With celebrities like the Kardashians/Jenners and Rihanna launching their own makeup lines, it was only a matter of time before Filipino stars started their own beauty lines as well. Filipina actress Anne Curtis-Smith launched BLK Cosmetics last September (and I really want to try her products!), and recently, comedian and actor Vice Ganda launched his lipsticks and lip kits under Vice Cosmetics. I was able to get my hands on some of the Good Vibes Lipsticks (an impressive feat considering that they’re mostly sold out), and in this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the two shades I got: Ganderz and Pak Ganern.
The Good Vibes Lipsticks are creamy and highly pigmented lipsticks that go on matte without drying your lips. They’re supposed to be moisturizing, lightweight, and smooth. They’re also paraben- and cruelty-free. They come in a metallic pink tube, and I must say, they have the most stand-out packaging in my lipstick collection.
Pak Ganern is a mauve-brown shade, while Ganderz is a warm nude. I like these colors; they’re really flattering on me, and I think that these are the kinds of colors that everyone must have in their makeup kit. They’ll pretty much go with any look you decide to wear. These lipsticks, and the rest of the products in the collection, are playfully named after Pinoy slang words and Bekispeak. It’s a cute touch that adds character to the makeup line.
L-R: Ganderz and Pak Ganern
As for the formula, I would’ve liked them to be a tad creamier. They tug at the lips a little bit when you swipe them on, and I didn’t get to swatch them as smoothly as I would’ve liked on my arm. It takes a few swipes to get a rich color payoff, but the result looks great. It doesn’t look flat on the lips as some matte lipsticks tend to look, and I didn’t find the formula to be drying at all. It isn’t transfer- or smudge-proof, but it doesn’t claim to be. We should probably stop holding the standards we hold for liquid lipsticks against regular lipsticks; they’re not the same product!
Anyway, the Vice Cosmetics Good Vibes Lipsticks are pretty good products, and they’re decently priced at Php195 a pop. While their tagline is Ganda for All (Beauty for All), I’d highly recommend these lipsticks to anyone who’s just starting to get into makeup. The beauty line is really easy to navigate, the shades are mostly safe and neutral, and the products are really affordable! All in all, the Good Vibes Lipsticks are a great collection in the Vice Cosmetics Line.
Have you tried these lipsticks? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!