Most Japanese brands seem to release a revamped lipstick/gloss collection every 1-2 years and the main release time is spring =)
Maquillage revamped their lippies again though in all honesty I prefer the previous range of Moisture Rouge lippies because of the nicer tubes and the texture of the Moisture Rouge (Sheer) was nicer in my opinion.
Anyway, I scored a deal on eBay for the new Glossy Perfect Rouge in PK203 and a lip brush.
The new Glossy Perfect Rouge comes in a simple silver tube with a cheapo light pink crystal at the top. Honestly Maquillage can do (and did) better and the tube is too plain for my taste (reminds me more of Kate or Integrate) especially for a lipstick that retails for 3150 Yen (somewhere close to US$35!)
Anyway, there were a few Limited Edition sets (I think 3 colors of the Glossy Rouge and 2 of the other type) available at the retail of 3150 Yen and incl. a nice quality lip-brush.
I barely ever use a lip brush, I have no problem to apply my lip colors evenly with the included applicators etc. I only use a lip brush when I want to wear a very dark or bright color and this is when this lip brush comes in handy. For the Glossy Perfect Rouge in PK203 it´s certainly totally unnecessary as the color is so sheer that I can apply it without a mirror so I definitely don´t need a lip brush =P
The lipstick itself is very nice, creamy and glossy and super sheer so it´s like a fool-proof lipbalm to me. I think the Moisture Rouge (Sheer) frange had a little more pigment so I prefer those ones but might be that only color PK203 of the Glossy Perfect Rouge series is sooo sheer.
The lipstick is defintely moisturizing but not very long lasting (as you would expect anyway from such a glossy sheer lipstick).
All in all this is a nice set and I don´t regret buying it (especially since I paid less than US$22 or so). I am not that fond of the sheerness, a little bit more color would have been nice but it´s a good quality lipstick for sure. Just the tacky packaging bugs me a bit.
PK203 is a very sheer coral pink with shimmer.
I have another spring item from MQ (the Eyes Creator in VI767) which will be reviewed soon!
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