Because it’s basically a new-you-in-a-tube, there’s something so empowering about lipstick. Just the act of applying it can make a woman feel more confident, like she’s finally got her armor on and is ready face the world. Slay, the latest local brand on our radar, is no stranger to the idea of beauty as power. In fact, inspired by girlbosses of the past and present, they designed an entire lipstick line around it.

The Slay Creamy Matte Lipstick Collection is comprised of 10 shades, each one a nod to a beauty icon. From silver-screen sirens to Greek goddesses, the women behind these lipsticks represent sophistication, passion, grace, and strength. Just choose your vibe and channel that as you paint your lips!

With their velvety texture, Slay’s mattes are about as fuss-free as it gets. Two swipes is all it takes to leave your lips coated in #attitude. The formula contains fine quality emollients to prevent dryness and keep the color from cracking. So, yes, in case you were wondering, you’ll be slaying the beauty game for hours (pun intended). Find every single swatch below!


Venn in Monroe
THE COLOR: A blue-toned red.
THE INSPIRATION: Marilyn Monroe, the It-girl of the Golden Age

Kim in Cleopatra
THE COLOR: A flirty flesh tone.
THE INSPIRATION: Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile

Joanna in Nightingale
THE COLOR: A deep rosy mauve.
THE INSPIRATION: Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing

Nisee in Catherine
THE COLOR: A muted violet-plum.
THE INSPIRATION: Catherine the Great, the Russian empress

Kat in Antoinette
THE COLOR: A bright rose-pink.
THE INSPIRATION: Marie Antoinette, the decadent French queen

Athena in Sappho
THE COLOR: A soft, plummy brown.
THE INSPIRATION: Sappho, the Greek lyric poet

Yasmeen in Holiday
THE COLOR: A medium pink-red.
THE INSPIRATION: Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz chanteuse

Carli in Mirabai
THE COLOR: A smoky pinkish-nude.
THE INSPIRATION: Mirabai, the Hindu mystic poet

Dani in Boudica
THE COLOR: A bold raspberry pink.
THE INSPIRATION: Boudica, the Celtic warrior queen

Max in Razia
THE COLOR: A warm peachy-beige.
THE INSPIRATION: Razia, the only female Sultan of Delhi

To quote Queen Bey: “All day, I slay.”

The Slay Creamy Matte Lipsticks are available on BeautyMNL for P599 each. Shop them right here!

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“Tech Live” by Kevin MacLeod

Portrait Credits:
Marilyn Monroe / Wikimedia Commons
Cleopatra / IMDb
Florence Nightingale / Wikimedia Commons
Catherine the Great by George Grooth / Wikimedia Commons
Marie Antionette by Joseph Ducreux / Wikimedia Commons
Sappho by John William Godward / Wikimedia Commons
Billie Holiday / Wikimedia Commons
Mirabai / Wikimedia Commons
Queen Boudica by John Opie / Wikimedia Commons
Razia Sultana / Pinterest

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