Best of Beauty 2014 - Lip Products (Part 3)

Despite my occasional rash episodes in 2014, lip products never fail to brighten my day. Last 2014, I had the chance to try a lot of variants from tinted balm to liquid lipsticks. weekly but when I am in the mood I can change my lipstick everyday or every other day.  So, please do not be surprised why I have loads of favorites for 2014. Did I really use them all last year? Of course!!! hehe Well, a girl can never have too many lipsticks DIba? :)
 Lip Ice Lip Balm in Apple: This is one of the few lip balms I enjoyed using last 2014. This was my companion during my South Korea trip and I love how it it feels light on the lips. It did moisturize my lips nicely and prevented it from cracking. It has a nice apple scent to it with minimal minty feel. Review on this product is found here:

Maybelline Babylips Dr. Rescue Balm: I am not a fan of the babylips line of Maybelline but there was something in this lipbalm that lured  me  to try it. Well, obviously the Dr. Rescue name was too cute for my taste. Surprisingly, this is one of the few balms that I finished up to the very last drop. It is hydrating but not heavy when worn. Full review is found here:

MAC Ruby Woo: I first saw Shen of Shensaddiction wearing this shade in one of the beauty events that I attended. It looked so pretty on her that from then on, it was on top of my to buy list. First, I rarely wear red lipstick becauseI have thick pouty lips and I just realize how bold shades emphasize my lips even more ( in a bad way). Whenever I wear dark/bold shades, it looked so conspicuous and pansinin that I would end up wiping them off. Hindi kaya ng powers ko but this shade is something I love wearing. The formulation is matte though  it is sometimes a pain to apply (especially on dry lips).  It tends to get patchy so I suggest moisturizing and exfoliating before using this baby. This shade is impeccable. It is a perfect red  that looks good on almost all skin color. Yes, I finally found a red shade that looked classy and sosyal on me. This is is a red shade that I can pull off effortlessly. The color pigmentation is awesome and it lasts for hours. The downside? It can be too drying and by mid day my lips are chapping like crazy.

Pixy Lipsticks in Misaki and Autumn Apricot: One of the newest brand to enter the Philippine Beauty Market is PIXY. I love how the shades of Pixy are all wearable. I have not yet found a shade from their line that I could not wear for everyday use. :) All looked very flattering on Asian Skintones. My favorites are Misaki and Autumn Apricot. Both have satin finish which means they leave a sheen or gloss when applied. These are quite pigmented. I need two to three layers to get my desired shade and coverage but I can use them without lipliners. Autumn Apricot is a warm peachy brown shade that I love pairing with my MAC Melba. Misaki is a bright coral but more on the peachy or orange side that brightens up my face every use.

L'oreal Barely Moka: This is a part of the Collection Star and one of the shades that I really love. The color looks burnt and muddy on the tube. This is something that I would probably hand to my mom at first glance. Do not be taken aback by the brown shade because this shade is so exquisite that I highly recommend this to all my readers.  This is versatile color that goes on a deep burnt Brown  or terracotta. Girl, this look good on almost all skin tone from those with fairer complexion and even on morenas. Why do I know? Because I used it on my clients and they love the color. Full review is found here:

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Soft Sienna: This is a part of Pixi's Holiday Collection and I am veyry impressed with the shade. This is "My Lips But Better Shade for 2014" and it looks so flattering on my medium yellow skintone. Full review is found here:

Ofra Long Lasting liquid Lipstick in Laguna Beach: Matte and Long Lasting are something that I would always look for in lip products. Luckily both of these qualities are found in this Ofra Lipstick. Laguna Beach is a soft peachy pink shade (more on pink) that covers up my dark lip lines brilliantly. It goes on smooth when applied and dries into a matte finish that won't budge until I wipe it off. It is long lasting and I love how I can layer other lipstick shades on it to change the color or use a different shade of lipliner to alter the shade. On its own, I find it too light for my skintone but when mixed with gloss, lipliner or other lipstick, I can create the most beautiful shades ever. Here is a complete review on this product:

