Kanebo Sensai Deep Moist Shine Rouge - perfect for healthy hydrated lips


I have something of a lipstick obsession; if you would take a look at my make up collection almost 1/3 consist of lip products, in all colors and forms. We all have favorite lipsticks from a particular brand, be it Chanel, Loreal or Tom Ford. My favorites are from Kanebo Sensai, I think Sensai has the best lip products). My current favorite, for soft and hydrated lips, is the Kanebo Sensai Deep Moist Shine Rouge in shade MS109 UME Kasane ($40). 


The brand describes the Sensai Deep Moist Shine Rouge as a lipstick with a soft formula that gently hydrates lips while providing a protective film of color. Lips become moisturized and leave a subtle and soft shimmering of color.

The formulation of the lipsticks is very interesting, exactly what you would expect from a Japanese high end brand. The main star ingredients are Kanebo’s exclusive kanten (Agar)-treated pigments (obtained from red seaweed ), and natural phyto volumising oil, which gives the lips a plum and moist look. The colors in the line are inspired by traditional Japanese kasane colors.

Packaging  is very elegant, the product comes in a grey-black twist up tube – true to the Sensai simplicity style.  This is not a typical matte or highly pigmented lipstick, it’s more of hybrid between a balm and lipstick. The Deep Moist Shine Rouge has a sheer finish (opaque pigmentation) leaving a soft color and shimmer on the lips.


I have the MS109 shade which is soft bright red color with subtle shimmer and peachy undertone. Now a I must how much I love this lipstick, it’s my favorite lipstick to go. The moist effect is awesome and it looks gorgeous on the lips. The colors is a natural soft red leaving a slight hint of shine and shimmer on my lips. Its really subtle, difficult to capture on camera but really beautiful in real life. It’s not very long-lasting but that’s to be expected from such a product. Now the bad news, it seems like Kanebo discontinued this product as I can’t find it on their official site. Still, there a plenty of web shops (amazon, eBay..) were you can find this product.  




One little secret; I use it sometimes before bedtime, that’s how moisturizing this lipstick is, and it gives me that healthy lip look. I really hope I’m wrong and it has not been discontinued , maybe only available in Japan?

Pros

Deep Moisturizing 

Ice shine and shimmer 

Plump and full lips, look healthy 
Nice hint of natural color 
Amazing ingredient, typical Japanese


Cons
Not very long-lasting




4 comments:

  1. Very subtle but pretty shade. Love it!

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    1. Thanks , it's subtle but in realize more red than on the picture

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  2. That shade looks absolutely lovely on you! Your photographs are really gorgeous as well, great post dear. :D xxxxx

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    1. Thanks, I love how it looks on my lips ) I'm actually new to taking pictures, do have a canon camera and photoshop.... So playing around with that

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