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On Chair Porn and the Nude Series (Lipstick Lineup)

Yesterday, I went to a very low-key exhibit opening at the relatively new Office of Culture and the Arts at the Collective in Makati. Aptly headlined as Chair Porn, it is a curated collection of sinuous designer chairs and some original pieces by local artists (one of whom is my super favourite), all somewhat falling under the same category, challenging the viewer to make the connection.

"Her" by Fabio Noviembre

"Kundalini Hara" by Georgio Guiroll

I encourage you to drop by TOCD, it is a very relaxed and welcoming space, with lots of books, magazines and knick knacks for your browsing pleasure.

The lovely Clara Balaguer of the Office of Culture and Design

On a sort of related note, I’m featuring my nude lipsticks series, a collection I’m sure lots of you can relate to as a girl truly cannot (should not) live with one nude shade alone.

The Nude (Lipstick) Series

From L-R: Rimmel Lipstick in Daring, Maybelline Water shine Pure in Naturals 104, L’oreal Glam shine Cream in Sweet Nude (as seen here), MAC Lustre in Sea Sheer (see below), and NYX Round lipstick in Tea Rose

Here’s what I have to say on each:

  1. Rimmel (Daring) – Rimmel lipsticks provide a solid layer of color which are true to what you see on the tube. Its creamy formula lasts long, and it has a slightly minty feel to it. One of my favorites, actually.
  2. Maybelline (Naturals 104) – This is a Water Shine lipstick, so it goes on really sheer, like a color gloss. Two to three coats, coupled with a nude lip liner and it could be quite lovely with a hint of gloss, until you eat and exchange beso besos.
  3. L’oreal  (Sweet Nude) – this is what I’m using recently, mainly because the coverage is just right, between a sheer gloss and a pigmented lipstick. Lovely shade, too, with a fruity/jelly smell I like.
  4. MAC (Sea Sheer) – this looks coral-ish on the tube, but goes on pinkish. It’s a nice shade, really, especially after a couple of coats but goes missing on me after a few hours. Nice MAC signature vanilla smell, always a plus.
  5. NYX (Tea Rose) – I reviewed this here, but just the same, this is really pigmented and sets in a matte finish,  but has a weird cosmetic-y smell.

Here’s a beauty shot from yesterday, I’m wearing: Maybelline Pressed Powder over cheek tint and moisturizer, Fasio Brow Mascara over Face Shop brow powder (review here), Maybelline Eye Studio Liquid liner over Prestige Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner, Max Factor False Eyelash Mascara, Rimmel Lipliner in Tiramisu, MAC Sea Sheer lipstick

I’m hoping to do a full-on, the-works kind of make up soon, but I have nowhere to wear it to, so keep in touch, it just might happen one of these days. Have a happy Sunday!

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