Colour Collection Hot Kiss Lipstick in Peaches and Cream and Kisses with Cream: These are affordable and limited edition lipsticks that have the amazing pigmentation. They goes on very creamy and the color pay off is at par with high end ones.  Kisses with Cream is the perfect nude lipstick for me. Check out my full review and swatches here:

Fashion 21 All Day Matte Lipstick in Russet: Russet is a very unique color. It is a color I never thought that I would find in a drugstore. For 175 pesos a pop, the pigmentation of this lipstick awesome and the matte finish is surprisingly good. Despite being matte, it is not too drying and it applies evenly and smoothly on the lips.  The color is a very beautiful deep reddish plum. It is definitely one of the sosyal shades in my kit. Check my full review here:

Here are the swatches of the products mentioned:
 After a few days, I realized that I forgot to include some of my everyday favorites in the photos above. So, I ended doing a separate product shots on these lip products. The following products are my so called everyday lip wear because the colors are effortlessly pretty on their own. These are tinted balms that are long lasting, minty and have good amount of coverage in them.

 Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Fig, Rhubarb and Raisin: Can I just say that pigmentation on these can pass off as a lipstick? These are moisturizing and I love using them for everyday wear. These have skin loving ingredients such as Vitamin E, Sunflower Oil, Beeeswax and Coconut Oil for extra boost of hydrayion. For complete shade description, head on to my review here:
Burt's bees lip products are available online and you can get them at Sephora Ph. Sephora Ph is offering free delivery for 1300 pesos order and above. :)

Revlon Colorburst Balm in Honey: This is a rosey mauve shade that looks surprisingly nice on my warm skintone. Its consistency is comparable to a satin finish lipstick but what happens after using it the whole day is something that I really love-- it leaves a tint on my lips. This is the only lip product that leaves the most natural tint on my lips after hours of use. As in a just bitten effect lang. The tint it leaves on my lips looks so natural that I do not even care if it fades by mid day. Despite retouching, the tint and its pigment intensity remains even. This is my go to moisturizing lip product whenever I want something long lasting and hyrdating.  

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Ingenue: This is a product that look boring on the tube but surprisingly worked so nice on my dark lips. With a good lip liner, I love pairing this with a smokey eyes. You can check out my review here:
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RS322 and RD320: I have to admit that I am not a fan of glosses but these babies from Shiseido are soo irresistible. These have very rich pigmentation and are very moiturizing. This lip lacquer are long wearing and the color pay off is simply amazing. Unlike glosses, these feels light on the lips and I can even layer them on my favorite lipsticks like the one from Pixy.  At times, I use them alone or I just pair it with a good lip liner. The colors are like full on liquid lipstick that leaves my lips a very glossy sheen. 

RD320 / Sunburn: is a beautiful warm orangey/reddish coral that looks perfect in summer
RS322 / Metal Rose: is a gorgeous rose peach with hints of mauve. I honestly have a hard time deciphering the shade. Pwede bang sabihin ko na lang na super ganda niya? haha I imagine wearing this color on my wedding day or at the after party.
Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lip Scrub: Lip exfoliation is a latest discovery for me. Thanks to Tony Moly for letting me try this product, I have lesser episodes of dry cracking lips this December. This product made lipstick application easier and more enjoyable because this leaves my lips soft and supple. Here is my full review of this product:
Wheew!! Ang haba lang ng post na itey!! Hehe That's it! What is your favorite lipstick/lip products last 2014?

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  1. Ilove the shade of pixy misaki and f21 rusette. I am using ellana lip scrub i want to try sana the tony moly kaya ndi fit sa budget. Hehe

  2. ruby woo ang nagiisa kong red lipstick LOL ayoko na ng iba sa ruby woo lang ako gumaganda!

    sis, may masuggest ka bang lip liner na okay? kahit drugstore brand ok lang gusto ko mag practice ng overlining this year e para pouty lips ala kendall

  3. Super nice ung Colour collection na Kisses with cream :) I like nude na kasi aside from PINK sobrang dami ko ng pink shade lipstick. Sa red naman pangarap ko yang Ruby woo kaso out of budget hindi po keri ang mac so wala pa din akong Mac make up and ganda ng pagkared nya talaga. I like your post because it has local products na affordable and very nice din po :)


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