High-end cosmetics are fun. They offer a wider range of colors, textures and finishes that unfortunately, low-end products can't provide. High-end products are also much much safer and more often than not, provide added skin care or protection compared to their cheaper counterparts... BUT don't get me wrong here. There are a lot of high end products that are expensive just because of the name. And not because cheaper products are made more affordable, it means they can't give you a little bit of make-up bliss.
Few days ago I was feeling under the weather and decided to scour the mall for some affordable make-up goodies that I can share with my readers. Some of you do ask me for recommendations and I do understand that the budget is sometimes limited. I also understand that when just starting out, it's not easy to shell out Php 2,500 just for a slab of gorgeous lip coloring products.
So this. I hope you enjoy what I have to share below! :)
|Wearing the pink gloss from Careline. See what I mean by "lipstick-like"?|
|Php 75 only|
|Fashion 21 lipstick topped with Careline lip gloss. Crazy pigmented right?! (the contrast is highly emphasized on this photo because of the camera flash, but on ambient light, it's pretty much the same! Try it for yourself!)|
|Other than orange lips, you must've heard wind of my "Barbie pink lips" fascination lately. Here I am sporting pale pink lips. So nice! I am using Etude House Lucid Darling lipstick in PK002 (Php 478 ?)|
|Etude House Lucid Darling lipsticks have such a pretty case. It looks like wind-blown glass art sculptures!|
Here's my most updated swatched collection of lipsticks. I wrote the names of the lipsticks on a post-its, but I can't find them anymore so I'm sorry that I can't properly caption this, like I intended to... :(
But for the sake of counting, I'll upload it just the same. If you're intrigued by any of the swatches, please leave a comment and I'll try my best to figure out which lipstick corresponds to the shade you like so you can go about and sport the same color too!
|Nos. 6, 7 AND 8 ARE SWATCHES OF THE FASHION 21 MINI-LIPSTICKS. :) Which is which is pretty obvious naman right? :)|
xxx KISSES xxx
Please like this post if you love lipsticks!