Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick Review

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What can be more classic and elegant than red lipstick? On days when I have no time to get ready, but still want to look pulled together, I comb my hair into a high ballerina bun, put on sunglasses and a swipe of red lipstick – suddenly, I look like it took a lot of effort and careful planning ūüôā So why am I talking about lipsticks all of a sudden? Today I wanted to show you my most recent purchase – Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick, a very Limited Edition release from one of my favorite skin care brands.

A universally flattering red lipstick that looks good on everyone! Check out my swatches and review of Tatcha's Exclusive, and very Limited Edition Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick >> http://bit.ly/1PPcjsJ | via @glamorableI first read about it several¬†months ago on Tatcha’s Facebook page when they announced its arrival [or maybe it was their Instagram?], and thinking that no matter what it looks like, I will probably need it in my life, so I signed up for the wait list. A couple days ago I received an email that a very limited stock is available, and I have 48 hours to shop using the link provided. Let’s just say, it took me about 4.8 seconds.

A universally flattering red lipstick that looks good on everyone! Check out my swatches and review of Tatcha's Exclusive, and very Limited Edition Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick >> http://bit.ly/1PPcjsJ | via @glamorableThe lipstick comes in luxurious black and gold tube adorned with Tatcha logo, and it has to be one of the heftier cases I’ve held.¬†You know how sometimes pricey lipsticks come in oddly cheap tubes? Not this one – true to the brand’s aesthetic, all Tatcha products come beautifully packaged, and Kyoto Red is without a doubt a¬†$50 lipstick, through and through. There is a fully golden part on the inside, but¬†unlike most reflective surfaces, it does not attract fingerprints, nor does the black enamel part on the outer side of the tube. Told you, Tatcha really took everything into consideration.

A universally flattering red lipstick that looks good on everyone! Check out my swatches and review of Tatcha's Exclusive, and very Limited Edition Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick >> http://bit.ly/1PPcjsJ | via @glamorableIts outer beauty can only be rivaled by the color inside: Tatcha Silk Lipstick comes in one universally flattering shade of neutral bright coral red, that will look good on all complexions and undertones. It features highly pigmented formula infused with pure silk and skin caring botanical extracts that you can find in other Tatcha products [camellia oil, rice bran oil, olive oil, macadamia oil and others] that improve the skin on your lips over time and nourish it with every swipe.

A universally flattering red lipstick that looks good on everyone! Check out my swatches and review of Tatcha's Exclusive, and very Limited Edition Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick >> http://bit.ly/1PPcjsJ | via @glamorableIts opaque formula sets with a semi-matte finish that looks very flattering. This color is bright enough to be worn with jeans and a tee during the day, and classic enough for a black tie event; I can see myself using it quite often in the upcoming months!

A universally flattering red lipstick that looks good on everyone! Check out my swatches and review of Tatcha's Exclusive, and very Limited Edition Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick >> http://bit.ly/1PPcjsJ | via @glamorableThe lipstick doesn’t have a noticeable scent, and I sniffed it for a few minutes just to make sure my nose isn’t tricking me; nor does it have an aftertaste. Just clean, non-sticky, buttery goodness, like silk enveloping your lips. No wonder it’s called Silk Lipstick!

On me, the wear time was incredible –¬†7 solid hours with minimal snacking and careful drinking, and the only reason I took it off is because it was time for bed. This lippie will last you through the day, that’s for sure, all without fading, bleeding, caking, or settling into fine lines. Since it has a buttery formula, it does smudge and leave stains, so be careful with that if you wear light clothes.

A universally flattering red lipstick that looks good on everyone! Check out my swatches and review of Tatcha's Exclusive, and very Limited Edition Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick >> http://bit.ly/1PPcjsJ | via @glamorableThis was a really bad day to take a selfie, but that’s what makes it so impressive. Truth be told, in these pictures I was having a migraine, and also the dark circles under my eyes reveal the lack of sleep I had for the past few days. I’ve also been sneezing a lot, so now there’s that annoying redness around my nostrils that just won’t go away.

A universally flattering red lipstick that looks good on everyone! Check out my swatches and review of Tatcha's Exclusive, and very Limited Edition Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick >> http://bit.ly/1PPcjsJ | via @glamorableThis is not a dolled-up look by any means. This makeup is everything¬†I would wear on a normal day. I used minimal concealer [just enough to conceal a few hormonal breakouts on my cheeks and chin], a medium coverage BB cream, smudged two cream shadows over my lids, a swipe or blush, and two coats of mascara. I would love to fill in my brows daily, but to be honest with you, if I’m just staying at home I don’t bother. I’m also wearing my hair down, unbrushed, it just dried like that right after the shower. Anyway, look how this lipstick brought my whole face to life! Now cover my lips, and suddenly I will look very tired and boring. That’s the true power of a good red lipstick!

A universally flattering red lipstick that looks good on everyone! Check out my swatches and review of Tatcha's Exclusive, and very Limited Edition Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick >> http://bit.ly/1PPcjsJ | via @glamorableIn the swatch, and the full-face look I applied Tatcha Silk Lipstick straight from the bullet without using any additional brushes. A brush would definitely give a much neater look, but most of us non-MUAs never use them on the daily.

Swatch reference: My skin tone is between NC15 and NW15, since I have neutral undertones. Sometimes I can wear NW20 in the Summer. I thought this would be helpful to know, since all screens show colors differently, and I also don’t have a studio setup with consistent lighting. Hope that helps!

A universally flattering red lipstick that looks good on everyone! Check out my swatches and review of Tatcha's Exclusive, and very Limited Edition Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick >> http://bit.ly/1PPcjsJ | via @glamorableDo you need this? I already answered that question for myself with how quickly I made a decision to buy it. Yes, there are many other cosmetic brands that make red lipstick,¬†but if you are a big fan of Tatcha skin care, you won’t be disappointed if you grab this one. The formula is top notch, the color is universally flattering, and the packaging is a pleasure to hold and to admire.¬†Just remember, this is a Limited Edition product, and it’s unlikely to be available again. And as much as I love Tatcha, and you guys might think I’m biased, but I can almost guarantee that this lipstick will work for everyone, because the formula, the packaging, and just everything about it is absolutely top notch.

WHERE TO BUY: $55 USD. Available at Tatcha. Limited Edition. Limit one per customer.

P.S.: I am using the Golden Obon Tray as a background in some of the photos. You can get this stunning tray here, and it’s also a Limited Edition release.

Do you wear red lipstick? What’s your favorite way to wear red? Share in the comments below!

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Mica, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Synthetic Wax, Hexyldecyl Isostearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Candelilla Wax Esters, Ethylene/propylene Copolymer, Sericin (Silk Extract), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Glycerin, Water, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol, Silica, Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol. [+/- (may contain): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)].

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