15 September 2015

Happy Skin: Shut Up & Kiss Me Power Pout Moisturizing Lip Lacquer

I don't like trying other lipstick brands. It's not because I'm picky or because of my loyalist mentality. A few years back, I had to give away and throw new lipsticks and lip balms I had just purchased because I found out that I had developed an allergic reaction to most lip brands I tried. The only lipstick brand and lip balm brand that did not give me windburn after the first swipe was MAC and Nivea. 

A couple of weeks back, as I was browsing Zalora, I saw a promotional ad from Happy Skin. I've been thinking about trying Happy Skin's products (their primer and foundation) but not their lip line. But since the offer was for their new lip products, I decided to give it a try. I'm a sucker for items on sale. :[

Just a bit of an intro. Happy Skin is a local brand founded by Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez and co-founded by Rissa Mananquil-Trillo (this is one of the reasons that actually made me say yes to trying out this new lip product. I used to watch Rissa Mananquil on The Kikay Machine). Their brand philosophy is to provide Filipinas with make up that not only makes you be your own pretty but also makes sure your skin is cared for. As stated on their website, "Happy Skin takes cosmetics to a whole new level of hip and happy, with its promise of providing women with an entire line of make-up that cares for your skin." I guess as we grow older, we do become more concerned with our overall health, including our skin's health so things like this -- make-up plus skin care, has been getting my attention recently.

Going back to my recent purchase, I got the Shut Up & Kiss Me Power Pout Moisturizing Lip Lacquer in Strong and Sexy. I don't really like using liquid lipstick because it either feels sticky or is too watery so I was a bit hesitant about this product.

Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Power Pout 
Moisturizing Lip Lacquer in Strong and Sexy

According to Happy Skin's website, this moisturizing lip lacquer has "four (4) essential oils for deep hydration -- jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, aloe oil, and olive oil." My lips chap and dry easily so I'm always looking forward to products that can and will provide more than the usual moisture for my lips. But as I mentioned earlier, I'm a bit hesitant when it comes to liquid lipstick. When I purchased this, I didn't really read any of the information posted on the website. I just looked for the different shades available for this particular product after reading the "moisturizing" part.

Thankfully, this product turned out to be a good buy. After my first glide, I already knew that there was something different about this product. It was not sticky. Oh yes, it was not sticky at all! I couldn't believe at first. I thought I just put on much less than what I should have but after the second and third application, I knew there really was something different about this.

I super love the color too! I wasn't sure if I made the right choice because sometimes, the packaging or photo varies from the actual color. I wanted to get a shade which was not too pink, but was not too nude as well. I wanted something that would bring life to my lips without being too loud. In short, something I could use in school everyday.

If only I had read the description of this product, I would not have been surprised with my experience. Apparently, this product "provides picture-perfect lustrous shine and weightless full-on color without any tacky feel. They cover lips in one swipe giving you an even finish. It's so highly pigmented that you don't need to layer lipstick underneath. One coat is all you need for feather-light color and shine without the stickiness." This description perfectly describes my experience with this product. I could not have phrased it any better myself.

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