That title’s quite a mouthful isn’t it? So here’s the review (finally!) of my current go to lippie that everyone has been asking me about!
It’s the Shut Up and Kiss Me Moisturising Lippie in the shade Honeymoon Glow from Happy Skin Cosmetics and I’ve been getting so much love for it that I’ve been wearing it almost everyday. And that’s quite a feat because I do tend to switch up my lip colour all the time to give my lipstick babies equal love and attention.
Happy Skin has been available in Manila for quite some time now so I’m actually late to the party. And, man. Was I missing out.
I got my lippie during my trip to Manila a few weeks back. I wanted to try out a new lippie and since people keep raving out this brand, I thought that I should give it a try and see if it will impress me.
Oh, it did.
It’s such a friendly colour that it goes with almost any outfit and it’s also my new ‘my lips but better’ shade. It’s a bit darker than Nouvelle Vogue in person but it actually looks more natural.
Happy Skin’s lippies are loaded with Shea butter and collagen, making sure your lips are hydrated throughout the day. And while it’s got the moisturising properties of a balm, it’s also packing up some serious colour. I wasn’t disappointed the first time I swiped it on to my lips – it glided smoothly and left an opaque, evened-out hue.
It’s also got a bit of shine to it so there’s no need for a gloss. But don’t worry, the shine is of slightest tinge, making your lips look dewy and healthy – not greasy. 😉
I normally don’t wear lipsticks without putting some lip balm on first but with the Shut Up and Kiss Me lippies, I don’t have to worry about some tugging during application or whether my lips will dry up and start to chap throughout the day.
Oh, and the best part about Happy Skin is that it’s a Filipino brand! Yes, Filipino! I admit that I was a bit confused with the ‘Made in Taiwan’ label on the lippie’s box but looking through the Happy Skin website, I’ve confirmed that it is the brainchild of two Filipina women – former brand developer for Unilever’s personal care products Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez and model/beauty columnist Rissa Mananquil-Trillo.
These two ladies wanted cosmetics that are generally good (rather than damaging) to the skin and from that necessity, Happy Skin was brought to life. They’ve got a whole range of cosmetics – from BB creams to eyeliners, eyeshadows, and blush compacts. But from what I hear from my friends in Manila, the Shut Up and Kiss Me lippies are the ones making huge waves. 😉
And isn’t the packaging just too cute? I’m such a sucker for cute packaging.
Anyhoo, here are the photos of me wearing under various lighting situations:
As for it’s staying power, I’m gonna give it a 7/10. It lasts for over 4 hours! And that’s a really good deal for moisturising lippies as based on experience, it’s the matte-formula lipsticks that last for 4-6 hours without fading or flaking off.
After eating, it is also best to re-apply. Especially if you ate something oily or had a couple of drinks.
Happy Skin Cosmetics’ Shut Up and Kiss Me Lippies retail for Php499 each. That’s RM40.98, EUR10.19, and USD11.12. Their products are available in around 50 counters all over the Philippines. Sadly, it’s not yet available in Malaysia but here’s to hoping they go international soon! 😉 For now, you can order through their website and have it shipped to where you are.
Totally looking forward to visiting our home country again so I can hoard more of their products. 😉 Oh and if I can just share a little bit more – I really do get the butterflies every time someone would ask me what my lippie is and where I got it. To say that we now have a Filipino cosmetic brand that’s really good for your skin makes me so giddy!