I'm generally not a huge lip product girl, but when I got an email newsletter from Tatcha announcing their Kyoto Red, I knew I had to have it. Throw in limited edition, and I'm like a raven darting toward something shiny - I want it and I want it now, haha!
I ordered it on Saturday night, and it got here on Monday. Talk about fast service!
When it got here, it was this massive box. Unboxing is always one of my favorite parts of getting a product in the mail.
This is what was inside.
(Forewarning: this post is extremely picture heavy, mainly because I felt so pretty I kept snapping pictures of myself left and right.)
I was blown away by how heavy the box was, though I'm glad it was packaged like that to prevent any sort of damage in the mail. I spent $55 on this, so if it had come damaged I would have been an unhappy Vonnie.
The tube itself reminds me of some of the old fashioned lipsticks that my great grandmother used to use. I can remember seeing absolutely ancient makeup products on her dresser, her special things that didn't come out until we had a special occasion. While she was a woman that never left the house without her "face", there were special things for special days that were only worn on those special days. She saved regular makeup for things like getting the mail! (Yes, my great grandmother wouldn't go to the mailbox unless her face was done)
It's actually really heavy, the lid anyway.
Then comes to the work of beauty: the silk infused Kyoto Red lipstick. It was love at first sight. I waited just long enough to take these pictures before I put it on.
Then I cam whored.
More than probably necessary.
Obligatory outside picture. I love how vibrant this shade looks in the sun!
I got photobombed by my boyfriend, who was headed to work.
Then I went inside for some puppy love!
Not the best picture, but this is a good four or five hours after application, after eating and drinking.
The staying power of this lipstick blew me away.
It is a matte vermillion red, inspired by the Geisha (as is the entire line of Tatcha products). This baby is a limited edition, I have no idea how long it will be before they sell out. If you follow the link at the top of this post, it will lead you right to the website where you can get it.
The customer service is excellent and the buying process is very easy. I even got a lovely hand written note on my invoice, which I thought was a sweet little touch. Victoria Tsai, the founder of the company, seems like such a lovely woman. I'd love to sit with her and just learn all of the things she's learned about skin care over the years!
You also get to choose three free samples of their top of the line skin creams.
I chose the Moisture Rich Silk Cream (which is amazing, btw, just very out of my price range at $150), the Enriching Renewal Cream, and Soothing Renewal Treatment. I hate that the prices are so high, but you are paying for some serious quality. Tatcha is top of the line in every sense of the word.
If you've made it through this post, yay! It's quite long and wordy, so you deserve something fun for making it this far XD
Enjoy this adorable video of this sweet little girl ^_^
Have a lovely night, everyone!