Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Review: Ever Bilena Matte Lipsticks in Scarlet, Pink Flame, Off Beat Pink and Mauvey

Lately I’ve been discovering the simple joys of life in local makeup products. They’re readily available in almost every mall, and if you know what to look for you can actually get yourself a very good quality of product for a cheap price. 

So whenever I hunt for some good stuff in local makeup counters, my feet automatically take me to Ever Bilena’s. 

The first products that I bought from them are four matte lipsticks that are in the shades of off beat pink, pink flame, mauvey and scarlet.

L-R: Scarlet, Pink Flame, Off Beat Pink, Mauvey

Top to bottom: Scarlet, Pink Flame, Off Beat Pink, Mauvey

Off beat pink is such a nice shade of blue-based pink. Out of the three that I got, this is the one that I reach out for most of the time coz it's a wearable color for everyday.

Pink flame is a pink-red shade and I use this when I want a pop of color on my lips. I get lots of compliments when I use this one.

The famous Mauvey, which they say is a dupe for Mac’s faux, is a nude lipstick with a slight hint of pink. I absolutely love this with my heavy smokey eyes.

Scarlet is a red lipstick with yellow undertones. I personally do not find it very flattering on me, but I would definitely recommend this for morenas or medium skin tones.

  • Staying power may range from 3-5 hours. It depends if you're gonna eat/drink and talk a lot.
  • Very good color payoff! 
  • Beautiful color selection.
  • Affordable for only 145 pesos.
  • You may need to moisturize your lips first with a balm for smoother and easier application.
  • The major thing that I don’t like about these products is that because they are matte they tend to dry out my lips. They make an annoying film on the inner parts, but I’ve discovered that the trick is to dab on some lip gloss only on that part of your lips so it wouldn’t be dry and at the same time you’d still achieve that matte-finish look. (which is the whole point of buying matte lipsticks, right?) 


  1. Nice post sis! Makes me want to get some Ever Bilena lippies, too! ^_^

  2. i love mauvey! maybe i'll buy one too..

    check out the shades that i bought..

  3. Hi! Your review is helpful and i looove matte lipstick. You have wonderful pics there but am wondering if thats matte how come it looks shimmery? Please clarify. Thanks!

    1. I put on lip balm underneath so it's easier to apply and remove (given that I had to apply four lipsticks) and of course my camera's flash. But it's not shimmery at all. :)

  4. I also love Scarlet from Ever Bilena. I always have a variety of shades of lipsticks in my kikay kit, but I am never wirthout the Scarlet matte lipstick. It's amazing what difference it can make to your entire look. But Mauvey looks interesting, I might try it out.

    I have my own post here:


    Btw, I love your blog here. If you would be interested in following each other, just let me know dear :)

  5. Ako din actually, nagustuhan ko yung offbeat pink and I think bagay siya sakin :)hehehe

    1. Ganda di ba? One of my all-time faves! :)

  6. Wow sis all of the shades suit you! Ang puti mo kasi. Hehe I got the scarlet and I love it. It will look differ siguro saken specially the off beat and pink flame. Pero nakaka convince yung pictures mo na bumili. Anyway just followed you!

    1. Thanks sis! I super love scarlet. Try mo din pink flame sis. I think babagay din sya sayo. :)

  7. Hi :) I have off beat pink din po . and I also wearing lip balm first kasi po 16y.o pa lang po ako but I'm college na(so pls baka po kasi isipin nyo I'm like sa other teens jan na kontodo lipstick. Hndi po ako ganon :) )
    I'm also wearing lip balm po para hindi magdark brown yung color ng lips ko.