Make Up Practice with Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick

I did something silly again in my bedroom.

I practiced.  I landed my first upcoming makeup gig this coming Saturday, Yey!  The project is pretty simple, I’ll be putting makeup on two models  for an upcoming professional photography workshop.  So I decided to organize my cosmetic stash and give some of them a spin for practice.

One of my new toys happens to be Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in two lovely close-to-naked shades, Skin and Mauvey. Keep reading after the jump!

It’s sort of a no-brainer to know that you should exfoliate your lips before using matte lipsticks.  They’ve developed a reputation for being drying on the lips over the hours.  For these I would say, they’re not as drying as I expected them to be.

You can see how lovely and muted these two shades are.  Let’s see them on a human.

The color Skin is actually three or four shades darker than my own skintone.  That being said it certainly doesn’t give me a completely nude lip, but it does help mute excessive healthy redness in my lips, which I prefer not to have when I wanna slap on my neutrals for the day.  Mauvey is a very pretty pale rose that actually sometimes goes on like a nude in the sense that it lifts the darkness off of your lips, but it certainly isn’t yellowish, it’s a very cool shade.  Skin is warm, and mauvey is cool in color tone.  Here is a look  I did with Skin…

…and here is a monolid look I did with the color Mauvey.  See the subtle but significant difference?

When it comes to application, being matte lipsticks it is a given that these drag and cling when you slide them across your lips.  Do not apply if you have chapped lips!  I prefer to apply thickly till no redness or natural color of my own lips can get through.  I would suggest intense exfoliation and moisturizing of the lips, a tiny bit of lip balm perhaps, to aid in the application.  I’m pretty impressed with Ever Bilena, their product range has significantly improved and the prices are still pocket friendly 🙂

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  • Niiice! I need to get more nude lippies.

  • cheena leyva

    juls, ba’t parang meron kang circles around your eyes? tama ba? or part of the effect yun?

  • Bless My Bag

    Yan ang effect of wearing glasses for so long and really being puyat a lot of the time…pati si alma medyo may tracing of the glasses sa eyes niya. My most major problem is my dark circles, they reach my cheekbones if you look closer, so conceal to the max. I also forgot to conceal the marks of the eyeglass nose pads on my nose…it looks like two bruises. I did some contouring here but unfortunately I could not conceal my tired eyes entirely…

  • cheena leyva

    a, i see… still, pretty ka parin 🙂 kahit magka-blackeye ka pa dyan hehehe