My Top 4 Dark/Vampy Lipsticks

Years ago, MAC Rebel was one of the darkest lipstick almost every beauty blogger was raving about. My lemming for that lipstick died down when I got hold of Wet n Wild Sugar Plum Fairy which is known to be a dupe of  Mac Rebel. Review of that lipstick is found here. Fast forward to present time, my taste for vampy dark lips leans towards dark plummy wine shades or those that have ox blood red bases. I figured that this shade is very suitable on almost all types of skin tones (maputi ka man or morena, you can definitely sport such color). Alam kong hindi pa fall or winter season (wala naman tayo nun) pero tag ulan na so, nilabas ko na ang dark lippies ko for gloomy days!! I have accumulated quite a lot of dark vampy lippies across all types of finishes and I have rounded them up to four of my absolute favorites. I
Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk in RD 302

First is this lipstick from Etude House. This is a breath of fresh air from the peaches and pinks at the Etude House Lipstick counter. When I first saw this shade, I could not actually believe that Etude House has such a very dark shade. The color is almost red black on the tube but the magic begins when you swatch this product. This has a dark ox blood shade with warm deep brown tint. It gives off a gloss when applied and most often than not, I do not like glossy lipsticks but this one is truly an exception. The sheen is just enough to make this shade very wearable even for day time wear. The shade can be worn as a glossy tint on the lips. With a light hand and tapping motion, I can use this as a tint and by building it up with layers, it looks so sexy and vampy when worn.

Pink Sugar Creamy Matte Lipstick in Sangria

One of my favourite lipstick formulas is found in a Pink Sugar Creamy matte Lipstick. The color Sangria is one of the most unique shades I have seen. Sangria is a frosted deep wine red that has a slight silver and gold iridescence. At first, I was sceptical with the forsted finish. Most frosted lipsticks I have encountered have either made me look like a zombie or anemic. Kaloka. This shade is different. The frost of iridescence actually made the deep shade very unique and wearble. It gives off that metallic vibe that is surprisingly wearable!!! 
Loreal Color Rich Matte Red in Pure Garnet

I could vividly remember my friend raving about this the Loreal Matte Red in our viber group. She has been loving pure garnet (if I am not mistaken) and I was not sold. I was never a fan of red lipstick to begin except MAC Ruby Woo. At the back of my head, what is the fuzz with the Loreal Matte reds especially pure garnet (which back then was always oos as she mentioned). Kaloka. For me, it was just another red lipstick which I do not need!! At the L’oreal Swatch and Shoot event, they gave us this shade as part of the loot bag. I gave this shade a try and I thought that if I will not like it I can give it away to my friends who is very much willing to adopt a swatched lipstick. Hehe Upon trying, I instantly noticed the matte rich velvety texture!! I immediately fell in love!! When I finished applying two layers on the lips, I said “ALAM NA!!” The color pay off is beyond awesome. The shade pure garnet is a special mix of plum, burgundy and ox blood red making it look so classy and rich when worn. I do not mind wearing this lipstick while doing my grocery. This is definitely an eye turner and in my opinion look ten times more flattering that the MAC Rebel on yellow skin tone (or feeling ko lang yun!!).

Sleek Matte Me Up in Vino Tinto

One of the newest matte me up shade of Sleek which I got a few weeks back. The Sleek Matte ME Lip Cream has one of the most lightweight consistency of liquid lipstick I have tried. It also has that most comfortable matte velvety feel to it. The shade is a deep plum shade with tons of violet tones. The matte formulation is not a deterrent for a matte and even application and the brush can even apply the product to inner corner of the lips. I love how this looks smooth when applied and does not highlight the dry cracks and lines of my lips. 

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  1. I have Vino tino and I prefer it over my MAC Rebel because I look way more sophisticated and grown up with Vino than Rebel which makes me look a punk.

  2. ganad ng mga kulay ung sa bampy lipsticks !...

  3. Waaaah! Iba sa feeling yung meron din akong L'OREAL GARNET! Off all the shade, eto din favorite ko! And of all the brands, L'Oreal ang pinakagusto ko. Hay, dapat binabayaran nko ng L'oreal! Avid fan here!

  4. Im not into dark shades tho i have one the menow kissproof 06. Di q pa natry depende rin cguro sa ootd at mood ko. Or baka sa halloween party namen. Hehehe..


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