The perfect bordeaux lip + a cheap dupe

The dark lip trend is far from being on its way out. Well, we are done with the oxblood vampy lip, but we've moved on to a similar yet totally different version: the bordeaux. The ordained color of the year as you know is marsala, an earthy wine, which means that variations of it are very much on point. 

A few weeks ago I attended a friend's wedding and decided to layer two luxe lip products to create the perfect bordeaux lip: the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in L'Adoree and the Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Midnight Violet. L'Adoree is a matte, muted orchid base on my lips that when topped with the wine-toned Midnight Violet became this surprisingly gorgeous new color.

The resulting shade isn't actually that dark, but it's certainly dramatic enough. I wore neutral brown eyeshadow, winged liner, and a light rosy blush for an elegant wedding-appropriate face.

Lovely right? If I do say so myself haha. The catch is, the two lip products above can easily cost you P3,000 up, which is silly just to cop a lip trend. Luckily I found a cheap dupe of the color in the Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain in Lady And The Tramp. It only costs P299! It isn't exactly the same as the shade I've combined, but it's close enough. In fact it's even more wearable for everyday since the formula is thin and moisturising on the lips. It also stains rather well!

Thank goodness for drugstore dupes. ^_^ How was your weekend by the way? I'm traveling out of town tomorrow - can't wait! It will be my first time to visit that famous resort.