I’m always on the look out for lippies with awesome staying power. I, for one, am a very busy lady and I don’t have time to retouch my lipstick every hour or so.
L, our office’s newest resident beauty and skin care expert suggested that I try Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint (retails at Php 349 each).
Lucky for me, they are in SM Manila – one jeepney ride away from my house.
At around before 11am, there was no one in their stall, no ate to assist me. I wanted to buy all the shades, but after calming down a bit, I decided against it. Thank God there was no one there to persuade me otherwise. I was such in blue mood that lipsticks are the only one that would make me happy #hugot
Anyway, I took the time to do some swatching since no one was literally at the stall to bother me.
The Sugar Tint line has five shades; I don’t know what they’re called since there’s no name, not even a number on the actual container. Let’s call them (from the top): sa pagitan ng pink and violet, red-ish na bright, electrifying pink, deep violet, coral-but-not-really.
After catching a movie, I went back and decided to get myself the “electrifying pink” (Pink Passion), “deep violet” (Purple Pleasure) and “coral-but-not-really” (Red Rouge).
Here they are, with their actual names.
The sales lady even gave me a cute little paper bag. She was kind enough to ask me if I want one, and of course I said yez plez.
Now, ex-quiz my fez:
Red Rouge is my favorite of the three. Well, pardon my selfie, but Red Rouge’s a tad bit darker than that, but it’s still brighter than most of my red lippies (and I have tons). Maybe it’s closest to the last swatch above. I guess it’s coral-y, but on the red side, rather than the orange.
I love this shade because it matches my skin undertone very well. This is now my default lippie. I just looove it much.
Pink Passion is a fun color, a good option if I’m in a mood for some pink. The color’s not super neon, so I could probably wear this for everyday use.
I had reservations if I should buy Purple Pleasure since I always believe that violet does not suit me.
But look at that color! Vavavoom!
The purple’s not on the darker side, but not neon-y neither. i simply love it, I love the color on my face. If i look weird with it, I’m just gonna pull it off with loads of self confidence.
And now, the pros and cons.
– It really is truly long-lasting. Color me impressed! I wore it in the morning and it would last until the evening. Not an exaggeration.
– i LOVE that it leaves no to minimal stains on my coffee cup! Also, unlike my other highly pigmented lippies, this does not stain my teeth! Lurve.
– when you wear it, you’ll smell a berry-ish smell. Lurve.
– i adore the colors are not on the subtle side. I dont have time to do eye make ups so I invest on loud lipsticks. These colors really are attention-grabbing. Lurve
– it left my lips feeling kind of dry.
It really depends though. I was out doing stuff outside the office one day and I didnt have the opportunity to drink any water for about six hours. The Sugar Tint stayed on. However, my lips looked really chapped. I read that you could wear balm before applying this. I have to try that.
– also, it’s quite hard to remove, which I guess is a consequence of it being highly, HIGHLY long lasting.
So yeah, those are my only cons. I absolutely LOVE everything else about these lippiebabies, except for the drying thing.
PS. I don’t really like it as a cheek tint since it is highly pigmented and too much cheek color is not my thang.
I went back to SM Manila to try Pink Sugar’s HD and matte lipsticks. AGAIN, there was no saleslady at the stall. I was in a hurry so I didnt wait. I ended up buying another Maybelline Velvet Matte. Because, sale.
Someone stop me from this obsessioooon!!!!