With decades of experience and expertise, Agoo Bengzon is the ultimate guru when it comes to all things beauty. And guess what? She also happens to be Bloom’s newest contributor! From skincare to haircare, Agoo’s giving everyone a look-see at all the wisdom she’s got under her sleeves. Her best beauty secrets revealed, below!


Peachy-pinks, light taupes, and soft beiges are just some of the usual colors we tend to reach for when we think of “everyday wear.” After ringing in the new year, we’d like to propose a new kind of casual chic wear for our lips: darker hues! This idea may seem illogical at first but if you wear these lip colors with a barely made-up face or alongside similar hues for a monochromatic look, the result will be a fresh new take on on your daytime look.

Below, I share 5 anti-MLBB hues that are my faves right now and why.

1. Vice Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Tint in Paberjin, P145 AGOO SAYS: “This looks deceivingly dark and difficult to wear from the outside, but it’s actually a really wearable hue because it goes on sheer. It looks great on the cheeks too.”

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2. Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick in Chili Nude, P299 AGOO SAYS: “This lipstick line is wonderfully comfortable and lasts a really long time. Chill nude is somethjng between a brick red and brown, and we love it.”

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3. Pink Sugar Lip Crayon in Sorry Not Sorry, P399 AGOO SAYS: “Browns can be tricky to pull off, but this one’s universally flattering, and goes on really smoothly.”

Shop it here.

4. Beauty Bakery Baked Clay in Ms. Independent, P220 AGOO SAYS: “This local find is such a great product. It can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips, and contains skin care ingredients so it hydrates on top of adding color.”

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5. EB Advance Lip Define Matte Matic Lipstick in Raw Burgundy, P180 AGOO SAYS: “We’re fans of this bargain find because it comes in lip crayon form, making it really easy to outline the lips. Raw Burgundy is an unusual color that will surely strike up a conversation.”

Shop it here.

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