Review: Ever Bilena Pro Lipstick with Shimmer

Heeeeey! I'm back with another review. Yehey! I have quite a few shades of lipstick from Ever Bilena, and most of them are from the well-raved matte lipstick line. My faves from that line are Mirrored Mocha, Pink Flame and Skin. I first saw this new lipstick line, Pro Lipstick with Shimmer, about three months ago when I was shopping with my fellow bloggers. Gelleesh and I ended up getting the same shade.


As the name implies, this lipstick has shimmer. I'm not a fan of shimmery lipsticks but I still bought this because it's not as shimmery as I expected. The shimmer particles are small enough that they're not very obvious anymore. When swatched and applied on the lips, the shimmer didn't really show up. BUT note that not all lipsticks in the said line are the same. Some of the other shades are more sheer and way more shimmery than this.

Ingredients: Parafinnum liquidum, ceresin, ethylhexyl palmitate, polybutene, mica, tridecyl trimellitate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-1, silica dimethyl silylate, cera alba, tocopheryl acetate (Vit E), propyl paraben, methyl paraben, fragrance. May contain: CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 15850, CI 77492, CI 77491.

The packaging reminds me of NYX lippies - black, glossy, cylindrical, has a swatch cap at the bottom. I think I prefer this packaging than that of the matte lipsticks. The swatch cap is now more firmly glued to the tube and so far, mine hasn't fallen off yet.


I got mine in the shade Burgundy Shine.


This was the only one that really stood out to me in terms of shade and shimmer. This is my first burgundy lipstick shade and honestly, I am really liking it. I might get other burgundy shades sometime :)


Unlike the EB matte lippies, this lipstick doesn't dry out my lips. It has lip balm inside, as you can see...


It's meant to be moisturizing.

I bought another less-shimmery shade, Rosette, but I like Burgundy Shine way better.

Swatches:

L: Rosette
R: Burgundy Shine 
Here's what Burgundy Shine looks on my lips.

T: without flash
B: with flash
With Burgundy Shine on 
Thumbs up:
  • Opacity - It can fully cover my lips in just 1-2 coats.
  • Wearable shade
  • Glides smoothly on the lips; easy to apply
  • No weird lipstick scent - It actually smells nice.
  • Decent wear time - I get about 4-5 hours of wear with this WITHOUT eating and drinking.
  • Widely available
  • Inexpensive - Priced at P125 for 3.8g of product


Thumbs down:
  • Transfers easily - It leaves an obvious stain, though (e.g., after eating and drinking), and doesn't fade completely, which is good.
  • Has a tendency to accentuate flakiness and form tiny bits of lipstick on the lips (a.k.a. namumuo-muo effect). The effect is much more obvious with lighter shades like Rosette.

So all in all, I do like the shade Burgundy Shine very much but not Rosette. I won't be purchasing other lipsticks from the Pro Shimmer line just because the other shades are too sheer and too shimmery for my taste.

Have you tried any of the lipsticks from the EB Pro Lipstick with Shimmer line? How are you liking them? I think they also have another new line, the FAMOUS one, but I haven't tried that yet. That's next on my list ;P

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24 comments

  1. Great review! I've been seeing this too lately but I don't think I'll be trying this one anytime soon. I have tons of lippies to finish first haha! :D

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  2. Awesome Review! I saw this too a couple of months back but I never bothered looking at them... I've been wanting to try out EB lipsticks but I keep holding back coz I already have several lippies.

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  3. nice review sis. Never ko pa natry EB lippies.

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  4. great review and lovely shades :D

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  5. Beautiful shades <3 Looks gorgeous on you!!!!!

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  6. Thanks! I've been eyeing other lipsticks too but I don't want to buy them just yet. Lots of lippies to use up :/

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  7. Thanks Hollie! Yeaaaahh, that's my exact "problem," too (pero sa ibang brand naman). LOL :]

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  8. Thanks Kat! I've only tried their matte lipsticks and these two. The other ones didn't really stand out to me. Plus, I heard they're not as good :]

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  9. Thanks Nisa! Yeah, the shades are lovely, indeed :)

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  10. I think it is a chappy lips friendly lipstick.. I'm thinking of buying din soon! Thanks for this review aya! :)

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  11. I'm not a fan of the shimmery lipsticks but I must say they really look good on you! 
    http://jill-des.blogspot.com/

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  12. and yeah by the way how do you maintain that nicely shaped lips? Coz my lips have dark lines so the color is not even. I don't smoke though. 

    http://jill-des.blogspot.com/

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  13. No prob! I hope you like it :)

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  14. Actually, my lips have uneven color too. That's why I prefer opaque lippies than sheer ones. Also, I fill in my lips with a (nude) lipliner first to even out the color :)

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  15. This lip color is make your whole make up look lovely <3 <3
    thanks for the review, even though i dont know  where to find this brand here, lol :D

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  16. Thanks dear! EB is a local brand so you really wouldn't find it there. Hihi :D

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  17. the bottom can be detached because there is also some product there... the saleslady showed it to me when i bought one... so u get more out of your lipstick. :)

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  18. Hi! Where did you buy this? I've been looking this in the ever bilena brochure but I can't find it.. Tsk tsk

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  19. Yep, same as the matte lipsticks, I've heard! THANKS! :D

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  20. Dear, I got this from Landmark Trinoma :) Maybe their website is not yet updated :)

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  21. Katrina KardashianMay 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    wow!!! naintriga ko!!! Thanks for the nice review and I'll buy one ASAP!!! Now we could say that cheap does not necessarily mean poor in performance. Thanks again girl! =D

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  22. Yep! I hope you like it :D Burgundy Shine is one of my faves from EB :D

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