Hey what's up guys! Happy Holidays!
It's been ages since I posted a review about cosmetics. I just got home from Gateway in Cubao with the family for a rush Christmas shopping. I bought my little cousin a Sluban Toy (the Lego kind of toy) the he always requested me to buy for him, and his parents bought him the same thing, only a different model. He's sort of a self-proclaimed toy collector for years.
In return, my cousin accompanied me in Watsons to get me what I wanted. At first, I was thinking of getting the Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan, but then I thought, I have a bunch of pending books to read, all of which were bought from the National Bookstore Sale last month. So we went to Watsons, and I got myself a Gel Cushion for my heels, a box of Kleenex Oil Film, and a lipstick, which I'm gonna review now.
I found the Fashion 21 shelf without anyone browsing on it, so I helped myself. I found so many lipsticks, all of them has orange undertone, which is apparently not matched for my skin tone. So I kept on browsing until a sales lady started interrupting. I told her I needed a nude or pinkish matte lip color. And then she gave me this.
The lipstick looks sort of reddish pink but when applied, it's pink all over. It's not the Nicki Minaj-ish type of pink, which is really reaallyyyyy bad for morenas, but sort of a Taylor Swift-ish kind of pink. I'm sorry, I'm bad at color descriptions and I should feel bad.
Anyway, here's a swatch. Oh and no, it's not glittery or super glossy. I think it's the lighting.
Here's me, before and after applying the lip color. No filters used.
You will notice that before I applied the lip color, my lips were pretty dark, especially my upper lip. I don't smoke, I guess I was born with it. But after applying the lip color, it's a pretty natural pink! I love it.
Before I apply lip colors, I make sure I put on some lip balm to moisturize my lips and to avoid cracks while applying the lipstick. I use Tony Moly's Magic Lip Tint in Green Apple, and Etude House's Magic Tint Balm.
Here's an overall review.
1. The color is pretty. Matches all skin tones.
2. There are other colors to choose from which you might also like. I like this one in particular.
3. Glides smoothly onto the lips.
4. Long lasting. Go ahead and eat and drink all you want, but it stays.
1. It's not available in matte! :(
That's it for this review! I'm definitely going to buy this again, and maybe give it as a gift to my friends during special occasions since, trust me, it's really pretty. Thanks for reading!