review : Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Autumn Breeze

You might have noticed it by now, but I LOVE orange makeup. Not only am I set on finding the perfect orange blush, I also have a tiny but growing collection of orange lipsticks.

This lipstick, Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Autumn Breeze, is a warm red-orange color. It's a true orange without any pink undertones. I first saw this on my friend Maronne's blog, fell in love, got it for myself shortly after. I was actually torn between getting this one or the other orange shade from EB's Matte Lipstick line, Hot Summer, which is one notch brighter than Autumn Breeze. After spending about five minutes staring at the swatches on the back of my hand, I eventually decided on this one.

Though I find this shade absolutely gorgeous, I can't help but think I should've gone for Hot Summer instead! But for P160 a pop, I might just go back for it. The only reason I haven't done so is because I am not at all used to wearing matte lipsticks. I've read somewhere that they can get chalky and drying over time, so I made sure to slather on a ton of lipbalm beforehand. I'm not sure if it's because of that, but the application looks a bit sheer in the photo, even though I layered it on well. Also, because these Ever Bilena lipsticks are quite cheap, the packaging is cheap as well. My lipstick actually broke (much to my frustration) when I tried to apply it for the very first time, which is why I had to rescue it using this DIY method.

Issues aside, the color payoff and the longevity of Ever Bilena's Matte Lipstick lipstick can rival those of high-end brands. They have a wide range of shades as well. If you're new to makeup and just starting to experiment with lipsticks, or if you're just looking for a nice budget matte lipstick, definitely need to look into these.