Lipsticks of the Week: 22-23 March, 29 March-3 April 2016

Hello, friends! 🙂 Yesterday marked the end of my Lipsticks of the Week series (otherwise known as March Madness to me, haha). I’m really happy and relieved that I’ve finished my very first series on my blog; it’s the first time I’ve really done anything like this!

Let’s look back at the lipsticks from 22-23 March, because I only went to work on those days that week. It was the Holy Week celebration here in the Philippines, and I was off work from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday – I figured it was only natural to not wear makeup on those holidays, mainly because I felt it would be respectful to the actual reason for Holy Week.

22 March – 23 March
22 March – 23 March

TUESDAY – 22 March

Aha, a photo wherein you can see my whole face! This was Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip in Clueless – a pretty mauve-pink that somehow brightens up my face. And for good measure – I had to work a morning shift that day, which my evening/closing shift body clock totally hates! Needless to say, I was so, so sleepy.. but Clueless makes me look less tired, I think. And me, not love this lip colour? AS IF!

 

WEDNESDAY – 23 March

NYX Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler was actually the first one I purchased from the Butter Gloss line – it was the only one available when I visited the NYX Cosmetics store in SM City Cebu, while on a solo trip there. It looks intimidating, a bright orange straight out of the tube; but once slicked onto the lips it’s actually a pretty coral. I love that colour is buildable, and lips never feel parched. A word of caution – don’t slather on too many layers as it’ll end up quite tacky! But nevertheless, the Butter Glosses are really in a league of their own; at least to me!

Continue reading “Lipsticks of the Week: 22-23 March, 29 March-3 April 2016”

Review: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Chilly Chili

Nothing cold about this Chilly Chili – the color is just hot, hot, HOT!

Hello, friends! This one is a little overdue, as I was supposed to put this up after the Pegacorn & Wisp review – oops! Needless to say, Christmas is literally TOMORROW and things have been a tad busy in the house, with my younger sister and nephew home for the holidays, and my grandma arriving today, it’ll be a very full house!

This Ultra Matte Lip arrived along with Pegacorn and Wisp. I made a look around this liquid lipstick, and needless to say, it brought out the grunge in me!

Chilly Chili is part of Colourpop’s limited edition 90s-themed shades; along with Bad Habit, More Better, Instigator, and First Class. (I originally wanted to purchase More Better, but it was out of stock at the time.)

20151126_124339

20151126_124403

As per usual with my Colourpop purchases, I bought these from Maquillage PH (Facebook|Instagram). Lately, I’ve been seeing sellers with slightly cheaper prices for Colourpop orders, but honestly, MPH’s payment scheme just can’t be beat. Trust me on this!

Don’t know what this means? Neither do we, but you can rock this muted plummy brown anyway!

 application tips: Step 1: Make sure your lips are bare and dry! Step 2: Apply matching lip pencil for a precise and perfected application. Step 3: Apply Ultra Matte Lip with the applicator or your favorite lip brush. **For smoothest finish always exfoliate your lips first! This thin and lightweight formula glides onto the lips smoothly and leaves SUPER intense pigment-rich colour with a bold, ultra matte look. It’s very long wearing and completely kiss proof!
The Ultra Matte Lip comes in the usual clear liquid lipstick tube, but with a silver twist cap.  A portion of the top part of the product tube, under the screw-on portion is silver as well. Holographic print for the label name also adorns it. The shade name and the batch code is on a sticker at the base as well.

Continue reading “Review: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Chilly Chili”

Review: Colourpop Lippie Stix in Tootsi and Ultra Matte Lip in Trap

Greige.

When I first encountered this beauty buzzword, I said “whaaaaa?” Did somebody think of typing “grey” but then think of “beige” halfway?

Turns out, that’s kind of what it is!

Greige is a combination of the words gray and beige, to describe a color that’s basically a mix of the two. The term isn’t only used for beauty and makeup, but for interior design and decoration – a quick Google search with the term “greige” and you’ll find a news article that talks all about the shade as the color that took over Pinterest in mid-2015, but do a bit of more searching and you’ll find XO Beauty Addict’s entry about how the greige lipstick trend rose to popularity near the end of 2014.

Being a late bloomer (haha), I tend to pick up trends that float around on the Internet, but never really get around to trying them for myself until months after, for a variety of reasons. However, I decided to take the plunge at giving greige a chance because of my sudden curiosity for the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie.

..which is why I bought these two Colourpop lipsticks: the Lippie Stix in Tootsi, and the Ultra Matte Lip in Trap!

20151126_125312

20151126_125411

I purchased mine from Ms. Che of Maquillage PH (Facebook | Instagram). I love her online shop because it’s the only one I know that accepts pre-orders without the necessity to deposit a downpayment upon order, with payment only requiring to be sent a week before the package arrives. It takes a little longer to arrive, but it’s worth the wait because you know your orders are legit, and not to mention the prices are really the best I’ve seen so far. Continue reading “Review: Colourpop Lippie Stix in Tootsi and Ultra Matte Lip in Trap”