This isn’t an NSFW post, I swear.

I’d just like to show you guys my little lipstick collection 1I’ve only recently gotten into makeup, which surprisingly doesn’t include any red lipsticks, even though it’s my favorite color. Help a girl out if you know any gorgeous red lipsticks I can try 

They’re all drugstore because there aren’t really many physical stores of high-end brands here, at least ones that I’d love to try. I’d have to order online and I don’t really like waiting. There’s also the fear that maybe what I’m buying isn’t the real deal.

I was going to buy a Mac lipstick last Christmas because what girl does not own a Mac lipstick, am I right? However, I preferred not to because they test on animals 2I’m not vegan but I would like to help out as much as I can. I would love to be vegan in the future, though, once I move out of my family’s house. My family doesn’t really care for living healthily.. The only brand on this list that is not cruelty-free is Maybelline, which I will replace in my collection soon.

LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss (Dreamy) and Colourpop Ultra Matte (Beeper)

  • LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss (Dreamy) – my current favorite because it matches the natural color of my lips. I was supposed to buy Fleur but they were out of stock and I ended up buying this beauty instead. It’s drying like any other liquid lipstick but I feel like I don’t have to touch up as often, maybe only once or twice.
  • Colourpop Ultra Matte (Beeper) – The logo has come off because I keep this in my bag all the time. I bought it thinking it was a dupe for Kylie Jenner’s Dolce K but it was not. It’s a lot darker than it seems in the packaging. Still, I love to reach for it when I’m in a dramatic mood.

Nyx soft matte lip creams (Cairo and Sao Paulo) and Nyx Mega Shine lip gloss (Pink Rose)

  • Nyx Soft Matte lip creams (Sao Paulo and Cairo) – I love love love these! Sao Paulo is the first liquid lipstick I ever bought. Its plummy pink shade is probably the darkest color that I have. I was looking for a good nude liquid lip when I bought Cairo, which is a mistake at first. I look so pale when I wear it alone but I mix it with Sao Paulo to tone down the latter’s darkness. I love the formula and the vanilla scent of these.
  • Nyx Mega Shine lip gloss (Pink Rose) – This was given to me by my boyfriend’s mother because she knows how much I love lipsticks. I’m not really a big fan of glosses because I prefer balms but I reach for this for when I want to wear a lipstick but don’t want my lips to look dry. I can’t really wear balm over mattes because it tends to break down the product.

4U2 Envy moisturizing lipstick (10) and Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm (Cherry Kiss and Tangerine Pop)

  • 4U2 Envy moisturizing Lipstick (10) – This is the only lip product I have that actually is a stick lol. It’s also the first one I ever bought because I was going to a friend’s 18th birthday party. It appears matte when applied but it is very moisturizing.
  • Maybelline Baby Lips Balm (Tangerine Pop and Cherry Kiss) – Believe it or not, the older of the two balms is the new-looking one because I didn’t use it much. I picked up the wrong shade, Tangerine Pop, instead of Cherry Kiss, which I loved since high school. I love it because it moisturizes my lips while still having a lot of pigment. I might purchase another brand soon, though.

Etude House Pudding Tint (Apricot)

  • Etude House Pudding Tint (Apricot) – I wasn’t going to include this because it’s not really a lipstick but rather a lip tint. I extremely like this color because it’s so natural that you seem like you’ve bitten your lips to give it more color. I’ve only recently gotten into the whole Korean trend, not because of Weightlifting Fairy but because of their skincare routine. I have a bunch of Etude House skincare products that one of my boyfriend’s sisters gave me for Christmas. If you want me to review those, kindly mention it in the comments :)

What about you guys, what are your favorite lip products? Whether they’re lipsticks, gloss, balm, or even scrubs, let me know!

I joined this Makeup Madness Monday linkup here.

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1. I’ve only recently gotten into makeup
2. I’m not vegan but I would like to help out as much as I can. I would love to be vegan in the future, though, once I move out of my family’s house. My family doesn’t really care for living healthily.


