Are you struggling to make a dent in your lipstick stash? 

With new and exciting releases daily, staying clear of the beauty counters is a true test of willpower. When it comes to brand spanking new drops in the beauty aisle, the lipstick stands in particular always call to us. From bright corals, to every day nudes, we’ve accumulated quite a collection thanks to the catchy advertising and displays. We admit that it isn’t as extensive as some of the ones we’ve seen on Instagram, but even with our modest stash, we struggle to make our way through them. If you’ve got the same dilemma, we may have a solution. To make the most of your collection, experimenting with the way you wear them is perfect to mix up your look and slowly pick away at your mountain of lipsticks. Here are 3 of our favourite, easy ways to wear 1 lipstick…


 Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick in Currant*

If you follow us on Instagram or read our review of this lipstick, you’ll know that this lipstick is a regular feature in our makeup bags. We’ve been using it for about a year now, but because it’s so pigmented, a little goes a long way which is why we still have a fair way to go before finishing up the bullet. The demi matte finish makes it a versatile product that gives you a lot of leg room to experiment with.

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We aren’t into bold, obvious ombre lips. In our opinion, they’re one of those Instagram-only trends. But what we don’t mind is a subtle ombre lip. We’re not the best at pulling it off, but it is definitely a fun way to change up your look.  If you have any tips for doing an ombre lip, please share them with us in the comments! All we did was apply a sheer coat of the lipstick all over our lips and then slowly built up the colour. We worked from the outside corners where we we kept the colour more intense, and gradually lightened our hand as we moved to the middle, creating that feathered ombre illusion.


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For a little high shine, a sleek of lip gloss is such an easy way to transform your look. You can use something with a bit of colour, but we prefer either a sheer or clear gloss so that we’re not altering the shade of the lipstick. If your’e not a fan of a full glossy pout, you can just dab some lip gloss onto the centere to create the illusion of juicier, plumped lips.



We had to round of the trio with this one. Matte lips are the buzz word in the beauty world at the moment, but you don’t need to go out and buy a matte lipstick to achieve the look. All you need is some powder, tissue and a brush. After applying your lipstick, separate your tissue and place 1 ply over your lips. Taking your powder (we like using Rimmel’s Stay Matte Translucent Powder) on your brush, dab over the tissue. You will have lost some of the intensity of the lipstick, so re-apply and dab on some more powder. Repeat this until your’e happy with the intensity of the colour and the amount of matteness. It’s that easy!

So there you have it, 3 ridiculously simple ways to wear 1 lipstick!

Do you have any lipstick hacks? We want to hear them!

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 ♥ M + K

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