Hello, friends! Another week has passed, which means it’s another set of lipsticks to backtrack and to talk about for this recap post. Shall we begin?
TUESDAY – 8 March
I wanted to start the week on a bright note, so I opted for Too Cool For School’s Hot Color Lip Sticker in Hawaiian Flower. The tube itself is tiny – think of a sample lipstick, or one of those play “lipsticks” you’d find in kiddie playsets. Other than that, the colour is vibrant and lasts pretty well even when most of it’s gone; because it leaves a nice stain on the lips. I’d use this for an ombré effect, but then again that look’s never really suited me! It’s a pretty purple-pink colour, perfect for summer. (It already feels like summer; the heat’s getting crazy in Manila!)
WEDNESDAY – 9 March
I wore Colourpop’s Lippie Stix in Tootsi for Wednesday. Before I bought it, I really took time to think about it – I was in the middle of my greige phase, and I wanted an alternative to Colourpop’s Ultra Matte in Trap because I knew liquid lipsticks were prone to making my lips feel really dry. Tootsi was the best alternative, and I don’t regret buying it at all – it’s a pale nude with just a hint of rosiness, so I don’t look washed out or dead when I wear it! I actually bought a second tube, and because sharing is caring I offered it to my friend who bought it from me – at a discounted price, of course! (What are friends for, right? Hee.)
THURSDAY – 10 March
I opted for another favourite, the NYX Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake. It’s almost the exact same colour as my lips, and it looks like I simply swiped on a clear gloss. I love the NYX Butter Glosses – they glide on like a dream, they smell like vanilla cake, and they leave lips feeling soft and hydrated. I like to think I’m past my lip gloss phase, but these Butter Glosses definitely hold on to me…
FRIDAY – 11 March
Another glossy nude, but this time it was Maybelline’s Watershine Pure Lipstick in B23; which was a present I received from my cousin last Christmastime. It leaves a nice, natural sheen on my lips; and I love the dewiness of the water-shine effect. Glossy, but not sticky nor tacky. Love this for everyday! (My very first lipstick purchase was actually a Watershine lipstick!)
SATURDAY – 12 March
Revlon’s ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Ingenue is a sheer brown on me. Like the rest of the ColorBurst balm sticks, they all apply on smoothly, with a minty sensation that I really like. Ingenue has some sparkle to it, but it isn’t overpowering nor gritty. It stays true to its balm texture, while leaving lips wonderfully soft and moisturized. It isn’t very pigmented, so it’s quite sheer on my (already pigmented) lips; but I would recommend this to people who want to try delving into the wonderful world of brown lipsticks!
SUNDAY – 13 March
I wanted to end my week with a pop of colour, and so it was a job for my 3CE Lip Pigment in Electro Pink. I had never worn this outside the house, and had only done a swatch of this for my Instagram a few years back. It still doesn’t fail to impress me – though you need a lip brush to apply this, you only need a minute amount to cover both upper and lower lips. 3CE isn’t readily available in the Philippines except through specialty online stores, and it’s fairly hefty pricetags deter many a customer who want to try Stylenanda’s beauty brand 3 Concept Eyes. But trust me when I say the Lip Pigments are worth the cash – not to mention you can mix and blend custom colours to your liking!
That’s it for Week 2! Thank you for reading my rambly reviews, hahaha!
This week’s been mainly bright pinks, and nudes. How about you? What’s your favourite bright pink lipstick? How about when it comes to nude lipsticks?
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