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My Collection Of ‘Most Ignored’ Lipsticks

By now, you should already know that it’s International Lipstick Day this weekend. You know, sales here and there? Packed Department store beauty sections? Women itching to buy lipsticks they don’t even need? LOL. 

And in celebration of me and my fellow makeup lovers’ most awaited day, I thought of writing a blog post that focuses on.. you’ve guessed it – lipsticks! This is my own way of celebrating the day because 1) I’m too broke at the moment to buy any more lipsticks and 2) The number of lipsticks in my stash can already last me a lifetime (not counting their expiration dates). 

// M Y   L O V E   A F F A I R   W I T H   L I P S T I C K S //

Among all makeup products out there, lipstick is truly my favorite. It’s the first product that I learned to apply, it’s the first I fell in love with, it’s the first that caught my attention. Ever since I saw my late aunt applying her lipstick before going to work, I swore to myself that I’m gonna be a lipstick collector, and I’m fulfilling that promise today one tube at a time. Suffice to say, I’m never that invested in other makeup products because I don’t find them appealing enough. So that’s how my love affair with lipsticks began.

It took me days to decide on this blog post. What should I write about? Dark lipsticks? Nude lipsticks? EVERYTHING?

But then I thought of sharing with you my least used lipsticks because it would be redundant to keep showing you my most used/favorites, right? And also, just to make it different!

Anyway, let’s get to it! Just keep in mind that I have a medium and strong yellow skin tone, so don’t be surprised if some colors should look bright and bold but look nude on me and likewise. Hehe. 


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My Collection of Most Ignored Lipsticks | http://www.thebaeblogs.com/lipsticks/ | The Bae Blogs by Bae Milanes

So after bombarding you with lots of selfies, let’s talk about these lipsticks one by one. 

I have good reasons why I don’t wear these lipsticks often but I often forget that they’re not so bad! Maybe it just really depends on what I’m wearing and how I’m wearing my hair. It’s also hard when I used to change hair colors back then. When I had orange hair, I was into peach; when I had red hair, I was more into nudes. Now that I have black hair, it’s easier to get away with any shade of lipstick. 

  1. L’Oreal Peach Brown. I only wore this out once and the boyfriend liked it! It has some shimmer in it and who knew, out of all trends, guys would be fond of glitters? LOL. I like this on me, I just keep forgetting that I have it. 
  2. L’Oreal Chocolate Bisuos. I bought this when I was into chocolate colored lipsticks. I found it expensive given that it’s creamy (something I try to avoid), but because I fell in love with the color, I thought I could make it work. 
  3. Maybelline Nude Nuance. I know it looks fine, but I just can’t love this color. For some reason, I hate it. I feel like it’s a cross between light and dark on me. It’s not dark enough to be chocolate, yet it’s not light enough to be nude. Whenever I attempt to wear this lipstick, I always end up changing it. 
  4. MAC Please Me. Nicki Minaj pink, NOPE. Enough said.
  5. Maybelline Audacious Blue. I don’t even know why I got this color. It’s sooo hard to carry! I would need Maybelline’s black for this, but do I really want to wear blue on my lips? Still not sure. I just find it unfair that some girls rock blue so well. In my honest opinion, make it a wee bit darker, like almost navy, and it would look way better, and anyone can wear it!
  6. Maybelline Mauve It Up. I’m not in love with this color, but the finish of the lipstick compensates for it. This is from Maybelline’s Powder Matte lipsticks and, I swear, it’s the best line they have so far! I love it because the color stays on your lips forever even after eating and drinking, and it has a powdery finish which feels really soft and light on the lips. I just don’t wear this often because it looks too bright on me. 
  7. Maybelline Get Red-dy. I don’t wear reds often, but this one’s really nice. Aside from it coming from Maybelline’s Powder Matte lipsticks (like Mauve It Up), it looks nice on my skin tone. And you know how hard it is to find that perfect red lipstick! 
  8. Colourpop Lady. One reason why I don’t use these lipsticks often because I don’t like heavy-creamy finish! And that’s what I think of whenever I see this tube in my stash. Huhu. I’m okay with the color, it’s just too dark for a normal day.
  9. NYX Copenhagen. I bought this because I thought it was the perfect vampy shade for me. It turns out that it was just a bright plum on me. Aww. And shame on NYX sellers for saying it’s long lasting. NOPE. I can even remove it with just tissue. It might as well be a very pigmented tint. 
  10. Colourpop Viper. I don’t like pink, period. My skin tone is friendlier with peaches and browns (did you notice?). 
  11. Colourpop Bumble. I love this color on the picture, but not on me after a few hours. The color darkens after awhile, something I didn’t notice until a friend pointed it out. This reminds me of NYX Lingerie in Exotic, but this one’s darker. I’m avoiding my Colourpop lipsticks right now because they really dry out my lips.

So that’s it!

