Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Blow me One Last Kiss: Favorite Lipsticks
Read this article on Beauty Book PH here.
My definition of Summer 2014 would be endless hours of review classes in the morning and even longer hours of studying late at night (if I do not fall asleep due to physical and mental exhaustion, that is!) I am not complaining though, because I know that all of these sacrifices will lead to a better future (AKA getting my professional license!) I am very much aware that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy (or something to that effect) so I temporarily broke up with Saunders, Kozier, and company to go on a quest for my Top 5 favorite (drug store) lip colors!
Biscuit Barrel (BYS) – P240
I have been on the hunt for the perfect nude lipstick, and Biscuit Barrel from BYS is a close winner! Although there could be some improvements in consistency, the color is on point. Add some clear gloss and you have got yourself a shade perfect for everyday!
Fetish Pink (Nichido) – P198
Summer is all about being bold, bright and beautiful! When wearing hot pink, always remember that less is more. Give your bronzer and eye shadows a rest and (just) wear neon lips instead. It took about three coats of Fetish Pink from Nichido to get the shade on my photo above but end result was worth the extra strokes (and tissue dabs, of course!)
True Red (L.A. Girl) – P256.50
Some say you should apply lip liner before the lipstick, some say do it the other way around. Whichever technique you’re more comfortable with though, there is no denying how lip liners make your lips stay colored longer, look fuller and more defined. True Red from L.A. Girl, albeit a bit on the dry side, does the job.
Crimson Joy (BYS) – P200
As much as I love my Nude lipsticks, my heart will always go to the reds. It is probably the shade I use the most, and I am forever on the look out for my next favorite one. Crimson Joy from BYS glides on smoothly keeps lips supple most of the day. It smudges fairly easy though, but who cares! The color is amazing!
Shameless Desinvoltè (Revlon) – P575
I do not have a lot of purple lipsticks because I am very picky when it comes to the shade, but the moment I saw Shameless Desinvoltè from Revlon, I knew I just had to have it. It is the kind of purple that screams villain but not quite. Can I deliver my evil laugh now?
These products are available at all Watsons branches nationwide.
Photos by Chelsea Ajose. Assisted by Tommy Ajose. Graphics from Polyvore.