I'm always on the hunt for the perfect red lipstick. What I've come to accept is that this may be a life long and perhaps- ultimately- unattainable goal for me. My skin tone is somewhere between cool and warm/ yellow and blue, leaving me with many shades that look almost right but not quite there.
Needless to say, I was thrilled to go to Japan and had high hopes of discovering a shade that suited my Asian skin.
My ideal red is one that pops, the kind of red that makes an outfit– a show-stopping, Taylor Swift red- yes, I just said that.
Unfortunately, though I searched high and low for a red that screams wow, I left Asia empty handed.
Well, almost. I did find this wonderfully creamy, easy to wear, brick red shade from Yojiya. Even though wearing it doesn't feel like I'm channeling my inner Marilyn, it does do a very good job as an everyday lipstick- adding oomph to my cut-off's and white T.
Sorry ladies, if you like this, you'll need to fly to Japan and get it. Unfortunately this is another Kyoto exclusive. So, why am I sharing this with you then? Well, it's just too good not to. Plus, if you're planning a trip to the far east anytime soon, you can make plans to pick some up!
Don't forget to get me one! I definitely need a back up.
PS- It has been rumored that the Geisha's of Kyoto love Yojiya products.