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I've been hearing a lot of good things about Colourette for a long time now, but it was only recently that I actually decided to give the brand a go. I've been following them on Facebook, and one thing that I noticed about the brand is it's very Millennial/Gen Z-targeted; the aesthetic obviously attracts teens and young adults, plus it's a local Filipino brand so I'm totally here for it!

Among its bestsellers is the Colourtint, an oil based lip and cheek tint which comes in two variants—fresh and matte. I really can't vouch for the differences between the two because I've only tried two shades from the matte collection, but I heard that the matte shades were born through the line's revamp.

I got the shades Zola and Ondrei, both of which belong to the matte line. I heard that Zola is a cult favorite that's why I decided to try it. Also, based on the photos, it is the closest to the shade that I've been looking for in a lip tint. According to Colourette, Zola is a universally flattering rosy brown shade, which explains why many are raving about it. Though I must admit I was a bit disappointed when it first came in the package because it turned out to be not exactly the shade I was hoping for. Still, I have learned to like it eventually. On the other hand, Ondrei is a warm golden brown shade.

If you've noticed, because of its oil based formula, the pigments separate when you leave it for a while, so you have to follow the instructions on the box and shake the product for a seamless application.

One weird thing that I find about the Colourtint is the applicator. If I didn't know better, I would think this is a nail polish. Fortunately, it's never been an issue when applying the product, at least for me. After all, I only use a small dot because the product really does go a long way. For the smell, it has a sweet pastry scent that I like, not too strong that is irritating to the nose or the skin.

Here are the swatches of the two shades. As you can see, both are very pigmented, almost like they're liquid lipstick rather than a tint. Both come off really dark in the swatches but when applied to the lips and face, they actually look lighter. The finish is really matte for both shades, with thick consistency but feels lightweight when worn. I'm just not that much of a fan when applied to the lips because I prefer the natural, ombre Korean look when it comes to lip tints. Although, I'd say the product would be really good for a full face makeup.

Another upside is they're easily blendable and do not leave unwanted stain on the cheek even if you do not blend right away. For the cheeks, I prefer using Ondrei because it gives the perfect sunkissed look. For both my lips and cheeks, I only use my fingers to blend though it does leave a stain which you can easily wipe off with a tissue.

Longevity wise—upon application, it does not transfer. Even if it's my habit to wet my lips with my tongue, it does not go off. However, after you've eaten, you'll notice that some of the product fades and you'll have to re-apply to get the pigment that you want. What I really love about this being a lip tint though is that the longer I wear it, the more it sets which makes me love the finish better. For the cheeks, it leaves a natural blush look that you can build for a more drastic finish. It stays for a reasonable amount of time before you have to reapply.

Here's a photo of me wearing Zola on the lips and Ondrei on the cheeks. I heard that you can also use Colourtint on your eyes. I haven't really tried it yet, but I do think it's worth a try! :)


  • Lightweight finish
  • Easily blendable
  • Affordable (P249)
  • Accessible (available online and in stores)
  • Good pigmentation
  • Transferproof
  • Wide shade range (check out their website for more shades)

  • Doesn't stay after eating
  • Doesn't give the ombre Korean lip look (for those who prefer it)

RATING: 4.5 OUT OF 5.0 - This product is very promising coming from a local brand. I would totally recommend this to a friend!

WHERE TO BUY? Colourette has stalls and/or kiosks in the following mall outlets: SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Bacoor, SM Clark, SM Pampanga, SM Telebastagan, SM City Cebu, SM Davao Ecoland, Landmark Department Store Trinoma, Robinsons Department Store Festival Mall, Robinsons Department Store Metro East, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Makati, Market! Market!, and SM Manila.

It is also available online through the Colourette website, Lazada, and Shopee.

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There was a time when highlighters were all that. It's really the "glow" that spices up your look, they say, and I can see just why.

Today, I'm going to review the Cleopatra's Kiss Highlighting Palette by Sleek. The question is, does it really live up to its sleek name?

The palette comes with four shades, two of which are cream and the other two are baked powder. It also has a mirror and a brush (that I lost, lol). The first time I swatched these, I was really impressed but it wasn't that much of a surprise. This is the second product from Sleek that I tried, and the first one didn't disappoint either. In case you're wondering, it was the Sleek i-Divine Mineral Based Eyeshadow Palette, and it is indeed divine!

Going back to this palette, I have tried other highlighters before, but this was by far the best one—and it's even a drugstore brand! But hey, it's actually not that cheap. Here in the Philippines, it retails for P875 or $17 USD. Still, I think it's a bang for the buck. Just look at those swatches. Aren't they stunning?

In case you're wondering, sphinx and goddess are baked while dynasty and delta are cream. As you can see, sphinx and delta are darker compared to dynasty and goddess so whether you dig a smoky or natural makeup look, you have great choices. As for the pigmentation, I've noticed that sphinx and delta give more pigment than dynasty and goddess. Thus, the I believe the formulation doesn't really affect the pigmentation. To be fair, all of them work wonderfully. I guess you just need to layer those two shades more than the others; you won't even have a problem building the colors. Also, the powder ones don't have any fallouts, and even though they're powder, their texture is actually very creamy. So yes, all of them blend easily!

For your reference, here's what they look like when worn. I don't have much of a decent photo (sorry) but I hope it helps you picture wearing them in your head. And for the record, I get countless compliments wearing it, so yes, I'd say this Sleek palette is totally sleek!

Have you tried this product before? If not, would you like to try it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. If you enjoy this post, please share it with your friends, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!

I decided to make a monthly series of my favourite beauty products just so I can share with you some of the best things that work for me which might also work for you. So, I am starting with my favourite product for May, which is the Delight Tony Tint by Tony Moly. I know it's June, but I decided to pin it for May because this has been my best friend during the summer season.

The holidays are over, and I'm now back to being the full-time struggling employee who never gets enough sleep and is always hustling her way to work. Yep, that's me, embarrassingly. As expected and always been, my under eyes are screaming murder as they get gloomier and duskier every night that I'm lacking sleep. They've gotten to the point that it's embarrassing to go out without makeup, seriously! But on weekends when I'm allowing my pores to rest, foundation is something that I tend to skip and so I can't help it but go out with my bare face. But all thanks to my newly-discovered concealer, the ELF Maximum Coverage Concealer, I can now hide my imperfections even without wearing a full makeup do.



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