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Lippies to sparkle and bloom

Reds, pinks, browns and even neons — these are no ordinary shades for women who swear by the power of lipsticks to instantly alter their mood.

As such, it’s no surprise to find ladies to have more than just one go-to bullet or liquid lipstick. And guided with the wisdom, “A girl can never have too much lispstick,” it seems there’s no stopping women from acquiring more shades and formulation for their stash.

Today, The Manila Times Lookbook put the spotlight on lipsticks from the opposite sides of the grid: the subtle hues of Human Nature’s Made to Bloom and the sparkling shades of Avon’s Lip Prism Lipstick.


Made to Bloom’s Collection boasts of nude shades for every Filipina, including actress Rica Peralejo (above) who loves the line.

Made to make Filipinas bloom
Most people do not know that no two lips are completely alike. Every line and curve on the lips is one of a kind, making lip prints as distinct as fingerprints. The unique beauty found in every person inspired Human Nature’s Made to Bloom Lipstick.

“We set out to make beautiful, natural shades that bring out the best in women. We’ve named the shades Joy, Warmth, Strength, Wisdom, and Grace to remind us that we are all fearfully and wonderfully ‘Made to Bloom’ throughout life,” shared Anna Meloto-Wilk, co-founder and president of Human Nature.

The proudly local brand also took cue from the diversity of Filipino skin tone and their knowledge that there is no‘one size fits all’ for the populations brown and sun-kissed skin. As such, each tube comes with a carefully crafted, 100-percent genuinely natural formulation in a spectrum of Filipino-friendly shades.

“We tested over 60 prototypes to make sure that the shades we came up with would suit morena skin tones,” explained Hannah Brizuela, formulator at the Human Nature Natural Care Labs. “We also wanted a matte lipstick that was comfortable and lightweight.”

The result are Made to Bloom’s five natural lip-loving nude shades — the uplifting light tan of Wisdom; gentle pink nude hue of Grace; rich chestnut brown color of Strength; the brick red color of Warmth that’s perfect for day to night look; and the rosy nude of Joy, which is a universal shade that can brighten up any look.

Sparkle and shine
For most women, glamming up is second nature. It looks good, feels good, and can even bring a good bit of fun. However, there are still people who feel like they need to throw shade at a woman for something as routine as putting on makeup.

Giving backhanded compliments is one thing, but being rude and snarky is another.

Make a statement with Lip Prism Lipstick line by Avon.

Such is the idea behind the new mark. Lip Prism Lipstick by Avon, which encourages women to be unapologetic about their beauty. Every swipe gives ladies 4,000 prismatic pearls that shine with every move, creating a show stopping look that lasts for hours. It is the perfect lipstick for when a woman wants to make a statement — the type that needs no explanation.

This collection features coral (Energy Flashshade), the Pantone colour of the year. Moreover, there are 10 saturated shades to choose from, including different Reds and Corals, Plums and Wines, Pinks and Mauves, and Nudes.

So ladies, put on something hot, whether you’re going out with friends or just feel like glamming up at home. It’s nobody’s business but yours.

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