I was checking Fashion 21 cosmetics because I needed to buy new powder foundation. I noticed the lipsticks from Aido sitting there on Fashion 21 stall, that's when I realized they don't have their own. I swatched some of the colors specifically the pink ones because I'm looking for another pink lipstick and the color that I want from Maybelline is not yet available here in the Philippines. Instead of just swatching pinks I found myself checking as well the other shades but I ended up buying the shades N, K and B. It doesn't sound good when lipsticks are named by letters, don't you think?
The packaging looks like the old packaging of a lipstick that my Mom used to wear but it doesn't look cheap to me at all, in fact it reminds me Models Own lipstick. It's a transparent plastic with the tip of the lipstick peeking over the top, so I should be careful in closing it or else I might damage the tip. It glides smoothly and doesn't feel dry on my lips but I always put lip-balm before application. The ingredients are written on the tube as well as the manufacturing date.Take note that it has vitamin E that helps moisturize the lips. Though I can smell plastic when you put your nose really near but not when applying them. The smell is the same as the other local brand of lipstick that I know.
To tell you honestly, I was hesitant to buy these at first. I even ask the seller if it would darken my lips, she told me it won't... Sorry SA I was just being paranoid :)
Going back, K is a an opaque pink with a little bit of shimmer but almost not noticeable. It can brighten up my face with just two swipes. I think it would suit medium to light skin tone. If you want to wear it during the day, one swipe is enough because more than that is too much for a day look. It's a party color for me. Lip swatch below.
|One swipe using K|
|One swipe using B|
|One swipe using N|
What do you think is my favorite shade?
I listed what I like and dislike on this product. Hope it helps.
* Pigmented - one swipe is enough to get the shade on the tube
* Price - 50Php per tube (beat that!)
*not drying on lips
*it has vitamin E
*lasting power (3-4 hours without eating)
-settles on fine lines
-has a plastic smell
-feels a bit heavy on the lips
-few color to choose from (less than 15 shades)
Have you tried Aido lipstick?