You’ve seen it around…that blood bordeaux hue is EVERYWHERE now, and it is unmistakeably gorj…I do not disagree. I’ve even seen a local magazine cover with all 4 lead talents wearing the same lip, a bit of an overkill I’m afraid. But there’s really no denying that the F/W season’s it lip is a no-brainer. Bloody vamp shades are king in the lip business right now, but for myself I’m leaning more on the cooler, prune side of things because red (no matter how deep or bright) tends to go garish on my full lips unless I do a lot of shading and artistic tapering. In my opinion it may not be the crushed crimson vamp lip that every model, fashion editor, and their grandmother happen to be wearing, but it’s the deep lip that suits me, and that’s all that really matters.
I used 3 products for the lip: (1.) Wet & Wild Megalast in 916D (rightmost among 3) might seem a little too plummy for some, but it works for me…what’s even more surprising is the budget “MAC” texture it gives. (2.) MUFE Rouge Intense 17, a gold just for a little sheen and dimension, in the center of the lip. (3.) NYX Long Lip liner in 19 Prune is the PERFECT match for the Wet & Wild lipstick and is a cooler dupe of MAC Nightmoth ->which would be a SPOT-ON lip pencil choice for this season.
I bought my Wet & Wild Megalast semi-matte lipsticks at Beauty Cocktails 2/F Glorietta 4, for Php300 each but I think, as someone told me before, they’re available in SM for about Php195, she must’ve told me 3x in excitement that I had to try them because they were quite pigmented and long lasting. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but anyway I was already in Glorietta and we weren’t going anywhere else so I picked these up without hesitation since I’d forgotten she told me they were cheaper elsewhere. An upcoming stand-alone review for these Wet & Wild lipsticks is on its way and also a review for the 2-way powder base I used here which is nothing short of flawless.