Hi all, how's everyone?
Today I have a lipstick review ^^
I don't know if it's because I'm getting older, or if I'm simply feeling more adventurous, but I have been really interested in lipsticks lately. I've worn lipstick most of this week, and that's more times than I have in my whole life to date! Anyway, one of the lipsticks I have recently purchased is this quirky cute, cat-shaped lipstick.
For such a little thing it's got a super long name - the Tony Moly CatChu Wink Lipstick, in Peach Vanilla (or Shade 1).
|Shade 1 - Peach Vanilla|
This has 3.5 grams worth of product, and I purchased this off Cosmetic Love.
I hate to sound superficial, but I must confess I only became interested in this due to the packaging! As someone who has a terrible weakness for kawaii-related beauty stuff, well, I just had to get it?
All of the CatChu lipsticks come in a black plastic tube shaped like a cat - the cap even has kitty ears along with whisker and nose details ^_^
There is a sticker with the name of the shade underneath the bottom of the tube, so the downside if you have a few of these, is that you'll have to open the cap to be able to determine the shade.
Another downside of the packaging is that the wind up mechanism feels extremely cheap, it feels a little bit like a toy. It hasn't broken or given me any trouble, but I just dislike that cheap feeling. The outer exterior is fine though, it's quite sturdy.
It has a bit of a glossy finish
Pigmentation-wise, it's not a particularly creamy or pigmented lipstick. At the first swipe it did feel and look more like a lip balm. I need two good layers for the texture to look more like a lipstick, and for the colour to come out. If you have pigmented lips, or prefer a more bolder colour, you'll definitely need at least two layers, otherwise it will look more like a lip balm or lip butter.
It does feel very moisturising (big plus), but it will also highlight any loose or dry flakes. I need to wear lip balm the night before, and an hour before applying this lipstick. But I think this will happen with most lippies anyway T_T
Also, there's not much fragrance to this lipstick - I approve! If I smell hard enough I can detect a slightly sweet scent, but that's it.
Since it has a bit of a lip balm texture, the lasting power is not incredibly long - maybe 4 hours, and of course it won't stay on very well after food and drinks.
- kawaii packaging
- pretty colour
- moisturising feeling
- doesn't have a strong scent
- wind up mechanism feels cheap
- colour needs to be built up, otherwise it just looks like a lip balm
- won't look good on dry/flaky lips
Thanks for reading!