I know 2012’s pantone color is Tangerine Tango and there are some beauty bloggers who have already posted makeup looks inspired by it. Since I’m a lipstick fiend, the very first orange makeup item I’d like to have is a tube of orange lipstick and I don’t have one yet huhu. I’m eyeing Kokuryu Flame and Royal Carrot, and NYX Matte Indie Flick! 😛
For now, I’d like to share with you my bright pink lippies! Swatches and short reviews below! 😀
Note: I edited the photos using Picnik (which is closing in April huhuhu) and I tried my best to make the arm and lip swatches as close to their true colors (shining through… I see your true colors, and that’s why I love you… Nyehehehehe, corny much).
L-R: MAC Pink Nouveau, Sleek Amped, NYX Black Label in Hot Pink, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa
MAC Pink Nouveau
Yey! One of my first two MAC lipsticks ever! I won this from a giveaway held by Kimberly of Fleurluxe. Thanks again Kimberly!
I never learned to “color within the lines”. LOL! Pardon that mess on one corner! 😛
MAC Pink Nouveau is described on the website as bright pink. It’s a pretty blue-based pink with a slight purple undertone reminiscent of the lip color of some Barbie dolls (some have pink lips that are a little deeper in color, some red even, hehe mag-explain ba raw.) I used to play with as a little girl. The color has just the right brightness to it, without being too “papansin”. Not boring but not traffic-stopping either. It has a satin finish that’s pretty opaque. This lipstick is creamy and having a satin finish makes it somewhat drying, so for those with very dry lips, applying lip balm is important. The vanilla scent is love! It has no bad taste to it, yey! It has good staying power and that’s a big plus in my book because as much as I love this lip color, I’m scrimping. Hahahaha! Cheapskate aleeeeeerrrrt! The only con I can think of aotm, is the exorbitantly high price at the MAC counters (yes di ko tanggap ang 300+ pesos difference ng presyo rito vs. sa US).
A lesson I learned the hard way is, when something is limited edition, you must 1.) know about the product the soonest time possible meaning don’t be ignorant haha, 2.) buy one or more of the said product before it runs out and is gone forEVAH!
Such was my case with MAC Candy Yum Yum… I met this lippie online at a time when it has practically disappeared from every MAC counter on the face of the earth, and those who still had it were selling it for the price of my kidney (kidding hahaha, around thrice the original price lang).
One of the dupes for CYY is Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Amped. So I got one. I bought this at Php380 from Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione.
The lighting caused the lipstick’s color to appear lighter, even after editing. It is much more pigmented and fuchsia on me in person. Also it doesn’t look that matte because I applied it after freshly erasing previously swatched lipstick with Etude House Lip & Eye Remover.
Sleek Amped is a vibrant, fluorescent blue-based fuchsia lipstick that’s not for the lippie conservative. It has a matte finish, the lipstick drags just a bit when I apply it without lip balm, therefore moisturizing is necessary. This lipstick can emphasize your lip’s imperfections, so don’t forget to exfoliate and moisturize! In the swatch above my lips had no lip balm underneath but I removed the first lippie I’ve swatched (MAC PN) with Etude House’s Lip & Eye Remover so it was pretty moisturized methinks. This has good staying power (Ms. Liz said it can survive a meal) and leaves a nice stain on the lips. It doesn’t smell nor taste bad. As a plus, this lipstick has Vitamin E! I’m okay with the price, given that it’s from UK pa. I’d like to try wearing this on a night out with my best girl friends soon! 😀
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Hot Pink
Bought this from Digital Traincase at Php325. This NYX line is an upgrade from their round lipsticks. I really like the elegant packaging, with the lace design on the rectangular tube and all that jazz.
Kiss me! K-k-kiss me! (E.T. by Katy Perry mehehehe)… Luscious lips!
NYX Black Label Hot Pink is moisturizing! I love how I don’t need to put on lip balm anymore underneath nor a lip gloss on top when I wear this! My lips feel and look juicy and kissable for real! 😛 The shade is a bright fuchsia with blue undertones. You can achieve a nice pink tint on your lips when dabbed on lightly but it is buildable to a bolder color. It has a grape scent but I’m not bothered by it. It doesn’t have a weird taste. Staying power is around 2-3 hours and a slight stain will remain after it wears off. The quality is great for its price! I think it’s wearable even during the daytime, with just mascara on (after concealing imperfections plus some foundation and powder of course) and I braved wearing this to school once. I had a lot of stares from both sexes that day, pero ano naman, walang basagan ng trip! Hahaha! Eh hot pink rin pala nail polish ko non. Overdone ba? :))
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa
Not a lipstick, not a lip gloss. Bought this from Digital Traincase at Php280. Affordable! ♥
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa (which is the capital city of Ethiopia heehee) is another bright blue-based hot pink lippie. I feel like I’ve said that over and over throughout this post. Hahaha! The lip colors aren’t the same naman di ba? 😛 It’s actually the bestseller! I love it because this brightens up my skin tone. It has some fine glitters that is not noticeable in photos nor in person. The color pay-off is very good and you can wear a layer of it for a subtler color but if you like it brighter and louder (which I think is still wearable), you can definitely build it up. The texture is mousse-like and “fluffy”, and the product glides smoothly on the lips. It goes on creamy when applied but turns matte after a while. This looks best if your lips are exfoliated and well-moisturized. The staying power is quite good (around 3-4 hours on me, with lip licking and all heehee). It has a vanilla scent with a bit of plasticky smell. Some cons are 1.) it dries up my lips when I use it daily and 2.) when it fades, it leaves an obvious line around the lips. It transfers when you kiss someone’s cheek, though only slightly, so I think this is okay if you’re feeling amorous and you want to have some smoochy time with the boyfriend/husband (Vday around the corner! *wink, wink* Me: Lonely, I am Ms. Lonely… I have nobody ohooof my ooooowwwn…). 😛
So there you go, folks! Di ko naman masyado gusto bright pink lips ano? Konting dagdag lang ng guts to wear them more often outside at hindi minomowdel lang sa balur! :))
Hawabawchu, what’s your favorite bright pink lipstick?