Cathy Doll Geisha Hanazakari Lip Matte in #2 Pink Moss – Review, Photos & Swatches
Cathy Doll Geisha Hanazakari Lip Matte comes in 5 different shades, ranging from pinks, reds to deep wine colors. Unfortunately, I only have this one which is #2 Pink Moss. The packaging’s fairly simple. It comes in a clear plastic tube, allowing you to see the color more accurately. The packaging also shows the name of the shade, how many months the product will last from the moment you open it, net weight, and some details as to where it is formulated. It also comes with a common doe-foot applicator for precise application.
#2 Pink Moss is a bright pink shade yet I still find it wearable. However, if you find this a bit too bold for you, you can definitely sheer it out by applying only one layer or blotting with a tissue paper. This shade is also very pigmented and a single swipe can cover your entire lips. But it’s also very buildable, and you can apply each layer simultaneously. I actually prefer applying 2-3 layers until I get my preferred intensity. But like I said, you can definitely sheer it out. It’s really just a matter of preference.
Compared to the liquid matte lip creams that are coming out today, (ie. Colourpop, Jeffree Star, Kylie, etc) the Hanazakari Lip Mattes are a lot more lightweight and hydrating. However, (I’m not sure if this applies to all of the shades) it does take a while to set. But once it sets, it gives you a soft, demi-matte finish. What I do love about this is that it applies evenly and it does not cling onto the dry patches of my lips. There’s also no need for a lip balm before or after using this lip product.
One more thing to take note of regarding this lip product is it’s longevity. It is not long lasting nor transfer proof. If you kiss, eat or drink, it will transfer and you will need to re-apply. There’s no problem in terms of retouching, like I said layering is not really a problem when it comes to this lip product. However, if you are looking for a lip product that will stay onto your lips for a longer amount of time, then this might not be it
Overall, I find this lip product good for day to day use. I like that I don’t have to think about applying a lip balm beforehand and it feels as though I have nothing on my lips. However, if I want something that’s a bit more long lasting and transfer proof, then this isn’t really something that I will use. I also wish that they will come with more shades – like mauvey, neutral shades? Just to balance the pinks and the reds.
And yes, I do recommend this lip product to those of you who are looking for an affordable, hydrating, and lightweight liquid matte lip creams. This is especially ideal for those with really dry lips but would definitely love to get into the liquid matte lipstick trend.
Product Name: Cathy Doll Geisha Hanazakari Lip Matte
Shade: #2 Pink Moss (Comes in 5 different shades)
Price: Php 399
Availability: Selected SM Stores, Watson’s & Robinson’s Department Stores
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