When the year started, all beauty junkies were off to the counters for the search for the best bright lipstick there is. The hunt went on as the trend dominated not only the catwalks, but the red carpet as well. Up until now, I still get a lot of queries as to where to find the best bright lippies even if 2011 is about to close in. Today, I'm not only giving you the scoop on what brands carry the best bright shades, but also which brands have the most affordable ones! I wouldn't want you ladies to pick up a four-digit tube just to realize you need to toss it in the bin when the trend dies down already. 

Wet 'N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 901B
Since 1979, millions of women around the world have trusted Wet n Wild in delivering prestige-quality cosmetics at an affordable price. Finally, the bargain cosmetic brand is now in the Philippines! Lips take center stage as this four-hour longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crème finish in one stroke. I've been looking for this pale but popping pink shade since Shu Uemura decided to discontinue shade PK310 of Rouge Unlimited. This one's even better as it only cost me P299.00!

Available in SM Department Stores (Makati, Manila, Fairview, Las Pinas and Megamall) and Watson's outlets (Mall of Asia and Megamall).

Etude House VIP Girl in PK006
Highly noticeable with its pink interior and exterior especially to girly girls, Etude House didn’t disappoint when I visited their shop to look for a bright lipstick. It’s no surprise that I’ve found the best Barbie Pink shade with just the right balance of pink and purple pigments under Etude House’s roof.  At P448.00 per tube, I had no hesitation to get one to include in my collection of Barbie Pink lippies.

Available in SM Megamall, SM Manila and selected SM Department Stores.

Kokuryu Moist Lipstick in Flame
Most probably, this is the first time you’ll hear about Kokuryu cosmetics. I wouldn’t blame you since I first encountered the brand months ago when I visited SM Mall of Asia department store for my make-up research. Not ignoring this small counter was a good decision as I’ve found the best fire orange shade I've ever tried I’ve ever tried in its one square-meter space.  I was surprised that it costs only P129.00 given that the formula is highly pigmented and easily glides. No chapping throughout the day!
Available in leading department stores nationwide.

Colour Collection Sunshield Lipstick in Cherry Rain
I used to handle and manage this cosmetics brand a year ago and I can personally attest to the superiority of the make-up they develop. Colour Collection boasts of the best red shades there are in the market with formulas containing skincare ingredients that protects and cares for the lips like Vitamin E, jojoba oil and SPF. My favorite all-time red shade is Cherry Rain ,with a yellow undertone in its pigments that makes it best suited for Asian skin. Long-lasting and highly pigmented, I never needed to retouch even after eating and drinking! I’ve never finished a tube as one swipe can last me half a day, at only P199.00!

Available at all Tupperware Brands branches nationwide. Contact Tupperware Brands through their hotline at 867-2222 or email: questions@Tupperware.ph

The 4 lippies in their tubes

The 4 shades worn