Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Eileen volunteered to help out here so that you could see her tube and swatch. Since I wouldn't be able to take photos in the snow, even if the one TATCHA graciously sent me arrives today, it's Eileen to the rescue.
She sent some notes with her photos. She said, "This beautiful shade has a micro-fine gold shimmer that is stunning and makes the lips look lustrous. Everything I said about Kyoto Red is true for this one except for the finish. Whereas Kyoto Red was an opaque soft matte, A Plum Blossom is semi-sheer and glows without looking slick or sparkly. I wish I could capture the effect of seeing the lipstick as the light plays over it. From one angle it looks satin, but as I move my arm, it comes alive with a luminous glow.
She also described the difference between her swatch and the photos on Facebook. "There are a couple of pictures of Sunrise: A Plum Blossom on TATCHA's Facebook page - a day look and an evening look. The evening look that Makeup Artist Matthew VanLeeuwan created is deceptively cool because he used a dark mauve lip liner called Mauvelle by Lancôme. A Plum Blossom, isn't really that cool when worn on its own or when worn with a warmer pink or rose lip liner. Bottom line: This lustrous plum rose will look either cool or warm depending on how you wear it and what other lip liners you use with it. It's a bit of a chameleon."
According to TATCHA, they sold over half their stock the first day it was available on their site. That's impressive, given that the only picture of it was TATCHA's promo picture of the tube and bullet. From Eileen: "I have the feeling this is going to be another huge success for TATCHA, much like Kyoto Red." I totally agree with her.
Many thanks to Eileen! She's a champ! I'm grateful, as I'm sure you will be.
Photos courtesy of Eileen