Lip Ice Sheer Color

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 Everybody should own at least one lip balm. Our lips are delicate so we should take care of it. I always apply lip balm; Before I go to bed, before applying lipstick, and whenever I feel like applying.

 Let me share with you another lip balm from my favorite lip balm brand, LipIce.

LipIce Sheer Color in Strawberry

I love my regular LipIce balm in apple but this one is different, it changes color!

What Lip Ice says:

 With LipIce Sheer Color, you can now protect your lips while making them look beautiful. LipIce Sheer Color is a lip balm that mysteriously turns from white to pink, on application. LipIce Sheer Color  comes with:

  • Natural Beeswax that nourishes and replenishes your lips
  • Natural Olive Oil that softens and keeps your lips moisturization
  • Vitamin A, C and E with deep moisture that keep the lips soft, supple and fresh

LipIce Sheer Color

LipIce Sheer Color appears longer compared to their regular lip balms, but actually this has lesser product. The strawberry variant smells like strawberry candies! For those who does not want scented lip balms, there’s an unscented variant.

In the tube the stick is white but when applied on your lips, in seconds, it changes into a pretty pink color depending on the natural color of your lips.

Pros:

  • I love how smoothly it glides on my lips.
  • Very moisturizing.
  • The color that it gives off still looks natural.
  • You can choose between candy-smelling lip balms or not.
  • Good lasting power for both the moisture effect and color.

Cons:

  • The tube is a bit shakey when applying lip balm.

bare lips

with LipIce Sheer Color

Yummy scent + smooth application + very moisturizing + gives a pretty pink color to lips = ADDICTING!

LipIce Sheer Color costs 145php (2 grams). I bought mine at Watson’s.

If you can’t think of what gift to give to your niece, aunt, or girl friend, check out LipIce!

Revlon Lip Butter

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Happy Chinese New Year everybody! 🙂

Somebody gave me these! Thank you “Secret Fairy”!

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

Look how similar it is to its older sister, Colorburst Lipstick!

Center: Colorburst Lipstick in Blush

Topview: (L) Berry Smoothie, (R) Peach Parfait, (Center) Colorburst Lipstick in Blush

The packaging is cute! It has A semi-translucent cap that is colored depending on the shade. You can also check out the color through the transparent top.

These are sealed by a sticker but I found out that you can open and close these lip butters without tampering the sticker. Hmmmm…

Berry Smoothie and Peach Parfait

What Revlon says:

“Buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated.”

  • Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%.
  • Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth.
  • Sheer to medium colour with buttery shine.
  • Available in 20 luscious shades.

With these fellas, it’s just like you’re using your lip balm plus color.

(L) Berry Smoothie; (R) Peach Parfait

(L) Berry Smoothie; (R) Peach Parfait

(bottom) Berry Smoothie; (top) Peach Parfait

(bottom) Berry Smoothie; (top) Peach Parfait

Colors lasted for 3-4 hours on me. Pigmentation is good, especially the more opaque ones, and they’re not even lipsticks!

These babies glide smoothly on my lips. Not waxy and feels light.  It’s just like you have lip balm on your lips.

These lip butters have a faint scent that wears off quickly.

bare lips

Revlon Lip Butter in 050 Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie

Gives a natural pink color to my lips. It has barely noticeable pink shimmers. This is the color that looked best on my lips from all the lip butters that I have tried.

Revlon Lip Butter in 025 Peach Parfait

Peach Parfait

I love this because of its gold shimmers. It’s not gritty and the shimmers don’t stray. I fell in love when I swatched this but got a little disappointment when I tried it on my lips. It’s very sheer.

Revlon Lip Butters feel very moisturizing and light but I doubt if this can help improve chappy lips. It gives off a shiny finish so no need to top with a gloss. Glides on like butter upon application.

This is great as it works as a lip balm and as a lipstick. This is best for young ladies and teenagers who are just starting their experimentations with makeup or for people with dry lips and wants color.

I’m eyeing Candy Apple, Sweet Tart, Lollipop, and Pink Truffle. What do you think?

Fresh Cherry Tint

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint #2 Pink

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I went to Etude House at SM North EDSA yesterday and did some rushed shopping. One of the things I bought was Etude House’s Cherry Tint in #2 Pink.

I thought of buying a lip tint because I’ve been too much into lipsticks lately and wanted something natural with minimal maintenance. I tried both the red and pink Cherry Tints and I loved the latter.  (It also comes in peach which was not available.) The sales associate also said that the pink one was the most saleable shade between the 2. Each tube contains 9.5 grams of product and is worth 328php.

Etude House’s Fresh Cherry Tint in #2 Pink is in a fat, short tube similar to Benefit’s Posietint. Guess what it smells like — cherry of course!

It comes with a doe foot applicator with bristles that feels like wet cotton on the lips, very soft!

Product description and directions.

The best word for me to describe the consistency of the tint is “ketchup-like”. There’s this slight cool (not minty) sensation that disappears after a  minute or two. At first it feels as if butter was put on my lips. The tint glides like butter on my lips leaving a nice, shiny, smooth finish.  The shine only stays for a few hours though. It also feels a bit drying but not as bad that I needed to apply a lip balm. I find it very similar to NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes. It does not settle on lip lines, I even think that it decreases their appearance!

