It's pretty much common knowledge that Filipinas love lipstick. It's perhaps the first makeup item that most of us ever owned or obsessed over, and it's the product we continuously shop for to this day. It's that addictive.
Given this, we thought it would be fun to do a little survey to see just how much Filipinas love their lippies. And since most of us have so many tubes of lipstick on our dressers and beauty kits, we wondered how much of those we actually use up.
So, we approached over a hundred makeup-loving women and asked them this question: Have you ever finished a tube of lipstick to the last bit? Keep scrolling for the result!
IMAGE Nicole Arcano
After interviewing a total of 130 women, 51 reported to have finished an entire tube of lipstick, while 79 said they haven't. That's a 22% difference!
For the majority, we noticed that the participants had similar reasons for answering no. Here are two that we heard the most:
"Never. I always lose my lipstick before I finish it!" —Kiele Brawner
"I have too many that I can't possibly use up one." —Krysta Frost
Meanwhile, those who have used up a bullet had something in common as well: Their most-used colors are nude shades and liquid lipsticks. In fact, a few brands stood out in the survey, including specific colors.
MAC, Maybelline, and Colourpop were the most frequently mentioned. These three products and shades aced our survey:
IMAGE MAC, Maybelline, Colourpop
1. MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy; 2. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in Touch of Spice; 3. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip
According to their answers, it takes an average of three months to a year and a half to completely use up one tube of lipstick. If it's consumed even faster than that, it's credited to the daily usage of the product.
"[The tube] doesn't really last a long time, but it's a very flattering shade for those with morena skin tones and is super moisturizing." —Guia Galvez on Clinique's Long Last Lipstick in Golden Brandy
"I’ve finished several tubes of lipstick over the years. Especially when I discover a really nice color or tone that’s flattering, I usually end up using the same lipstick until I use it up." —Jana Villanueva
Now we wonder: How many tubes of lipstick do women never finish in their arsenal?
Interesting, right? How about you? Have you exhausted an entire tube of lipstick before? Sound off in the comment box below.