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    On March 13th, 2017, Gretch said,
  1. Nice collection! I love Maybelline Cherry Kiss, I have the same lip balm! I have Nyx soft matte but in Antwerp Shade. Nude shades are usually a hit-or-miss for me, usually they are too dark or too light, so I prefer lip colors with a bit more saturated color. Lip tints are great, too.

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    On March 13th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Gretch, thank you! I think everyone here in PH has the same lip balm :lol:
    I love that shade, it almost looks natural too!
    Same, what are your favorite lip tints?

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  2. On March 13th, 2017, Jeanne said,
  3. Maybelline lip balms are a staple for me!

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  4. On March 13th, 2017, Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life said,
  5. Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness link up. I’m so glad you found us and were able to join in.

    I love your nude lipstick collection! The Colourpop Beeper looks like a shade I would love to wear!

    I’m not sure if I should admit this or not but some of my favourite lipsticks are MAC lipsticks.

    Ingrid
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  6. On March 13th, 2017, Gillan said,
  7. @Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life, thank you!
    It’s okay! I’m told they have a great formula :)

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  8. On March 13th, 2017, Elisa said,
  9. *wolf whistles* woohoo, a beauty related post. i loove reading beauty related posts from non-mainstream lifestyle bloggers since it feels more genuine(?) for me. like, you know how beauty / lifestyle bloggers say “this is my favorite lipstick this month!” and then next month they’d be like “omg y’all i got new faveee i love this one besst” and i’m like uh yea right, you have like 18294470293 lipsticks or foundation or whatever in your storage haha i mean, i don’t mind them at all since i do read some beauty blogs and watch some beauty youtubers but sometimes, it gets tiring for me. idk.

    This isn’t an NSFW post, I swear. brb laughing.

    ya know, i don’t own any mac lipstick. ok, i kinda lied. i do have one, it’s a satin finish called fleshpot but since it makes me look dead, i never used it. it’s that flesh color nude kind that washes me out. it’s like mac myth but paler. idk why i bought it. i think i get so anxious every time i go to a Mac counter that i bought fleshpot on an impulse instead of based on careful selection. i personally don’t like mac because of its employees (google rude mac employees, there are tons of snobbish stories revolving them) so yeah. plus, mac is expensive for its brand. i find that i love lipsticks from the drugstore more than mac. for instance, revlon; i love revlon’s lipsticks. very moisturizing and lots of color selection too!

    it’s kinda odd for me because i think L’oreal tests on animals even if they say they don’t. i mean, they distribute in china and testing on animals is a mandatory in china? i don’t know. i’d love to go cruelty free too but the options in here aren’t many. tbh, i don’t have any L’oreal lipsticks. mine mostly consists of wet n wild, lots of revlon, maybelline and the body shop.

    guuurl, i’m so jealous you can get colourpop! their lip products kinda scare me though since my lips cannot take matte lipstick very well. liquid lipstick? no way, i can’t use that. no matter how i exfoliate and apply balm on my lips, i suffer from dry lips 24/7 so i always go for moisturizing ones (the revlon super lustrous is amazing) speaking of colourpop, i’ve always wanted to try their super shock shadows hehe

    i got a sample of nyx matte lipp cream when i made an order on sephora online. i haven’t really used it though. the first time i tried it, i think my lips was dry and chapped which was why the lip cream looked patchy on me :\ it’s tough to find a good nude lipstick that doesn’t make us look dead …maybe that’s why i always opt for pink, peaches and corals instead haha

    who doesn’t love the maybelline baby lips? i know i do. i hoard lip balms like crazy and i mainly use my vaseline or kiehl’s lip balm for night time treatment and only use the baby lips when i’m out and bout. maybe i’m crazy but i think the classic, non tinted baby lips is more moisturizing. i love cherry kiss too btw…and coral flush…and pink lolita :)))) told ya i’m a hoarder.

