A conversation between me and E two days ago:
Me: Bakit ayaw mo ng dark lipstick?
E: ‘Di naman sa ayaw, may binabagayan kasi yun.
Me: What do you mean ‘may binabagayan’, ‘di bagay saken?
E: Hmmm… You don’t have enough angas in your face. Mas bagay yun sa mga maaangas.
Me: Pero… Gusto ko mag-mukhang maangas.
E: Aaaaaah, kaya pala.
Then again, look at these photos…
Yup. No bad ass-ness whatsoever.
While some people have a hostile resting face i.e., a mean/angry/bitch-looking neutral-poker face, I have a sad resting face. Sometimes, I don’t just look sad, I could also look like all the weight of the world is on my shoulders. One time in college, one of my professors asked a classmate if I’m likely to commit suicide. It’s that bad.
So I practice a happy smizey-looking face. Useless trivia: I have to squinch when posing for photos on this blog so that I don’t look depressed. Anyway, you probably don’t care about that. Let’s move on to the lipstick.
I bought this last December. With lipsticks, I learned that if you like a lip color on someone, you shouldn’t buy the same lipstick unless you have EXACTLY the same skin tone as the person. Don’t go for the exact color. Go for something that can give you the look you’re going for. I bought this in the hopes that it’ll give me the Rihanna talk that talk look — and it kind of did — if I build it up to opaqueness.
This is a deep bluish plum color that is so my kind of color. If this was as pigmented as I’d like lipsticks to be, I would’ve worn in it more often.
I’m curious as to how Revlon formulate their mattes. The other super lustrous matte I tried, Stormy Pink is even less pigmented than Wine Not. I don’t get it. I feel like mattes should be opaque because their lack of creaminess could make the color look splotchy and uneven which is the case for this lipstick.
You’d need a pencil liner base or, in my case, a velvet matte pencil to apply this evenly and to make it last longer.
It’s nowhere near MAC matte lipsticks and I think Wet ‘n Wild Megalast lipsticks are better. I should’ ve just bought the latter’s Cherry Bomb.
Another thing, this dries out my lips. That’s saying something because even the MAC retro mattes don’t dry me out.
I was hoping that Revlon would have a similar color in the newly released matte balms but the darkest they have is Standout. Something similar to their Crush balm stain would’ve been awesome.
Anyway, I’m letting this lipstick go while it’s still new-ish. Hopefully, Victoria would like it more than I did.
PS I should not have used orange elastics with my braces. It looks off. I’m annoyed.