May Sweldo Na! 10 Lipsticks Worth The Splurge

It's time to treat yourself.

One of my philosophies in life is that you can never have too much lipstick. It's the cherry on top of your look, one of the few things that you can change throughout the day—whether you feel like putting on a nude lippie in the morning and then changing it to a shocking plum midday (this is actually just me justfiying the five lipsticks I have in my bag, LOL)—it just really pulls together your entire look. It's also safe to say that lipsticks were one of the first few things we "borrowed" (read: nicked and never returned) from our mom's makeup kit, because it made us look and feel very mature.

Now that we are working girls, we have a bit more money at our disposal, and we can afford to splurge a bit and invest in more *~luxury~* items. Sure, the lipsticks we used back in college have no doubt already cemented their place in our permanent makeup collection, but there's something about swiping on a high-end lipstick that immediately makes you feel like you can stand a lot taller and feel more confident (and more boujee, TBH.)

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Since there's sweldo already (hurray!), here's a guide to lipsticks that are worth the splurge if you're trying to *slowly* add some luxury makeup products to your collection:

  1. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

    To many, this iconic black bullet is their start to high-end makeup. Ruby Woo is one of MAC's bestselling shades, and for good reason, too. It's a vivid blue-toned red that will make your teeth look whiter and brighter, plus it's a comfortable matte that won't dry out your lips throughout the day.

    MAC Retro Matte Lipstick, P1,100, Lazada

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  2. Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in Obsessed!

    If bright reds aren't your thing but you still want to make a statement, go for a warm-toned dark orange hue for that pop of color. This pigmented lipstick from Pat McGrath has a soft powder matte texture that feels comfortable on the lips.

    Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick, P2,400, Sephora

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  3. Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Sugar and Spice 286

    This dark mauve lippie from Marc Jacobs will complement every skin tone! It has a rich, creamy finish that boasts of full pigment and 10 hours of wear.

    Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick, P1,895, Sephora

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  4. Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in N304

    Be the center of attention when you swipe on this mandarin red hue on your pout! It has a comfortable matte finish that isn't drying and can last through food and drinks.

    Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick, P2,080, Sephora

  5. Dior Addict Gel Lacquer in 447 Sun Valley

    If super matte lipsticks aren't your thing, then this Dior gel lacquer just might be your new jam. It has the full pigment of a matte lipstick sans the dry, cracked feeling. It just feels like a hydrating balm! This shade is a cute peachy color that will make your lips look plump and juicy.

    Dior Addict Gel Lacquer, P2,250, Rustan's The Beauty Source

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  6. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Coral Blaze

    This coral red hue is flattering for all skin tones, and its formula is very comfortable to wear! It has shea butter to ensure that your lips stay hydrated all day. 

    Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick, P1,500, Lazada

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  7. Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Brownie

    If you're a '90s baby, this lippie is for you! Think rich, brown hues of the grunge decade, but a lot more wearable. This brownish pink lipstick might be your new MLBB. ;)

    Bobbi Brown Lip Color, P1,600, Lazada

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  8. Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Burning Love

    If you want to keep things low-key, this muted brownish red shade is perfect for you! Its ultra matte finish is fuss-free, so you don't have to worry about constantly reapplying throughout the day. The Pure Color Love Lipsticks come in four finishes: ultra matte, edgy creme, shimmer pearl, and cool chrome.

    Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick, P1,400, Lazada

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  9. NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Morocco

    This shade is actually part of the first 12 shades that NARS launched which helped cement their status as the cosmetics giant that it is today. This warm cinnamon lippie has a non-drying formula that is semi-matte but with a velvety finish. It's long-wearing, but still very comfortable on the lips.

    NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Morocco, P1,500, Rustan's The Beauty Source

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  10. Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Purple Noon

    If you want something that can effortlessly take you from day meetings to girls' night outs, this berry plum shade is your best bet. The ultra-moisturizing formula easily glides on the lips with no tugging, and its long-lasting formula means less touchups during the day.

    Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color in Purple Noon, P2,820, Rustan's The Beauty Source

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