    as for the others… i’ve never tried LA Girl or Etude’s and I’ve never heard of Envy before. i did try the etude’s plumping lip tint but it’s not really my fave. i also think etude’s products are overrated and not that budget friendly, at least not here.

    i myself don’t have lots of red lipstick (or i might be lying because i had a phase where i went batshit crazy with lip products). as far as i remember, i have more pinks and corals but i do have several reds, mostly orange-reds or pink-watermelon reds though since i don’t think i can rock that taylor swift hollywood red shade. i’d recommend checking revlon since they have lots of colors and are not drying too (and i swear i’m not brainwashed by them haha, i just genuinely love them)

    hm.. maybe i should write a post like this too. who knows..
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    On March 13th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Elisa, I’m glad you laughed 😂😂
    I’ve read so many stories against Mac employees lmao they say Sephora employees are much nicer haha
    So sad that L’oreal is not cruelty-free because their foundations are good.
    Try Colourpop’s ultra satin lipsticks! I ordered online and had them shipped because I’m extra and I just gotta try them 😂 Yes, I’ve heard their eyeshadows are super pigmented 💙
    Omg, you have more shades than I do, you hoarder! 😂😂
    Revlon does have many red shades, I’ve seen Emma Stone wear it in their ads haha. Will definitely check it out!
    You should! I’d love to know your lipstick collection 💖

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    On March 13th, 2017, Elisa replied:

    @Gillan, i’ve never tried l’oreal’s foundation though. i love the maybelline fit me and imo is one of the best drugstore foundations haha i AM curious about l’oreal’s foundation but i can’t splurge on it. i already have 2 foundations! it’s supposedly enough, LOL

    it’s like hitting two birds because i’m also a fan of emma stone lol
    every time i walk by a revlon counter, i’m like “i buy this coz of emma” HAHAHAHA xD
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    On March 13th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Elisa, why do you have two foundations? I can’t even finish one 😂 I’ve been meaning to try Fit Me! Sad they haven’t launched here :( I do have the fit me concealer and it’s great!


  10. On March 13th, 2017, Kiran said,
  11. I definitely need to try the Maybelline lip balms! I hate the packaging so completely overlooked them, thanks for sharing! Well thought out post xxx

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  12. On March 13th, 2017, Keisha said,
  13. Such a gorgeous collection of lippies! I am also a gal who doesn’t own a Mac lipstick, so you’re not alone lol.

    Keisha xo
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  14. On March 13th, 2017, Yuki Motokane said,
  15. To be honest, I’m not really into lipsticks and alike because of the weird taste. Or maybe I just haven’t found the right lipstick for me. Just like you, I have also only been into makeups recently.

    I also want to be a vegan ahahah, but my parents cook whatever (most include tons of meat) so I can’t really practice it, sigh. Well, we could help out through other ways :)

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    On March 13th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Yuki Motokane, I try not to eat them as much as possible 😂
    Same, people around here like to eat meat. I just read your about page and omg you live in the Philippines too!

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    On March 17th, 2017, Yuki Motokane replied:

    @Gillan,

    Oooh, its really so nice to meet fellow filipinos in the blogging community :) It’s nice to meet you!
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  16. On March 14th, 2017, Yiota said,
  17. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams have the nicest formula, I love them.I have the L.A. Girl Dreamy too but I don’t like it, too dry for my lips so I am not using it.

    Yiota
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    On March 14th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Yiota, it is! I love the vanilla scent too <3
    It is drying so I have to moisturize first before I apply it :lol:

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  18. On March 14th, 2017, claire said,
  19. I love the NYX soft matte lip creams. The formula is amazing and the pigmentation is awesome too !
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  20. On March 14th, 2017, Cielo said,
  21. Love your lipstick collection especially those NYX lippies =)

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  22. On March 14th, 2017, Maroon Caludin said,
  23. Ooo some nice ones there!

