PRIMPED Poll: How Many Lip Products Do You Carry Around in Your Handbag?

Tue, 20 November 2012 11:50AM

You might remember a few weeks back I was talking about the amount of lip products that I was playing with at work, carrying around in my handbag, and inside my little makeup case. At last count, it was 24 lip products on my desk, but as for those floating around in my handbag? The number rose from 7 to 10 in just a few short weeks.

Hey, there have been a lot of new releases lately!

So, I feel totally justified in my reasoning for why each product deserves its spot:

  • Bold, matte lipstick in a few colours, depending on my mood and outfit. I’m currently alternating between Burberry’s Lip Velvet in Military Red, $50, department stores, and ck one color Pure Color Lipstick in Wow, $35, Myer.
  • Balm for all day, everyday. I’ll come back to this one.
  • A stain. I’m currently loving Clinique’s Chubby Stick in Pudgy Peony, $35, department stores and Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in Sweetheart, $17.95, Priceline.

And speaking of lip products, I’ve just tallied the results on our PRIMPED Poll.

Here was the poll in question:

How many lip products do you have in your handbag on a day-to-day basis?

  • Between three to four products: 51%
  • Only what I need for the day: 38%
  • None: 7%
  • My entire lip collection!: 5%

So it seems like the majority of you agree with me, or at least, uh, are a little closer to my tally than the rest. Although I can’t help but love the Primpers who carry around their entire lip collection – how on earth do you fit anything else in your bag? I’d just have a handbag of lip products if I did that!

Those who don’t carry any products around with you, is that because you’ve found a fabulous product to apply in the morning that lasts? Or is it because you don’t feel the need to reapply throughout the day? Please do share in the comments section.

I am, however, über-impressed with those of you who only have what you need for the day. With that 38% of you in mind, I set out on the weekend, taking a page out of your beauty book by taking just ONE product with me for the day. I had a breakfast date, a shopping trip and with a dance practice, and I managed to make it through with the aforementioned product and my go-to balm – Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid, $15.95, Priceline, one of the beauty buys you will always find in my handbag, no matter what.

For longtime fans of Lanolips, you probably remember this product from around two years ago, when it was a limited edition. Thankfully, it’s become a staple member of the Lanolips family, and I for one am over the moon because I was beginning to squeeze my last tube to within an inch of its life. Not only is it glide on silky smooth and is thoroughly moisturizing (it contains 70% medical-grade lanolin, after all), banishing dry lips for good, it also has subtle lemon scent thanks to the inclusion of organic lemon oil. Not only does it provide the perfect balance of lemony goodness to make it refreshing and sweet, the citric acid works to naturally exfoliate your lips, so you can say bye-bye to flaking.

Better still, as opposed to balms, you don’t need to constantly reapply because it lasts. And lasts. Wear it over lipstick, over lipstick or on its own, and I can promise you it will become your permanent staple, too.

However when it came to Saturday night, I had a birthday on and almost felt naked without a bold lip colour. So sorry, Primpers, I cheated, because I just had to apply my favourite orange-red shade – Napoleon Perdis DéVine Goddess Lipstick in Hara, $24, Napoleon Perdis. It’s a burnt-orange, red matte colour which is just bright enough without veering into neon territory. If you want to see it in the flesh, I wore it in this video.

But the reason I had to wear it, more than any colour in my ever-growing lip collection, was because the clever NP has created a lip pencil, the new Lip Pencil in Perfect Poppy, $28, that goes hand in hand with Hara, which is quite the feat, let me tell you – I’ve been trying to match it for yonks. Not only does using the lip pencil prevent feathering and bleeding, but it also gives you a sleek and defined lip finish.

C’mon Primpers, fess up! How many lip products do you carry around in your handbag?

What is your must-have, can’t live without lip product?

Have you tried Lanolips Lemonaid or Hara?

