Kris Aquino bets on lipstick to brighten your day

Text: Karen A.P. Caliwara Interview: Rachelle Siazon
Feb 12, 2018
Kris Aquino on why lipstick is an important part of your wardrobe: "It's a statement right away... automatic glamor points."

Beauty junkies often say “kilay is life.”

But it is lipstick that makes our day bright and beautiful.

The pop of color on the lips is an instant confidence booster.

Take it from Kris Aquino. She says the red and pink shades give “automatic glamor points.”

She tells the press at her contract-signing with Ever Bilena, “Regarding lipstick, I love pink.

“I insisted on pink. Meron kaming pink dun sa palette na dala ko talaga.

"Ito po yung gusto ko,” she says, pointing to a liquid lippie that costs PHP185.00.

She adds that when she’s wearing black, she puts on a red lipstick, “It’s a statement right away.”

The mother of two goes on to relate a “cute kuwento” about getting a "forever" tip from Eugene Domingo.

“First ko na-expose sa Ever Bilena, there was a time Uge and I, she was a guest...

"And then sabi ko, "You look so fresh. Ang ganda ng pula sa cheeks mo.'”

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According to Kris, the comedienne's response was, “'Ano ka ba, PHP50 lang ‘yan.'

“Bumibili daw siya box by box. Naisip ko nga na, kasi in her feed, she’s happily in love.

“So sabi ko, ‘Oh my God, sige hahanap din ako ng ano…Nakahanap siya ng kanyang forever.”

And that's how the story between Kris and the cosmetic brand began in her quest for forever.

So, if you're feeling low or going solo this Valentine's Day, perk up. Go pink or red.

Here are tips from Kris on buying lipsticks.

1. A good lipstick stays fresh and moist for hours.

2. It doesn’t have to be expensive.

Kris, before she came to her senses: “It blew my mind that nandun siya sa price point na PHP159, PHP169."

Kris, after discovering happiness with a reasonably priced brand: “And then nung triny ko, ang saya!”

3. It’s okay to mix two kinds of lipsticks.

In an Instagram post, Kris shared how she achieved her preferred shade, “I’ve been mixing MAC cosmetics limited edition OPERA with Ever Bilena’s RED CARPET—perfect because I got my perfect shade of RED.”

4. Check life span of a lippie, it should last “up to three years.”

Kris warns: “For as long as it’s not exposed to direct sunlight, you don’t open it…

“Ni-research ko yun. Basta huwag i-expose sa direct sunlight.”

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