Are Your Make Up  Choices Stuck In A Rut? 

Strange question I know but do you always pick the same brands or like me mix up brands but pick the same colours every time?


Let’s talk about lipsticks. I’m very picky about my lipstick colour. I don’t like a bright lipstick which usually puts most reds and pinks out of my comfort zone. But then I don’t suit peach tones either. This leaves me with muted pinks and nudes. My preference being a nude lipstick.

Now there are plenty of nude lipsticks out there on the market, all slightly different in shade, ranging from dark nudes to lighter natural nudes. But what do I pick? Literally the same shade but from different brands every single time.

I decide I want a new lipstick and think I purchased X brand last time lets buy a lipstick from Y brand this time. I spend forever looking at shades and settle on my favourite. I get home and it’s the exact shade as the one I last brought and decided I needed a change from.

Take these three lipsticks; Bare Minerals, Next and Clinique.


Can you spot the difference?  They are literally the same colour!

Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this?



  1. 13th May 2016 / 4:05 PM

    I openly admit to using the same lipstick for every occassion. I am in love with a maybeliene purple lippy x

  2. 15th May 2016 / 10:03 AM

    I must admit that I never wear lipstick but my friends love Clinique and rave about their long lasting lipstick 🙂

  3. 15th May 2016 / 10:44 AM

    Ha I do love lipsticks of a similar shade I have to admit x

  4. 15th May 2016 / 3:21 PM

    Hands up – I admit that I do this too! I also have a whole collection of shades that don’t suit me at all anymore due to going from blonde to brown hair!

  5. 15th May 2016 / 3:31 PM

    I have a lot of similar lipsticks but I tend to forget to even wear them! I should have a sort out really and only keep the ones I really do wear! I bet I could really condense down the number!

  6. 15th May 2016 / 3:47 PM

    I agree the shades do look very similar. Love the colors.

  7. 15th May 2016 / 5:35 PM

    I have so many lipsticks which are almost the same colour and I have liquid lipsticks in a lot of the same colours haha x
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  8. 15th May 2016 / 6:32 PM

    Though each is slightly different they are essentially the same colour, I love reds, purples in different intensities and buy them from different brands
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  9. 15th May 2016 / 11:42 PM

    Most of my choice of make up is like this! Nail varnish is the worst for me, I try but other colours but realise when I get home that it’s the same as the rest!

  10. 16th May 2016 / 12:26 AM

    I am definitely guilty of owning ten lipsticks all of more or less the same shade!! xxx

  11. 16th May 2016 / 6:12 AM

    I only own one lipstick – one (not dissimilar to the colours you’ve got there!) purchased for my wedding in January 2014. So yes, I would say I’m stuck in a rut, lol! 🙂
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  12. Hannah
    16th May 2016 / 10:24 AM

    I always go for the same type of shade in different formulas!

  13. 16th May 2016 / 11:02 AM

    I have been really getting into matte lipsticks lately, I love having a collection!

  14. 16th May 2016 / 2:39 PM

    Haha! That’s so funny. I don’t tend to wear lipstick, but if I did, I know I’d do the exact same thing. I know what I like and I tend to stick to it!

  15. 4th July 2016 / 8:36 AM

    No you’re not the only one who does this, I’m terrible for getting home with a new lipstick and finding it’s exactly the same nude as I’ve already got but by a different brand! Ha ha.
    Sharon xx

  16. 12th October 2016 / 10:32 PM

    Haha I do this all the time. When biying lipsticks for myself I always tend to go for a rosey browney nude. Can’t be helped.

    Amina xx

  17. 20th February 2017 / 9:37 AM

    I have tattooed my lips in my favourite lipstick shade so I don’t have to worry about applying it. Occasionally I like a different colour and vary colour like red, berry, lilac, nude and pink. My favourite lipstick is Maybelline 24h stay because you don’t feel it but have the colour.

  18. 14th March 2017 / 1:24 PM

    Well, it’s good to know I’m not the only one who does this. I have five different tubes of the same brownish pink from five different companies. I cracked up when I read this!

  19. 14th September 2017 / 9:07 PM

    A while back I decided to wear lippy again (I’m usually barely a mascara girl but decided to brighten myself up) and went right out of my comfort zone. I went straight for a bright coral and don’t wear it everyday but when I do, I love it actually!
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