This is Maybelline's Lip Gradation in Mauve 1, but I know it's on the news not because it's great for gradation, but more so because it's one of the most affordable and best performing Kylie Lip Kit dupes out there.

So this is how it looks like. Like its sisters Pink 1 and Fuchsia 1, it's got a long body, of which the color of the tube reflects the color of the shade. 

So this is the label of the shade. I heard Georgina uses this (yes, the Georgina Wilson) and mixes this around with Maybelline lippies, so technically this is already one step to being Georgina. 

They thankfully have the manufacturing date engraved on the product for everyone's convenience.

So these are the foam applicators that they come with. They're meant to make pulling off a gradient lip easier.

Color wise, I'd call this a brownish mauve. My idea of mauve is a slightly brownish plum with more emphasis on the plum, so the brown-ness of this warrants this to be a brownish mauve. I'd personally call this an earthy clay pot levels brown hahaha.

This is the swatch. It's a warm leathery brown.

And this is how it looks like when applied. I had light, cutesy makeup on, which is why I know you can't feel the Kylie Jenner-ness hahaha. But I really love the color because once applied at full opacity, it's a very elegant and beautiful brown. It looks very sophisticated and fancy and everything that no one will be able to guess that this is an affordable beloved drugstore product! I never thought I'd be able to pull off a brown lippie! 

This is how it looks when you wipe the color off and dab and blend concealer to the tint that it leaves. The mauve is now more apparent here as it's a cool nude color. This is a great way to pull off matte nude lippies for the people who do not suffer from chronic dry lips.

And adding gloss may make it look scary and patchy when zoomed in, but it looks so pretty from afar!

I feel like my lips became fuller and plumper just because of the right color and the right gloss!

I find it generally affordable at Php399 assuming you already know what shade you want or can stick to buying just one shade (which I'm sure many of you will have a hard time doing hahaha)

And BTW, these retail for Php399 a pop in Maybelline counters nationwide. 

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