Matrix Lip and Cheek Tint Review and Swatches

Saturday, January 13, 2018 Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Highly influenced by K-beauty, we Filipinos enjoy sporting "natural-looking" lips since early 2010's. It is the time when pink and red gradient colors are all I see on teenage girls. And that does not stop there, even people my age (20's) love to look flushed and sun-kissed. The only dilemma I see is that most lip tints have bright red and pink colors that do not perfectly suit our morena skin. Luckily, I have came across Matrix Cosmetics

Matrix Cosmetics is a local brand that produces quality lip and cheek tints which match our yellow undertones. I have been given a chance to review two (2) of the shades they have - Peach Perfect and Hazel Brown.

The lip and cheek tint is a water-based product that has a sweet candy-like scent. If you're familiar with Lips candies (locally made candies that only cost PhP 1.00 each), it tastes exactly like that. The product is placed in a glass bottle topped with a roll-on type of applicator. The lip and cheek tint retails for PhP 140.00 for 10 mL of product.

What's Hot

  • Pigmented. 
  • Color selection is perfect for morena skin. Available in 5 shades, which consists of dark reds and browns. Definitely check their Instagram to see the whole selection. 
  • Super duper long-lasting. My arm swatches lasted more than 24 hours! (I took a bath, don't judge me!)
  • Easy to blend. Both for the lips and cheeks.

What's Not

  • Hard to remove. This can also be considered as a good thing, because it will definitely stay on your lips. 
  • Roll-on applicator. I would highly suggest that you apply the tint with a brush (for your lips) or your finger (for the cheeks) because the applicator is quite big and it will be messy if you apply it directly.  
  • Price is quite up there considering it is a local product, nonetheless, I think it's worth it. 

Where to buy
You can order them online on Matrix Cosmetics or through Matrix Cosmetics' local distributors.

Due to its color selection and impressive longevity, I recommend this product. It's definitely a must try! Also, I think it's important that we support local brands here in the Philippines. ♥

Disclaimer: Products have been sent to me, rest assured all opinions stated above are honest and true.

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Have you tried any locally made lip tints?
Do you have any favorites? Share them below!


  1. Really love your flatlays! That Hazel Brown one looks so natural!

    1. Yesss, that's why I love that one! Thanks Kamille!

  2. Hazel brown looks so natural! Love it!

    1. Wow, okay. My reply is long overdue. Haha. Yes, I love it. Thanks, Da! :D

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    1. I've heard mixed reviews about that one! Thanks for the suggestion!


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