Admission: Before seeing the promotional pics for the Alexis Ren X Colourpop collab, I had no idea who Alexis Ren was. This is just a testament to my lack of IG guru knowledge. (For that matter, it is a testament to my general lack of influencer “who’s who” knowledge. Sorry! 😦 ) But the teaser photos were enough to pique my interest, especially after seeing the lipstick swatches. A small group of beauty junkie buddies pooled our orders to have the collection shipped to Manila, and now I give you my review for the Alexis Ren X Colourpop Blotted Lip in Lexi (USD 5)
Alexis Ren X Colourpop Blotted Lip in Lexi
Quick Specs: 1 g / 0.035 oz ; made in USA
For a beauty junkie, I am surprisingly stubborn (and unsurprisingly fickle) when it comes to making purchases online. Either the things that make me go “Ooooh!” are lemmings, or I usually just want one item and don’t want to bother looking for cart-fillers to make the minimum on free shipping. (That’s mainly the reason I love consolidating orders with friends.) And so the search for metallic liquid lipsticks was put on-hold indefinitely.
But then I found myself manning the Project Vanity booth in a recent bazaar right next to online seller, Pretty Moody, and there was a lot of chatting and checking out of goods going on. She was able to convince me to buy the Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lip in 3-Way (USD 6; PHP 400) after obsessing over it the whole day (and probably annoying the hell out of the people around me in the process).
Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lip 3Way
Quick Specs: 2.85 g / 0.10 oz ; made in USA
I kind of went a little cray-cray this month (and the last) shopping for makeup that would fit with the weather change. It’s not necessarily gloomy (to represent rainy days) as I prefer to look at it as edgy. One of the shades that instantly stood out to me was Colourpop Lippie Stix in Pitch (USD 5). Not sure if it’s supposed to be grunge, but we’ll see how it works on the most non-grunge person in the world (i.e. me).
Quick Specs: 1.0 g / 0.0352 oz ; made in USA
*Photo from Colourpop website
I’m giddy that the Christmas countdown has started, and I’m just as giddy to pick out my fall lipstick. I usually change my default makeup drastically at this point of the year. It’s what I love most about fall: Dramatic reinvention. I picked up a ColourPop Lippie Stix in Flawless (PHP 300+ from local online sellers; USD 5 from the official website) to get the party started.