Save or Splurge: Matte Lipstick

SPLURGE. Definitely. Because for me, I can go about a makeup-less day with only a thin sheet of lipstick on and still feel good about how I look. And yes, I do believe that a lipstick or a lip stain is one of the key makeup pieces that a girl should not be without. Also, when I am totally not in the mood to put anything on my face, a lipstick does the quick fix to avoid looking pale.

One of my favorite makeup piece (at the time of writing) is a Makeup For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in Mat 5 *bestseller!*. Bought it last two or three months ago at Makeup For Ever in Bonifacio High Street. I know it’s out of my price range at around Php1200+ because I took a week to think if I should get one before I actually did because am kinda stingy with spending a lot for a lipstick. Before this one, my favorite was a Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipcolor in Coral Pink which I bought for less than Php300 only.


But the it’s totally worth it.

makeup forever rouge intense artist mat 5 lipstick

Halfway tru the tube!


What I like about Mat5 lipstick is that it’s very pigmented – it gives you color even on slight application. IDK if I was able to describe it properly HAHA. Basta you don’t need too much. Plus it really suits my skin and lip color. This is actually mauve-ish berry-ish pink color, which I find perfect for my skin tone. It’s not too pinkish ( so I would not look like a trying-hard-to-pull-off-a-pink-pout ) and not too dark also ( it’s not like my-aunt-wears-that-shade kind of dark ).


I honestly think this is a versatile shade.

It’s enough for everyday wear at work or at school, because it doesn’t attract too much attention but gives off an interesting aura. And it can also be worn on a night out when you put on a shimmery lipgloss on top of it.


Nuff said. Totally worth it.


Author: pinkurinal


  1. Hi Cai,

    Nice to see your blog, lumipat ka narin plan from , i know we haven’t met yet pero nagkachikahan na tayo sa before sa blog lng LOL. Kakaadd lng kc sakin ni jen and peter sa FB na isip ko hanapin ko rin kayo hihihi…

    Btw. I love matte lipstick too wearable kasi. 😀

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