Review - FS Filipinana Lipstick in Maria Clara

FS Features& Shades lipstick collection,  FS Filipinana Lipstick

My eyes always light up on the sights of lipsticks.

And I know many of you would agree. And I know few of you would disagree.

You see, I have this deeper definition and philosophy of wearing a lipstick – this simple cream in a tube gives many women a sense of power, strength and confidence to conquer the world. Observe your friends and colleagues around you and you will understand what I mean.

A woman who suffers a break-up looks horrible dull, but offer her that favorite shade of lipstick and you’ll see how magically her aura will transform. Or your officemate who is anxious to meet her most difficult client, and just a swipe of red lipstick you’ll see how instantly gives her 300% of confidence.



I don’t know how many lipsticks I have now under my beauty stash (well who’s counting?!) and I would never get tired buying and trying new lipsticks available near me. It’s one of my few favorites that doesn’t have complications, makes me happy and of course doesn’t ripped by bank account.
It was one afternoon at Market Market, when I decided to take a quick stop at their beauty section. I remember reading somewhere about this new FS Features& Shades lipstick collection inspired by Filipino women icons, called the Filipiniana collection and I got intrigue. I have that passion on promoting a product that embraces a local Filipino culture, and was glad to know that they have a small beauty kiosk at this floor.

FS Features& Shades lipstick collection,  FS Filipinana Lipstick
FS Features & Shades Filipiniana in Maria Clare shade



FS Features& Shades lipstick collection,  FS Filipinana Lipstick
The FS Filipiniana collection comes in 8 subtle natural-looking shades, namely after some of the fictional Filipino women icon – Sisa, Gabriela, Laura, Reyna Elena, Maganda, Maria Clara, Darna, and Dyesebel. Shades aren’t over-powering, and are suitable for many Filipinas mostly with brown complexion.

About the labels.
For many of you who doesn’t know them, allow me to give a quick introduction.

SISA – is a fictional character from the historical fictional book Noli Me Tangere. She is a loving and striving mother of two boys Crispin and Basilio, and got a mental breakdown in the story.

GABRIELA – is a Filipino revolutionary heroine who is a remarkable woman in the Philippine history. Born as Maria Josefa Gabriela Carino de Silang from Ilocos Su, is the first Filipina leader that aims to gain independence during the Spanish era.

LAURA – is a fictional lady from the Philippine literary book Florante at Laura, written by Francisco Balagtas during his imprisonment during the Spanish war era.

MARIA CLARA
-  A meztiza fictional heroine in the literary Philippine literary book Noli Me Tangere. Full name is Maria Clara de los Santos, her character symbolized the traditional ideal Filipina.

REYNA ELENA – a character derived to honor the finding of the True Cross by Helena of Constantinople, and Constantine the Great. In this day, you will see the Reyna Elena during the ritual pageant called “Santacruzan” held on the last day of the Flores de Mayo.

DARNA – a fictional superhero character, a counterpart of Supergirl in the Philippines.

DYESEBEL – another fictional mermaid character in the Philippine comic book.

MAGANDA
– a Filipino term which simply means “beautiful”

FS Features& Shades lipstick collection,  FS Filipinana Lipstick
I decided to grab one shade so I could try it first before deciding if I will buy the whole collection of not. This Maria Clara creamy matte shade perfectly blends to my lip and face skin complexion! It is perfect for daily wear, and suitable for those women who are not fan of the overpowering shades of red.

FS Features& Shades lipstick collection,  FS Filipinana Lipstick
The lady attendant was also glad to give me a sample of the Maganda shade, for FREE!

I tried it once, and didn't like the matte effect, though I like the color. 



FS Features& Shades lipstick collection,  FS Filipinana Lipstick
Aside from the emblem of the iconic Filipina lady on its red cover (see 1st photo above), the lipstick case comes with magnetic support for more protection of your lipstick.

This FS (Features & Shades) Filipiniana lipstick collection (4 grams) is priced at Php299.00 (approx. $6)


Verdict:
2018 seems a year for stronger and empowering women, and this is the beginning of new era that women learning of her self-worth and share her own voice, standing on her beliefs and principles, and making great actions to make this community dominated by men a more harmonious place to live.

In my opinion, this collection is a great idea and a good gift option for your lipstick-addict friends this coming holiday season, or a souvenir gift for your non-local guests!

