Lipsticks, most especially the liquid ones, are like your jowas (boyfriend or girlfriend). You love them, you sometimes feel incomplete without them, and you just feel like you can conquer all when you’re with them. They promise you everything that makes your ears flap, your eyes pop, and your heart flutter; yet those remain promises. Promises, as many believe, are meant to be broken.
I love lipsticks. If there’s one makeup item that I can take with me all the time, that’ll be lipstick. I can go bare face, a bit of powder will do, dab a little lipstick on the cheeks, and some on my lips, and I’m good to go.
Lipstick can also make or break a makeup look. No matter how pretty our eye makeup is, it can be destroyed with the wrong shade of lipstick. You can also express yourself through lipstick. Feeling fierce? Use a dark vampy plum color. Feeling sexy? Wear a wine red lippie. Feeling cute? Put on some pretty pink shade. Feeling natural or fresh? Throw in some nude lipstick. Feeling bold? Rock a silver, gold, green, black, or blue!
But sometimes, lipsticks can be very disappointing. You buy them because of all the promises companies make you place an order. You leave the house feeling like a diyosa (goddess), then you eat, and your lips look like a disaster!
That’s why I’ve decided to put them to a test in this new series here on my blog, as well as on my channel, and I call it:
Lipstick & Mukbang!
Just in case you have no idea what Mukbang is, it’s basically eating in front of the camera. Usually there’s a table laden with food, it could be prepared or bought by the host, then the host enjoys eating them while interacting with their viewers.
The word mukbang is a combination of two Korean words: muk (mukda / meokda), which means “to eat”; bang (bangsong), which means “broadcast”.
So, yeah. Basically, I’ll be eating with my lipstick on, and see if it can live up to its claims.
If you’re Filipino, whether or not you’re in the Philippines, I’m pretty sure you know Mang Inasal. Mang Inasal offers chicken and pork barbeques, unlimited rice, soup, and other Filipino dishes. They also have halo-halo, a popular Filipino dessert which is a mixture of shaved ice, milk, and various ingredients such as sweetened banana, jackfruit, beans, gello, coconut, and many others. It is often topped with ube, leche flan and ice cream.
You can find a Mang Inasal branch in almost every town in the Philippines, oftentimes seen side by side with Jollibee and Chowking.
As for the lip dye, NYX did not promise anything about staying power. (But that doesn’t mean I don’t need to test them out, does it?) They did mention about being lightweight and vibrant, though. And I can attest to that.
“Drench your kiss in knockout color! A stroke of Epic Ink Lip Dye coats lips with a downright dramatic stain. Super-saturated and lightweight, our formula dries to a Matte finish. This stunning lip dye is an absolute makeup bag must-have. Rock it alone for an effortlessly vibrant look. Or give your favorite lippies a boost by wearing it under a similar shade”
Alright, lezzzz go!
I applied NYX Epic Ink Lip Dye at around 11:30. I LOVE the formulation; it’s really thin but super pigmented! I don’t know why it’s getting so much hate when it’s clearly different from Soft Matte Lip Cream, Lingerie, and Lip Suede. Epic Ink Lip Dye is more like a lip tint, but more saturated. I love the fact that it’s not patchy. I think it only depends on how it is applied and how much I apply. It sets beautifully and quickly; and becomes transfer proof!
I drank water before leaving the house. The lip dye stayed on. I touched it with a finger, there was a light transfer because my lips were wet. It dried up fast looking untouched.
Okay, MEOKJA! (Let’s eat!)
Titus, Likha, and I had Sulit Meal 1. It includes skewered chicken, a cup of rice, unlimited soup, and regular softdrink.
Tim chose Sulit Meal 2, which includes pork barbeque, a cup of rice, unlimited soup, and regular softdrink.
Guil had Solb Sarap Combo Meal, which consists of a chicken barbeque, unlimited rice, unlimited soup, and large softdrink, and halo-halo (I love their halo-halo).
Each Sulit Meal costs less than a hundred pesos, while the combo meal is roughly above P100. Super affordable!
Tim really loves eating at Mang Inasal because of their soup. He oftens pours the soup into his rice. He also loves the taste of the pork barbeque but he can’t eat the meat well because it’s a bit too tough and chewy for him. Titus and Likha enjoyed theirs, too, and asked for more rice. I love their chicken as well, but I think it isn’t very tender or juicy.
What I really appreciate the most, is the fact that they offer unlimited soup (we all just love that, don’t we?); and unlimited rice which is perfect for hungry rice monsters (which we sometimes are). An extra cup of rice can cost P25 in other food chains, and it’s already the price of half a kilogram of uncooked rice! 😀 As I mentioned above, I love their halo-halo, because it’s super creamy and tasty.
I had my lunch in the way I normally do. I didn’t exaggerate every bite; I wasn’t too careful even. Like I said, just how I normally eat. I ate my halo-halo and drank my Coke.
We finished at around 1 in the afternoon.
After the meal…
OMG! I was astonished! I asked Guil and the kids what they thought about my lipstick and they all said it still looked good. I gave it a closer look. The color on the lower lip faded a little, but the pigmentation was still all right. Still lookin’ good as new!
The lipstick almost didn’t transfer on the cup, but transfered a little on the tissue. Despite this, the color on my lips did not come off.
At 3:40 PM, some color had worn off in the inner portion of my lower lip, which is pretty normal. That happens most of the time with many lipsticks. But NYX Epic Ink still looked intact on the rest of my lips. That makes it apart from others.
At around 9:00 PM, some color faded in the center of my lower lip, as well as on the upper lip. The product had sunk into the lines and cracks of my lips. However, there was a patch of color in the center of my upper lip.
At almost 2 in the morning, (this was the 14-hour mark) my lips were still covered with the product, but it wasn’t as vibrant as it looked earlier. It got a bit patchy – on the center of my upper lip and the lines on my lower lip.
Despite all this, I’m still really satisfied with how this lipstick test turned out. I think this is a new favorite and I’ll definitely get more shades.
I’m so happy about how it turned out. I didn’t expect it would last that long. I won’t deny, though, that it could be quite drying. But to be honest, I didn’t feel my lips were dry. It looked dry; however, it was not droughty, if that makes sense.
By the way, I got my NYX Epic Ink Lip Dye for P250 when it went on sale on Lazada. I got two – Night Runner for my sister, and Heartbreaker for myself. Unfortunately, Epic Ink has gone back to its regular prize of P350. The other NYX lippies are now on sale, though. ^^
So what do you think of this new series? What would you like me to use on my next Mukbang lipstick test? Don’t forget to comment below!
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