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Product Dedication Week: The Bobbie Matte Lipstick Discovery

I guess nothing beats that gratifying feeling of having to spot a gem.. a gem in the sea of makeup brands. *big grin* That thing when you get so confused in the center of the aisle trying to figure out what to buy or be that adventurous and find that special one. Am I making sense?

Anyways this is one of those makeup hunt escapades story of mine. Actually it’s one of my leisure thingy that I love doing whenever I have my trip to the mall. At least make it worth the while since I seldom do the visit. I really want to give focus on our local makeup brands and make it known that these were often victims of mistaken identity. What made me say so is that most times, people judge the quality according to the brands popularity or some tends to shy away if it’s on a cheap price thinking it won’t do good. It’s saddening that one’s fault would be passed to all as there are those who strive to earn their names but are not given due credit because of this mindset. And what made me push myself to strive more to attain that goal is the big number of response/reads that I got whenever I do a local brand lipstick review. This time we need to give the underrated the limelight.

I believe early of 2014 ( please correct me if I’m wrong) that Bobbie Cosmetics  which is more known to us as the leading nail polish brand has expanded their line and also ventured in the world of makeups. Exciting really, happy to find that the local makeup family here is growing. Slowly I’ve seen makeup vloggers feature these products. How they speak well about it made me include Bobbie in my itenerary for my next mall visit. For the obvious reason the first product that my hand picked is their Matte Lipstick. This claims to be “Lead Free” . 

There are only limited colors available in their Watsons kiosk so I chose a safe, for everyday, your kind of MLBB color. My heart lead me to Sugar Babykiss.  

This lipstick retails for only Php 89.00 for I think 4gms. Not bad right? I see that their packaging is really cute with metallic pink as it’s color banner. This lipstick is in a transparent tube, very convenient in determining the lipstick shade. I just worry at how flimsy the cap though for it looks prone to breakage. Aside from the brand name, manufacturing date and batch number are the only vital things printed but no ingredients. It could be helpful in validating their “Lead-Free” claim though. While the shade’s name is written on the bottom part. Other than that, my initial assessment seems OK.

Moving on to the formulation. It’s pretty pleasant for a matte finish having a creamy texture. I find this a good point for people who wishes to wear matte with comfort. No tugging on application, glides smoothly . But with minimal transfer which I personally don’t mind. Scent is bearable that resembles more of a candy. For its longevity, if no further activity it lasted at least 2hours. Not really long because it also tends to wear off as you speak or  have long conversation. But I love that it’s very pigmented. And oh, I also noticed that this color could also pass for a MAC Please Me dupe. Really compatible for the Filipino Morena color. And upon three days of consecutive using, it didn’t dry my lips.

I know it’s kind of too good to be true but with all honesty I’m also surprised. Some might have a qualm of how not long staying this is but most I think would agree and give a thumbs up on how it’s comfortable to wear and that above all, nondrying. And don’t forget,  it’s Lead-free! Really too much for Php 89.00.

This I tell you what makes a makeup hunting  escapade fun and fulfilling. For me,  it’s much contenting to be able to discover new finds but at the same time budget friendly. Though it could be a hit and miss but once you hit, it’s like winning a jackpot.

Thank you for being with me on this makeup discovery. Stay tune for more haunting series.

 

 

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Code RED

I know most of you are preparing for the V-Day since it’s just a matter of days. Most have come up with valentine inspired makeups, outfits and the likes. Some might even suggest a good place to spend an evening whether to dine or simply cherish this wonderful time. For me, it’s a great way of posting my top three red lipstick with still valentines in mind. Even thinking of it as I write makes me giggle in the inside, I feel that it’s pretty lame of an idea but hey, I’m still going to push it anyway.

First, let me just share you what my curiosity for red lead me to. Aside from the fact that it’s my favorite shade of lipstick for obvious reason, I wonder what mainly attracts men to woman wearing red. Most for this time of the year, Valentines. My initial thought was because it’s correlated to hearts so they pretty much follow it as a rule. For a girl spending this day with a date, somewhere in her ensemble there just got to be red. Forgive me but I still haven’t experience that impact when you wear red on a date. Is it really effective? Okay, no going on details why I don’t. All I know is the second looks that I got when I wear my red lipsticks. Is it similar to that? Anyways, from what I read, men are primitive in nature. The same signals a “chimpanzee reddened conspicously when nearing ovulation, sending a clear sexual signal to attract male” (Psychological Study Reveals that Red Enhances Men Attraction to Women) Being synonymous to primates, men demonstrates the same response to red. Oh, Okay. With now fully educated why we are chased when in red, let us now go to the main reason of what I’m being chased for .*wink*

There is really a big difficulty of chosing my top three picks because honestly, I all do love them. So I decided to just categorized them on the number of cat calls that I recieve when I wear them. Kidding! I ranked them according to mainly the color payoff. For me a good red is just a swipe away. My main three consists of a creme lipstick, a local brand and a dupe. Let’s start.

Colourette by FnF in Helena

  

It’s a local brand only available here in the Philippines and gained it’s popularity through Instagram. Just like Melt cosmetics and the likes who reached fandom on this social site, this I should say is our version. I’m really impressed on how pigmented their lipsticks are, literally just one swipe. (for in depth review, see my Naughty or Nice Review here)

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Grand Cru

  

Bourjois is produced with the same manufacturer of Channel. I first learned of it from Fivezero, (my wonderful nailpolish expert who houses a vast library of nail polishes in her blog) Unfortunately, it’s not available here in my country. I was just lucky enough to have my brother purchase it for me in Singapore. This is a Wow! Red for me. It’s kind a bit on a vampy side but I love it just the same. Really bold with a matte finish. ( I applied lip balm here because of the endless swatches, hence the glossy look) It’s creamy, applies like a dream and it’s light. (review coming up soon!)

Me Now Pro Kiss Proof Soft Lipstick in #013

  

Yes, this is the dupe that I’m talking about. Only for Php 149 ($3.13) and guess what lipstick color is this similar to? It’s a dupe for Ruby Woo which makes it an instant hit. It’s always a sold out here where aside from the two impressive attributes is also a one-swipe-true-to-it’s-color lipstick that I love. It’s matte, affordable and a MAC dupe so what more could I ask for?

There you have it ladies, my three code reds that I love not only for the Valentines but also the rest of the year. Be sure to wear something red this coming V-day to wow your man. Enjoy! 

Disclaimer: Actual images may vary in person.