Remember when MTV was the coolest channel on television? If you're about my age, you would have spent and hour or so after school watching the latest music videos. You know, when they only released music videos on TV? Haha. I feel so old just knowing how epic MTV was back then.
One of the most visible brands on MTV then was ZA Cosmetics. They always showed that colorful and cute commercial in between videos, sometime in the late 90s. ZA was pulled out of the country for over a decade, sadly, but now it's back! I believe the stalls started popping up in SM Department Stores and Landmark just last June. The liquid and powder foundation come highly recommended so do check them out when you visit!
The prices are quite affordable, with most of the products checking in at less than a thousand bucks only. ZA is popular for the cosmetics of course but they also have intriguing skincare lines. ZA is actually a Shiseido brand, so you can bet that the company's thorough research is behind every ZA product!
Today I will be reviewing the ZA Plumper Lips Lipstick in Rose Vintage (P425). It's what I got in my loot bag during the ZA event some weeks back, a random choice, but I love it as an everyday pink lipstick! It can work with fair to medium skintones I think, since it's warm enough without being too dark.
Rose Vintage is a mid-coverage brown-based pink lipstick that packs a lot of shine. The shine creates the illusion of plumper lips indeed, although you would have to retouch every two or three hours to maintain the shine and color. The formula is buttery yet not too heavy - moisturizing enough that you won't need to wear lip balm underneath!
Watch out for flakiness if you have dry lips, however. Otherwise this is a nice everyday lipstick that's fairly affordable AND is easily available in many SM Department Stores (see below).
I told you it's pretty! Every girl needs to have a shade like Rose Vintage. It's the kind of color that'll work with pretty much any makeup look you can think of since it's forgiving and flattering. ;) Swatch it some time!
Check out ZA Cosmetics Philippines on Facebook. Plus, here's where you can find ZA so far: