Yay for my first ever write up about beauty! I’m calling on the beauty gods to channel wisdom upon me on this, haha! Please note that I am an enthusiast and still not an expert, trying these products are based on my kikay self‘s curiosity and that the opinions in here are of my own; so what works for me may not work for you & vice-versa.
I will leave it at that, stop blabbering and here it goes..
Just recently 2 emerging local brands has been taking the local market by storm, BLK Cosmetics and Vice Cosmetics. Apart from it being so affordable, it carries the name of two of the most celebrated artists here in the Philippines – Anne Curtis and Vice Ganda. But we all know that sometimes hype and price point come with some trade offs, so this got me wondering how will these wildly talked products perform.
I will only focus on the Lip Products for this since Vice Cosmetics only cater to that for an apples to apples comparison.
BLK All Day Intense Matte Lipstick & Vice Cosmetics Good Vibes Matte Lipstick
Packaging – Both have 3.6g of product. The BLK All Day Intense comes with a box, is in a rectangular & transparent tube, perfect for flat-lays. 🙂 GV Lipstick is sold without a box; you get the bright metallic pink tube as is.
Formula – BLK All Day Intense for me is creamy but it tugs my lips a bit during application. Color pay off for this one is very good – you get the opacity of the color in one swipe. It stays for a good 4 hours without smudging. GV Lipstick I would say is creamier, it doesn’t tug on my lips, however you may want to swipe on another layer to get a bolder color. Staying power is also good, tried to eat and the product is still there. Both products aren’t drying at all, they are not flat matte – I think it’s safe to say that these are demi mattes.
Price – BLK All Day Intense Matte – Php 299 Good Vibes Lipsticks – Php 195
Liquid Matte Lipsticks
BLK Long Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick & Vice Cosmetics Phenomenal Liquid Lip Kit
Packaging – BLK Liquid Matte comes with a transparent tube with a black twist off cap for the wand. Vice Lip Kit comes with a box and a hard plastic tube with a metallic pink cap, a pencil lip liner and a personal card from Vice Ganda – think Kylie Lip Kit.
Scent – BLK Liquid Matte just like the one in the tube, it’s unscented and it resembles the scent of Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid. Vice Lip Kit’s lip liner smells like wax crayons but the liquid lipstick smells sweet ala Nyx Soft Matte only a bit muted.
Formula – BLK Liquid Matte takes a while to dry up, but when it dries, it dries *AF. But sad to say it didn’t sit well on my lips. I don’t usually have dry or chapped lips but this one dried it hard. The color pay off is one to commend tho, it delivers as it promised. How I wish they can make it more gentle on the lips. Vice Lip Kit feels lighter, generally it will remind you of the Nyx Soft Matte – the consistency, the application. It dries pretty quick and stays long (eating & coffee time included) but it didn’t dry my lips at all. Pigmentation is very good as well.
Price – BLK Long Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick – Php 395 Vice Cosmetics Liquid Lip Kit – Php 295
Matte Lipstick – I’d go for any of the two for this since the color selections are both good and well thought off for Filipina skin tones, but if I were to choose for only one, I’d say Good Vibes Matte Lipsticks. It’s surprises me that a local product can be good as this given that it has a very affordable price point.
Liquid Matte Lipstick – It’s an easy choice for me to go for Vice Cosmetics Liquid Lip Kit on this. I’d go for something that gives me a good color coverage and stays long enough without drying my lips and an added bonus for the liner included for a much lower price.
Have you tried both? What are your thoughts about it? Let me know! 🤗
Catch you later! ❤️