Get Lippie Tuesday

I’ve got a local favorite up for review today! This brand has quite a cult following in Manila and the fabulous news for my sparkly readers in the US & Canada is that they ship internationally, too.

New lipsticks from Happy Skin Cosmetics! P.S. See those masks from Leaders in the background? Will be testing them out tonight!

Say hello to the new lipsticks from Happy Skin Cosmetics! P.S. See those masks from Leaders in the background? Will be testing them tonight!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m not a big fan of matte lipsticks. That’s why I got a bit worried and wondered if Happy Skin could pull off a matte formula. Really hoping that my lips won’t feel like they’re on fire after trying this on!

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First swipe! The formula glides on easily, the pigment is rich, and there’s no sheen at all. The shade: Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Pop The Question, P649.

I rarely wear nude-ish lippies, but this shade really looks good on Pinay complexions and those with darker lips. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have to wear a lot of makeup to liven up my skin (read: I didn’t look pale or washed out).

Did somebody say my lips but better? Loving this pale rose shade!

Did somebody say my lips but better? Loving this pale rose shade!

The best part? Happy Skin lived up to its promise! This matte lippie was pretty moisturizing and I didn’t even have to prep with balm. It felt light on my lips and I didn’t even feel like I was wearing a matte formula at all.

Matte lipsticks usually crack or feel painful when you smile. But look—full smile and no icky flakes are patchy pigments!

Matte lipsticks usually crack or feel painful when you smile. But look—full smile and no icky flakes are patchy pigments!

Its secret weapon is Cupuaçu butter, an ingredient from the rain forest that can attract 240% more water. That’s probably why I was able to wear this lippie the whole day (with touch-ups every 3-4 hours) and it still felt really comfortable on my lips. I didn’t even have the urge to use lip balm or layer a gloss over it. Yay!

You’ll like this because the wicked, hot color will make you feel sexy in the boardroom and the bedroom. It’s very rich and you only need one swipe to get the color that you see in the tube. I like that the wand has a pointy tip, since you have more control during application. If you have thinner lips though, I reco that you paint it over pout with a lip brush for more precision.

So luscious! I swiped this on about two or three times.

Ooh…so luscious and shiny! I swiped this on about two or three times.

A lipstick this rich is usually horrifying for most boyfriends because it can leave all kinds of gooey marks on their cheek. I think the guys will like this one a little more though because even though it kisses off a bit, at least it won’t be sticky (it uses wax-free gel technology).

I applied a full swipe on my bottom lip and then I pressed my lips together. The shine lessens a bit more if you use this technique.

I applied a full swipe on my bottom lip and then I pressed my lips together. The shine lessens a bit more if you use this technique.

The wand picks up a lot of product, so I really think it’s better if you apply it with a lip brush to avoid getting lipstick on your teeth. Compared to the matte formula, this one feels a little heavier on my lips. It lasts longer though because I was able to get through a whole afternoon (with a light snack and tea) without having to retouch.

Pretty lippies! Which one did you like?

Pretty lippies! Which one do you like?

For me, it’s the matte lipsticks (shocker!). I’m actually itching to head to their store to check out the two other matte shades (you can click here for a peek, too). The hot pink one definitely needs to be in my kikay kit!

Are you a fan of Happy Skin lipsticks? Read more reviews here and here! ♥

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  • This is so pretty and I think I need to head and pick me up Pop the question as I’ve been in need of a nude pink lippie.

    • It’s super nice, Jackie! :)

  • Pop the Question looks good! Will check that out soon. Matte lippie lover here too! :)

  • Sherlyn Angel Ramoso

    Oh My gosh! I’m just new with this kind of community. But I’m loving it, I like your reviews. I’m going to buy happy skin lippies later. I trust your raves. Promise! :*

    • Hi Sherlyn!!! Welcome, welcome to the community!! I’m so happy you like my reviews :) Did you get the Happy Skin lippie? :)

      • Sherlyn Angel Ramoso

        Hello Nicole, yes I have the lippies already it’s amazing!! ????????

        • Awesome! So happy you like them! :)