My Lips But Better: Mehr By Mac (Swatches on Tan / Morena Skin)

I've finally found my MLBB (short for 

my lips but better)

. I usually wear dark lips to work, to the mall, to church, (and even to school before), cause it was difficult to find pink lipstick that would suit my morena (tan) skin tone


If you would look at my lipstick collection, it would be full of reds, plums, purples, nudes

—but forget about pinks, cause I usually shy away from them.

But one uneventful day at SM Megamall, I found myself swatching lipsticks at a MAC store, found the perfect pink shade for me, bought it without thinking twice, and the rest is history.


Description : Dirty blue pink matte finish

Price: PHP 1, 050

Store: Mac (SM Megamall)


- Does not dry out lips (although these don't hydrate them either, so you should still moisturize before applying this)

- It's a really beautiful and natural-looking shade! It's a brownish pink color, and is a perfect everyday-lipstick for most Filipinas.

- It has a creamy texture so it doesn't dry out fast

- It's pigmented and glides off easily on the lips, so it's comfortable and easy to wear


- It doesn't last the whole day on me (I drink water a lot which is maybe why it comes off easily) so I re-apply every 3 or 4 hours. 

- It isn't a unique color. But if you're willing to invest in quality lipsticks, then why not? 

I've been wearing only Mehr for the past 2 weeks now, I'm


 crazy about it. 

I am in love with this shade! If you have dupes for this one, please comment them below. I would also love to know what your #MLBB is! Or if you have lipstick shades you want swatches and reviews on, do tweet them over at @heyhersheyy!  :)



Your Lips MATTEr: A Review on Maybelline Velvet Matte Lips


I am so sorry I've been MIA you guys-- the semester really sucked the life out of me. But since we're on holiday break right now, I'm trying my really best to get back in the game. Two nights ago, during a family reunion, around six of my relatives asked me the question, "so do you still blog?"and my heart broke into pieces when I had to mutter, "not recently, I haven't"-- hence, a new post. (Daming sinabi!! wew).

Anyway, here's a product review of Maybelline's Velvet Matte Lipsticks by Color Sensational. 

(Watch this 15-second video of the color swatches of my top 4 Maybelline Velvet Matte picks for the holidays!)

Since it's the season of holiday parties once again, be picture perfect-ready by upping your lipstick game with these velvet matte babies! 

💋Products used:Products used: Nude (MAT12), Plum (MAT6), Red Orange (MAT8), Bright pink (MAT2)

Price: 299 pesos

Where to buy: Maybelline stores

*Doesn't dry up the lips
* Beautiful matte finish
* Good pigmentation
*Cute packaging

*Color only lasts about 3-4 hours 
* Doesn't dry-up/turn to matte quickly (Takes about 5-10 minutes)

Overall, I'd give these lippies a 3.5/5!

 Given that they're affordable at 299 pesos, it's a total steal already! You get the best value from it cause the pigmentation is really good. These come in 9 different shades to fit different moods, personalities,  and occasions, too!

Here are some photos of the velvet matte lipsticks worn (I've only tried on 5 shades as of now; I will update this post with photos of the rest of the other lippies once I try them on)

MAT3 (Bright Pink)

(all I have is a screenshot hehe sorry)

MAT5 (Orange)
 Math 5 is a wearable, refreshing shade of orange that's perfect for everyday use!

MAT 6 (Plum)
You can never, ever go wrong with plum!

MAT8 (Orange-Red)
 I love how festive this is!

MAT12 (Nude)
 I've yet to find a wearable nude shade that complements my morena skin until I found this. 

This is how MAT12 looks like worn alone

When I feel like going for a darker shade of nude, I combine it with another shade of lipstick. This is how MAT12 looks like mixed with a hint of red lipstick (I used MAC's Russian Red for this one).

Do I recommend Maybellne's Velvet Matte Lipsticks?
Absolutely! Affordable and of good quality, these lippies are perfect for on-the-go girls who can't go on a day without lipstick! lol.

Hope this review helped!


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