At last, my very first matte lipstick! Since my sister had 2 tubes of this same lipstick, she gave one to me! Lipsticks are part of my "save" (and not "spend") category when it comes to shopping for makeup, so I'm fine with using any brand as long as it works. Ever Bilena is a local brand, but it sure does not disappoint! In fact, I'm liking this lipstick so much that I'm planning to get more. A matte red lipstick sounds good!
The packaging does not look cheap at all. But when you hold it, it feels lighter than the rest of the lipsticks in my kit. The pink part of the cap shows the shade, but it's not accurate since the color inside is different. (It reminds me of my NYX Round Lipsticks, only NYX has the color at the bottom of the tube.
About the product:
The box also includes the manufacturing date.
On the tube, it looks a bit like a pale, cool pink lipstick.
I got curious so I opened the pink part of the cap. It's not lipstick though.
The first time I used this lipstick, I though that it was the driest, hardest lipstick I have ever used. It does not glide on my lips at all! Then my sister told me to rub the tip of the lipstick first at the back of my hand to warm the product and make it softer. I tried it, and it worked! The lipstick now has a smoother glide, and I'm loving the beautiful color payoff! It looks a lot brighter and lovelier when worn compared to the color of the product on the tube. Somehow, it looks like an expensive lipstick with its matte finish. For its staying power, the lipstick lasted half a day for my lips. My lips do not easily chap, so I do not use lip balm under this lipstick on normal days. But on bad lip days (Is there such a thing?) when my lips feel drier than usual, I use my lip balm and blot it with a tissue before applying my lipstick, so the lipstick won't look glossy.
Looks like I have a new favorite lipstick. I'll be getting one in red soon. Which shade of Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick do you recommend? :)