I must confess, I am turning into some kind of a lipstick addict. Blogging indeed does things to a person. lol :D
If rewarding myself a lipstick every payday is not an addiction, then I don't know what is.
I would like to think that these purchases are part of my so-called "perfect-lippie shade" project. That's what I always tell the hubby and despite some eye-rolling I get from him, it seems to be working. he he ^^
You see, I'm looking for the perfect raspberry shade. For me, it should be something that is blue-based, pink lippie with the right amount of redness in it. That should be, not too red, not too pink, just something in between. Confusing right? Yeah, it confuses me too. lol :D Just to give you an idea, fuchsia must be the closest color description.
Funny thing about lipsticks is that they, most of the time, react to your body's chemistry aka change color like a mood ring. :D Now, i don't rely on hand/arm swatches as I am acidic which means a perfectly normal lippie color could transform into a clownish, funny shade a couple of minutes after application. As I am still looking for the right shade that will fit me to a T (I would like to have my own signature lippie color), I'm sticking to drugstore brands for now.
Now, unto my PLS project (again, that's Perfect Lippie Shade project)..
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paulo
as this is my first time to do a lippie review, please forgive my amateurish photos and review. I'll try to improve this in the coming days ^^ I bought this from a tiny, hidden stall up 2nd floor at Alabang Town Center for 300Php.Online, it sells for 270-320Php but I don't really mind since I could swatch first before buying anything.
This is not my first purchase from that stall. Prior to this, I bought NYX Matte in Merlot which is a lovely, lovely red shade. unfortunately, the hubby doesn't dig, so off I went to look for a muted shade. After an hour of swatching, I chose NYX matte lip cream in San Paulo.
Okay, I really like this shade on me and the hubby approves so I can safely wear it whenever we go out. It's a lovely, wearable warm pink shade but nothing really shocking (see below). Liquid when applied but dries off to a matte finish. Once set, it stays for hours which is good since I usually forget to reapply. lol :D I think I got 5 hours straight without it fading on me, drinks and little bites included. However, I didn't risk it on a burgerfest - that's just too risky for me. lol :D Coverage is good, as you can see, my lips are pigmented so coverage is very important to me. It also brightens the face instantly :)
The only downside is, well, this can be drying on lips. To combat this problem, I use a non-petroleum lip balm so it won't affect the staying power of this lip cream prior to application then wait for a couple of minutes to let my lips absorb the lip balm first. Sans lip balm, you are most likely to end up with chapped lips.
|bare lips vs one swipe of San Paulo. Me without makeup -.-|
Still, this is not the shade I'm aiming for so..
PS There is nothing purpley about this shade, shade above must be because of poor lighting. San Paulo is coral-pink in shade as sometimes it looks more coral to me. lol :D I'll try to update this post with a proper picture soon :)
Okay here it is..
Okay here it is..
There, closer to real-life shade.
Note to self: never take lippie photo in front of the computer. lol :D