Tuesday, July 31, 2012
LOD: Homegrown Lipsticks I love
But enough about that, because today, I'm trying to makeup by posting three (3) lipsticks for my LOD series. I happened to stumble upon these in my stash and I began to wear them again. Apparently, my love for local cosmetics is still so alive and kicking, despite having tried other imported brands. I don't know if it's the cheap thrill of finding a gem among the affordable brands, or maybe it's just pure love for all things makeup.
I aim to make this entry quick and short, so let's go through them each as briefly as I can:
(1) Human Nature's Tinted Lipbalm in Pink Orchid -
Sorry for not being able to show a swatch as I only have one photo for this post. Anyway, I am currently using this as my go-to lipbalm. It makes the lips soft and smooth, making them perfect canvasses for a richer lip color. However, when worn alone, it lends a subtle shine and pink hue on the lips. I like that I can use this alone, while sporting a strong eye makeup.
(2) Ever Bilena's Matte Lipstick in Pink Flame -
I've mentioned about this before here in my blog. And I still note that it's still drying on the lips. But I cannot pass up the color - it's a muted pink with brown undertones. It would be a perfect everyday lip color, if not for the very drying effect. So I always wear this with a lip balm, or else I'll end up with chapped lips at the end of the day.
(3) Fashion 21 Aqualicious Lipstick in Little Mermaid
This is a nice milky pink with warm undertones. It could appear a bit bright, but can be toned down upon blotting. I like that it's moisturizing, even if it leaves a stain on the lips. It leaves the lips shiny and glossy, too.
Well, that's it for now. I will try to show some swatches, soon. Right now, this is the only photo I have.
Enjoy the rest of the week, and keep safe from the nasty storm!