My Lip Product Collection

Hey guys! I know I’ve been neglecting this blog again hehe. To make it up to you, I posted…
…my collection of lip products! 😀 (Oh, we are so surprised, Janine.) LOL
I swatched them on my arm, all 28 lipsticks (4 of them are my mom’s), 6 lip glosses, 10 lip balms and other lip products. No I didn’t make lip swatches yet. I don’t want my lips to suffer from putting on and rubbing off lip color. I’ve done reviews on some of them, so you can check them out by clicking the links. I tried to group them according to color family, but there were still some that went astray. 😛
Hope I can help you find your next lippie! 😛

  1. Beauty UK 12 Chelsea – concealer nude
  2. Etude House Wannabe Color Lips #3 So Chic Beige – peachy nude
  3. Fanny Serrano Moisturific Lipstick Poppy Pepper (mom’s) – coral
  4. NYX Round Lipstick Tea (LSS603, mom’s) – brown nude
  5. Maybelline Watershine Pure B22 (mom’s) – light brown nude
  6. Sophie Martin J’Adore Lipstick Mango Peach (SLPC02 mom’s) – peachy nude
  7. Nichido Juicy Lips Apple Ciderpinkish brown
  8. MAC Matte Lipstick Russian Red – vampy blue red
  9. NYX Round Lipstick Eros (LSS536) – warm bright red
  10. Sophie Martin J’Adore Lipstick Fantastic Red (SLRD02) – wearable blood red
  11. NYX Round Lipstick Mute (LSS600) – frosty pale beige
    12. Sophie Martin J’Adore Lipstick Velvet Nude (SLPN01)- peach brown nude
    13. Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Rouge 5 purple pink
    14. MAC Satin Lipstick Pink Nouveau – blue-based pink with purple undertones
    16. NYX Round Lipstick Paris (LSS620) – pink with blue undertones
    18. Lotree Glam Silhouette Rouge – bubblegum pink
    19. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Addis Ababa (SMLC07) – blue-based hot pink
    20. NYX Black Label Lipstick Hot Pink (BLL101) – bright fuchsia w/ blue tones
    21. Sleek True Colour Lipstick Amped (781) – fluorescent blue-based fuchsia
    22. NYX Matte Lipstick Shocking Pink (MLS02) – bright pink w/ purple undertones
    23. NYX Round Lipstick Tea Rose (LSS628) – natural rosy pink
    24. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Milan (SMLC11) – medium rosy pink
    25. Nichido Juicy Lips Pink Champagne pink red coral mix
    26. Beauty UK 10 Passion – pink red
    28. Maybelline Color Sensational Angel Rose (CP41) – pinky peach/coral
  1. Fashion 21 Fruit Gloss in Grape – clear
  2. Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Gloss Neo PK143 – very sheer pink that goes on clear
  3. Majolica Majorca Rouge Majex PK313 – peachy pink that goes on sheer
  4. Mary Kay Lip Gloss in Carribean Coral – shimmery coral pink
  5. Peacekeeper Cause-Metics Eco-Sheer Lip Gloss in Stillness – peachy beige with gold shimmer
  6. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige (LG129) – medium pink
  1. Mentholatum Medicated Lip Stick
  2. Nivea Fruity Shine Cherry
  3. Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm in tube
  4. Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm in stick
  5. Maybelline Baby lips in Relieving Menthol
  6. Cherry Culture Lip Balm Bubble Gum
  7. Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color in Strawberry + small SPF 15 stick (7b)
  8. Maybelline Lip Smooth Color Bloom in Peach
  9. CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Cabernet
One Naturales Shea Butter Lip Balm in Berry delicious
Other Lip Products:
Avon Simply Pretty Lip Defining Pencil in Nude
Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner in #4
Tony Moly Tony Tint in Cherry Pink
Yeah, as you can derive from this post, I am a lipstick lovin’ kinda girl.
Which ones do you like best? 😀

Lippie Lovin’: Bright Pink Lips

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).
Sleek Amped
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?

Lippie Lovin’: NYX Lippies Mini Haul + Review

I have always been curious about NYX lip products and I’ve been stalking several blogs, marveling at the awesome shades. Through blog hopping, I was “educated” on how different a particular shade looks like on each person, taking into consideration the pigmentation of her lips and whether the lip color will suit her skin tone. Wow, sounds a bit complicated. In time, I know I’ll be a pro at it. Just one look from the tube, or a swatch on the skin, and I’ll know if it would suit me. 😛
I was able to visit Digital Traincase’s booth on the last day of the Summer Solstice Bazaar, and Ate Sol and a pretty woman whose name I wasn’t able to get were very accommodating. Originally, the said woman was suggesting that I try the Mood Lip Gloss. I liked it a lot and I’d probably buy it some other time, but I was raring to get some colorful lippies.☺ They helped me pick out the right shade of pink for me. I found out that Strawberry Milk looked horrible on me, though I think topping it with lip gloss would make it wearable. So, I ended up getting the Round Lipstick in Paris, plus a Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige, and a Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan.
NYX Paris is a bright pink lipstick with blue undertones. On me it looks like a purplish pink. It is also touted as a Barbie pink. I think this can be worn either in the day or at night, depending on the eye makeup. Not that I know much about makeup haha! ☺
  • Cheapo! P160 a tube for this round lipstick ☺
  • Creamy!
  • Glides on the lips like a dream
  • Very pigmented and opaque
  • Has a perfume-like scent but it doesn’t bother me
  • Packaging is classy
  • Not long lasting, reapplication is necessary after drinking or eating
Rating: 9/10
Do I recommend it? Yes, if you like Barbie pinks like I do. ☺
Will I repurchase? Yes, it will be a kikay kit staple, but I’d like to try the other colors first. ☺
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Beige is not beige. It is medium pink. It looks good on my lips here, so yay! ☺ It has no shimmer and has only a slight stickiness to it. True to its name, my lips look shiny and kissable.
  • Affordable at P260
  • Glides on easily
  • Nice pigmentation for this shade
  • Non-drying
  • Has a scent that reminds me of childhood. It smells like Big Boy bubble gum.
  • Has a doe foot applicator
  • Packaging is nice
  • None. 😛
Rating: 10/10
Do I recommend it? Heck yes. ☺
Will I repurchase? Yes. It’s my HG lipgloss now. The last time I liked a gloss was when I had that long discontinued HerBench pink lipgloss. ☺
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan is sort of a miracle product for me. It’s not a lipstick, it’s not a lipgloss. It feels like whipped cream and it turns into a matte color once applied on the lips. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow. Milan is a medium rosy pink color.
  • Price is at P350, which is like, the price of drugstore lipsticks
  • Great pigmentation!
  • I so love how it looks on my lips after a minute or two. It makes you wonder if it’s your natural lip color. Haha!
  • Non-drying
  • Doesn’t settle into fine lines
  • Has a vanilla scent. I like it.
  • Has a doe foot applicator
  • Nice packaging
  • Sometimes when the color finally fades, it settles into the inner lines of the lip.
Rating: 10/10
Do I recommend it? Yes! ☺
Will I repurchase? Yes! I want to have Addis Ababa too! ☺
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