Do you think that if from now on I'll buy every seasonal Tatcha lipstick (in reasonable colors, of course), I'll be able to forgive myself for skipping on the previous one, Kyoto Red? I doubt it, but I'll do my best to try. Which brings us to Tatcha Sunrise: A Plum Blossom Limited Edition 23-Karat Gold Illuminated Lipstick, a luxurious little thing from the packaging to the lipstick itself.
Tatcha is famous for their traditional Japanese skincare which has expanded by now to also include fantastic body care. And a limited edition seasonal lipstick. Sunrise: A Plum Blossom is a plummy rose. Since my lips are naturally dark, this color falls under the "my lips but way way better" category. It's easy to wear, goes with everything, and feels like a lip treatment more than a color product. The lipstick has no discernible scent or flavor, it isn't sticky and nor is it dry. The finish is thankfully creamy, neither matte nor shiny, just a classic beautiful lipstick.
The faceted design of the bullet makes it easy to apply straight, without a brush. I find that a nude lip liner is helpful in keeping the shape crisp, which is my personal favorite. Longevity is above average. It survives a drink and maybe even a snack, but eventually you'll want to reapply. The elegant case makes it quite desirable. It's beautiful and it stands out in a sea of black encased lipsticks, so that's fun.
Ingredients: Diisostearyl Malate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Polybutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/hexastearate/ Hexarosinate, Ethylene/propylene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Sericin (Silk Extract), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Gold, Algae Extract, Glycerin, Water, Tocopherol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol [+/- (May Contain): Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Aluminum Hydroxide, Red 7 Lake (ci 15850), Iron Oxides (ci 77499)].
Tatcha Sunrise: A Plum Blossom Limited Edition 23-Karat Gold Illuminated Lipstick ($55, made in Japan) is available from tatcha.com.
And here's a quick makeup look incorporating the lipstick. I went for a rosy theme to improve my mood. All details below:
Chanel Le Blanc primer
Armani Maestro Glow in 5.5
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage #2
NARS LRP loose
Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium just for extra texture (the color is invisible on me, which is kind of a good thing. Most of the time).
Edward Bess Illuminating Eye Shadow Base in Dune
MAC Wedge eye shadow blended in the crease
Tom Ford Nude Dip eye shadow quad (which is now permanent and makes all the hysteria looks ridiculous): top right color all over the mobile lid, bottom left color on the outer part, placed with a flat brush and barely blended.
Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil in Noir Intense
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume mascara in Noir (from a sample. It lives to the volume promise, but makes my lashes crunchy and flaky if I wear it all day),
Edward Bess Compact Rouge in Island Rose (discontinued. His current Glossy Rouge in Candid Rose seems similar).
Edward Bess Defining Lip Liner in Natural
Tatcha Sunrise: A Plum Blossom lipstick
SOTD: Molinard de Molinard.