Hiya mate! First of all, for the Nth time, my apologies for neglecting my blog! I know I’ve been quiet here longer than expected. Life just got busier and this busy bee just didn’t have enough time and energy to blog in the past months. So here I am again, vowing to post regularly and revive this almost dying blog of mine.
From now on, I’ll make sure to give you my opinion or post some information about places my family and I go to, restaurants in Canberra or Queanbeyan, do product reviews and post anything I find worthwhile.
For starters, let me do some lippie review. That’s right, you read it correctly! I’m giving my two cents worth on lipsticks. I admit that I am one ultimate lippie fan! You won’t see me out on the streets without wearing a lipstick. I love adding colour to my life and lipstick is one of them. Next to the list is my love for nail lacquers, which is substantiated through this previous post of mine: Prettifying My Nails. I always make sure that I look presentable when I’m out and meeting people. Maybe if you’ll ask me among all the cosmetics, which is the one I can’t live without? I would definitely answer, lipstick.
Aside from the basic fact that putting lipstick makes me feel pretty, it also makes me happy. I guess it goes that when you look good, you’ll feel good. Second, it brightens my face so looking pale is not part of the equation of my daily living, unless I am sick. Lastly, it protects my lips from being dry and flaky. I’ve got lots of lippies in my cosmetic bag but I’m only going to do a review of 4 of my favourites. I’ve got different colours and I use a colour depending on my mood or one that fits or complements my wardrobe.
Here we go:
Mac’s Mineralize Rich in Bold Spring
Approx. selling price: AUD46 or PHP1,840
I love Mac lippies and this one is my favourite with its bright pink colour. I am attracted to pink hues because it matches my skin tone. When I saw this one, I did not let it pass. It’s quite different from the matte lipsticks I got used to from this brand. In my opinion, it’s in between a matte and a moisturising lipstick. It’s got a vibrant colour when you put it on and it stays long. Even after eating or drinking, your lips will still have that pink coverage so you don’t need to do a touch-up often. It glides smoothly and does not dry the lips. It’s got 77-mineral moist complex that nourishes the lips. It’s lightweight and non-sticky so you’ll feel like you’ve got no lipstick on.
Revlon’s Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Whimsical Fantaisiste
Approx. selling price: AUD17.50 or PHP700
This is the latest craze in beauty town! The crayon balm, a mixture of long lasting colour and moisturizing component of a lip balm has ingredients such as shea, mango and coconut butter. This lippie is easy to use. It glides smoothly, it’s creamy but lightweight and gives a perfect finish to your lips. It’s got a peppermint scent. Since it’s a balm, it gives a high shine but powerful colour. Once you put it on, you’ll look like a cover girl for a beauty magazine. Unlike Mac’s Mineralize Rich, this doesn’t stay after eating or drinking so you’ll have to retouch often and use it like a lip balm. By the way, this shade that I have is a combination of pink and purple. There are other shades in this range so grab one that fits your skin tone.
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Couture #050
Approx selling price: AUD25.95 or PHP1,100
This is one of my everyday favourites. The colour gives your lips just a hint of red, not shocking and not too light. It looks like you’ve got a just-kissed lips perfect for everyday wear. This lippie is the most longwearing of all. I put one in the morning and it’ll last me all day even after eating or drinking coffee. When you glide it on your lips, it’s creamy but sets in a matte finish. It has shea butter and aloe so it still has that moisturising component. I’m about to finish this lipstick because I use it often than the others. Perfect for the office or if you just want to walk in the park.
Clinique’s High Impact Rouge Impact in Extreme Pink
Approx selling price: AUD36 or PHP1, 500
This is the most moisturising and longwearing lipstick I’ve ever had. The color is just right for my lips. It’s subtle and almost nude. It has a sunscreen protection so you don’t have to worry about dryness or sun damage. It’s like Mac Mineralize lippie because it’s a mix of matte and moisture in one. I think this is best for ladies who are not used to wearing lipsticks and would like to start wearing one. Why? Because it’s fragrance free, moisturising, non-sticky and adds just a hint of colour to your lips.
There you go. I hope you got something worthwhile from this beauty review. I am not a beauty expert but I can say that I love cosmetics and love putting colour in my life. 🙂