|Above: Kanebo Sensai The Lipstick...luxury incarnate.|
Ever a pinky nude devote, red lips are always a challenge for me; however, the semi-sheer wash of color that the rich, hydrating Kanebo Sensai The Lipstick in #13 Momiji yields is enough to prompt a change of heart.
|Above: Kanebo Sensai's chic light gold case and velvet sheath make for stunning packaging.|
Retailing for $55, this formula (from one of my favorite beauty and skincare lines for life, I might add) is pure luxury. The heavy, light gold case comes in a velvet sheath and the bullet it enshrines is gorgeous indeed.
|Above: Momiji is a classic red shade that leans slightly towards the warmer end of the spectrum.|
#13 Momiji is a creamy, semi-sheer, bright red with golden micro-shimmer that translates as glossy and robust. The formula is insanely hydrating and I get 5-6 hours of comfortable wear, even after the hi-gloss finish wears off. There is no scent (thankfully!) and, due to its moisturizing properties, my lips feel healthy and appear line-free when a fresh coast is applied.
|Above: Rich pigmentation, a glossy finish and anti-aging benefits? Brilliant!|
Here's what Kanebo Sensai has to say about this formula:
In SENSAI’s deluxe anti-ageing lip colour, THE LIPSTICK, Golden Phyto Extract improves microcirculation and helps to deeply hydrate lips while gold particles veiled in silk powder ensure a rich, brilliant sheen.
|Above: A Momiji closeup.|
Although the bullet is firm, once it is exposed to the warmth of one's lips, formula becomes soft and melting, gliding over the the surface of the mouth with ease.
|Above: The gold micro-shimmer and intense shine are evident in this image.|
|Above: A single pass of Momiji in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Momiji on the lips...even though there is a wealth of pigmentation, the lip color retains a sort of semi-opaque translucence that makes it entirely unique.|
|Above: Wearing Momiji in outdoors in direct sunlight. Foundation, bronzer, mascara and Momiji = all that's necessary for a full face!|
Bottom Line: Kanebo Sensai The Lipstick in #13 Momiji has captured my heart. The silky, ultra-hydrating texture, coupled with intense, yet completely wearable pigmentation make this a red I can readily embrace. Pinky nude favorites, beware...you may have some competition!
**PR sample provided for review , however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. This post contains affiliate links; my disclosure policy contains additional details on how these work.