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*


Review : MeNow Kiss Proof Soft Lipstick

If you've been a long time reader of my blog, you'll know by now that I love lip products and that I tend to hoard them especially matte lipsticks & liners. I've been seeing so much of the MeNow Kiss Proof Soft Lipsticks on beauty blogs, beauty vlogs and online shops so naturally I just had to join in the bandwagon albeit a little late. 
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What : MeNow Kiss Proof Soft Lipstick
Price : P150 a pop! ( + shipping )
Where : Deann Sarmiento
Why it's so popular? It claims to be a "long lasting lipstick with a cushiony feel. It's matte and highly pigmented for full coverage; creamy nourishing formula won't dry lips; lightweight texture resists cracking and settling into fine lines."
I purchased 7 shades that I thought would go well with my medium light-medium skin tone. I picked out a variety of shades so I could get a feel of the entire line. I think it comes in a total of 19 different shades that range from nudes to pinks to corals to plums and reds...
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Left to Right : 008, 006, 016, 009, 012, 003, 013
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I'm going to keep this review short and simple.
Pros :
Affordably priced at P150/each.
Manufacturing date & expiration date are included so you can keep track.
Dries and sets to a very matte finish.
Transfer proof, smudge proof, water proof too!
It has a decent color payoff - even the nude shades.
Has good longevity until it comes across something oil based - like food.
Cons :
Some shades apply a bit patchy.
Application is a bit of a drag - literally. It  tends to tug at your lips, especially in corners.
It has a tendency to set into the lines of your lips making it appear crackly.
This isn't retractable pencil. You'll have to sharpen it and that wastes product.
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Left to Right : 008, 006, 016, 009, 012, 003, 013


Currently - V8

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Surprise, surprise! She's back! *chuckles*
I've been gone for too long this time. So much has happened. (I feel like I always say this.) 
This time I have a valid reason. I suffered a heartbreak and I left for Singapore. I'll be blogging more about this soon. For now let's get the ball started with another "currently" post.

All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
"Patricia is a witch who can communicate with animals. Laurence is a mad scientist and inventor of the two second time machine."

This blog post.

Listening To:
Awesome cover of Adele's Water Under The Bridge by Against The Current.
Another Adele song! Send My Love (To Your New Lover) covered by Bailey Pelkman

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I've really been into green tea smelling scents and this one by the brand Hype by Concept II is really refreshing with notes of lemon and amber as well. 

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These Matte in Detail liquid lipsticks in the shade Jhen & Rhea. I love these two shades and will be blogging about them (along with several other shades) soon!

About how I should really cancel that second postpaid bill soon.

Tired but happy. I haven't been happy in such a long time. It's actually such a nice feeling.

My new white nails!

More time. So many things to do, so little time.

A haircut.