Busy days like these hardly leaves us any time at all to pamper ourselves. That is why I find myself relying on multi-purpose products like this Lip and Cheek Tint from Ever Bilena.
As you can see, the label on this product has faded already. This is is because I've been using it almost everyday for quite sometime now. This was given as a Christmas gift actually by a dear someone who knows quite well how much I love make-up(thank you ate Sset!) but if you buy it in stores, it only costs 125p.
It has a gel-like texture that is not sticky at all. It also smells like jelly-ace.
Ingredients: Water, glycerin, soluble lanolin, triethanolamine, tocopheryl acetate, carbomer, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, fragrance, CI 45410
Now for some swatches:
It's barely there. Which is what I like about it.
This is how I apply it on my lips. I know it looks so ewwww.
Initially I had trouble applying it on my cheeks. I didn't really know how. I tried putting it on my finger first before spreading it on my cheeks and I find it such a hassle. I don't get an even application. Using a brush seems a hassle too especially if you are on a hurry. So these days, I apply it like this:
I apply little dots of the product on my cheeks. 5 dots should be enough.
I apply it on this pattern because that's where I want the color to be. Then I spread it using my fingers so it looks like this.
As you can see from the pictures, it's barely noticeable. But it gives color to my face.
Now for the verdict.
Cheap (125 pesos) and I think it can last me for months even if I use it everyday.
Easily available (Mine was bought from Watsons)
It's a great cheek tint and has been compared to more expensive brands
Its packaging makes it easy for me to apply it on my cheeks.
I like the color. On days when my skin is showing more of its yellow tone, a little bit of the product on my cheeks gives me a bit of a sun-kissed look. It doesn't appear red but rather a bit of orange. I'm not so sure about that though. It's probably just me thinking that when red and yellow are mixed together, it results to orange. But since I think that is what I'm getting and I'm kinda attracted to any sort of peach right now, it makes me love this product all the more.
Let's you achieve that no-make-up make-up look.
Long-lasting. Seriously, I don't do any retouch at all. It stays the whole day! (Unless you wash your face of course)
Smell is not that bad too.
It tastes bitter. I can't stand it on my lips.
I can't think of a way to apply it without being too messy. Whenever I use my fingers to spread it, I feel like most of the products go to my fingers instead of staying on my lips.
It's probably just me but I'm not a big fan of this as a lip tint.
I would have given it 5/5 as a cheek tint alone.
Would I repurchase?
YES! Unless I find a better brand.
I'm still trying to love this product as a lip tint. After all, lip tints are great products too. They look more natural than lipstick and you don't need to reapply them every now and then. Do you guys have any suggestions on how to apply it?
On a different note, how have you been guys lately? I bet a lot of you who are still studying are now on the rush to finish your requirements for this semester. I'm feeling the same panic too. Yesterday I went to Cagayan de Oro, spent 2 and a half hours there and went back to Iligan right away. I meant to stay for only an hour. But I got lost.
It was my first time I think to ride a jeepney all alone in Cagayan de Oro and I was just following instructions that a friend of mine gave me. Usually I would ride a taxi because I can't stand the heat and the traffic but the place where I was going is near the airport and taxi drivers tend to overcharge when you ask them to take you anywhere in that area. So even if I got lost, I only spent 18 pesos on fare instead of the usual 300 pesos that those taxi drivers usually charge me whenever I go to the airport.
The weather's great too. Cloudy and kinda chilly. It was a perfect day to ride a Jeepney and I know it's trivial but I just wanted to mention it here because it really made me happy that day.
Anyway I had to interview some people from Cleversoft Inc. It's a software company and I had to do a sort of case-study that I needed to present in class. They definitely left an impression on me. They all looked like cool-gamer-hacker guys who are genuinely good programmers. They were even using three monitors each and I just (in my imagination) drooled over that.
The lady who I was going to interview had the most amazing outfit. I was tempted to take a picture of her but I thought it would be rude. She was also wearing this really cool green contact lenses and her eye-make up was just gorgeous, I just kept on staring at her eyes and was itching all the while to ask her about her make-up but unfortunately, I had to be "professional" (although I doubt if I even managed that. I sounded like a kid all the while).
The best part is that they were all sooo kind and accomodating! They gave me all the information I needed and didn't charge me at all even if I kinda kept them from their work. They also told me that they are hiring new programmers and asked me if I would like to apply. At the back of my mind, I just felt sorry for myself because I knew that if I do apply, I probably won't get accepted. And if I do get accepted, I probably won't be able to keep up with them.
Anyhow, that's all for today!