Red lipsticks to try on this Season of Love
By KIM REYES PALANCA
We hear you. You want your favorite, go-to red lipstick to be lightweight, velvety smooth, comfortable, moisturizing, and long-lasting. On top of that, it shouldn’t smudge or bleed.
Challenging to find this, but there’s nothing alluring about red streaks on your teeth, bleeding on the side, and cracks on your lips.
Hence, we’ve rounded up promising collections just in time for the love month. These all-season rouge reds (and pinks) will give you a polished and pretty pout in an instant.
L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature EmpoweReds (P399) is about bold color sans the heaviness. The lipstick lineup claims “all-day matte color, and none of the feel” through its exclusive air-light formula. This makes it possible to have great color pay-off without the weight of a richly pigmented bullet. As if you needed more reason to love this, actress and artist Love Marie “Heart” Ongpauco-Escudero, who empowers through her paintings, wears these reds to feel empowered herself. Top picks: Empowered (bright red), Armored (burgundy red), and Red (classic red).
Available at all L’Oréal Paris makeup counters in Watsons, SM, Robinsons, Landmark. www.lorealparis.com.ph | IG: @lorealmakeup, FB: LOrealParisPhilippines, Youtube: LorealParisPH
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick (P349) gives 16-hour waterproof, transfer-proof, worry-proof matte intensity. The lipstick’s formula is meant to stay on (yes, probably burger-proof, too) so apply a little at a time using the wand or a lipstick brush. This way you could be more precise and build color according to your preference. It also helps to minimize mistakes, too. Its packaging is also too cute to pass up, as the brand teamed up with mixed-media artist Ashley Longshore for the quirky, eyecatching designs. Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is available in the brand’s statement shades: Pioneer (red), Believer (purple red), and Lover (pink).
For Valentine’s, watch out for Maybelline Color Sensational Love Notes (P299), too. The collection with four specially curated shades have short and sweet notes written on the bullet: “Love U…,” “#Soulmate,” and “Hi Baby!” Four shades of perfect pinks and reds were selected for V-day season. Colors: Moody Crimson, Indipink Night, Dried Rose, Dynamite Red.
Available in Maybelline counters and Lazad | www.maybelline.com.ph | IG: @maybellinephshop, FB: maybellinephilippines, Youtube: MaybellinePH.?
The Romanian-born beauty pioneer, entrepreneur, and founder of the Anastasia empire, Anastacia Soare, has branched out from brows. Aside from their brow-perfecting tools, Anastasia has come up with a complete face line, complete with eye, cheek, and lip color. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (P1400) is fully pigmented, and dries down to a weightless matte finish. Smudge-proof, full-coverage, and long-wearing matte color, it creates the appearance of fuller lips. Try: Kathryn (wine red), Madison (mauve red), or Rio (bright pink).
Available at Rustan’s Makati | visit www. rustans-thebeautysource.com | IG: @rustansthebeautysource, @anastasiabeverlyhills, FB: rustansthebeautysource?
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