Makeup Declutter Series: Lips

Makeup Declutter Series: Lips | Maddie's Beauty Spot

Welcome to the final instalment of my Makeup Declutter, my lip colour collection! I wouldn’t say I had a huge collection, to begin with, but I certainly had more than enough for me (I still feel a bit like that with my current collection, to be honest). I went through a stage in 2015 of wanting to collect a tonne of MAC lipsticks, all the of the popular shades and I really didn’t need them. I’ve even already sold a few lipsticks!

If you missed the first three instalments, you can find them here:

Makeup Declutter Series: Lips | Maddie's Beauty Spot

Lips: After

Lipstick, Lipbalm & Lip Liners


  • Lipliners: MAC ‘Whirl’, MAC ‘Brick’, NYX ‘Plush Red’, Essense ‘In The Nude’, NYX ‘Burgundy’, NYX ‘Bloom’, Rimmel ‘Eastend Snob’ – these cover all my bases.
  • MAC Lipsticks: Midimauve (lustre), Mehr (matte), Brave (satin), Velvet Teddy (matte), Viva Glam III (matte), Rebel (satin), Flat Out Fabulous (retro matte), Captive (satin), Plumful (lustre), D is for Danger (matte), All Fired Up (Retro Matte), Ruby Woo (Retro Matte), Lady Danger (matte) – I used to own 30+ MAC lipsticks and I just didn’t need them.
  • Too Faced Melted Lipsticks: ‘Chocolate Honey’, ‘Chihuahua’, ‘Melted Berry’, ‘Lady Balls’, ‘Melted Fig’ – I love all of these colours and formulas.
  • Misc: Jeffree Star ‘Redrum’, Stila ‘Fiery’, Stila ‘Aria’, Maybelline ‘Touch of Spice’, NARS ‘Rosecliff’, L’Oreal Colour Rouche ‘640’, Kat Von D ‘Lovesick’, Kat Von D ‘Mother’ – All great colours, and the formulas are great.
  • Maybelline Colour Drama in ‘Fab Orange’, ‘Red Essential’, ‘Light It Up’, ‘Pink So Chic’, ‘Berry Much’ – such a fantastic lip product from the drugstore.


  • Mac ‘Faux’ (satin)
  • Too Faced Melted ‘Nude’ and ‘Peony’
  • Essence lip liners in ‘Satin Mauve’, and ‘Wish Me A Rose’
  • Maybelline Lipstudio Color Blur in ‘Fast & Fuchsia’
  • Rimmel Provocolips in ‘Not Guilty’
  • Estee Lauder mini lipsticks (not sure of the shades)
  • Go-to Lip Balm (super expired)
  • Blistex (expired)

All in all, I did not get rid of a lot of lip products, however, lip products are those that I declutter the most from my collection. The Stila set of minis originally had six, but I’ve only kept two (Patina was an exact dupe for Kat Von D’s ‘Lovesick’ but I prefer Kat Von D’s formula). I originally owned every shade of the Maybelline Colour Drama collection, as can be seen here and here, but I destashed colours that didn’t suit me or that I had dupes of.  Provocolips was a bit too drying on my lips but my sister will enjoy that more as she has more time for liquid lipstick maintenance. I don’t use lip liners very often so I only really needed the basic colours. I originally had all four of the Estee Lauder lipsticks but I really owned better dupes for all of them, so I gave them to my family. The Too Faced lipsticks I sold to someone who would get more out of those colours than me. Mac ‘Faux’ I sold as it really is extremely similar to Mac ‘Brave’ and I didn’t need both, so I sold it. Maybelline Lipstudio in ‘Fast & Fuchsia’ was just not my colour, to be honest, I passed this along.

If you missed the first three instalments, you can find them here:

What have you decluttered recently from your lip collection?
What could you never declutter from it?












  • Loved this series Maddie! I try to declutter every few months but I don’t make much of a dent haha. I still have a much larger collection than I need but I guess I justify it somehow… 😛 I think you have a great lip collection though and good job on getting rid of dupes 🙂

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • Dianne Childs

    Lipsticks are probably the makeup item I have the most of so I’m procrastinating on decluttering them lol. Great job, though, I bet it feels good afterwards!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  • HerQuarters

    I can never throw out my pretty looking bullet lippies, Tom Ford, YSL, Chanel etc..

  • Zerin Hassan

    I have just started this myself!! Such a pain but how good does it feel to see everything organised!

  • Laura Tough

    I love this!! I really need to start decluttering my collection, I just have wayyyy too much that I’m not going to use!

    Laura || xx

  • Made for Madison

    I need to do this!!!

  • This is an awesome idea!!!! I try to keep my makeup clean but sometimes things just stack up!!! I find the Provocolips too drying as well though :/ Great post!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  • Aw 🙁 poor Too Faced lol.. I find mine need replacing soon though so I agree with you there! <3


  • I find it hard to declutter lipsticks unless it was a formula I just didn’t like or a shade I wouldn’t wear.

    As I’d never buy a used lipstick I’ve never thought to try and sell my lipsticks that I just don’t use because the shade doesn’t suit me. Are they easy to sell and where do you sell them through?


  • I struggled to part with my lip products. I culled a few recently but need to cull more.

  • Damn girl!! What a collection!!! Lip products are my least purchased makeup item so I wouldn’t declutter any. I could never part with my Hourglass and Sisley lipsticks.

    Bella |

  • Shannon

    I seriously envy your declutter skills girl!!

    Shannon x

  • I’m terrified to do this for my lip collection. It is out of control! I wouldn’t know where to begin haha

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

  • Bernadette

    Even though my makeup collection is completely out of control and I know there is some makeup I need to declutter from my early makeup days when i didn’t really know what I liked at the same time i don’t want to part with it. I only tend to get rid of makeup that completely didn’t work for me and all the makeup I have i love i just don’t reach for it as often as I should.

  • Krissyy Elle

    I love how in detail and organized all your makeup declutter posts aree ! I summarize way too much haha xx