I know that the Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick is discontinued so it will be kind of insensitive to post a review on something that people can't get anymore, but don't worry! I'll link some sites that sell them below.
5: Beyond Explanation
1. Packaging: (5/5)
I am in love with the packaging. It's a matte black packaging which isn't prone to unsightly fingerprints. A miff, if any, is the fact that the label scratches out easily but I don't really mind. I LOVE the swatch on the cap. The packaging is just amazing! Although in Say's Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick video, she says that the swatches on top fall out easily. I never had that problem.
2. Application: (1/5)
The downfall of any matte lipstick is probably the application. I hate that it dries the lips. Also, this lipstick is not like the ones where you can just slather it on hastily. With this, you really have to take your time and "color inside the lines". Being a matte lipstick and it also being a really bright color just adds up to trouble when not carefully applied. I just hate how high maintenance applying it is.
3. Pigmentation: (5/5)
The pigmentation is AMAZING. This particular lipstick is the truest red I have ever seen. Although it might not work on everybody, it works awesomely for me. For those people who don't see themselves in blood red lipsticks, this lipstick is perfect for the put-it-on-and-wipe-it-off trick. It leaves a very pretty stain. Pigmentation is amazing either way.
4. Scent: (3/5)
The scent smells like old paper, Chinese candy and grandma. But only if your stick your nose in it. When you apply it to your lips, you won't really smell anything at all.
5. Staying Power: (5/5)
A first ever 5/5 in this category! Matte lipsticks are notorious for just sticking on your lips. Although, you still have to be careful when sporting this color because stains are evident and hell to take off. But aside from that, the staying power is epic. That's all I can say.
OVERALL RATING: 3.8/5
WOULD I RECOMMEND?: Yes
Price: Old Price Php99, New Price Php235
Availability: Watson's & Click here
Color: Love That Red - Blue-toned true red
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