Hayley x

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  • Posted by: p3charmed Master Fan // Tue, 20 November 2012 11:56am

    I currently have in my bag lanolips lemon-aid and rhubarb, a lancome juicy tube i got off the cover of the latest instyle magazine, a couple of modelco lipglosses, a sugar baby one… and probably stacks more, hey im a girl, i need every single one of those, right?!

  • Posted by: catn2kittens Master Fan // Tue, 20 November 2012 12:00pm

    I haven’t got Lanolips Lemonaid yet, but I always have their original Lanolips 101 ointment in my handbag!

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Tue, 20 November 2012 12:42pm

    Ive heard such great things about lanolips lemonaid, id love to own it. I think there are 4 lip products in my bag right now. Ive always got to carry some sort of lip balm around with me no matter what.

  • Posted by: Desa dragicevic // Tue, 20 November 2012 12:47pm

    Just counted 9. Includes lipsticks, lip glosses, 1 lip liner and a pot of blistex.

  • Posted by: Mampha Master Fan // Tue, 20 November 2012 12:51pm

    Ha ha… I just checked and found 6. And it isn’t even my normal bag! :D
    No wonder I couldn’t find that gloss the other day !

  • Posted by: Elmo Enthusiast // Tue, 20 November 2012 01:25pm

    I’ve downsized heaps since downsizing the size of my bag! I now have Burt’s Bees Mango Butter Lip Balm (favourite balm stick ever!), Lanolips 101 Ointment (can’t live without!), Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Clear (a bit redundant when Lanolips provides the same gloss – but the LM is slightly prettier to pull out at certain times!), and a pinky-red Lancome Color Fever Gloss if I want some colour. Not bad!

    Absolutely love the Lanolips Lemonaid – gives your lips the most incredible shine too! I recently finished mine up (and almost sobbed!) and I’m trying to not purchase unnecessary items right now; but we’ll see how long I can hold off on purchasing another!

  • Posted by: Linda-1341075684 Enthusiast // Tue, 20 November 2012 02:04pm

    I limit myself to a few for the week – I decide on a Sunday what’ll suit over a few days, pop them in a little makeup bag & take it with me everywhere. Usually around 5 to 7 items.

    Love Lanolips, have the Dark Honey one with me the most, great colour

  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Tue, 20 November 2012 02:16pm

    Very interesting statistics. I have my favourite red lipstick, my tube of Lanolips, a Clarins lip gloss and a Carmex stick.

  • Posted by: beauty3122 Enthusiast // Tue, 20 November 2012 02:31pm

    Lol….I have nine -)

  • Posted by: adriennne Master Fan // Tue, 20 November 2012 03:20pm

    Currently in my bag:

    Sukin Nourishing Lip Treatment
    Lanolips Lip Ointment in Rhubarb.

    The Sukin one is very thick and nourishing and the Lanolips one is nice and moisturising and adds a wash of colour. I usually also have a Clinique Chubby Stick in there but I think I took it out the other day…

    Love the Lemonaid one too!!

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Tue, 20 November 2012 03:59pm

    I normally have 3, always have my Lanolips 101, and 2 shades of lipstick one nude and one dark usually fuchsia or rose red. Must try the Lanolips Lemonaid!

  • Posted by: misschris Master Fan // Tue, 20 November 2012 08:34pm

    I carry 8 products in my bag haha.. I never no what colour I want to wear or if I want a balm, lippie or gloss.

  • Posted by: boxi Supporter // Wed, 21 November 2012 09:30am

    Only two, Maybeline Baby Lips Pink (the one that turns different colours of pink on different people) and a Savoir Faire lippy sample I got yesterday in the most PERFECT NUDE.

    The amount is a bit odd, I thought I had many heaps but I think some have dispersed back into the bathroom where they belong or into various drawers at work (actually just had a look and found a Kiehl’s Balm #1 and a cheap pink Revlon lippy haha).

