It all started around late last year, this new hobby of mine. NYX was the first brand that I bought. I even wrote a blog post about it. Ever since, I become more and more interested in lip colors. I started to follow more beauty blogs and started to engage in more conversations about lip colors with my girlfriends. I started to experiment; choosing the color tones that I like and suits me for various occasions.
I feel really funny writing this, really. Because I’m not a beauty blogger. Oh I don’t even use make up on a daily basis! But here I am finding myself writing a blog post about lipstick. Hahahaha. Okay, please bear with me for the kind of post that you might not see often in this blog! 😉
So, as I mentioned before, I don’t use make up on a daily basis. I don’t even follow a sophisticated skincare routine. Every morning I wash my face using a facial wash, use a moisturizer/sunblock, put on some powder and lip balm. At night I wash my face again and that’s it. No eye brow pencil, no foundation, no primer, no toner, etc etc. The case is of course different when I go to parties, I’d put on more stuffs on my face, like eye liner and colorful lipstick. I don’t have many colors though, probably 2 or 3.
But I started to feel a liiiiiil bit of pressure when going out with my friends. Especially after work. Whenever we take pictures, I always see my face looks pale compared to my friends. Of course, they put on more make up than myself. I don’t want to put a lot of make up though, I know I won’t be comfortable. But I think I should do something, I don’t want to appear pale and worn out every time I go out after work.
Now, as 2015 is just around the corner, I have another resolution. That is, to use more lipstick. Hahahaha. Yep, I figure lipstick would solve my problem. It won’t be such effort and Hopefully can make my face more “lively”. Quite a plan, right? Hehehe. Now it’s just a matter of sticking to the plan.
Last week I took my mum shopping for lipstick. Unlike me, she looooves lipstick and probably have a 1000 of them (hahaha jk). She does not wear heavy make up though, in fact, she only wear moisturizer and lipstick on a daily basis. Not even face powder. But she has a lot of colors and even like to combine them, resulting in unique colors. We went to Metro Department Store in Gandaria City Mall and I saw NYX booth. I remember the brand is constantly being talked about by my friends and on Instagram.
We spent some time in the booth, mum ended up buying 2 lipsticks. I ended up buying one, this Butter Lipstick in shade “BLS17”. It’s a basic soft color, I was still afraid to take risks a.k.a choosing bold colors. For Rp.115.000, I think it’s a good value for money, perfect for my daily use.
At the office, I casually told the story to a friend of mine. Knowing that I bought a NYX lipstick, she suggested to try their Soft Matte Lip Cream as well. At first I was hesitant because I doubt the texture. But when I tried it on, I instantly fall in love…. and decided to buy two colors :p
Now I find it a bit hard to review the product as I’m not used to reviewing make up. But I can list down the reasons of me liking this product so much.
First – the colors. Look at the vibrant pink! and juicy plum! I never thought those colors suit me but they turn out to be very nice on me.
Second – price. It’s only Rp.100.000! ($6 in the US last time I checked). Very much affordable and won’t give you buyer’s remorse if you happened to purchase more than 1 like me 😉
Third – the texture. It lives up to the name, matte, but not heavy. I feel like wearing nothing at all, which is a good thing because I don’t like the “heavy make up” feeling.
Fourth – the durability. It lasts long. Really. I put in on once in the morning and I still got a teeny bit of pink shade even after lunch. Mind you I drink at least 2 bottles of water before lunch, and the colors stay.
I can’t wait to try on other colors but I think I gotta be wise on my spending budget, so probably 1 color per month will do :p
What about you, do you use lipstick on a daily basis? Any recommendations for me? 🙂