ColourPop Liquid Lipstick on Asian Skin

Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks
Look at them lovelies!

I first learned about Colourpop in April when a friend of mine bulk-ordered liquid lippies. I’m not a big lip color person so I just opted for one lippie stix (Bichette, a wine red in matte finish).

Fast forward a month later and my cousin gave me a couple of Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks  in Ultra Matte. I was hooked–the formulation is very drying but the colors are lovely and it stays on a whole day longer than any of my matte lippies, and truly look matte when they dry.

And as you probably know by now, Kylie Lip Kits are manufactured by the same company as Colourpop, contain the same ingredients, come with a handwritten note on a card per order, and are even in the same easily-erasable liquid lip glass packaging. It’s basically your usual version of a high-end, low-end brand (think Kerastase, L’Oreal, and Garnier) and of course, as a bargain-lover, I had to get more.

Here’s my recent haul:

Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in Tube
*Stingraye is owned by a friend and was mixed in the photo for comparison purposes only. I don’t own it and I forgot to take a swatch, even though my friend offered. Oops.

I now have seven Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lippies and one in Ultra Satin.

I’m going to do a quick rundown per color based on my how I liked it with my Asian skin / skin tone since this is what I noticed was lacking  when I was trying to research Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks before I purchased. I’m not going to do a full review because you can find lots of really good ones online already.

Here are the colors when swatched:

Colourpop Liquid Lipstick Swatches

Overall, Colourpop Liquid Lipsticks are:

  • Drying (just moisturize beforehand and exfoliate every few days)
  • Must be removed with an oil-based remover. (TIP: You can also try lip balm–put lip balm over the Colourpop and wipe)
  • Extremely pigmented. One swipe will give you enough color (and they’re pretty hard to layer, so get it right. TIP: Use a lip liner)
  • The lighter colors generally stay put longer than darker ones

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Lots of photos of me under the cut. Beware.

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[Planner] Starbucks Daily Moleskine, February 2016

Feels like ages since I last posted! Picking up from where my first planner post for 2016, here’s January 20 through all of February.

(I post regularly on my Instagram in case you’re interested in more frequent, bite-size updates.)

I ended up filling the bottom half of the 20th with my favorite EXO member (due to excitement that I might be able to watch their concert) and some #BeaLeeve realness. I really liked the B&W spread but I couldn’t help myself from drawing those tiny green turles on the next page because EVERYONE  was so slow on the 21st, I wasn’t able to shade (cross off) anything on my to do list.img_20160216_193142.jpg

Friday saw me celebrating my 2 year work anniversary(! a first!!) with a quote from Uruguay’s former President Mujica, taken from this wonderful speech. Saturday, I watched the EXO EXO L UXION concert in Mall of Asia Arena, up close and personal. DEFINITELY AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER (even if I’m not much of a fan). img_20160216_011815.jpg

Some photos from the con:

Next is a pink spread, with a quote from Evanna Lynch about Alan Rickman.img_20160210_221703.jpg

This is me testing out the Zig Kuretake Mangaka Flexible Artist Pen pen. My calligraphy fail! 8D2016-02-10-09.58.56-1.jpg.jpeg

Then the next weekend, I attended a 2-day art conference: Graphika Manila. It was really inspiring–speakers like Pixar Animation Studios, Tokidoki, Gemma O’Brian, Timothy Goodman, Harvey Tolibao, Matthew Cina, and Valerie Chua gave presentations. I am amazed at Pixar’s dedication and how long they  work just to get the most minor detail right, Tolibao’s sense of humor and talent, Simone Legno’s business sense, Gemma’s work, Valerie’s workarounds ’til she finally got to do what she wanted, and Cina’s advice to keep studying and working–complete with references to actually help and get you started. 2016-02-10-09.58.55-1.jpg.jpeg

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And on to February! I wasn’t feeling the cover design for February so I covered it up with a note I got from my cousin on Valentine’s day and a premiere night ticket for Love Is blind.2016-03-23-01.14.35-1.jpg.jpeg

First book of the year: Two Lunas, Two Mabinis by Ambeth Ocampo. A really quick read–I read half in an Uber on the way to work, the other half during my break.2016-03-23-01.14.36-1.jpg.jpeg

I am, unashamedly, a John Lloyd and Bea fan through and through. Hence the quote from an article JLC wrote about working with Bea in the Philippine Star. img_20160214_221252.jpg

A Quiapo/Recto trip in the rain with Jen and Rap, then dinner with the Isabels for the weekend, and picking up Criminal Minds where I left off last year.img_20160225_034644.jpg

I took a sick day off on the 8th and ended up in bed with Criminal Minds Season 9 the whole day. This quote rings so true.img_20160225_113412.jpg

Work, work, work, work, work. Felt these pages were a bit empty even with the stamps and washi, so I ended up adding Rosie’s Into The Woods ephemera and sticker flakes from Jen. img_20160301_192331.jpg

Exercise struggle on Friday, Deadpool on Saturday. I spent my Valentine’s Day on the road to Laguna with my former officemates, to attend our godchild’s christening. It was a really fun and funny trip. img_20160226_183134.jpg

I have no idea why, but I really like this page on the left. Fell asleep in the car listening to Adam Levine’s version of Let’s Stay Together and woke up searching frantically for the song (even though I knew the title and the song, my sleep-fogged bran wasn’t able to retain the information). img_20160308_184731.jpg

This, hands down, is my favorite washi tape of the moment. It is so, so gorgeous! Granted, it’s not versatile at all but. *___________* Letter transfers, stamps, and a badminton game.img_20160305_015130.jpg

Calligraphy is hard, but everyone knows that. On the right, I had a fun weekend with the Isabels. Used a blender pen, foil tape, Zig Mangaka, Rosie’s Into the Woods ephemera and Rub-Ons.img_20160303_191412.jpg

This black and white spread turned blue and black because I made a mistake writing, so I went all the way and added blue stickers from Papemelroti (they’re only P7 a sheet!). Also, the day I got sick.img_20160310_084339.jpg

My new trick is to just use ephemera when I’ve got nothing to write.img_20160302_114330.jpg

LAST EPISODE OF ON THE WINGS OF LOVE, documented by this #OTWOL sticker from Lexi. This is also the first weekend in 2016 where I stayed in the whole way, because I wasn’t feeling well. More Criminal Minds on Saturday and then I read Practical Magic on Sunday which I got bored of halfway and moved on to Stucky fics instead.img_20160307_213657.jpg

And here’s the last plain (I don’t really like it haha) spread for February! I bought this 372 star sticker pack for only P66. 2016-03-23-01.20.30-1.jpg.jpeg

It’s been a bumpy month and I’m a bit behind on my March spreads. I also said I’d get started on my Cebu Project Life but other than a pre-layout, buying an album, and moving photos, I haven’t really done anything. Phew.

How’s your planner coming along? 🙂

Unsent Letter #20


You may have a boyfriend now and  it’s exciting being your first and all, but:

You did not invent romantic relationships. Your relationship is not a standard in which all romantic couples abide. Just because you don’t do something, does not mean other couples don’t do it, and vice-versa. The way you’re acting shows just how limited your view is.

Experience is something you learn from, yes, but you also learn from the people around you. Observing them, absorbing your environment, reading.


in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.

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