All the holiday happenings can turn even the most organized mom into a headless (and exhausted) chicken, rushing from one event to the next. The result? Haggard mommy faces in all our holiday photos!
Since we care about your sanity and your FB pics, allow us to clue you in on a beauty secret that even makeup pros swear by: Even if you’re in a rush, there’s always time for lipstick! All it takes for you to look instantly polished and fabulous is a gorgeous shade and maybe 10 to 20 seconds tops.
Feeling all panicky about your hectic December schedule? Keep calm and plan your lippie looks instead. We’ve handpicked these on-trend but budget-friendly picks for you, busy momma.
Playschool Party The lippie: Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lip color in Sunset (coral red), Php575, SM Department Store
Rock luscious but school-appropriate lips at your little one’s Christmas affair with this bright coral lipstick in a super hydrating gel stick formula. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for your face, too; no one will know you spent all night wrapping those last-minute gifts!
Simbang Gabi The lippie: Pixi Gel Tint & Silk Gloss in Berry Tint & Sweet Gloss (berry), Php690, glamourbox.ph
Heading straight to mass after work? Quickly change up your lip look with this two-in-one tube: Swipe on the tint for a long-wearing MLBB (“My lips but better”) hue for daytime, then just layer with the high-shine lip gloss later on.
Barkada Dinner The lippie: Maybelline x Gigi Hadid East Coast Collection Lipstick in Erin (deep brown), Php349, Lazada
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Look supermodel glam for your get-together with the gang with this limited edition tube! The creamy brown shade has just the right hint of mauve to keep you from looking goth, while the matte finish feels comfy and non-drying
Office Christmas Party The lippie: BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick in Brazen (true red), Php349, Zalora
Make a serious holiday statement with bold lips courtesy of the queen of red lips herself, Anne Curtis. True to the name, her liquid lippies really do last — even through gabfests and sips of bubbly — and this one boasts of a vivid red shade that anyone can easily pull off.
Date Night The lippie: NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Vintage (deep wine), Php460, Lazada
Wining and dining with your beloved? Dress up your lips for the occasion with a fitting wine shade, which can easily brighten up your complexion. (It’s all about the contrast!) This glides on easily, and sets into a striking matte and kiss-proof finish.
Karaoke Night The lippie:Tony Moly Liptone Get It Tint HD in Red Hot (red), Php428, Tony Moly, SM Megamall Bldg.A UG/L
All that singing sure can give your mouth a workout! Try this oil-type lip tint, which wears much longer than normal tints, and won’t dry out your lips. It’s great for achieving that Korean gradient look, too: Just dab some in the center of your lips and spread out with your finger.
Sunday Brunch The lippie:Cathy Doll Nude Me Liquid Matte Lip in Moss Rose (light pink), Php399, Zalora
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Look extra dainty for your holiday brunch with this cool-toned pink lippie, which goes well with lush lashes and a feminine frock. The lightweight formula is easy to apply and dries very quick — perfect for your rushed mornings!
Christmas Eve The lippie:Deborah Milano Absolute Lasting Liquid Lipstick in 04 (pinkish berry), Php649, The SM Store Beauty Section
All that merry eating warrants a lipstick that’ll stay put! Try this two-step formula: Swipe on the satin base, then seal the color in with the clear gloss, which acts like a budge-proof top coat. It barely fades even after an oily meal! Family Reunion The lippie:Ofra Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Manila (nude), Php850, Zalora
Score a clean and classic look with this gorgeous nude lippie that’s specifically designed for Filipinas, hence the name. Soft and creamy, this matte formula doesn’t crease or feather, and won’t accentuate your lip lines.
New Year’s Eve The lippie:L’Oréal Paris x Balmain in Confidence (rose gold), Php499, department stores (Available starting December 1)
Couture lipstick, anyone? Welcome 2018 in style with this beautiful rose gold shade, one of the 12 limited edition designer lippies from L’Oréal’s collab with the French fashion giant. The moisturizing matte finish feels nourishing, and the tiny gold pigments offer a stunning iridescence. What a way to sparkle!