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Apr 11, 2018

Lipstick Recommendation

I am Not a makeup girl. I like chapstick, maybe one with a little color in it. That's about it. I'm a natural type and would probably get lipstick onto clothes / cups so I've just avoided using it. I've been checking out the lipstick (and tinted chapsticks) sold in drugstores (usually under/around the 1000 yen price range) but don't know anything about make up. I want to get one pink (not too bright) light feeling lipstick. Any ideas? Are they all sort of the same at that price range? Local is better, but I noticed Shiseido's are over 2000 yen each. Is it worth it? Cruelty free gets bonus points.

helloalissa

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  • genkidesu

    on Apr 12

    Personally when I wear makeup I really like the Majolica Majorca brand. They're a subsidiary of Shiseido so I've always found the quality of their stuff really good - but the price tag isn't as much as some of the other Shiseido stuff out there. Lipsticks are around the 800 yen mark! http://www.shiseido.co.jp/mj/items/lip/006.html

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  • helloalissa

    on Apr 13

    Thanks! I think I've seen these before and the website was also helpful. It looks like they have a 'creamy' type and a 'sheer' type. It says sheer types are light, so maybe that would be easier for me to use. Do you happen to know which type you use (if not both)?

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  • genkidesu

    on Apr 14

    The one I have is the sheer kind (#59) and it's a coral-ish pinky color. I don't wear tons of lipstick but I found it to be a nice in between - gives some color but not too intense, and is still moisturizing. I haven't tried the creamy kind though so I can't give much feedback about that, I don't know if it's more opaque perhaps? I might have to get one and try it out!

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  • hellonihon

    on Apr 14

    I actually recommend the American brand Maybelline's Baby Lips line, especially if you tend to gravitate towards chapsticks. The colors are subtle but it's still obvious that you're wearing lip color, and there are quite a few colors available, from pinks to deeper reds with nothing getting too bright or extreme. Plus they're super cheap at only ~500 yen at Tokyu Hands / Don Quijote / etc. so you can try one out without feeling like you're taking a huge risk.

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  • helloalissa

    on Apr 15

    Thanks, I don't know where I saw the Majolica Majorica before, but I'm sure I did somewhere. I'll use the testers to see if they seem like a good fit once I find them. And I've seen Baby Lips here for sure, maybe not so many colors at the shops near me, but I think we have a DonQui in town. They seem really popular but for some reason I haven't tried them yet. Thanks for the reminder!

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Lipstick Recommendation

I am Not a makeup girl. I like chapstick, maybe one with a little color in it. That's about it. I'm a natural type and would probably get lipstick onto clothes / cups so I've just avoided using it. I've been checking out the lipstick (and tinted chapsticks) sold in drugstores (usually under/around the 1000 yen price range) but don't know anything about make up. I want to get one pink (not too bright) light feeling lipstick. Any ideas? Are they all sort of the same at that price range? Local is better, but I noticed Shiseido's are over 2000 yen each. Is it worth it? Cruelty free gets bonus points.

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