty Saute (Cremesheen)
WEEK 34 (10th September): MAC Sinister (Lustre)
WEEK 35 (17th September): MAC Double Spin (Cremesheen)
WEEK 36 (24th September): Dior Rouge 974 Bold Claret/Violet Sauvage
WEEK 37 (1st October): Lancome Le French Touch 316 Soft Marshmallow
WEEK 38 (8th October): MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Pure Zen
WEEK 39 (15th October): NYX Round Lipstick in 532 Rea
WEEK 40 (22nd October): 17 Supreme Shine Lipstick in Bella
WEEK 41 (29th October): Estee Lauder Pure Color 'Extravagant Berry' WEEK 42 (5th November): Topshop Lips in Desert
WEEK 43 (12th October): MAC Outrageously Fun (Cremesheen)
WEEK 44 (19th November): Lancome Color Fever Shine 318 Fuchsia Euphoria
WEEK 45 (26th November): Illamasqua 'Sonnet'
WEEK 46 (3rd December): Lancome Color Fever 247 Beige Caracai (Created by Daria)
WEEK 47 (10th December): E.L.F. Lipstick in Nostalgic
WEEK 48 (17th December): Paul & Joe 200 Ange Rose
WEEK 49 (24th December): 17 Lasting Fix in New Black
WEEK 50 (31st December): ELF Studio Matte Lip Color 'Nearly Nude'
WEEK 51 (7th January 2013): MAC Deeply Adored (Matte)
WEEK 52 (14th January): No7 Moisture Drench '50 Cameo'
WEEK 53 (21st January): Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Lipstick in 142 Honey Beige
WEEK 54 (28th January): Playboy Calendar Girl in Miss November 68
WEEK 55 (4th February): YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 37 Rose Deesse
WEEK 56 (11th February): MAC Goddess (Frost)
WEEK 57 (18th February): NYX Diamond Sparkle DS10 Sparkling Flamingo
WEEK 58 (25th February): MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 (Amplified)
WEEK 59 (4th March): YSL Rouge Volupte Perle in 116 Milky Pink
WEEK 60 (11th March): MAC Baroque Boudoir 'Prive'
WEEK 61 (18th March): MAC Sunsonic (Frost)
WEEK 62 (25th March): Pout 'Angel Face' Full Cover Cream Lipstick
WEEK 63 (1st April): Dior Addict Ultra-Shine in 150 Shiniest Candy
WEEK 64 (8th April): Hello Kitty (Superdrug) Baby Doll
WEEK 65 (15th April): Wet'n'Wild Silk Finish 'Raunchy Red'
WEEK 66 (22nd April): MAC A Rose Romance (Lustre)
WEEK 67 (29th April): GOSH Velvet Touch 134 Darling
WEEK 68 (6th May): Dainty Doll 006 Baby Love
WEEK 69 (13th May): MAC Altered Beige (Lustre)
WEEK 70 (20th May): MAC Romancin' (Lustre)
WEEK 71 (27th May): Bourjois Docteur Glamour 17 Rose Requinque
WEEK 72 (3rd June): YSL Rouge Pur Couture 10 Beige Tribute
WEEK 73 (10th June): Dior Addict Extreme 536 Lucky
WEEK 74 (17th June): Too Faced La Creme in Naked Dolly
WEEK 75 (24th June): Clarins Rouge Eclat 15 Nude Caramel
WEEK 76 (1st July): Dior Addict 471 Flamingo
WEEK 77 (8th July): Dior Addict Extreme 316 Incognito
WEEK 78 (15th July): Dior Gloss Show 335 Carla Corail
WEEK 79 (22nd July): Clarins Rouge Prodige 124 Praline
WEEK 80 (29th July): No7 Limited Edition 'Grace'
WEEK 81 (5th August): Bourjois Docteur Glamour 18 Blouse Blanche
WEEK 82 (12th August): Playboy Stiletto Lipstick in 54 Starlet
WEEK 83 (19th August): Givenchy Rouge Interdit 26 Voluptuous Nude
WEEK 84 (26th August): Dior Gaucho Palette (2nd right) Dior Addict Ultra Nude 282 Body Pink
WEEK 85 (2nd September): MAC Hollywood Nights (Satin)
WEEK 86 (9th September): Clarins Rouge Prodige 105 Peach Sorbet
WEEK 87 (16th Sept): NYX Round Lipstick 552 Creamy Beige
WEEK 88 (23rd Sept): L'Oreal Color Riche Star Secrets 708 Aishwarya Rai
WEEK 89 (30th Sept): Guerlain Rouge G 862 Madame Reve
WEEK 90 (7th October): MAC Lavender Whip (Cremesheen)
WEEK 91 (14th October): Dainty Doll 008 Storm In A Teacup
WEEK 92 (21st October): Lancome Color Fever (Satin) 224 Beige Collector
WEEK 93 (28th October): Clinique Colour Surge 32 Waterviolet
WEEK 94 (4th November): NYX Round Lipstick 571 Iced Lavender
WEEK 95 (11th November): Rouge Dior Nude 263 Swan
WEEK 96 (18th November): Barry M Lip Paint 92 Chestnut Red
WEEK 97 (25th November):  Clarins Joli Rouge 724 Simply Nude
WEEK 98 (2nd December): Urban Decay The Iconic Lipstick 'Jailbait'
WEEK 99 (9th December): Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 03
WEEK 100 (16th December): No7 by Poppy King 'Number Five Intrigue'
WEEK 101 (23rd December): Dior Jelly Lip Pen 516 Copacabana
WEEK 102 (30th December): E.L.F. Mineral Lipstick in Nicely Nude
WEEK 103 (6th January 2014): Pout 'Mi Amore' Full Cover Cream Lipstick
WEEK 104 (13th January): MAC Close Contact (Amplified)

WEEK 105 (20th January): ELF Mineral Moisturising Lip Tint in Pink
WEEK 106 (27th January): Max Factor Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm 07 Pink Oyster Shell
WEEK 107 (3rd February): Bourjois Docteur Glamour 15 Fuchsia O Bobo