These Lips Don’t Lie (National Lipstick Day)

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Happy National Lipstick Day, loves! ❤ Lipstick sales and discounts are happening left and right today, and yet I’m here in front of my laptop trying to resist buying another tube of lippie. 😛 Instead, to celebrate this fun day for beauty geeks like me, I’ll share with you my favorite lippies in my stash. 🙂

If you follow me on my Instagram especially on IG stories, I have this habit of taking a quick snap of my makeup look for the day (aka #FOTD). I’ll share with you my archive #FOTDs, the lipstick that I wore, and a quick review on them. So, here we go!

I lose count but I think I currently have 20+ lip products in my stash. For a quick FAQ, here are lipstick-related questions that I recently answered in r/beautytalkph from their Lipstick Megathread:

What format do you prefer? I’ve been a fan of bullet lipsticks since the dawn of time (lol!) But ever since liquid lipsticks come into trend, I started liking them too. Palettes were never my thing since I find it a hassle to use a lip brush and I feel that its not handy especially I have a long schedule at work.

What finish makes your day? I’m ultimately a fan of matte finish lippies. I find gloss and shimmer too tacky on my lips. Although matte lippies tend to dry my lips, what I do is I put on lip primer or clear lip balm prior using a matte lippie. Lately I’m beginning to appreciate gloss and shimmer finish, for a change. Hehe. 🙂

Favorite lip color? Is your lipstick case exploding colors? My lip collection ranges from bright to deep reds, plums and pinks, corals, and nude colors. Years ago I was really into reds. My favorite reds are MAC Dubonnet, MAC Russian Red, MAC Ronnie Red, and Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in Shade 107. But now, I find myself liking coral shades and pinks. And browns too! My favorite MLBB shades are: NYX SMLC in Cannes, NYX Liquid Suede Cream in Soft-Spoken, Maybelline Touch of Spice, Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek tint in Honey Bunny, Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me in Slaying It and Honeymoon Glow (Matte), and Wet n Wild in Sand Storm.

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And now we go to some of my favorite #FOTDs and lippies that I’ve used!

Perfect for ID Photos and Interviews: Pink Sugar Sugar Tint in Queen Bee



I love the Queen Bee shade from Pink Sugar Sugar Tint because its a perfect MLBB shade for me: not too pale to look washed out on my face, nor too loud as a shade of brick red in color. There was a time I used Queen Bee as my lippie of choice for the whole week because I really love how it looks on my whole makeup look. I also used this shade when I had to take an ID photo for my passport renewal. This is a perfect shade as well for job interviews. 🙂

Perfect Pop of Bright and Neon Pink: Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick in Up to Date



Wearing lipsticks are the best way to express your mood. On certain days like rainy days or when I feel like I want a pop of bright and neon color on my makeup look, I love using this fun pink shade from Maybelline Powder Mattes in Up to Date. This shade reminds of me MAC Candy Yum-Yum, only a less bright version of it. Nonetheless, this lippie from Maybelline brightens my entire makeup look and there’s no need for me to effort my eye and cheek color since this lippie is totally a fun statement itself. 🙂

Perfect Classic Red Shade: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen



When I bought this NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream shade in Copenhagen, I was surprised to find out it was a classic shade of red on my lips instead of a deep red in color. Anyway, I love that this is a substitute favorite to my other MAC bullet reds. As a liquid matte lippie, this is my favorite because its not too drying and it easily sets on my lips. This has been my go-to lippie lately especially when I want a classic red lip shade.

Perfect Ombre Lip Combination: Tony Moly Sheer Matte Lip Pencil in 01 Help Me Coral and The Face Shop Watery Tint in 04 Red Up




Combining lip products are perfect to achieve an ombre lip look. My favorite pair is the Tony Moly Sheer Matte Lip Pencil and The Face Shop Watery Tint. Coral and red shades are perfect to mix and create a gradient/ombre lip shade. It makes my entire makeup look refreshing, also simple yet elegant. ❤

Perfect Nude Look: NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft-Spoken



The first time I tried NYX Liquid Suede Cream in Soft-Spoken was when my high school friends and I had a makeup-slash-sleepover-party a few months back. I borrowed my friend’s lippie of this shade and I instantly fell in love with it. Have you ever had an experience that you were looking for your perfect MLBB/nude shade and when you found it you can’t let go of it? This is exactly the lippie I was talking about. It took me months to decide to get a stash of this shade and I finally I gave in to temptation. Ha! No regrets because I really love this nude shade. ❤

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Lipsticks are my ultimate favorite makeup weapon because it expresses my mood and it helps me show a creative side of  myself. ❤ I truly believe that every girl deserves the right to have a tube of lipstick. 😛 Seriously! As what they say, “give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world!” May each girl reads this blog post inspire to wear an awesome lippie today. Until then! xoxo ❤

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Vanya R.

I love everything that amuses me and I hate anything that annoys me.

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