The Perfect Bold Lipstick for the Holidays: Miners Matte Effect Lipstick in Vixen (Review, Swatches and Photos)

 Matte Effect in Vixen is a completely matte berry shade. Taking inspiration from Kelly Osbourne and Rhianna this deep berry lipstick is a great shade for uber confident black and white women alike - perfect for creating a super sexy and bold statement smile.
Size: 4g

Tis the season for luscious dark lips!! All throughout the year, I can wear hot pink or orange but I veer away from wearing dark colors. But since it is Christmas, I think I can get away wearing reds or vampy hues even during daytime. It is like stepping out of my comfort zone. I am not used to wearing dark colors and even reds. Firstly, I feel conscious wearing such bold colors and I always feel that these colors make my teeth look more yellow. I heard about this lipstick from Gem of Rarevanity. She was raving about it when Jes, Char and I had lunch together. I got very interested in trying it. The fact that it is matte made me want it even more.Ms. Dee of Skyeavenue told me that this is the bestseller from Miners Lipsticks. 

The packaging of the lipstick reminded me of Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick/NYX round lipstick. The plastic cap is not that sturdy and it does not close tightly. This retails for 300 pesos and I bought mine from SkyeAvenue.
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 Vixen is a very rich deep reddish cranberry shade
Have you heard Dulcecandy or EleventhGorgeous mentioned the shade OXBLOOD in their fall videos? Oxblood is the "it" color for fall 2012. The shade kinda reminds me of the Oxblood shades minus the strong brown and chocolate undertones (only a hint of brown, not too much). The shade is overtly vampy yet very sophisticated when worn. You have to brush your teeth really well when wearing this color because it can make your teeth appear a bit yellow. The lipstick also tends to bleed so make sure you line your lips before swiping this lippie. Although Miners say that this is a matte lipstick, it gives off that slight sheen for a moisturized effect. In terms of consistency, this is way better than my Wet N Wild Sugraplum Fairy. This is very creamy and just one wipe you get the awesome pigmentation (take note of the adjective -AWESOME!!). I assure if you will have the chance to try this on your lips, you'll fall in love with the texture. It is not heavy on the lips too. This can be a bit drying but not as drying as my Wet n Wild lipstick. It has no weird scent. Due to it's bold color, rest assured that after eating or drinking your lips will not look all washed out. The color can last for 6-8 hours  because it leaves a tint on your lips.
 Notice the sheen it gives? I prefer to blot the shine with tissue paper to create a matte effect. Also, I find it more wearable without the sheen.
I was actually worried when I got this lipstick because it looks almost identical with my Wet n Wild Sugraplum Fairy. If you look closely, they are not identical. The difference lies in their base color. The Miners Matte lipstick is a deep berry shade with a reddish hue while the Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy is a bold plum color with a pinkish hue or dark fuschia. So, Miners Vixen is reddish berry while the Wet n Wild SugarPlum Fairy is plum shade with pinkish hue. Unlike the Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy that has a buildable color. The intensity of this lipstick is not easy to control because of its strong pigmentation. I need  to pat the color on my lips with the use of my index finger if I only want a wash of color on my lips. 

What I love about this:
The pigmentation of this lipstick is very nice.
The texture is very creamy and glides easily on my lips.
The color is long lasting.
Not too drying compared to my Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy.
Affordable for only 300 pesos
No weird scent

What I do not like about this:
Available online. You need to pay shipping fee if you want this baby. 
The plastic cap is not that sturdy.

I plan to wear this lipstick on Christmas! How about you, what is your Holiday Lip Color?


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  1. great review! I want to try that kind of shades *-*

  2. I've been hearing a lot about Vixen lately so thanks for the swatch! Now I'm tempted to buy it and wear it on Christmas as well! Plus, I don't own a shade similar to this yet so super thanks for sharing! :)


  3. ohhh what a pretty shade! looks great on your lips too

  4. I have this too! Used it in some fotds, but never reviewed it hahaha, lazy me! Ako naman I like cranberry red or brownish red for the holidays! :3

  5. waaahhh the color looks vavavavoom! :)

  6. I can't wait to see you wear it girl! Miss you!



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  7. This is a very dark color! Hihi. I love to check them out but multiply is no longer available :(


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