Are Your Make Up  Choices Stuck In A Rut? 

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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 is 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?


  • RachelSwirl

    13th May 2016 at 4:05 PM

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

  • Rachel

    15th May 2016 at 10:44 AM

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

  • Kacie

    15th May 2016 at 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!

  • leanne

    15th May 2016 at 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!

  • Glenda Kruse

    15th May 2016 at 3:47 PM

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

  • Rhian Westbury

    15th May 2016 at 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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  • Anosa

    15th May 2016 at 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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  • Melanie Edjourian

    15th May 2016 at 11:06 PM

    I must admit I have freakishly good eye sight so i can see the difference between those shades. I like to wear a range of colours that do look different ranging from pinks to browns.
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  • Kira

    15th May 2016 at 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!

  • WhatLauraLoves

    16th May 2016 at 12:26 AM

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

  • Elizabeth

    16th May 2016 at 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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  • Hannah

    16th May 2016 at 10:24 AM

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

  • Tara | C&CO.

    16th May 2016 at 11:02 AM

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

  • Olivia Thristan

    16th May 2016 at 2:27 PM

    I am the same as this, I am out shopping see a lipstick I love, get home and I’ve already got ten like it *oops* xxx
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  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    16th May 2016 at 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!

  • Sharon

    4th July 2016 at 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

  • Amina

    12th October 2016 at 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

  • Christine

    14th March 2017 at 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!

  • Carol Cameleon

    14th September 2017 at 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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