AS we celebrate the strength that a dainty pink ribbon represents this month, I thought I’d share some pretty picks for Pink October.
L’Oreal Nude Magic lipstick
Although these lipsticks in pink and black tubes are described as giving a “one-swipe intense matte” experience, these are smooth and creamy. While there’s no shine, these don’t apply flat and uncomfortable like many matte lipsticks do. I tested different shades from the nude and dark color families, all of which are very on trend. This lipstick comes in 15 shades, most of them suited to a range of Filipina skin tones. The nudes are perfect for day wear, while the dark shades are beautifully bold but wearable. Bonus: L’Oreal frequently goes on sale, so I snagged tubes for only P200 each.
NYX Cosmetics Rouge Cream Blush in Hot Pink
Those who hate fussing with makeup brushes will love these cream blushes by NYX Cosmetics. The shade Hot Pink is exactly as described—an intensely pigmented hot pink—so one dab on each cheek is all you need for an everyday look. It’s easy to layer on if you prefer a deeply flushed effect, like you just ran 5K.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold
It must have taken me a year to think about buying a full size of Becca’s cult pressed highlighters. I opted for the shade Rose Gold so that I can also use it as a blush. It’s an absolutely beautiful complexion enhancer that on me, adds a touch of warm pink and gold, as the shade name implies. I wish it wasn’t so expensive, but I finally took the plunge with Sephora’s annual 20 percent off sale and don’t regret this purchase one bit. It’s one of those products where I encountered something close to amazement at first swipe.
Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea lotion
I guess a lot of us have been obsessed with Bath & Body Works since before it was available at the airport here. In case you haven’t tried the lotion, it’s one of the brand’s bestselling products for good reason. I myself have been using the lotion for maybe 15 years now because it’s moisturizing without being heavy, and the fragrance lasts for hours. Sweet Pea is a classic, but if it’s not up your alley, there are dozens of other scents to choose from.
Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on October 20, 2017.
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