3CE STYLENANDA Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color in #114 Rows Review


The hype for matte lip products is real! As much as they look so pretty on the lips, getting that perfect pout with a matte lipstick on can be a bit of a work. If you would ask me why, it is because you have to have a smooth canvass as much as possible. I'm glad I have discovered this 3CE Stylenanda Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color several months ago. 3CE or 3 Concept Eyes, is a Korean cosmetics and skincare brand hailing from South Korea. The brand is a brainchild of the company/clothing brand, Stylenanda, who produce iconic street style clothing pieces.

The Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color collection was launched (if I am not mistaken) in 2016 and consist of five different shades, ranging from nude to their darkest burgundy-red color. I've got the shade #114 - Rows, which is described to be a nude beige tone befitting of runway models. The shade is said to be inspired by the classy and sophisticated look in high-fashion scenarios and the sleek, effortlessly chic vibes emitted by models in the runway.

Unlike most lipsticks, this one is enclosed inside a square-type tube with its original shade being reflected on its container. That is one thing that convinced my why I should get myself a tube of this Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color. The packaging is so cute. LOL.

Although I love nude lipsticks a lot, I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant in getting this shade because I thought it might look patchy since the color is light... However, I was wrong. Comparing the formulation of this lipstick from the previous one that I own from a Western-brand, this lipstick is more comfortable to wear. Unlike my old matte lipstick that feels like a crayon when swiped across the lips, this one still applies smoothly. Just like what it claims that the consistency of this product is like a primer that fills the lines and makes application easier due to its creamy texture.

Also, being the lightest shade among the collection, I was very surprised that it does not get patchy. One thing, it does not even have any overwhelming scent to it; or if it is there, I can barely smell it.

Over-all Thoughts: It took me so long before finally reviewing this lip color from Stylenanda. I admit that it does not exactly feel that creamy initially because you can still feel a slight tugging when you swipe it across your lips but not to the point where it becomes really uncomfortable. I think this is actually inevitable since this lipstick is still matte. I was very surprised too that this does not dry my lips out so much compared to using other brands of matte or liquid lipsticks. I love wearing this when I was still working as a nurse--it makes me look fresh kahit na sobrang toxic ng duty. Since this is a matte lipstick, expect pa rin kayo na mag-dry yung lips niyo after a few hours. Personally, my lips already felt dry after 5 to 6 hours of wear. What I do is I dab some moisturizing lip balm and let it sit on top of my lips kasi natutuyo naman siya. Do not smack your lips against each other to avoid messing up the color. :) One thing I have also noticed about this lipstick is that when it finally gets warmed up by your body, the formula becomes creamier and smoother. :) What you see is what you get also in terms of the color. Kung anong color niya sa tube, kapag inapply sa lips, almost exact pa rin.


I did not shoot an actual lip swatch on myself anymore because my lips are not in their best state. But trust me, these lipsticks from the Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color Collection are so good. :(( I also wanted to get the #116 Inked Heart but it's always out of stock, even in South Korea. I asked my tita to get this shade and the Inked Heart for me when she went to Seoul pero yun nga, out of stock si Inked Heart. :(

Where to buy!!! This will soon be available for October-November pre-order album in SaeliYuriMelissaLee's All About Korean Cosmetics & Skincare group on Facebook. Kaya watch out kayo, guys! I really swear by this lipstick. Tinitipid ko talaga siya. HAHAHA!

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Rating: 4.75/5.00 :)



  1. Ang ganda ng shade! And in fairness, parang ang satisying tingnan nung lippie. Haha! :)

    1. Sobrang worth it talaga nito! Unique din ng colors! Hehehe <3



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