Does it ever happen to you that you kill time inside SM Beauty store and end up with several beauty products you don't need? It always happens to me. I was looking at local brands to try and ended up at Fashion 21's counter. Quite honestly, I wasn't impressed but I checked the lipsticks anyway because I saw the word matte. I swatched the lipsticks and decided to get one.
I wanted to get more but I'm not sure if I will like it or not. I got a shade that I can wear any time of the day.
Fashion 21 All Day Matte Lipstick in Bronze, Php175
The shade is nowhere near bronze so I don't know why it's called that. But it doesn't matter. Bronze is a nude lipstick which could pass as a my-lips-but-better lipstick. When I swatched this, I was reminded of Ever Bilena's matte lipstick in Mauvey (a shade I really like!) only Fashion 21 is much drier. A truer matte, in my opinion.
It's like a pinkish brown shade.
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Bronze on my lips!
Say hello to my Kylie Jenner lips! I kid! Bronze looks brown on my lips but the good kind. Its matte texture is comparable to some imported brands of matte lipsticks. Even though the shade is not that dark, one layer is all I need to achieve this shade. Longevity of this lipstick is quite impressive, too. It can last the several hours even after I sip on a straw and eat. Well, it fades but leaves a nice stain without bleeding. I've been using this quite a lot lately because I really like how it looks on my lips.
The packaging is like a bootleg of MAC lipsticks. It clicks when you close it and the words Fashion 21 on the bullet fades easily. I lasso like how this lipstick can withstand Manila heat In comparison with EB matte lipsticks, this one hasn't shown a sign of softness. It's still stands straight while my EB matte lipstick is already leaning a bit leaving marks on the side of the tube (don't you have it when that happens?).
If you're looking for an affordable matte lipstick (and a local brand at that), then this lipstick is the right one for you! It's only PhP175! This line has more than 10 shades to choose from - nudes, pinks, reds. Rest assured you'll find at least one shade you'll like. I'm not sure if I'll buy more of this since I have a lot of lipsticks and I'm thinking of disposing this soon only because I still have a ton of lipsticks to use. Other than that, I see myself repurchasing this eventually!
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