Lippie Review: Sleek True Colour Candy Cane

Sleek True Color Sheen Candy Cane

It’s a rainy Saturday in Ilocos. Allow me to share one more lipstick review before we go back to regular programming. For girls who like to express themselves through colors, there’s a current clean face + bold lip trend going on. I basically like muted fruity shades, but lately, I discovered that a  bolder lip color brings instant verve to the face. In the photo above, I was wearing it with just BB cream, a light layer of powder and mascara.

Inspired by MAC’s bestselling Impassioned, I picked Sleek Candy Candy in sheen finish which is way cheaper, but still does a good job of delivering an opaque finish with just one swipe. It’s a watermelon pink that looks more coral under warm lights. Love the wearability of this bright. It doesn’t feather nor dry out the lips, but noticed it’s not a good lipstick to wear to eat out.

Image of Candy Cane swatch via the Sleek website

Image of Candy Cane swatch via the Sleek website

What I appreciate most about Sleek Makeup is the fact that you can sample true to the tube colors in their website (here). Complete swatches for fair, medium and dark complexions will guide you as you browse through their classic and on-trend colors.


Wore Candy Cane to a dim sum dinner with another bestie, Marla. Apologies, the lighting was so dim that this is the best we got.

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Lippie Review: MAC Ruby Woo

MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo

I’ve always thought of true red lipstick as high maintenance. It’s a color that typifies glamor and sophistication. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I wore the color on the lips. Nevertheless, I know MAC Ruby Woo is hard to come by, especially in a place like Laoag, so I was enticed into buying this red. Call it an impulse purchase that turned into serendipity. Comparing it to other reds I’ve owned in the past, this is the kind of red you’d often see on Hollywood stars like Rihanna, who just launched with MAC her own Riri Woo, a red lipstick that fans say is not so different from Ruby Woo.

Grooving on the hype, Ruby Woo is a classic vivid bluish red that’s appropriate for everyday wear. It’s fresher to leave the rest of the face simple and wear it with a laidback outfit. I found the retro matte formulation incomparable. Though dense, but without the heavy feel, it actually needs no liner, lasts the whole day, and still looks and feels good without lip balm. I have thin lips and I am supposed to stay away from matte lipsticks, but for some reason unimaginable, my lips don’t appear too skinny. I know there’s something in this red that brightens up the entire face, making the skin seem fairer.


MAC Ruby Woo
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