The –ber month blur is in full swing, and you know what that means! What little mirror time a girl gets to herself in the morning is taken up by much-needed beauty sleep. Meticulously-applied makeup? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, we turn to shortcuts: a little BB cream here, a little browcara there, and of course, a trusty MLBB. If you need a little color in your face—just a quick swipe to look alive—here’s what our customers would recommend.

Pink Sugar These Lips Don’t Lie Lip Crayon in Woke Up Like This, P399
Angela, 33, Medium Skin: “I first purchased this Lip Crayon in Love At First Swipe. After using it, I just had to get another one, and it didn’t disappoint. If Love At First Swipe is my brown classy partner, Woke Up Like This is my mauvey daytime to date-time friend. Its color is very wearable and pairs well with any eye shade. It also gives your lip the MLBB effect that everyone wants. Highly recommended!”

DETAIL Simply Matte in Empty, P149
Chili, 33, Medium Skin: “I got the shade Empty and it definitely makes my lips better! Love the shade, it’s so natural on my lips and matches my skin tone well. Even though it’s matte, it doesn’t leave your lips cakey or dry. There’s also a fruity smell! Will definitely repurchase in other colors.”

Sooper Beaute So Matte Lipstick in Norma, on sale at P299
Jonalyn, 26, Medium Skin: “This matte muted nude shade with peachy tones is so flattering. Perfect for [your] everyday look. And what I love [about] this color is its very vintage-like shade. It [is a] non-bleeding, very moisturizing lipstick. You just need to exfoliate your lips before using it ‘cause it emphasizes chapped lips. It transfers but it’s so pigmented and wearable.”

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes, P390
Alysandra, 22: “Cannes is THE best color EVER! You can wear it every day. It feels light on the lips. It smells nice. It stays on, and if some of [it] does come off during meals, it doesn’t leave that ugly line of nothingness at the inner part of the lips. I can’t explain it. It’s just gorgeous. NYX’s SMLCs are THE ABSOLUTE BEST!”

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice, P299
Pia, 29, Medium Skin: “Touch of Spice is sexy but subtle. I love how warm it looks. The shade is now one of my faves. It is suitable for office wear and looks good as well with heavy eye makeup. I’m such a fan of the shade. Now I know why it’s always out of stock. Just don’t forget to retouch in between.”

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