Last year, Ever Bilena released the Lip Define Matte Matic Lipsticks. This collection consists of 6 different shades of nude that aims to be universally flattering to most people. From cool, neutral, to warm, they've got a my-lips-but-better color that can surely suit one's skin tone! The good news is that they claim that its formulation is creamy, moisturizing matte!
CLAIM TO FAME: An easy-to-use crayon that helps you achieve matte lip perfection
FAST FACTS: Comes in a range of wearable shades that flatter every skin tone; chubby pastel easily lines lips and fills it in with pigmented color; retractable tip needs no sharpening; leaves long-lasting color suitable for work or play
PERFECT FOR: Polished pouts in a snap
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Advance Lip Define Matte Matic Lipstick
NET WEIGHT: 2.5g
INGREDIENTS: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Synthetic Wax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), FD&C Yellow No. 5 (CI 19140), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), FD&C Blue No. 1 (CI 42090), D&C Red No. 6 (CI 15850)
Let's talk about the packaging. In stores, you can see that the crayon-like-shaped lipsticks are encased in a transparent plastic over a thin cardboard. Although it makes the product inside easy to see, I think that this part is unneccessary because once you open it to get the product inside, the outer packaging loses its purpose and it becomes nothing else but trash. If I could make a suggestion, a paper box would be better to protect the casing from scratches.
When it comes to the sturdy casing itself, I like that it is shaped like a crayon and that its color is similar to the shade of the lipstick inside it - easier to distinguish that way!
Its crayon-like tip makes it easier to apply the lipstick all over the lips. No fuss!
The sticker label with the shade names can be seen at the bottom of the stick. The expiration date, net weight, etc can be found there as well.
The Lip Define Matte Matic Lipsticks have a buildable medium coverage that can be sheered out. One layer gives a sheer finish but adding more layers will make it look opaque on the lips. I like that it isn't too highly pigmented in just one application because I tend to have a hard time removing them when I overline my lips accidentally.
It applies smoothly and feels light on the lips - like I am not wearing lipstick at all! It's not drying on the lips even if its finish is matte. It stays long for 1-3hours without having oily and greasy meals.
As you can see, all the shades look flattering on my complexion, except for Buff Brown that seems too cool for my neutral warm skin tone. I think those who have cool to neutral skin tones will suit this better.
Everything else are stunning in a subtle way. It does not look flashy but it has an understated elegance that brightens one's face. It can be paired with either a smoky brown or black eyeshadow, or a no-makeup makeup look. These shades can be easily worn at day or at night.
What do I like about this product:
Affordable for the price of Php180,
The packaging is sturdy and pretty chic to look at,
Matte finish with a creamy moisturizing formulation,
Applies smoothly and feels light, and is non-drying on the lips,
Available in all department stores nationwide,
Can be bought online through BeautyMNL, Shopee, etc.
Do I recommend this product?
Yes! Especially for people who are on a budget, they can get a good quality product without spending that much!
EB Advance is a makeup brand under Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc., EB Advance offers products that enhance your individual beauty with quality foundation, powders, eye shadows, blush, and lipsticks. With a keen eye on the trends and an awareness of the modern Filipina’s ever-evolving beauty needs, EB Advance innovates to deliver a beauty line that lets you achieve any look you want—from trendy to timeless—so you can bring out the “Next Level You.
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