  • Posted by: missselin Devotee // Wed, 21 November 2012 12:24pm

    I either carry 1 or 2.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Thu, 22 November 2012 10:38am

    haven’t tried Lanolips yet, but i will :)

  • Posted by: Knyholm Master Fan // Sun, 25 November 2012 02:45pm

    I always carry around a handful….just checked and I had 6 in my bag…..and well, one in my pocket of my jacket as well…. and always, as the last thing before I leave home, I’ll grab another one, just to be sure that I wont run out ;-)

  • Posted by: CandiH Devotee // Mon, 26 November 2012 12:43pm

    In my bag I usually carry 1 nivea lip balm, juicy tubes gloss, carmex pot, Napolean divine goddess lipstick and a nude lip liner. Mind you that is just one of my handbags.

  • Posted by: CC12394 Enthusiast // Mon, 26 November 2012 01:26pm

    At this current time I have in just one pocket of my handbag 6 lip products =/

    As Jenna Marbles calls it ‘Goo Hording’ I think she is correct

  • Posted by: PrettyPrincess Master Fan // Mon, 26 November 2012 06:38pm

    I love lanolips lemon aid!

    I have a lanolips, a blistex, Jo Malone lip conditioner, Dior addict lip gloss and a Chanel Lip stick. All in a little makeup bag with a few other essentials.

  • Posted by: wittyusername Enthusiast // Thu, 29 November 2012 06:06pm

    I did a tally and *blush* decided this lady doesn’t kiss and tell.

  • Posted by: strawbsundae Master Fan // Thu, 29 November 2012 07:58pm

    I only carry lip balm in my hand bag, though you will find a plethora of lip products in my office drawer! I don’t like carrying makeup in my handbag as it gets a little to warm in my bag and the warmth deteriorates things like lipstick so easily.

  • Posted by: meedee Master Fan // Sat, 1 December 2012 01:15pm

    Im a lip product addict.
    I have a pot of glos sitting here by my comp.
    I have a lipstick, a gloss and a balm in my handbag.
    I have a burts bees honey blam beside the bed.
    And well…i have not counted but i have many lip sticks, lip balms and glosses in my lip products draw in the bathroom.

    I have not tried Hara but i do have the Lemonaid :)

  • Posted by: aprilmcr Supporter // Sat, 1 December 2012 06:44pm

    I seem to get a collection of lip balms where you twist the bottom and it comes up. I tend to start new ones when the old ones aren’t finished. I love Lanolips in rose, it’s such a lovely pink for everyday.

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Sat, 1 December 2012 10:51pm

    just two :D

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Sun, 9 December 2012 01:12pm

    I recently cleaned out all my handbacks. Found sooo many lipbalms! Yay! :D

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Fri, 14 December 2012 06:31pm

    just my lipstick

  • Posted by: Miss_5ft0 Enthusiast // Mon, 17 December 2012 03:56pm

    Feel so trendy looking at this post, got the Lanolips in Lemonaid and the Napoleon Perdis lip liner in rococo red – both products work wonders.

  • Posted by: nita01 Master Fan // Wed, 19 December 2012 02:36pm

    My handbag has a zip up, see-thru plastic holder in it that has 2 roll-on perfumes from MOR (Marshmallow and Belladonna) and then I have a selection of about 10 different lip balms/glosses/stains.

  • Posted by: Bantam Master Fan // Thu, 7 February 2013 11:12pm

    Answer: Too many! I have about 4 or 5 lip balms on the go :S

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sat, 16 February 2013 04:35pm

    i usually jusy have a lip balm and a lippie

  • Posted by: catn2kittens Master Fan // Sun, 24 March 2013 01:58pm

    I finally bought Lemon-Aid!! I can’t believe it took me so long, it is fabulous, I put it on every night and wake up with soft lips, they are so much less flaky than they used to be.

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Sun, 9 June 2013 03:13pm

    i havent tried any of the above products

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Wed, 29 January 2014 08:40pm

    I have about four or five lip products in my handbag.

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