Kose Visée Creamy Lipstick in RD400 and RD401

I was lucky enough to have friends in Japan at the start of January who served as makeup mules for me – these two lipsticks were part of the haul their brought back for me.

Ever since the lovely Jane of Wondegondigo posted about the Visée Creamy Lipstick RD401 I have been pining to get it. Her raves made me invest in more than one, and I decided to go for RD400 as I liked the look of the colour online. Thankfully I wasn’t disappointed.

RD400 is a very muted red with hints of dusty rose, a great everyday shade. RD401 is a va-va-voom blue-based red, creamy and gorgeous. Both shades are incredibly pigmented – the swatched below are one swipe only. I included pictures of the packaging because it feels expensive despite Visée being a drugstore brand.

All photos taken under natural light; click on the images for larger versions.



Swatches taken outside on a gloomy day, hence the coolness.



The two sets of swatches below were taken under natural light in the conservatory.



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Comments: 6

  1. Kate February 1, 2014 at 11:43 pm Reply

    *rolls over*
    RD401 will be mine! ….belly is right, that is one unsexy name :/

    • Nicole February 2, 2014 at 11:40 am Reply

      I dislike all brands that use just numbers to name products – very confusing!

      • Bellyhead February 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm Reply

        I’ve grown amorous of RD401. RD401. RD401. RD401.

        Hey, Nicole, RD400 is very pretty. Not nearly the brown I thought it was going to be . Thank you for these beautiful swatches!

        • Nicole February 2, 2014 at 8:51 pm Reply

          My pleasure! I wouldn’t have gotten it if it weren’t for you. <3

  2. Emi at Project Swatch February 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm Reply

    I bought the same two :) They’re great!

    • Nicole February 2, 2014 at 5:01 pm Reply

      They are! Have you decided which one you’ll wear for the wedding yet? :)

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