On Lipstick And Other Stories

A few weeks ago, I received a parcel of excitement. Inside that box was a blush of joy and half a dozen of colorful lipstick happiness bought online from my recently discovered online cosmetic shop. I was on an online shopping frenzy and I tell you, I never thought online shopping can be this fun. The happiness doubles upon receiving the goods.

I am a late bloomer on all things girly and my recent discoveries might be ancient already to other girls out there. I have been interested in makeup just very recently, and started wearing them regularly because (a) all my old makeup might expire soon and (b) I’d like to shop for new ones so I’m trying to use up all the old ones.

I love Max Factor lipsticks as they never made my lips dry. I also like their mascara as it never made my eyelashes look sticky.

I suddenly remembered a very pretty friend of mine who can’t leave her house without makeup on. Actually, she also wears makeup at home because as per her, it makes her feel pretty. Her statement never made sense to me and I felt that she lacked self confidence as she turned to cosmetics to boost her morale. I also thought she must have so much time to spend on beautifying herself.

But recently, I realized that maybe, its not about her lack of self confidence nor having ample time.

Laniege keeps the lips moist, though I can’t really see the effect of the two-tone on me. I bet this is for ladies with lighter skin tone like Song Hye Kyo, the model of this brand

I used to be satisfied with just an eyeliner, mascara, a bit of blush (sometimes none) and red lipstick. There was a time when I thought, the darker the eyeliner, the sexier. That was during my punks-not-dead days when rock and roll was everything.

Nowadays, I’ve been experimenting with different lipstick shades and eye shadow colors. And though it takes more of my time in the morning, I feel happy whenever the results of my experiment goes well.

There were days though when I ask myself, what do I get from all of this? Aside from wasting time in the morning, I am also burning money on these when anyway, applying all these different shades on my face doesn’t really give me a face upgrade. Like, ok, the makeup gives a little bit more life to my face but I still look the same.

Chi (nude) doesn’t suit me. I guess its more for ladies with deeper skin tone. I love Rooch, its great for night outs while Saigon makes me feel like I’m a Miss Saigon πŸ™‚

But then for some reasons, having make up on makes me feel good when I step out of my door and honestly, I don’t know why.

So I thought of my pretty friend. Maybe its happiness that she gets when she wears makeup on.

I love this Fem Rosa Collection from the packaging to the products, I can’t complain!

So regardless of whether the makeup can or cannot upgrade my face, I will still wear them on because these shadow palettes, blush and lippies are a bundle of joy.

And as of now, I’m waiting for my next parcel of excitement to arrive.

Author: aysabaw

Aysa is a self-proclaimed hotelier without any culinary talent. She used to fly around Dubai for ten years via her magic carpet but destiny led her to a new path. She is now a little mermaid swimming in and around the Maldivian waters. If she is not reading her books, writing something comical, leaving rubbish comments on your posts or strumming her guitar, then she's up to some mischief.

34 thoughts on “On Lipstick And Other Stories”

      1. Tama naman diba? hahaha. At tutal di ka na camera shy ngayon, hihintayin ko talaga ang next most mo ng pic mo no? So dapat, yung mala-drag queen ang datingan kundi ma-di-disappoint ako. No pressure. Pwahahaha. Namis kita kakulitan dito. Marami ka nang milestones na di ko nasilayan. haha.

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          1. ha ha ha di kita ma-add dahil di naman tayo FB friends ha ha ha….hanapin mo na lang yung The Fault In Our Blogs na facebook group hahahah ang just join

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  1. I love the Fem Rosa She palette! I haven’t really tried it but seeing the swatches makes me feel so envious! I can just imagine using it on myself and on people! GO and experiment, the world of makeup is marvelous and beautiful. Sayang lang, wala pa akong funds. Pag-iipunan ko talaga makabili ng quality products like these.

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    1. Naku di ko matyempuhan yung She Palette…lagi out of stock kaya lipstick and blush lang nabili ko πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚pero ayon sa mga review maganda nga daw talaga

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        1. HAHAHAHA maganda MaxFactor yun lang dati binibili ko lagi bago ko nadiskubre yung mga Colourpop eme ha ha…

          ayaw ko magselfie LOL…sa Instastory ko lang ginagawa yan kasi nawawala din after 24hrs LOL para walang ebidensya haha

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          1. ittry ko sa susunod si max factor. anung shade ang first choice mo? Puro Mac and Nyx saka revlon palang ang nagagamit ko.

            hahaha. ayaw ng ebidensya, grabe! pupusuan naman namen. hahaha

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          2. Hahahaha yung nabili kong MaxFactor pang daily use ko yung Chili haha tapos pang night yung Scarlet Ghost saka Ruby Tuesday…hindi ko pa alam ang Matte lipstick noon kaya yang lang lagi binibili ko hahaha

            Ayaa ko pa din ng ebidensya. Hahaha

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          3. parehas silang matte? wow, sige ittry ko nga yan, hindi din ako marunong mag-makeup pero lipstick and kilay is life! hahaha

            ifofollow na lang kita sa IG ate. πŸ™‚

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          4. naku hindi matte yan, yung normal na lipstick yan LOL di ko pa na-try ang matte ng MaxFactor, wala na kasi akong mabilhan dito…Colourpop na lang ang nabibili ko dahil yun lang ang nagdedeliver for free haha

            wahahaha

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          5. Maganda naman colourpop….kelangan mo lang mamili ng shade na bagay sayo…may nabili akong nude…nakoooo hindi talaga bagay….saka kelangan mag lip balm muna o petroleum jelly bago iapply kasi nakakadry ng lips…pero bongga tumatagal hanggang maghapon yung lipstick….minsan kahit naligo nako sa gabi ayaw pa matanggal πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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          6. Naku, nude pa naman ang isa sa mga favorite ko. pang sakto sa okasyon lang. ahahahahah. sige sige ittry ko din yang colourpop. try mo din yung Liptone Get it Tint ng Tony moly ate, parang ganyan din. pang-happy fiesta sa tagal sa labi. ahahaha

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          7. baka di lang sakto sa kulay ko yung nakuha kong nude…..

            ay nagcheck ako, mej mahal yang Tony Moly…sa colourpop 5 to 6 dollars lang per lipstick

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