And I wouldn’t mind getting the other 7-shades next time I visited their branch in Market! Market!
FS Features & Shades Filipiniana collection (Made in Taiwan) is distributed by Cosmetics Revelation Corporation based on Malabon City, Philippines.


Have you tried this new lipstick shades? I would love to read your comments below!

Disclaimer: This is #NotSponsored post. But I wouldn’t mind receiving gifts from them next time! Hahaha.

xoxo, Blair





64 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I would love to try this one to.. I think I'll go for Reyna Elena..

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  2. Oh gorgeous! I love how natural the lipstick looks like on you giving you a nice lip finish! It's still fiery but so cool. For someone who loves red too, I'd love the lip color.

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    1. Yeah and since I have an acidic, the shade of this lipstick tend to gets more striking.

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  3. I hope this lipstick is still available! Love the packaging

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  4. Wow! This is so local! Tangkilikin ang sariling atin :)

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  5. This is such a nice subtle shade, looks really creamy too.

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  6. I've never heard of this! Ang gaganda ng shades! and ang witty ng mga names. Hihi

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    1. Yeah that's true :D Although they seems mixed-up with historical iconic women to those fictional characters.

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  7. Gorgeous colors although I totally cannot wear make up. I feel like it would come off or smudge all over my face in 5 seconds - ha!

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    1. Hahaha you are like my sister who doesn't wear make-up at all.

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  8. I love how they incorporate the Philippines' list of empowered women to these lippies. And oh, I like those magnets, my bag is always a victim of lipstick stains.

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    1. The magnet is impressive. Makes the lipstick protected.

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  9. Looks great, lots of lovely shades too! Perfect!

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  10. I love Laura! I would be perfect for autumn!

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  11. This is a very pretty color! I love a nice lipstick, and haven't found one that I love yet so I will have to try this one.

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  12. This is such a pretty color! I'm always looking for awesome lipstick. You look fabulous in this!

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  13. I really like those shades. Some appeal to me more than others, like Reyna Elena and Sisa.

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    1. Those two are named from historical iconic women :D

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  14. I love a good lippy! The shades are getting bolder and the packaging is getting pretty :)

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  15. This lipstick would look great on my wife. Definitely a great gift idea for sure!

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  16. I'm such a junkie for lipsticks. I love almost any shade! I love how soft these one looks! That shade looks great on you btw!

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    1. Thank you Candace. I am thinking of buying some of these and gave it to my gals for Christmas.

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  17. I love using different kinds of lipsticks, but I haven't had a chance to try this one. I love its colour! Can I get it in Poland?

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  18. Wow, patriotism at its finest. I love how brands promote love for country, such as this lipstick.

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  19. This sounds nice! Filipino brands never disappoints :) Better check these lipsticks out :)

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  20. I love how rich and creamy that lipstick looks. It looks like it will last all day!

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    1. yeah it was quite creamy, but stay on my lips for at least 4hours. Not bad :)

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  21. Love the color of the lipstick. I want one!

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  22. I would very much like to try this out. My skin is a lot like yours; looks great!

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    1. You are acidic too? The shades of lipstick tends to differ when I applied it, they became more vibrant.

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  23. I love a good red lip. It makes me feel so powerful. I also love trying out new lipstick brands, especially when they have such a lovely shade range.

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    1. Red lipsticks are my favorites! It does sometimes tricky to wear but very powerful, magnetic.

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  24. Love the shade of this lipstick! How moisturizing is it really? Lipsticks tend to dry my lips like no other! xo, Suzanne

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    1. Sometimes our lips gets dry when we are not hydrated much. Water is the cure.

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  25. Whoever thought of the collection name and lipstick shade names is a genius! #ProudPinay

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    1. Now I wonder if FS will also launch a new collection with iconic names of Filipino male icons.

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  26. That's a great shade on you. Looks really beautiful. Not sure I'm ready for my daughter to be using it just yet. ;-)

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  27. Hmmm...especially created for Filipinas. Very nice! I would love to try Sisa.

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  28. Love the shade of the Lipstick Lakas maka Filipina <3 bet ko toh!

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing this! All the red and pink shades are perfect for this summer!

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  30. This looks like a really great color! I love how smooth it seems to go on.

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  31. This is looks great! Great lipstick!

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  32. This looks like such a great product! I love the color and creaminess of it. I'll definitely have to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

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