Like all you beauty girls out there, I'm accustomed to devoting a couple hours of my day to getting ready. (I mean am I the only one who takes that long?) But sometimes, time isn't on our side and we have to dash out the door with whatever's in our purse. Most likely, one of those things will be a lipstick, as is often the case for Manila girls.
Luckily, it's now socially acceptable—trendy, even—to wear a single shade of color all over your face, and we mean lips, cheeks, and eyes! Girls, take note of these tan-friendly hues to forever stash in your bag—the days of overstuffed makeup kits are over.
1. Rose Brown
When you're going safe and need a bit of color, a lovely old rose is your best friend. We love this Art Stick from Bobbi Brown not just because it's the perfect everyday shade, but because it comes in a portable pencil form which makes for super easy application.
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BOBBI BROWN Art Stick in Rose Brown, P1500, Rustan's
If you're into a soft apricot look, try this satiny formula from Laura Mercier. It's a sheer color that you can build up and easily blend out as well.
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LAURA MERCIER Crème Smooth Lip Color in Belize, P1150, Rustan's
If you'd rather pre-game than spend time on your makeup pre-night out, this deep wine hue is for you. While it's great as a tint for the cheeks, swiping it on your lips and then dabbing it on the lid (just the half near the lash line) makes for a statement matchy-matchy look.
BURT'S BEES Lipstick in Wine Wave, P795, Beauty Bar
If extra subtle color is what you need, try a flesh tone like this shade from Eye of Horus' Bio Lipsticks, a vegan and cruelty free line. Aside from it's intended purpose as a lipstick, this is also a totally underrated eyeshadow shade—the lowkey glossy finish it makes on the lid is super chic as well.
EYE OF HORUS Bio Lipstick in Artemis Nude, P1050, Glamourbox.ph
Not for the faint of heart, this is a no-brainer powerful lip and cheek match, whether applied solid or dabbed as a tint. For the eyes, go bold and use it as a smudgy liner—using a lip brush, line your upper lids with it, and set with a powder.
MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Powder Matte in Cherry Chic, P299, SM Beauty Store