For my viewers who don’t speak Tagalog or for those who aren’t into video, here’s how I got it. My apologies to readers from other Maybelline territories as I’m not sure if the Creamy Matte ones are already released or about to be released in your territory. We are a very Kardashian-centric country as we are highly Westernized, hence the prevalence of such trends here. I didn’t see this in Thailand in my trip a few weeks back and will not wonder if this is not yet released in other Asian territories.
This is how it looks like in swatch form. This is relatively easy given that only two lipsticks are needed and that there is little precision needed in the proportions of each shade to be used to get the desired final result. On the lips though, one must use Nude Nuance lightly as piling it on too thickly will lead to a color too dark compared to Koko K once Natural Beige is added. Conversely, one can start with Natural Beige then just slowly add Nude Nuance to get to the desired shade.
This is how it looks like in swatches when Mat 6 is used. To be honest, whether one uses Lip Gradation Fuchsia 1 or Velvet Matte Mat 6, one still needs to exert some effort to be able to get the right proportions to get to Posie K.
So now let’s talk money. I got my three lip kits from Instagram stores @MakeupBarManila (Candy K) and PrettyLei22 (Koko K and Posie K). I got Candy K for Php2800, Koko K for Php2400, and Posie K via trading a brand new lip kit whose shade I didn’t like upon inspection, but it technically cost just as much as the other two. I don’t want to do the math already. When I look at my lip kits I don’t even want to think about the prices anymore.
And let’s do Maybelline Math. For one to do all three shades, one needs Creamy Mattes in Nude Nuance and Daringly Nude, each retailing for Php299. One will also need Rosy Mattes in Mat 1 (Natural Beige) and Mat 4 (Apricot Beige), each also retailing at Php299. Velvet Matte retails for Php349 while Lip Gradation retails for Php399. If one will use Velvet Matte for Posie, the sum will be at Php1545, and Php1595 if one will use Lip Gradation. At this rate, one has already received 5 full sized lip products, and if they’re on sale, the prices can even go lower, and has done the job at 70% less expenses. I love Kylie, but if there’s an affordable way to get exactly the look, why won’t I advocate for it? I also fell in love with the notion of accessibility as I had to cross oceans to get my own lip kits. It’d make me so happy if people didn’t have to suffer so much to get one and could just hop to the nearest Maybelline counter to get their fix.
I did this not because I have anything against Kylie whatsoever. With my reverence for the Kardashians and three lip kits of my own, I really love Kylie so much. I really just want to throw out ideas out there. For one, while Kylie’s liquid lipsticks are the comfiest and perhaps the best ones I’ve ever owned, I still would prefer lipstick to liquid lipstick any day. At the same time, Maybelline Creamy Mattes Brown Nudes is all about the comfort. The formula is even comfier than other Maybelline releases this year, as in it’s super creamy and buttery and dreamy. And of course, price is always an issue. I am happy to be able to suggest high quality dupes via Maybelline that are easily accessible and affordable for most consumers. So yeah, I’m not trying to be salty or throw shade on any party at all.
By the way, I’m doing a giveaway by the way!!! I’m giving a Nude Nuance, a Hypercurl Mascara, and a color Tattoo in shade 90 to one lucky subscriber! Deets are in the description box of my Youtube video.
I have yet to sleep hahahaha. And do more experiments in my lair. Till then, happy experimenting!!!