Which one is your favorite?
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20 Comments

  • Da Dominguez

    Tbh, I actually love the shade Nude Nuance on you! And the Chocolate Bisous. ❤️ You’re really rocking nude and brown lippies.

    Trying to stay away from Colourpop, too. Idk why it became a hit, but I really don’t like the formula of their Ultra Mattes! Feels so heavy & thick on the lips, tapos ang drying pa. ☹️ Just trying to use my tubes since I got them as a gift from my Bf’s mom. Hehe.

    • Bae Milanes

      I think yun pa yung nagpasikat sakanila – that it’s really matte and stays forever on your lips. I know there’s a difference between their formula before, and now, but I can’t remember which one’s better. And basically they’re so cheap and has loooots of varieties kaya pumatok. I only wear it pag ayaw ko ma-hassle. Haha.

      And thank you! yeah, I recently discovered I can rock brown colors pala. I’m slowly being more open to other colors. 🙂

    • Bae Milanes

      I think yun pa yung nagpasikat sakanila – really matte, long lasting, and cheap. I only wear it pag ayaw ko ma-hassle. Haha.

      And thank you! yeah, I recently discovered I can rock brown colors pala. I’m slowly being more open to other colors. 🙂

    • Bae Milanes

      I think yun pa yung nagpasikat sakanila – that it’s really matte and stays forever on your lips. I know there’s a difference between their formula before, and now, but I can’t remember which one’s better. And basically they’re so cheap and has loooots of varieties kaya pumatok. I only wear it pag ayaw ko ma-hassle. Haha.

      And thank you! yeah, I recently discovered I can rock brown colors pala. I’m slowly being more open to other colors. 🙂

  • Myrrazen Kate Sabater Consulta

    The ColourPop Bumble really looked good on you, Bae! I still haven’t tried any ColourPop lipsticks though so I do appreciate your review. I trust Maybelline and Mac as always! Hehe.

    • Bae Milanes

      Thanks, Myrra! Always welcome to help! 🙂 From what I heard, Colourpop has changed its formula and I’m hoping it’s better this time – not as drying. Go check out C.A. or Corinth’s blogs for anything Colourpop-related!

    • Bae Milanes

      Thanks, Myrra! Always welcome to help! 🙂 From what I heard, Colourpop has changed its formula and I’m hoping it’s better this time – not as drying. Go check out C.A. or Corinth’s blogs for anything Colourpop-related!

  • Kate

    Nude Nuance is my favorite! It looks good on me! Although I think it might be because I have darker skin than you, I always felt it was a good shade for morena/brown people.

    Colourpop Lady looks lovely on you though!

    – Kate || Be Quiet Kate

    • Bae Milanes

      You’re the second to say that Lady looks good on me! Thanks so much! That’s definitely a mood and confidence booster! 🙂 And sorry, I kinda had to stalk your IG to see your skin tone clearly! Now I get why Nude Nuance would look good on you. I’m guessing it’s your MLBB color. Mine on the other hand, is Clay Crush (which I misplaced ugh).

  • Louise Ramos

    I actually like seeing the Nude Nuance and Chocolate Bisous on you! Pero gets, I have a lot of brown to darker sides of nudes that I buy bec I like the color when I swatch it, but when I wear it, I remove them in about an hour bec I feel like they’re too dark for normal wear. Like di ko kayang panindigan even with my resting bitch face, ganon. Hahaha. Pero love the Peachy Brown! Wear it more 💖 Tamang patweetums lang lol.

    xo, Lou | Caffeine Rush

    • Bae Milanes

      HAHAHA. Thanks, Lou! I guess I just have to force myself to like Nude Nuance until genuinely like it na talaga. Ganun din naman ako sa brown colors before. I used to think kadiri tska mukhang matanda, but look who’s wearing it now. Haha.

    • Bae Milanes

      HAHAHA. Thanks, Lou! I guess I just have to force myself to like Nude Nuance until genuinely like it na talaga. Ganun din naman ako sa brown colors before. I used to think kadiri tska mukhang matanda, but look who’s wearing it now. Haha.

  • Rae O.

    Found this very interesting! You don’t prefer the colors that are my faves on you–nude nuance, viper, and lady. Could be how the color appears on my phone but I realized that makeup and what we think looks good on other people may not be what they’re more comfortable in.

    • Bae Milanes

      I agree. I seldom see people wearing colors I like on them. Mas madalas na I see people wearing colors I don’t like on them. Haha. May be too dark, too light, or simply not just the right color for their skintone. But then, there’s also that “you do you, boo” phase. I think you’re the third or fourth person who’s said that Lady looks good on me. So I will intentionally look for occasions that I can wear it.

    • Bae Milanes

      I agree. I seldom see people wearing colors I like on them. Mas madalas na I see people wearing colors I don’t like on them. Haha. May be too dark, too light, or simply not just the right color for their skintone. But then, there’s also that “you do you, boo” phase. I think you’re the third or fourth person who’s said that Lady looks good on me. So I will intentionally look for occasions that I can wear it.

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