Tuesday, February 9, 2016

TATCHA A Plum Blossom Lipstick Photos from Eileen

I know that many of you have been waiting to see swatch photos of TATCHA's new A Plum Blossom limited-edition lipstick. TATCHA published photos on Facebook, and if you haven't seen them, you should go look. The company told us that half have already sold out.

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 me two swatch photos, and I selected the one I know to be most true. It was taken in sunshine. Eileen said she made one pass with the tube onto her arm. Isn't the color gorgeous?

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

12 comments:

AnnieM said...

OMG is this one lovely - what a beautiful shade! Eileen, thank you so much for the swatches - I'm sure Tatcha will be drumming up some additional business as a result. Stay warm Charlestongirl!

Mamavalveeta03 said...

Gorgeous! I'm so excited that Tatcha is moving into cosmetics.

bisbee said...

Mine came today! Eileen's swatch is perfect...I'm so glad I ordered. Bonus - the tube is gorgeous, of course - just like all Tatcha packaging!

Jill said...

Mine comes Thursday! Thank you both :)))

S Derrick said...

So pretty!

Susan said...

I just ordered mine too! And decided to give the serum a try. Thanks for the swatch and welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful color. You're a gem, Eileen!
Theresa

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous color. For some reason, spring 2016 seems to be brimming with beautiful lip products and I've purchased my share.
Very fruitful collaboration, dear CG and Eileen! Thanks!
Tanja

Maddy said...

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Christina said...

That is gorgeous! I've never purchased a lipstick with such a high price tag (no, not even Tom Ford's and Louboutin's), but this one is calling my name. Plus, the gold is enticing me. :)

Evelyn said...

Mine came and it's so pretty! Never was there more excitement waiting for a package to arrive. lol It leans more of a warm pink on me with a hint of plum, even though my lips lean mauve (Bite's Pastille lip crayon is close to my natural color). It feels good and makes my lips look beautiful. Hope we see more lipsticks from Tatcha!

Liz McB said...

Mine arrived today and I am in love. Such a flattering and feminine shade. It feels soothing and looks beautiful on my lips. Just love it. Thanks, CG and Eileen for sharing these posts. Without you, it would be all guess-work! HA Have a Happy Valentine's Day, Ladies!