Maybelline Velvet Matte MAT12 Tube

Maybelline Velvet Matte MAT12: Almost My Favorite Nude Lipstick

Right now, I don’t have a nude lipstick that I consider a favorite. It used to be NARS Audacious Barbara, but NARS Audacious and I had a falling out. I should probably make a separate post on that. In terms of color, my most liked nude right now is Maybelline Velvet Matte Lipstick in Mat 12. I think it’s almost the same color as Inglot 428, but MAT 12 looks lighter because it’s semi-sheer and my lips are pale. MAT 12 is a sliiightly coral peach nude. I found the Maybelline Velvet Matte line slightly disappointing because I prefer my liquid…

Lip Swatch - Inglot 428

Inglot 428: My Favorite Matte Lipstick At The Moment

My search for a medium muted soft-peach lipstick began when I bought MAC Runway Hit and found it too pale for my skin tone. Let me digress real quick: Runway Hit is horrible. If not for MAKE Cosmetics lip primer and Sonia Kashuk’s Velvet Matte Pencil, it would take me the whole day to get Runway Hit to apply evenly. Going back, I had already given up on the search for my perfect peach when I saw on instagram that Inglot released new matte shades. When Inglot releases new matte lipsticks, I always check them out. The brand comes out…

My 2015 Winter Color

Day 6: Winter Color 20-Day Lipstick Challenge I always say I don’t care much for seasons and I would wear whatever lipstick I want to wear, whenever I feel like it. However, I haven’t experienced winter, so I don’t know if winter season really invokes feelings of wanting to wear red, plum, or berry. Philippines only has summer and monsoon, and I’ve never been to anywhere where temperatures go lower than 22 degrees Celsius. So for this post, I picked out the color I wore for most of last year’s holiday season — nude. I was probably wearing a lot of nude lipsticks because I was into eye makeup during the last…

My Favorite Purple Lipstick

Day 5: Favorite Purple Lipstick 20-Day Lipstick Challenge I can’t believe I made it to Day 5 of the 20-Day Lipstick Challenge. In my 5+ years of blogging, I don’t remember ever publishing a post for 5 consecutive days. If you’ve been around for a while now, you probably already know what my favorite purple lipstick is. Yep, the straight up purple, MAC Heroine. I’ve written about this several times in the past. Here are 2 posts to check out: A Relatively Wearable Purple Purple and Mauve Lipstick Collection Review and Swatches If this type of purple is not your…

Charlotte Tilbury Bond Girl

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl | Review and Swatches

As soon as I heard that Charlotte Tilbury was coming out with matte lipsticks, I wrote it down my wants list even when I didn’t know which shades would be in the collection. Initially, I wanted to get Glastonberry. But I already own enough plum-berry lipsticks so I bought Bond Girl instead — which, to be honest, I kind of regret. Bond Girl has one of the more unique matte lipstick formulas I tried. There doesn’t seem to be any other matte lipstick line quite like it. Most people describe it as creamy but I’m not sure if that’s the…

NARS Audacious Barbara Swatch

Nude Lipstick Swatches feat NARS and MAC

I didn’t realize that I had more nude lipsticks than any of my lipsticks in other color groups.  All of my nude lipsticks are very recent acquisitions.  I recently got interested in them the same time I got interested in wearing non-neutral eye shadows.  I found it difficult to experiment with eye colors when all of my lipsticks are either bright or really dark.  Shout out to Romzs because her FOTDs partly got me into this (here she is wearing NARS Raquel). For purposes of this post, ‘nude lipstick’ means pale/pale-ish lipsticks that I can’t wear with a bare face.  Also, same as the recent…