Becoming Sleek

20 Days of Lipstick: Week 4

Posted on: August 20, 2014

OMG final week! Again as a recap, this challenge requires me to use a different lipstick for five days per week without repetition for the entire challenge. Since I missed one day on Week 2, I’ll see if I can do an extra day this week!


Day 1: Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Pink Flame


This is probably one of my oldest lipsticks, and something I occasionally go back to when I feel like going matte. This is a really matte pink, and consequently, it’s pretty hard to apply. It drags soooo much, which can be alleviated by putting on a balm beforehand (but might lose a bit of matte-ness). I’m not sure if this particular shade is still available.

Day 2: Avon Shine Attract Lipstick in Rose Pink


Along with the EB matte lipstick from Day 1, this is also one of my oldest lipsticks. As I knew no Avon lady, I had to use a lot of guts to go into the Avon center along Commonwealth (which I think is really for dealers? I dunno..), run in and grab this, run to the counter to pay, and run out of there! This lipstick uses a balm/lipstick combination where the center is the lipstick part and surrounded by clear balm. It’s actually pretty hard to get the pigment out from the center as it has a tendency to sink into itself, making the balm perpetually longer than the lipstick part.

Day 3: Pixy Semi Matte Lipstick in Red Chili


This of course came from the loot that I got from the Pixy launch, and this is the darkest red of the three lipsticks I received so of course I wanted to try it out right away. As you can see here, it’s actually pretty shiny for a matte lipstick, although that might be due to the lighting. It’s definitely quite a deep vampy red but doesn’t go into the makes-you-look-old category. It’s relatively longwearing, but does not of course survive eating or drinking. I’ll be writing a full review of this and the other two lipsticks soon!

Day 4: Colour Collection Vitamin E Satin Lipstick in Red Wine


This was one of the first Colour Collection items that I tried, from Sampleroom. This one is again a pretty dark color, but unfortunately I think it really does go into that makes-you-look-old category. I’m not sure why this one does, but not Red Chili. Maybe it’s in the subtle shine? Red Wine appears to be more matte, and actually less vampy. [PS: Wow that blue tint is so obvious. Sorry, I didn’t have my usual camera here and had to use an apparently highly inferior substitute.]

Day 5: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Tinted Taupe


This is yet another nude shade, although this one leans now on the brown side. This is probably my brownest lipstick, and I think it doesn’t look too bad. It’s slightly more longwearing than Peachy Scene, and as it has no shimmer, it’s also more office appropriate.

Day 6: Barenaturals Vitaminstix in I Love You This Smooch


This one is not quite lipstick; it says it’s a lip butter. This came from one of my earliest Glamourboxes, and have not actually been getting the love it deserves. It’s actually a nice solid neutral lip color, and quite hydrating. I just got distracted by newer, shinier things, and this one got shelved as a result. I should put it back on rotation as this is really a solid item.

There we have it! I’m in a whirlwind of emotions as I type this. I’m quite happy to have completed a makeup challenge. At the same time I’m sad that it’s done, as it was a lot of fun! I’ve discovered through your feedback that I really should be exploring nudes as well since it does not look as bad on me as I think it does. I’m also quite surprised that it turns out that I have more than 20 different lipsticks! I’m looking forward to my next makeup challenge. Here are the recap of the first three weeks.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

I challenge all of you to try this 20 Days of Lipstick makeup challenge! No need for an actual blog; you can just use Instagram or Twitter to share your lipstick of the day. Tag me at @becomingsleek on either platform, I’m interested to see what you have!



12 Responses to "20 Days of Lipstick: Week 4"

Oh no, I think you’re of the coloring who’d look somewhat old or mean in many of my lipsticks!

I had a friend try my lipsticks and instead of getting her into make up, it turned her away. But that can be a good thing if you think about it 😛

Haha I noticed that too. It’s a bit of a shame because I like vampy stuff, but I need the bright shades too keep myself looking alive haha!

PS I have a feeling you’d look good in warm/ brick reds.

Would love to try some of that! I think the brickest red I have is Ofra #202. Do you have recommendations? (I might regret that question, haha!)

I only know two Nyx Alabama and MAC Viva Glam I. 😀

Good job for finishing this challenge! It’s nice using again lipsticks we have long forgotten! I wish i can commit to this in the future 🙂

Thanks Hazel! Would love to read about your challenge too, if ever you decide on doing it! 😀

Red Chili is amazing on you! I’d really like to try a red from Pixy, but I’m not sure which one to get.. This looks like the safer choice, but I have a dupe for it (my guess is that MAC Viva Glam I is similar). Rouge Tango from the Matte range is calling me as well, and all the better since I don’t have a trusty red orange yet, but I’m also afraid that it will be too bright or make my teeth look yellow. Sigh.

Congratulations on completing Lipstick Week!

Thank you! I really enjoyed the challenge. 😀

I think Red Chili’s a pretty aggressive red indeed. The nice thing about it is that it’s not so expensive. A lot of other bloggers are posting swatches as well so you can judge which shades may suit you. 😀

Red Chili looks great on you but agree on the bit of ageing for the Red wine. It’s not a huge STATEMENT on the elderly and I probably wouldn’t have noticed had you not pointed it out. Napraning tuloy ako. Do I wear elderly looking lipsticks and I just don’t know? GAH!

I’ll make sure to let you know if you happen to wear something that makes you look old. 😀 So far though I think wala pa naman.

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