Let me let you in a little secret -- I hate retouching! I would give ample time in the morning to do a decent face but I totally skip the entire retouching in the afternoon session. Given that, I'm always on the lookout for products that are long-lasting enough to last me through the day. But usually, the these long-lasting cosmetics contain lead that dries out our skin and lips and worse, can be toxic if used frequently.

Fortunately, there are brands out there that deal with this issue and one of them just came in Manila. Let me introduce to you to my new fave lipstick brand Ofra. Their selection of colors & textures are made of finest ingredients that suit even the most sensitive skin, with rich, long-lasting pigments that stay on beautifully while not drying the lips. 

Ofra Lipsticks | P650.00

Ofra lipsticks in Fuschia and Amethyst

Ofra's fantastic lipstick formulas consist of moisturizing ingredients and are very soft to apply while still being long-lasting. It also contains Titanium Dioxide, the ingredient in most of the sunscreens in the market today, to act as a sun protection for the lips. If your lips are chapped or dry, no worries as the Aloe Vera soothes calms while the Vitamin E heals the lips, assisting the regeneration of cells.

Available in these shades: #07 Petal, #08 (Coral), #12 Karma, #18 (Nude Peach), #19 Red Delicious, #20 (Nude), #103 Tango, #201 (Pink), #202 (Brick Red), #205 (Magenta Pink), Midnight Blue, Fuchsia, Amethyst, Purple Haze.

Wearing Ofra Lipstick in Fuschia

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks | P950.00

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks in Laguna Beach and Hollywood

I've been a fan of liquid lipsticks since I first tried the ones that Make Up For Ever carries. Imagine the intensity of a sold lipstick with the lightness and finish of a lipgloss! Now I have another favourite from Ofra. It's creamy, lightweight & soft in texture, moisturizing the lips with antioxidants and Vitamin E. The vibrant hues adorn lips for up to five hours without eating or drinking.

Available in these shades: Laguna Beach, Honolulu, Atlantic City, Bondi Beach, Sta. Monica, Solano, Plumas, Purple Rain, Sunset Beach, Hollywood.

L to R: Ofra Lipsticks in Fuschia, Amethyst; Ofra Liquid Lipsticks in Laguna Beach and Hollywood

Made for makeup professionals and makeup enthusiasts, Ofra appears incredible under the camera or natural lighting.

Ofra Cosmetics are available locally at Glamourbox, Pure Beauty and select Snoe outlets. For more info, like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter: @OfraCosmeticsPH