Thursday, April 18, 2013

NYX Shocking Pink

Posted by Uheartmevs at 9:23 PM 3 comments
As I have mentioned in every blog post that I published, I always keep on telling on how I'm obsessed with pink and bold lipstick. Well, who could not resist such an adorable color, it screams feminine and sweetness. As I was  browsing some Instagram shops I came through NYX lipsticks and I see that a lot are a bit fond of these brand so I fired up my search engine and look for their most popular shade and I found this NYX Matte shocking pink.


NYX lipstick in shocking pink  MLS02 (0.15oz/4.2g) is in matte finish,  it is a bright pink lipstick with purple undertone. It is highly pigmented and actually creamy. I really like it because it is matte, I really love matte-finish lipstick because their lasting power is commendable. When I wear this lipstick, it can only last for a whole day without the need of retouching. It is easy to apply and glides smoothly on my lips. It doesn't have any particular gloss or sheen in which I personally like.



It doesn't have any particular smell as well but the packaging..ah! the packaging is something that I really don't like.. This is one of the cons with this lipstick I just don't like the packaging. Some bloggers love it but I find it a bit 'cheap-looking.' It is in cylindrical form, covered with black matte plastic with the product description and ingredients written in white, at the middle you will see that it is transparent to personally show the shade of the lipstick. It is very light, really light that I'm actually scared to open it so harshly it might torned into bits and pieces. Seriously, I'm sort of disappointed with the packaging, I really hope they will change this into a better and more presentable one. However, the price is really cheap, I bought it only for P250 so basically it is understandable.

But other than the packaging,everything about this lisptick  is highly recommended; whether you are a fan of brilliant shade lipstick or not, I don't think the price will hurt if you give this one a try.

SWATCH:
FOTD:

Rating:
9.5/10 This is really my most favorite pink lipstick so far because formula-wise it is very opaque and pigmented, and budget-friendly. However, I have bit of issues with the packaging , as far as I want to overlook it but I'm really distracted about it.

The shade is recommended to fairly skin toned girls but I think every girl can sport this shade as long as you wear it with confidence.

Where to buy:
NYX Matte in Shocking Pink
Php250, Love Manila

So what do you think girls? Do you own some shades from NYX as well how do you find them?


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mac Show Orchid

Posted by Uheartmevs at 9:52 PM 2 comments
I've been quite obsessed with pink lipsticks lately, in fact all of my last purchases were all pink- from pale to bright pinks. Maybe because, the color really suits for my age and it isn't that heavy to wear all through  day to night. Well, a girl could never go wrong with pink right?

Last February, I made an online shopping for my new Mac lippies. I bought Viva Glam Nicki Minaj and Show Orchid and both of the lipsticks are in bold pink. Honestly, I prefer bold lipsticks than nudes and subtle pinks. I find them boring and hard to pull off since I have morena skin, it is not noticeable when you wear it. I don't want to be a head turner so I just apply a small coat of the lipsticks and tada! I'm all good to go.



I'm very giddy to try Show Orchid and tell you it was love at first swipe! This is my favorite Mac lipstick I have so far, and my most favorite pink lipstick.






Show Orchid has an amplified creme finish. To tell you honestly I really don't know what it means, this is something I have yet to find out. 

One word- showstopper! That is how I describe this gorgeous lipstick. It is a vibrant fuchsia pink with an incredibly subtle sheen. It is indeed highly pigmented and to tell you one swipe is enough. Lasting power is very impressive, I can actually wear it whole day without the need of reapplication. And of course, it still has its Mac's signature vanilla scent which I actually like.

The good thing about this is that this shade is good to sport all year round however, personally this one will totally rock on summer! It's so vibrant and playful and regardless of the skin tone, this one is not that hard to pull off compared to other pink lipsticks I have owned.

SWATCH:

Image credit to rightful owner.

FOTD:

I'm sorry the photo is taken only by my iPhone, forgive if it's blurry and the shade looks red but I swear its pink in person.

Rating:

9.5/10.  I almost want to give this one a 10 but because it's quite expensive so I just give it a 9.5 instead.

Will I purchase it again? Absolutely! 

If you are a fan of bold, pink lipstick like me this one must be on top of your bucket list. It's a beautiful and very buildable color.

Where to buy:
Mac Show Orchid
Php 880, ES_Online

So what do you think of this lipstick? Do you also love this shade as much as I do?


 

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