Despite my enormous collection of lipsticks, I always like to try new ones. Enter Slay Colors. They’re a Philippine-made indie cosmetics brand that caters to strong, fearless women. They’re fairly new to the beauty scene, but that doesn’t stop them from empowering independent Filipinas by creating bold, high-quality lipsticks for them. I have the shades Razia and Nightingale, and in this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on them.
The Slay Colors lipsticks are made of fine quality emollients and pigments that glide smoothly on the lips for a creamy matte finish. They come in a metal tube that twists to lock, so they’re very travel-friendly, and you know that your lipsticks are safe. They have a lot of heft, and feel very substantial and luxurious. You can’t see it that well in the photo, but the lipsticks have the brand logo in a glossy finish on the tube, and I think this adds a really classy touch to the makeup.
Even though there’s a lot of hype when it comes to liquid lipsticks, I actually still love and prefer bullet lipsticks. They may not be completely matte and transfer-proof, but I like to make sure that my lips are soft and moisturized, and usually it’s bullet lipsticks that are able to indulge me in this. My Slay Colors lipsticks are steadily becoming my go-to’s because on top of being really pigmented, they’re quite creamy, but not so creamy that they slide around the lips and feel wet.
I have the shades Razia and Nightingale, and I really like them both! Razia is a warm pink, and it was named after the only female sultan of Delhi. It’s a really great my-lips-but-better shade, and I always end up reaching for it whenever I do my makeup. Nightingale is a deep mauve, and it’s reminiscent of the lipstick shades I would go for when I just started getting into makeup. It’s really flattering, and I always get compliments when I wear it.
L-R: Razia and Nightingale
Overall, I’m really into the Slay Colors lipsticks. I know homegrown skincare has always been a strong industry in the country, so it’s nice to see local cosmetics stepping up. The lipsticks go for Php599 each, and while Slay Colors doesn’t have a physical store (yet), they can be purchased on the Slay Colors website or on BeautyMNL. I’m really excited to see what comes next for Slay Colors, and I’m definitely going to be getting their other lipstick shades soon!
Have you tried Slay Colors Lipsticks? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!