Saturday, April 2, 2016

Review : Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks

Hello everyone! I'm back with a new review on the Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks!
The ones I have are in the new sleeker packaging (the old one came in silvery tubes) and I'm really excited to share them with you because they're a nice break away from my usual demi matte - matte lipsticks. Let's get started, shall we?
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What : Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks
Where : Prinsesitasarahcosmetics (Instagram)
Price : P110/tube
*sponsored by the lovely owner Miss Sarah
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I usually go for matte formulations because I don't like having to retouch my lipstick throughout the day but sometimes (especially now that it's summer!) matte formulas can get a bit too dry for my liking so these silk finish lipsticks are just the thing to chuck into my purse this summer!
Pros :
* Contains vitamins A & E plus aloe vera. It also has macadamia nut oil for even more hydration. Definitely something good for your lips!
* No taste or smell which is always a good thing for the more sensitive makeup enthusiasts.
* Glides on easily, doesn't tug on your lips and doesn't settle into fine lines.
* Good color pay off which is buildable.
* Comfortable to wear for longer periods.
* The darker shades leave a nice "stain" effect on the lips which I like.
* Affordably priced!
Cons :
* The clear plastic packaging top has to be lined up "just right" to get it completely shut which can be such a hassle if your in a hurry.
* Like most Wet N Wild lipsticks, the upper top half doesn't completely retract into the tube and I've ended up nicking a few of the lipsticks!
Aside from the few cons, there isn't much more to say about these except that I'd suggest them to those on a budget but would still like to try out something new... Now check out the swatches!
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My personal favorites are Retro Pink & Blind Date.
Have you heard of or tried these lipsticks before? What are your thoughts about the Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks? *winks*

Monday, March 14, 2016

Review : Matte in Detail Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid lipsticks have been all the rage since early 2015. I think my first encounter with this type of product is with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams (which I loved!) but they can be a bit pricey. 
Over the months I've seen a ton of brands come out with liquid lipstick type products and I've always been intrigued but the thought of splurging so much on a hyped product is a bit off putting till I stumbled upon this new product called Matte in Detail that retails for about P200-250/tube.
I saw these babies first posted by a friend and fellow blogger Deann Sarmiento but they are also available at the Cosmetix website.
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What : Matte in Detail Liquid Lipsticks
Price : P225/tube
Where : Deann Sarmiento
Left to Right :D10 Rhea, D9 Jhen, D3 Rox, D7 Naima, D4 Sabrina
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The liquid lipstick is housed in a simple small, clear, squared off tube with a small doe-foot applicator that's good enough to spread the product evenly. It can even reach right into the corner of your lips. Let's move on to some more swatches!
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  Left to Right :D10 Rhea, D9 Jhen, D3 Rox, D7 Naima, D4 Sabrina
Rhea - is a mauvey nude that doesn't wash me out. One of my favorites!
Rox - bright periwinkle-purple shade. Out of my comfort zone but still lovely.
Jhen - is a classic peachy nude. Another one of my favorites. It really brightens my complexion.
Naima - bright pink-magenta shade. Has a very nice summer vibe to it.
Sabrina - is a dark plum shade. Best for evening wear.
Check out my "when worn" swatches!
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Affordably priced.
Locally available.
Sweet melon scent - this is one of the rare times I don't mind a product having a scent.
Lovely velvety texture that glides upon application.
True to tube - what you see is what you get.
Variety of shades.
Dries to a true matte finish.
Good lasting power - up to 5 hours on me (but less if I eat!)

Lighter shades applies a bit patchy, like D10 Rhea.
If your lips are a bit on the dry side, it can cling to the fine lines and make your lips appear more wrinkly. Your best bet is to exfoliate!

Okay, to wrap it all up, here's another photo of me wearing one of my favorite shades - D9 Jhen!

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Have any of you tried this product out? What are your thoughts about liquid lipsticks in general? Suggest more products for me to try out! *wink*