On the 4th of January, it is officially the first day of my last academic term in college (graduating this October 2012). Words can’t describe how I feel now — elated, terrified, and very much hopeful. All these feelings at the same time. It’s overwhelming at times (tossin’ and turnin’ at night) but I can’t wait for that coveted diploma to be finally mine. And this year, I’ll be celebrating the last few months in undergrad school with Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Storm. 😀
Rummaging through my drawers, I realize that I only have five red lipsticks (including this). Not bad for a red lipstick newbie. I initially thought this red gives off that dark-red trend I was hoping to go for. Instead, it goes on as a neutral daytime red that can be layered for that Dita-Von-Teese effect at night. It is slightly cool-toned but on a different light, it gives off that warm tone, too. It doesn’t seem to make up its mind, like how I am with my choice of lipstick for the day. I wouldn’t recommend this though for those terrified with bold reds; no matter how daytime-appropriate it can be, it is still red. No hints of pink, brown or orange. Just good, ole’ fashioned red.
Since it’s a matte lipstick, please do apply some lip balm first before swiping this on. On my swatch above, I applied some Carmex and it went on smoothly. Sadly, I didn’t wait for the balm to dry so the red looks sheer. Sorry about that! 😛 The best part is, this didn’t cost me much. At Php145 ($2.90) a pop and can be easily found at your nearest Watson’s and department stores, it won’t make a huge dent in your wallet. And yes, another frivolous reason to add more red lipsticks in my (and your) arsenal, sometime in the future. 😀
Wishing you a wonderful 2012, lots of blessings, happiness and love! ♥