When the lovely Belly of Wondegondigo posted about the Visee Creamy Lipstick in RD401, a lemming was born. I ended up deciding that the formula sounded so good that I would order not just one, but two of the lipsticks. I selected RD401, which on me reads a bright reddened pink – it’s the color Belly originally wrote about – and RD400, which I hoped would be a nice neutral / mlbb type shade (and it is!).
Visee is a sub-brand under the larger brand Kose, and I don’t know much about it – it’s from Japan, and it’s sold in drugstores there. I believe the Creamy Lipsticks retail for somewhere around ¥1500 ($15), and I bought mine for ¥2250 JPY (around $22) each, including shipping, from Ichibankao – not too bad of a markup. They’re also available from eBay and a few other online retailers for around the same price.
I really like the packaging; the black metal tube with a matte lace design is simple, understated, and space-efficient. But it’s the product inside that’s even more special.
The pigmentation is incredible – above, you see one swipe of each color, with light pressure. And, as noted in Belly’s review, they are very flattering when applied, minimizing lip lines and flakes.
Both colors are lovely on their own, but I also like mixing/layering them to make a rosy pink.
Great colors, great formula, and pretty packaging too. It’s love!