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GIGI HADID X MAYBELLINE COLLECTION: GIGI HADID LIP KIT REVIEW

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I
actually have to apologize for how long it has taken me to get my post on Gigi Hadid’s Maybelline lipsticks and lip
liners
live on the blog, and allow me to give “life happened” as the
explanation. Good news though, I spotted the limited edition collection at SM
North EDSA
and SM Makati Department
Stores
just recently and they are still available. Catch the lippies while
you can because there are quite a lot of things I do like about them.

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First
of all, I’m a firm believer in the idea that you can never have too many
lipsticks – especially everyday shades
and red ones, and Gigi Hadid created 3
of each fitting the East Coast and West Coast themes. Former has
holographic foil branding while latter has gold-ish, with Gigi’s name on the
pretty packaging of course.

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I
adore the formula of the lipsticks, which feels lovely and creamy so don’t let
the word matte fool you. Each shade
goes on really smoothly and the amount of pigment I get from one swipe is impressive
for a drugstore product – opaque goodness that sits comfortably on my lips. The
lipsticks look stunning alone or with the designated lip liner partners.

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Now
let’s see how Gigi Hadid’s Maybelline lipsticks and lip liners look on Filipina
skin…

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McCall – It’s a bit unfortunate that
the first shade I swatched was this peachy
nude
. It’s far too light and bordering concealer-like, but if you have a
fairer and cooler skin, it might work better for you than it did for me.

Taura – I was nervous to follow McCall
with another nude shade. Nudes are trickier than you think! But Taura’s toasty
color pulled through, it’s my kind of nude. 

Erin – Just by looking at the bullet, I
knew I’m going to love this brown nude with a unique mix of purple. It’s
stunning! And even though I own like 93+ lipsticks (just kidding, I don’t
count), I don’t have something similar to this. I think. Don’t quote me. LOL

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Lani – Ah! Here we go with the reds…
this one is a fiery red-orange shade. The warmness might be too outrageous for
some, but for me it looks really pretty and fresh looking!

Khair – Less bright and less orange
sister of Lani but just as gorgeous! It’s one of those reds that you would
definitely get away with wearing on a daily basis. But do your thing regardless
of what I say here. Wait, what?

Austyn – Of course, there’s got to be a
classic red. And Gigi did a really good job on this one. I’m always drawn to
this shade of red, but… they are all somehow different, okay!

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I
like 5 out of 6 shades, they look lovely on medium skin like mine. It’s hard to
pick a favorite, but maybe it’s Austyn – it makes me feel sexy and confident,
like I could develop Victoria’s Secret wings and walk on a runway or any where
for that matter.

PRICE: PhP349 for lipstick; PhP249 for lip liner
WHERE TO FIND: Select Maybelline counters (click here)

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