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The Calyxta Crew’s Lipstick Picks Under P500

When it comes to makeup styles and preferences, you’ll notice that each of the Calyxta Crew differs from one another. Some of us love going for peachy nudes, while some prefer just swiping on a bold lip and leaving the rest of her face bare; meanwhile, others are experts at doing a variety of trendy and K-inspired looks. However, despite our differences, we can all agree on one thing—our love for lipstick! Lipstick is the one thing that unites us all, and if you’re curious to find out our top lipstick picks under P500 from Calyxta, check them out below!

“I’ve always loved Pink Sugar’s HD Lipstick in Butter. I first discovered it two years ago when I was looking through Calyxta’s wide selection of lipstick brands, and it just so happened that it was also my first time to be introduced to Pink Sugar. The creamy formulation of their HD Lipstick is so comfortable, and it keeps my normally dry lips hydrated. I don’t even need to apply lip balm anymore! Plus, the Butter shade is a perfect nude hue for everyday wear, and goes super well with my staple peachy looks. If I want something a little darker, then Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Ink in Versatile is my other option!”

– Gretchen Gatan, Managing Editor

“I’m in love with the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick! It is really affordable, and has outstanding quality. I’m amazed because it proved to be long-lasting and smudge-proof. My personal favorite is the nude shade, Seductress. It perfectly matches my morena skin tone, and it’s a good choice for everyday use. This is the first time I used up a tube! I also got to try another shade named Founder. It’s plum in color, and it helps give a sophisticated look—perfect for date nights and fun parties with friends.”

– Anne Concepcion, Administrative and Technical Assistant

“I’m really lazy when it comes to putting on makeup, so I love easy-to-work-with and fuss-free products for daily use. For everyday wear, I use the Leiania House Of Beauty Organic H20 Kissed Lipcheek Stain in Peach Nectar. I like that it’s pigmented and it’s not that hard to apply. Just be careful not to apply too much. If I want to be a little extra, my ultimate go-to is Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Ink in Ruler. I love this particular shade of red—it gives you the right ‘oomph’ especially on days when you need a pick-me-up. Its long-lasting power is perfect for lazy girls like me who hate retouching or reapplying lipstick on a busy day.”

– Mabel Masangkay, Marketing Manager

“I’m more of a lip tint person and one of my newest holy grail lip products is the Painted Cosmetics Moisturizing Lip Serum with Gold Flakes. It’s a 3-in-1 product. I use it as a lip balm to hydrate my lips, as a lip tint because it gives your lips a sheer pink hue, and as a gloss because it gives such a juicy sheen when applied more generously. However, on days that I feel like wearing a liquid lipstick, I instantly reach for the Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème in the shade Honey because it’s the perfect MLBB—it’s almost the exact shade of my natural lips! And then I just dab a pink or berry shade (depending on my mood) on the center of my lips—in this case, the same Milani Liquid Lip in the shade Allure—to liven up my lips with a bit of an ombre.”

– Shawn Landayan, Multimedia Artist

“These days, I feel myself reaching for the Skin by John Robert Powers in Coral Dream for that daily flush of color! It may transfer easily, as it’s not a matte lippie, but it’s very moisturizing, pigmented, and comfortable to wear—plus it has sunscreen! Another new fave are the liquid lipsticks from local brand, Chihuahua Cosmetics. For such an affordable price and teeny packaging, the pigment really packs a punch! It dries down matte, but isn’t flaky and doesn’t cling to dry spots.”

– Julia Benito, Content Marketing Associate

Written By:

Gretchen Gatan


Gretchen is a writer, makeup artist, and the beauty and lifestyle blogger behind Her love for beauty all started when she discovered the wonders of doing her brows with a good eyebrow pen. Despite her girly ways and obsession with skin care, she loves watching wrestling and gets competitive while playing Ultimate Frisbee.

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