In line with my favorites project, here are the lip products I have (not including Revlon Balm Stain in Smitten. I keep that in the office):

Looking at my little collection, I feel that it’s already streamlined. But if I have to trim it down some more, I’ll probably be left with:

(1) Aido Magic Lipstick – only because I don’t have a true pink lipstick. I won’t buy it again though.

(2) Revlon Balm Stain in Crush – it’s a very pretty vampy color that looks a lot like crushed cherries on the lips. I use it as a stain most of the time but sometimes I build the color up to make it look like a lipstick.

(3) Revlon Balm Stain in Honey – my go to nude pink lipstick.. for now. I’m thinking of looking for something else after I use it all up. It tends to change into a coral color a few hours into the day.

(4) Revlon Balm Stain in Smitten – I was looking for a pinky red lipstick when I saw this. But the base was more pink than red.

(5) Maybelline Red Revival – this is my favorite lipstick at the moment. It’s the perfect red for warm-toned skin tones. It’s blue-based so it somehow pops out on my very yellow-toned skin.

(6) Avon Simply Pretty Lip and Cheek Stain – but I don’t use this on my lips.

By year-end, I’m sure to be left with a collection that looks very similar to the color palette above. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring it down to four, in these colors: blue-toned red, hot pink, nude pink, and plum.

Left to Right: Aido Magic Lipstick, Avalon Organics Tinted Lipbalm, Revlon Balm Stain in Adore
Revlon Balm Stain in Honey, Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Mauvey, Lip Staysss Lip Balm,
Maybelline in Red Revival, WetnWild in 919B, Avon Simply Pretty Lip and Cheek Stain.

As far as lipsticks go, my magic number will be four, which means I’m on a no-buy policy now until I’m left with 3 lippies. (Let’s get ambitious!)


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. That's what I heard too. But when I tried them on, parang they don't look good on me. Feeling ko, the blue in the lippie really pops out of my yellow skin. I don't look good in orange reds, it makes me look weird.

    Orange and corals age me naman.

  2. I like your collection. I've been meaning to make my collection smaller too so I can use every lipstick I got.

    I wonder why you mostly kept pink lippies instead of orange/coral once. Aren't orange/coral colors more flattering for warm-toned skin tones? Or is it a matter of preference? And I'm curious about the blue-based red lippie you got. I thought blue-based red lipstick fit cool complexions better?

  3. Kittykatmiyaw Reply

    Hello Rae! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I added you through GFC, i hope you could also add me up. I like EB Mauvey, i have read good reviews about it. I will see if it looks good on me.

  4. Wander Woman Reply

    Pretty lipstick shades! I only have 3 at the moment. Pink, red and nude. Gotta buy more.

  5. I really want to have lippies that would last a long time and won't cause dryness. I wonder if I have to give Revlon another try. I get chapped lips because of Maxfactor Lipfinity. :(

  6. I read somewhere that the lips have the tendency to make less moisture (I don't even know if that makes sense) when you put lip balm on it over and over.

  7. Romzs, hay nako, totoo yan. Dumadami na nga ang Revlon resellers.

  8. Ganda nung Crush!Bakit kasi overpriced ng Revlon sa Manila! Haha x

  9. @maita, yep, I bought Red Revival here when Maybelline had it on sale. :-)

    @jill, fortunately don't experience dryness. but i have a theory on that

  10. If I'd have to let go of some of the lip products in my growing makeup collection, I'd keep the Revlon balm stains, too– I love them!

  11. What lip balm/moisturizer do you use?

    My lips have been crazy dry ever since I started using Revlon lip stain and my MAC lipstick! Ugh.

  12. Maita of Makeup On Demand Reply

    Oh, and, I gave you a Liebster award :)

  13. Maita Atienza, Makeup Artist Reply

    Be still my heart! I'm in love with that Maybelline Red Revival lipstick! Did you buy it here, in Manila? Great lipstick stash you've got there. Pretty diverse, and you've made great choices!

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