Oh to be tanned (well much more than I usually am) all year round ♥
I was in UP Town Center a couple of months ago, and I saw that the Suyen company has an outlet store inside the mall. One of the brands that they carry is The Face Shop, and most of the stuff that they have were at 50% off! One of the things that I bought was the The Face Shop Semi Matte Lipstick in BR801 - which I got at the ridiculously cheap price of Php199!
Fun fact: my first ever "grown-up" lipstick was from this line, too! Pretty sure the shade was BR802. The packaging was different then, but the formula's still the same! Creamy, kind of powdery finish, and matte!
BR801 is a shade of nude you cannot wear without any kind of eye makeup. Last time I wore a shade like this was probably in 2010 back when super pale nude lipsticks were all the rage. This shade is very similar to MAC Myth, Gosh Darling, etc. In short, it will wash you out. BR801 is a very pale, peachy-brown nude. If it didn't have any brown undertone, I doubt if it will suit my skin tone.
I've said this before, but pinks are hard for me to pull off, reds, I'm not comfortable wearing on a daily basis; but nudes, I know how to wear. Many people shy away from nudes because it has a tendency to make people look 'wash out'. But honestly, nudes are the easiest to wear, and can be very flattering on everyone. You just have to know the right shade that would fit your skin color; and know what kind of makeup look you can pair it with ♥
What's your go-to lipstick shade? :)