I don’t know if 9 lipsticks can be called a “collection”. hahaha! But, these are the only ones that I have in my whole makeup kit (plus a MAC Ruby Woo).
1. These colours are perfect for everyday use but are also great for when you want to look glam.
2. I feel like bold colours don’t suite me well.
3. They’re all matte or velvety (I don’t like the sticky feeling of gloss)
4. I throw away used lipstick after a year so keep my purchases to a minimum. (I’m super strict with my makeup’s shelf life. I even put little post-its so I know when I opened them. I follow this guide to know how long I can keep them.)
5. For economical reasons, konti lang sila dahil mahalya fuentes bumili ng maraming lipstick! hahaha! Yes, these are on the pricier side but I believe in products with good quality.
3CE Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color: I came across this brand when we were in Harajuku in Tokyo. The store is heaven for any girl! You will for sure not leave the store without getting anything for your arte self. Anyway, these lip color are REALLY matte. You should moisturize your lips really well before applying them. They’re quite pigmented but like most matte lipsticks I have tried, they don’t cover my lower lip well 😦 but they’re good enough for everyday use and for touch ups especially when I carry a tiny bag. I got the mini collection with 5 shades because it’s more practical! hahaha. Nagtitipid! But I only kept these 3 because the other two were too dark for my liking.
#116 Inked Heart is a brownish lip color with peach/orange undertone.
#115 Muss is a perfect rose-beige-your lips but better shade. My favorite out of the three!
#114 Rows this comes out orangey on me but according to stylenanda.com it’s supposed to be nude beige.
For When I Want to be a Little Extra
Tom Ford Lip Color Matte: I LOVE TOM FORD!!! These has really good color pay off, covers my lower lip well, not too matte, glides smoothly on the lips, creamy and not drying at all and they do really stay on! I got these from Changi Airport but Rustan’s Makati already have a Tom Ford counter, and the price don’t really vary, so yehey!
Pink Tease is well, pink! haha! It’s not a super bright pink, still wearable for a day at work.
First time is a peach nude pink shade, another perfect everyday. Your lips but better lip color!
The Liquid Lipsticks
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Pasadena: This mauve coloured lipstick was introduced to me by Jake Galvez, he gave me a bottle to use for Binibining Pilipinas 2016 (I used it for the coronation night). I fell in love with it since then! I think the color was perfect for my skin tone! It said that it’s also matte but it’s actually more on the velvety side – which is good! Downside is, it really doesn’t last long. You have to reapply after a few hours or after eating. Ofra is available in Zalora, Glamourbox or Common Room in Powerplant Mall.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme in Slow burn: This resembles Ofra in Pasadena but the formula is definitely thicker, creamier and more velvety. One glide already gives a great rosy mauve color. This is my favourite out of the 4 liquid lipsticks.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Gossip Gurl: One of the two pinkier shades that I have. It’s definitely more matte than the first two liquid lipsticks (see the swatch below). TBH, I haven’t tried this alone yet. I have tried so many times BUT it’s too pink for me talaga! I always layer it with the Pasadena or Slow burn. One day, I will try it alone!
Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick: I was not a believer of the Kylie lip kits but when my friend, Che, gave me this! Then I told myself, why did not I get this earlier! Kuripot kasi ako! hahaha! This is a darker pink shade than Huda Beauty’s Gossip gurl. I’m sure, many of you already have a Kylie liquid lipstick…. so yeah. It actually lived up to the hype! It’s also the 2017 Allure Magazine Best of Beauty Award for Best Bright Pink Lipstick! So, bongga talaga si Ate Kylie!
Here are some of them on me:
I hope you loved reading this post as much as I loved writing it and as much as I love these lip colors. hahaha!
I’m looking to try other shades for the holidays! Any suggestions?