Monday, 25 March 2013

Sensai by Kanebo - Lipstick

A japanese company that takes on all the technological advances made within the cosmetic industry and ingeniously then with the rich tapestry of colour from japanese imperial court to bring us these innovative and rich shades.

So The Lipstick as Sensai call them, encapture anti ageing properties by using Golden phyto extract to improve microcirculation and hydration. While Gold particles veiled in silk powder ensure a rich and brilliant sheen.
Now thats what the website says, but what does it all mean? 

So microcirculation from my understanding and a lot of reading is the process by which blood is delivered into the smallest of the blood vessels, now being that the smallest blood vessels will be in the lips and this in turn will help hydrate and keep the skin healthy. So promotion of blood flow is a really positive thing plus i can imagine it may help in plumping though I'm not medically inclined so i can say if thats all included but it makes sense in my mind.

Sensai Lipstick Packaging
Long lasting lip Colour

Now the packaging is beautiful and the lipsticks presented in such a luscious manner with a velvet casing to protect the tube. The tube itself is a rose gold and really beautifully embossed with the Sensai logo. It really does offer up a sense of luxury and makes it a special feeling product.
The long lasting colour lipsticks don't come with the velvet protector but it doest take away anything in the presentation as these are a black with gold finish casing. They are sleek and classy looking with again a real feeling of luxury. These are definite lipsticks that you would purchase if you were having a splash out and treating yourself., I feel like it is something worth investing in as the high end makeup i own does last and also i find I'm not touching up during the day as much. However we all have special makeup for when we go out or have a special occasion, meeting to impress people and makeup for regular days.

Sensai Lipsticks - Swatches Natural light and Flash

Now i can say these Lipsticks feel amazing and hydrating, the colour payoff and pigment is high. Plus they do not come of at all, i rubbed at these swatches for ages and they did not budge. Also on the lips they leave a stain and barely come away when you use a baby wipe so they are definitely long lasting lipsticks. I was really impressed with the longevity of them.

Sensai swatches - The Lipstick (02 - Sumire and 18- Koubai )

So the swatches above are of the lipstick in the colours ............ As you can see the colours have a sheen to them as set down in the description being that the gold phyto extract technology coming into play here. I can see in certain lights a slight shimmer but very subtle and it emphasises the lips rather then add a glittery effect. I can defiantly notice my lips look healthier and plumper by the colours plus they are very flattering.

Sensai swatches - Long lasting Lipcolour (103- Usuiro and 114- Kousome)

So the long lasting versions again are very pigmented and these colours are ........... I was really impressed with these as-well, they offer hydrating and creamy texture. So the lips don't feel dried nor does the lip crack with them. I feel they define my lips and the nature of the shape means that i wasn't faffing around with application and it applied so quick and easy. 

My conclusion is that the Sensai lipsticks are worth the expense as you can feel the hydrating property in the formula plus the definition and ease of application is second to none. This is the first high pigmented red I've applied first time, not needed to touch up around the corners nor had to inspect for bleeding lines. I admit they are not a daily lip colour as they are a luxury brand. I like a splurge now and again, these are defiantly going to be a brand i will want to splurge on. Due to the high quality and nature of the innovative technological advances the japanese have made in cosmetics, i do feel the aspects they promise in this product lives up the hype. I cannot wait to continue to add to my collection and also try more of the rest of the brand.

So have you tried any of the Sensai brand ?


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