Day 2: Fashion 21 All Day Matte Lipsticks (Review plus Swatches)

 Day 2 of my local beauty finds is truly unexpected. I have promised myself not to buy any lipstick because I seriously have tons sitting on my makeup stash. Most of them are just swatched. When my office mate (turned good friend) and I went out for lunch, we passed by at Crossings in Timog (tama be?!?). Anyways, there were a few makeup stalls and this new lipsticks from Fashion 21 caught my eye. Their packaging is a serious attempt to copy Mac's lippie tubes but these have a glossy finish. Also, the packaging is not  black but dark gray. After reading  ALL DAY MATTE printed on the boxes, I immediately began swatching every shade I could find on the rack. There were about seven colors available. I was saddened because most colors are the usual pinks and reds. Then, I chanced upon Russet! I immediately thought of Kylie Jenner's lipstick that has been creating a hell lot of buzz. 

When I used Russet, I love it a lot! Seriously, one of the best local lipstick I have ever tried. Most lipsticks from local brands have that satin or glossy finish to them. After trying out the russet and seriously falling in love with. I knew I need to get other shades. When I came to Megamall, I learned that this line has actually 13 shades. I tried to control myself in buying more shades so I ended up getting bronze and sushi. Runners up goes to Mandarin and Burgundy but I think that I have the same colors in my stash so I was quick enough to let them go.
Sushi, Russet and Bronze

These lipsticks are quite a catch for 175 pesos. The pigmentation is great!! Two to three swipes can fully cover my lips without the use of a lip liner.This has a spot on full coverage lipstick. I was particularly thrilled with the shade russet and sushi! The texture is a bit waxy and some may find it hard to apply at first.  The color selection is great. There are nudes, pinks and reds. I just wished that they have more brownish shades just because the 90's vibe is back! These lipsticks vary in texture and even in finish. Compared to other matte lipsticks that I tried, this takes hours because my lips start to dry out. I also find that it settles on the fine lines and it can heavily accentuate the dry and chapped areas of my lips. So, make sure your are well moisturized. The finish is slightly similar to the NYX SOFT Matte lipstick but this is a waxy version. It also does not bleed and I can use them alone without any lip liner. Longevity? Sans eating and drinking, this can last for hours on me. Even half day specially the shade Russet. 

Here are the shade swatches with descriptions:
Russet is a beautiful deep reddish plum shade with hints of brown. It screams Kylie Jenner when I swipe it on my lips. What I love about it is that this is very long lasting and its texture feels very much lighter than the other two shades. 
Sushi is a very pretty shade. It is a pinky coral shade that is very similar with my ultimate fave shade NYX ANTWERP.
Bronze is a nudish just my lips but better shade. This is the kind of nude that will not wash you out.

Overall, I really like this lipstick for its priceand pigmentation. The matte finish is an added plus because it is not drying as I expected it to be. The best one is the shade Russet (oo ako na ang paulit ulit ulit) hihi. Just make sure you apply lipbalm after the applying lipstick to moisturize your lips. 


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  1. They Look great and nice packaging :)

  2. Russet is a nice color, will buy one...haha Ingitera lang ang peg!!!! but kidding aside, would love to try their lippies since I have not tried anything from Fashion 21 because I find them not appealing and looks cheap...

  3. I haven't tried their lipstick pero ung two way cake nila na compact ung una kong nag make up un ung gamit ko super super nice long lasting sya :) the bronze one looks perf! :D Love it!

  4. ang gamit q ung garnet..longlasting at hindi ngddry ung lips ko..lahat ng make up q fashion21 lng..hehe

  5. I also liked (and eventually purchased) Russet! I agree that it gives me that Kylie Jenner peg. LOL. (^-^)

  6. Wow! Naghahanap ako ng reviews ng fashion 21 lipsticks and yung yung exact three shades na nabili ko kanina is yung content ng blogpost na to. Amazing coincidence! And yes, winner nga yung russet!


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