First thoughts on Careline Better Than Basic Liquid Lipstick

Careline, a Filipino brand, has been in the beauty market for years. It’s Ever Bilena’s baby sister and targets the younger generation. It has definitely evolved to a cooler brand loved by today’s generation or what we know as millennials


Careline’s newest lipstick collection called Better Than Basic are finally here! The lipstick line has twelve beautiful lipstick shades which include dark, sultry shades and of course, my-lips-but-better lippies. The whole list included in the collection are Semi Sweet, Gotta Go, Normcore, Glaze, Brick’d, Tutu, In Bloom, Pop, Dark Matter, Craving, Upper Hand, and Wall Flower. Photos of swatches were grabbed from Careline’s Instagram Account, @carelineph.

As much as I wanted to try all twelve shades, I just chose the three shades closest to my heart LOL and those were Gotta Go, Normcore and Tutu. Let’s talk about what I love about these lipsticks first. It is housed in a tube-type liquid lipstick container with a doe applicator. I love that it has a creamy texture yet gives a matte finish. It’s highly pigmented and lasts for 5-6 hours. I am also grateful that it doesn’t have an overpowering makeup scent but just a subtle whiff of vanilla. Thank God. 


Gotta Go (warm nude)






Now, the negatives about this lipstick – the doe applicator seems a little rough whenever I use it. It also dries quickly (not a bad thing) but I find it hard to blend and build up the lipstick. I feel like I have to redo everything because if I’ll just apply a second layer, I’ll just mess it up. 



It is not the best liquid lipstick but I’d still go for it because of the colours and did I mention how affordable these lipsticks are – they’re less than P200! I suggest you guys get nude colours so the flakiness wouldn’t be so obvious when you apply it.

Careline’s Better Than Basic collection is available in Watsons and SM Beauty Department Stores.

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  • Reply Jhake O. December 4, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    My top picks are Tutu, Brick’d and Gotta Go. I hope they will release more shades soon and improve the formulation. But I have to say that Careline has gone a long way and it keeps getting better and more competitive!

  • Reply Michele Granada December 9, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I love the simplicity of the packaging. Live the Bold shades also!

  • Reply wengtotz December 12, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    i would love to try one of these this days.

  • Reply Jamie Liane Aclan December 16, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    People really underestimate this brand! I immediately bought one after trying them out. They’re cute and affordable!

  • Reply Fati Recede December 27, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Wow! Careline really stepped up their gane and produces such good quality lipstick! Love all their shades in this line. Gotta support local!<3

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