Day 3: Favorite Drugstore Lipstick
20-Day Lipstick Challenge

For purposes of this post, Drugstore Lipstick means any lipstick sold in drugstores, literally (e.g. Mercury Drug and stand-alone Watsons stores. Haha). Also, I took it to mean, current favorite drugstore lipstick.

Anyway — Finally, an easy one! It didn’t take me long to identify which one is my favorite. Off the bat, it’s Happy Skin Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Best Date Ever.

After trying out Happy Skin’s first two matte lipsticks, I kept my eyes peeled for any information on follow-up Happy Skin matte releases. I’ve tried a LOT of matte lipsticks and I’ve never come across a formula that’s really close. It’s a hit-or-miss for me with the color selection, but it’s mostly because of my yellow-green undertone. When they came out with Best Date Ever, I bought it as soon as they were available at The Landmark. Best Date Ever has my name written all over it.

The first time I swatched it, I was reminded of Estee Lauder Stay Mauve. Best Date Ever is not a dupe for Stay Mauve by any means — it’s more like a berry-toned iteration. I’ll write a separate post on this lipstick, with proper swatches and face photos. It doesn’t deserve this half-assed post.

By the way, is anyone here also confused by which brands belong or doesn’t belong to the “drugstore” classification? I sure am.


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. I love Happy Skin but I skipped on their matte releases, laging sold out. For me basta locally available sa mga beauty sections ng mall like Watson’s, drugstore na ‘yon.

  2. Oooohh. I had placed Happy Skin in my Never Again list because their Shut Up and Kiss Me lip and cheek mousse just DID NOT work with me (formula and color-wise). I’m willing to give it another shot after seeing this post, though! Haha. Thanks for this!

    • Rae Reply

      Didn’t like those two, including their satin lipsticks. The matte ones, I really love, but only a few colors work on my skin tone

  3. I love Happy Skin too, but it will be hard to choose which shade. I love all the lipsticks formula. Kahit yung moisturizing lippie nila sets and stays beautifully. :)

    Basta nasa Watson’s or beauty sections ng malls, drugstore pa rin yun sakin! LOL! :D

    • Rae Reply

      Oo nga e. Pwede bang dun sa ibang category, lipstick line ang piliin ko?

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