Jul 24, 2014

KATE Rouge Hg in RS-9

A girl can always count on Lipstick when having a bad day; another temptation comes from KATE Rouge Hg which released in Autumn 2011 collection. Instead of vivid pigmentation that derives U.S brand from any other brands, Japanese brand relies on sheer yet plumping formula to enhance the natural beauty of your lips.

If you head-over-heels with KATE eyeshadow series, then you might try the Rouge Hg series.

"Rouge for Rich, Long lasting Moisture.
A lipstick containing treatment ingredients to protect lips from dryness, and keep them full and richly moist."


Offers a delicate 15-shades selection; Rouge Hg provided a sheer result with hint of color for your lips with moisture agents to maintain your lips from dryness, and gives an extra benefit by making your lips looks fuller and plumping. The price ranges for Yen 1.400 (before Tax) and weight for net 2.4 gr. Check here to find out more information about KATE Rouge Hg.


The outer packaging comes up with an ingredients information, product description, price, weight and other related information which unfortunately written in Japanese. The outer packaging is made from sturdy plastic dominated with black and red.

Meanwhile, the lipstick tube is made from sturdy Black-lacquer metal tube. The shape is seemingly looked Retro with it's black, sleek, and stiff patterned-rectangular shape. Definitely portrays KATE's image as "Cool, Effortless, Modern Women."

The inner lipstick stick length for about 2cm with diameter 1cm, looks glittery, and retractable. The main point of Rouge Hg is the subtle color. The texture is creamy with silky-glossy finish while the pigmentation is sheer when applied on the lips which is more like a colored-lip balm, has subtle micro-glitter, fragrance-free but not build-able. Nice choice for those heavy eye-makeup lover by balancing it with delicate color from the lipstick. However, the product downside makes the staying power only lasts around 4 hours or even started to fade away after eating. Re-application might needed.

As already mentioned above, the color payoff is likely sheer with glossy and waxy finish. Comparing to Artdeco lipstick (which is a German-brand), KATE Rouge Hg is less pigmented than Artdeco. Generally, Rouge Hg is like another Japanese pout product; enhances your natural dewiness and lip color.


My verdict?
Impressive. Japanese lip products show that another definition of beauty is by "enhancing your true natural color". However, I might find Japanese products seem promoting "full-lips" as a beauty standard in Japan, since most lip products I have already has sheer or less-pigmentation yet offer glossy or plumping effect (ex. Canmake.) The product itself is total worthy especially if you want to get full-lips effect instantly. The pigmentation is okay (if you're not into vivid color at the moment), the subtle-glitter doesn't bother me at all, while the plumping-effect is still acceptable. I might say the downside are; it only stays for about 4 hours, feels waxy (for those who don't like waxy feeling), and quite pricey.

The product might be a turn-over for some people, but if you're into simple stuff or in the mood of lazy-day then it's a good option. Without putting so much effort, it gives you a full-lips effect by instant. In the other hand, the color RS-9 is matched with my warm-skin tone/south-east Asian tone; doesn't make you look pale due to it's subtle color. You can check MYSUGARCOFFEE review for more reference. Btw, if you're into the viral of this Kazakh Volley ball U-19 national player; Sabina Altynbekova, then we are into the same team enchanted by this cutie-baby-face girl For now, it's time to say goodbye and see you in my other post :*

Jul 23, 2014

KATE Powderless Liquid for Cover in OC-D

Foundation is like a base concrete; if you have a good foundation then the rest is just decoration. Beside it's renown decorative make-up formula, Japanese is also known as pioneer in base make-up. With it's leading technology you will get an instant powdery result just in 15-second by using KATE Powderless Liquid for Cover.

"Turns into powder in 15 seconds,
A liquid foundation not requiring a face powder.

Smoothness and excellent coverage of a liquid foundation and the silky and beautiful finish of a powder foundation at the same time. A new liquid foundation that turns into powder the moment it touches the skin.
SPF20 PA++ "
* Moisturizer for preventing dry skin
**ingredient (water-soluble collagen)

The outer packaging is made from filmed-paper box with description in Japanese. However, you can easily find the foundation color written in the box. The downside of the product is the application direction is also written in Japanese, however, there's a slight picture suggesting to well-shake the bottle before use.

The tube is made from a plastic; not sturdy yet travel friendly and light. The bottom side of the tube showing the color of the foundation and slight information about the foundation. 2-3 pumps of the applicator is enough for whole face application. While the amount of the liquid is easy to control thanks to friendly-pump.


My verdict?
Another holy-grail product from KATE instead of their Eyeshadow; I was a little bit unsure with the color option but KATE powderless turns into a total satisfaction when the liquid blends very-well with my skin. Funnily, the OC-C and OC-D works best with my skin tone and also succesfully covers my redness and irritated skin; it covers, gives smooth result, without making it looks too cakey. Blends and spreads evenly with or without foundation brush. The powdery result also helps me to put less setting powder or even required no additional loose powder since the liquid itself already turns into matte-powdery result in 15-second. The coverage is light-to-medium but buildable; with additional formula to conceal marks. The staying powder goes on very well; stays up more than 6 hours and won't streak after doing outdoor activity.

What can I say? Powderless liquid is a total score for Japanese-drugstore product; with it's (quite) cheapy price (Yen 2.000 or IDR 260.000 at current rate), it gives a perfect result comparing other high-end brand from the same company KANEBO. No wonder Japanese magazine like CanCam often featured it in their product review/How-To. The only downside of this product; you can't get it easily in Indonesia; either find it in nearest neighborhood country such as Malaysia or PO from Online Shop. However, the result and the product itself it totally worthy, it gives my skin a perfect set like a good canvas. Gonna be listed in my go-to product.

Jul 16, 2014

KATE & Visée Early Birthday Haul

Hello Beauty addict! It's my another (impulsive) haul yet my early-birthday gift to myself! Hahaha. Another Japanese Make-up Brand from KATE Kanebo and Visee are complementing my July.

As you know, I'm a big fan of Japanese Make-up brand since forever; their texture and formula are like crazy even though quite expensive comparing to most Korean brand like Etude House, The Face Shop, etc. Finally, I decided to put a PO through IroIroShopu (gotta follow them first to get the real time price & promo) and totally in awe when my order arrived at office XD

There are 3 items in total, they are;
  1. KATE Powderless liquid for Cover in OC-D
  2. KATE Rouge Hg in RS-9
  3. Visee Glossy Rich Eyes in PK-3
In sum, I guessed all of these items are the most popular cosmetic products in Japan, if you ever seen Japanese Magazine then you'll realized that these items are often featured, therefore I just order the products based on the hype. Without wasting so much time, please have a look on my haul and wish you a very wonderful day~! Reviews are coming up! :)


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