“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow
I’ve always loved wearing different colors of lipstick based on every events of my life. When I feel blue, I wear a very light shade because I don’t feel my day but when I get very positive, I put on a brighter color like a happy tone of red. Just a disclaimer, I just started my collection last year because I always borrow from my mom but I realized that I’m a grown up and I need to have a collection of my own. (
ADULTING! much wow)
Above all cosmetics, lip products are my absolute fave. I feel incomplete without it because we should always be ready for combat. We will never know when something hits our lips and if we are wearing lipstick when that moment comes, surely, we will leave a mark. *wink wink* Although on my part, I think it’s hard to have a collection while studying in college because of the limited allowance I have and expenses are crazy; which is why I began my collection with drugstore make-up.
These are my most used ones for 2016:
6 shades of different shenanigans.
As you can see, the packaging of all my Maxfactor lipsticks are tarnishing because I always bring them with me since they are my favorite picks. My mom is a fan of Maxfactor and when I was still a kid, she is my personal make-up artist that always uses MF.
I use the Bewitching Coral (₱ 595, Beauty Bar) and Maroon Dust (₱ 595, Beauty Bar) for everyday look because their color is really light and casual. When you want to perk your face up on a gloomy day, I totally recommend Bewitching Coral while the Maroon Dust’s shade is like nude that is why you can totally wear it when you want to be simple and laid-back.
The Pomegranate shade (₱ 595, Beauty Bar) is good when you are trying to dress up for a date and it’s really good in photos. I also use this for my everyday school look just because… I can.
When it comes to classics, of course, red is a rocker. I use the Revlon Volcanic Red for special occasions especially black and white themed parties. You’ll never go wrong with red lips, I promise.
I also tried buying Maybelline products however, the Color Show Collection didn’t satisfy me. I’m using the shade Pink Punch. It is wearable and very casual but it easily fades out that’s why you must carry the lipstick with you for reapplication. Although, I cannot complain since I bought it for only 149 pesos. (SM Department Store)
The last of the list is a diversion that I bought before 2016 ended and one of my personal faves that changed my perception about Maybelline.
Burgundy Blush. You will look like a vampire (kidding) and I think the shade is for cold season feels. If I’m not mistaken, this shade is from their brown matte lipstick collection. IT IS SO PIGMENTED and only ₱ 299 but I bought mine on sale for ₱ 200. I am not a matte fan since it kinda dries out your lips and we don’t want a chapped lips don’t we? My tip when using matte lipsticks is before applying, put on lip balm and after taking it off, apply lip balm again.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, moisturize thy lips and moisturize over and over!
I’m claiming and I know that my collection will grow in the next years to come especially when I land a good-paying job. Hoping for the best!
Let’s welcome 2017 with colors.