    I have too many to even go through. XD I always buy lots of balm, plus tinted ones, and have a few lip sticks and glosses.
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    On March 14th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Maroon Caludin, would love to view your collection! 💖

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  24. On March 14th, 2017, Eena said,
  25. Haha! The intro of this post made me life. GIRL! You have a ton in your lipstick collection – while I personally don’t wear lipstick, this was interesting to see because who knew there were so many shades???

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  26. On March 14th, 2017, Taislany Gomes said,
  27. Wow, lovely colors.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

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  28. On March 15th, 2017, Amy (healthandbeautygirl.com) said,
  29. I don’t own a single red lipstick and I never will.. they just don’t suit me. I’m a total nude lipstick addict and have a ton! One of my fave’s in J Lo’s nude by loreal. Sadly, not CF!

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  30. On March 15th, 2017, Sasha said,
  31. The post intro is to die for. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I’m not into lipstick or make-up, I never wear it – when I do, I feel like my face is covered by something sticky and “heavy”, I really don’t like it.

    Thank you. :)
    That’s a hard question….maybe unconsciously? I have never really thought about it; simply, I’ve loved designing for a long time now and sharing my works has alway felt totally natural to me. ^^

    I’ve first noticed Luke Evans in The Hobbit trilogy (he plays Bard) and the Fast and the Furious franchise, and I liked his performance there….I LOVED Dracula Untold, that movie made Evans of the most interesting actors for me. :love:

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  32. On March 16th, 2017, Tannya Aditya said,
  33. nude lipsticks are trickiest tricky and i hated that my lips are too dark and uneven to pull it off. also i haven’t yet to find a good nude that doesn’t wash out my tan complexion. ugh, so tricky! i’ve tried colourpop beeper once and it’s so cute! might get one in the future though i’m really digging aquarius.

    my current nude is colourpop lippie stix in grunge. it’s brown with a hint of mauve so it’s not completely nude. i like it. then i have wet n wild in bare it all and l’oreal in pink in the afternoon. both are lovely.

    have you tried nuxe lipbalm or carmex? they are great for matte lipstick base and i found them kept my lips moisturized for a long time. currently i’m using lip ice and it served me well :D

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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Tannya Aditya, you had me at Aquarius! A shade named after my zodiac sign? Sign me up :lol: It’s a good nude pink, too, I love it.
    Grunge seems perfect ^^
    I’m actually thinking of buying Carmex, thanks for the suggestions <3

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  34. On March 16th, 2017, Sharon said,
  35. I’ve got the NXY soft matte lip creams too (3 colors!) and I really love the texture. I wear those almost every day :) Thanks for sharing your collection!
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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Sharon, wow you have so many, what are the shades you have? ^^

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  36. On March 17th, 2017, Xian said,
  37. Great collection! My lipsticks are usually on drugstore as well and I love reds, and anything dark. I’m not really good with nude collection :( It doesn’t look good on me unless it’s darker than my skintone~ Heehee~ Pinks are no no for me too. But hot pink will do! XD I realize light colored lippies doesn’t look good on me :( I already gave up on orange as well XD

    I have lippies color like purple, black, chocolate brown :D But I love reds very much :D Heehee~
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    On March 18th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Xian, oooh can you recommend me any good red lipsticks? ^^ I’d love to explore black and plums too!
    Yeah, our skin tone as Filipinas tend to get washed out by nude lippies :(

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    On March 18th, 2017, Xian replied:

    @Gillan, I got a deep red from Mac :D My very first mac lippie XD it’s so good ofcourse. Doesn’t feel heavy and sticky. Feels very natural :D But if you’re okay with cheap but quality drugstore lippies, I always buy at Nichido, Maybelline and Everbilena :D Their reds are good :D Heehee~

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  38. On March 18th, 2017, Elisha said,
  39. I actually really had like 10 pcs of nude lippies with different shades and different brands! I dunno, I’m really obsessed with them! And I really don’t want any other shade at all! Hahaha! Thanks for this post babe! It’s really great! Hope you could visit my blog too! Have a great day ahead!

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