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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Product Review: Kanebo Kate Rouge Ex in BE-18

I know I have been neglecting my blog lately. Been doing movie marathons of 80's classic horror films and the sound effects are awesome! Sound effects + killer's face flashed on screen = O_O super awesomeness! That's why I have been missing from the blogsphere lately. :P Anyway, I'll be reviewing a lipstick that Tweetykat sent me a few weeks ago and that is the Kanebo Kate Rouge Ex in BE-18.

What I like:
- Very pretty pale beige-pink nude shade that is pretty when used on its own (if you want to go for nude lips) and can also be used on top of a bright/dark-colored lipstick to tone it down.
- Quite pigmented, I was expecting it to be sheer just like other Jap lippies.
- Glossy and applies smoothly.
- Non-drying on the lips.
- Unscented.
- Did not cause any allergic reactions.
- No shimmers nor gritty sparkles/glitters.
- Even though Kate is a drugstore brand by Kanebo, the good quality is still there. I think Western drugstore makeup scores zilch against Japanese drugstore makeup. :P
- I think some Kate products are available at Kanebo counters (SM) so this "might" be available locally.

What I don't like:
- On some days, it makes me look washed out when I use it alone and on some days, it doesn't. I find this lipstick quite "moody" because it looks inconsistent on my lips. I just use a tinted lip balm underneath so it won't wash me out.

Overall rating: 4/5

Will I buy again? I need a shade brighter than this so if I see a brighter shade, I just might. :)


Lip swatch (Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Pomegranate applied under the lipstick)

Have you tried lippies from Kanebo or Kate?

Happy rainy Thursday, super awesome peeps! :P


  1. I like the shade! LOL at the lipstick being moody :P

  2. nice shade! i like how smooth it looks on your skin and lips ;-)

  3. moody lisptick eh? LOl

    its cute though...but i would definitely pass...might not good on my skintone

  4. i have tried Kate lippies and i think theyre really good! nice shade selection, good pigmentation and non drying! thumbs up!!!

    get MOAR Pammy dear! hahaha :P

  5. kaya pala e!
    well,can't blame you...
    those classic movies are indeed classic!
    love 'em!

    the shade looks great!
    lips look so juicy!

  6. amazing review. so glad I came across your blog. I'm following, I hope you will as well. I started my blog a little over 3 months ago after graduating from college in the south and moving across the country to LA. The site's all about celebrity fashion from the point of view of an LA stylist. I'd love if if you'd stop by to see multiple post a day on all the latest celebrity fashion news. Any support would be awesome. Thanks love. xoxo

  7. ah, this is sooo pretty! thanks for sharing. it looks like a paler version of revlon lustrous almost nude, and darker version of NYX pumpkin pie! <3

  8. this is a very pretty nudey shade. I think I own a similar shade which is from LA Colors.

  9. It does have a nude-ish effect but it does look good in the picture!!

  10. i think i look good with nude lipstick, thanks for sharing :)

    p.s., it looks good on your lips.

  11. @Aya
    Yeah, maybe my lips are moody and not this lippie. Haha! :P

  12. @Marge And it feels really smooth on the lips too and as I swipe it on. :)

  13. @DeBiHehe. Okay, moody lips of mine then. :P I think you can pull off this shade. Love your skin tone, by the way, I swear. :)

  14. @coffretgorge G, it took me a while to figure out if MOAR is a shade or another lipstick. More pala. My brain's such a slowpoke. Haha! :P

  15. @Lina Kim ♥ I have to agree with this looking quite similar to Almost Nude but this is just a teeny bit pinker. Nice observation. :)

  16. @Michelle If only you can see how it looks on me in real life when worn alone, you'll probably think I am anemic. :P

  17. @Rae
    Thank you, dear. Do check it out, you might like it. :)

  18. This looks lovely, I have been enjoying your reviews they are so helpful! Looking forwards to seeing more, your new follower Pearl x

  19. i actually haven't tried either kanebo or kate products i think but i think it looks pretty mixed with korres! <3

    pammy let's make it a SR thai cuisine date instead! LOL! :p been raining a lot lately, i suppose you're enjoying the weather while watching those horror flicks hahaha! xD

  20. awww love the shade!! you have a beautiful blog! i'm follow your blog <3

    please visit my beauty blog

  21. LOVE this shade! I really like the slim design of the lipstick too :)

  22. can't sleep and happy birthday to me mwahahah! welcome Pammytweet! :) we share stuffs anyways! :P and i love the kanebo bb you sent me too! :D btw, i think it looks better with a gloss? hahay hope i can start blogging soon! :P mwahhhhh


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