MLBBs I’m liking now


It’s funny that I’m guilty of painting my lips with pigment, the color of lips. I guess every girl is in constant pursuit of her MLBB (My Lips But Better) lip color.

Right now, there are 2 MLBBs I alternate. Heard about Kylie liquid lipstick in the States, but bought my first tube from a reseller here. Lucky I had the chance to get hold of and choose from very wearable shades. Picked Candy K, I think the most universally flattering nude, reminiscent of the MAC hits of the 90s. Good I didn’t get the kit that goes with a lip liner ‘coz the liquid lipstick is opaque enough to cover beyond the natural lip border. (Check the exact shade in image above.) It lasts longer than any other lipstick I own. I don’t find it drying at all. I also don’t wear a lip primer nor a balm underneath. It’s lightweight like I feel I’m not wearing anything. Love it and planning to get Posie K in the future.


Got the second lipstick from Nordstrom. Tested and liked 34 La Raffinee from the Rouge Allure Velvet line, without realizing it looks so much like MAC Mehr (here), which was reintroduced last year (not sure if they’ve made it a regular).

La Raffinee is a dusty pink, but the color changes depending on the lip liner you are using it with. In photo above, I used MAC Good Timing Pro Longwear lip pencil and it turned mauvey. I like pairing it with MAC Edge to Edge for a more sophisticated MLBB.

The pigmentation is good, lasts a good 5 hours on me. Like the name implies, the velvet texture makes it special


Til my next beauty find.

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The long and short of it

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Went to see a stylist ‘coz my hair was at a boring length. Blaming the humid weather for the uberfast growth, plus the heaviness of it all. Just like myself, Popoy (in Vintar) was torn between pixie and Dora, so here’s my new asymmetric do.

When I decided to go longer, I added two hair products to my beauty regimen.

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My stylist in LA recommended Kerastase Short Mania. It’s a sculpting paste that’s matte, flexible and light, more like a balm in feel. A pea-size amount of this mildly scented thing is enough to lock my style in place. It washes off easily, making it more lovable. The second one, Lanza Magic Bullet Hair Healer, I discovered at Ulta while buying my second box of Garnier Olia color. When you don’t have much time for salon pampering, you might as well protect your mane, especially if you are growing it out. The spray-on color-defending potion shields the hair against more aggression like the sun. It cures kinks in the morning, like when you’re in a rush, but using this religiously is guaranteed to keep your locks less problematic. It is floral scented, kinda intense, so it’s advisable not to wear fragrance if you are into it.

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