This tint lasts loooooong and is haaaaard to remove! I had a hard time removing the swatch on my hand. I washed my hand, vigorously brushed it to remove the tint, then took a bath and there was still some stain left.

The tint comes out milky pink from the tube but turns into a just-eaten-a-popsicle color after a few minutes.  You can layer the tint if you want more coverage.

I just love how natural the color is! It’s not glossy like my Nymph Aura Ultra Shine Lips in #17 Pink so it really looks very natural, some people might even think that it’s just your natural lip color!

For reference, here are pictures of my lips with and without the Fresh Cherry Tint:

My bare lips. 🙂

My lips with Fresh Cherry Tint

In summary,

Pros:

  • The color is so natural.
  • The color is buildable.
  • The applicator is easy to use and has very soft bristles.
  • I like the cooling sensation upon application.
  • Glides like butter on my lips.
  • Gives a smooth appearance and feel to the lips.
  • Doesn’t settle on lip lines and does not accentuate them.
  • Smells like cherry.
  • Comes in a nice, cute container.
  • Lasts very, very long.

Cons:

  • Feels a bit drying.
  • I find it difficult to remove.

This may not be a perfect product but I’m loving it so much I’ll give it a perfect score!!! ❤

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme

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After months of controlling and stopping myself from buying NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes (SMLC), I finally gave in! I’ve read so many raves about it I just have to have it! I’m so excited to share with you my little collection!

I have Antwerp, Milan, San Paulo, and Addis Ababa (best seller).

(L-R) Antwerp, San Paulo, Milan, Addis Ababa

What NYX says:

“Neither lipstick nor lip gloss—this is matte lip cream. A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing. Available in 11 lip colors.”

(L-R) Antwerp, San Paulo, Milan, Addis Ababa

Comes with a doe foot applicator.

On my lips:

Antwerp

Milan

San Paulo

Addis Ababa

Thoughts:

Antwerp is a nice peachy pink color and it’s my favorite! If I want to go au naturel, I will reach out for Milan. San Paulo is a nice red-pink color, not too bright like typical red lipsticks, which is good. I will wear this if I want to put some attention on my lips. And if I’m gonna go party all night, I’ll go for Addis Ababa. It is a bright blue-based pink that brightens my face. Not an everyday color but very pretty nonetheless.

Colors are very pretty and very pigmented. NYX SMLC glides so smoothly on my lips. Feels like butter and smells like yummy vanilla icing! 🙂 Doesn’t dry up fast so you have time to spread it evenly. Once it dries up, you don’t have to worry about it wondering around, especially for the reds and Addis Ababa. You don’t want your lipstick to transfer on your teeth or bleed.

Since it’s matte, it can be a bit drying but I don’t care. Just make sure to exfoliate your lips and apply lip balm before using this. NYX SMLC can emphasize dry and chappy lips. In these photos, I used my EOS lip balm.

The SMLC comes in a smaller than a regular sized lipstick. This will last long since you don’t need to apply too much product because of its great color payoff.

Bought my NYX SMLC (and EOS lip balm) at Digital Traincase. Retails at 280php per tube.

You really, really have to try NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes! Don’t like matte lipsticks? This WILL change your mind!

Lip Balms I’ve Tried

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Lip balms are very important. They protect our lips and seals moisture in. The skin of our lips is thin, vulnerable and is often the first to present signs of dryness. For beauty junkies, it can enhance the look of your lipstick and help with the staying power.

from top to bottom, left to right

1. Carmex (strawberry) – 99php. It has spf15 and a little minty (although it’s too much for me).  Really smells like strawberries! Moisturizing. Too waxy for me. This was my favorite before I tried lip ice.

2. Lip ice (apple) – 89php. Also with spf15. The slight minty feel is perfect for me. Smells like Big 250 tetra pack juice, apple flavor! Moisturizing. Not waxy like Carmex. This was love at first try!

3. The Body Shop’s MTV Lip Butter – This was given to me. It’s in a pot so you have to use your finger to apply it. Really has this buttery feel. More like an underrated gloss than a balm. Strong scent.

4. EOS (honeysuckle honeydew) – 260php  at digitaltraincase.multiply.com. The mild honeysuckle honeydew scent is love! Easy to find in your bag. No need to pucker up to apply this baby! Not as moisturizing as lip ice and carmex but would you even care if you have to reapply it all the time? I won’t! Isn’t this just the coolest lip balm ever?!

5. Maybelline Superstay Lipbalm – 150php i think. I bought this at margauxcosmetics.multiply.com. This normally comes with a lipstick but the seller sells it separately. This is the type of lip balm that you apply AFTER the lipstick. It’ll make the lipstick last longer. Not that type of balm that I normally need but it helps.

6. Nivea (strawberry) – 79php? This started my thing on lip balms. Moisturizing. Mild scent. Has a slight hint of color and glossy finish.

And of course, my very first lip balm! I first had it when I was in grade school ( I think).

Image from chapstick.com

Chap Stick Classic in Strawberry!!!

Lip balms are not only for the beauty conscious people. Everybody needs it to have healthy and protected lips.