In addition to Kiss Creamy Sheer Rouge, another huge hit for me from Julia's generous care package from last fall was this Rohto Lip The Color SPF26 PA+++ in the color Precious Red. Yes, it has a stupid name, but it's an awesome lippie so don't write it off just yet.
Like Kiss Creamy Sheer Rouge, Rohto Lip The Color is housed in a black plastic tube. It feels cheaper and more plastic-y than Kiss for sure, but for some 600yen a piece I won't complain, whereas Kiss retails for 1,300yen.
The lippie itself is more solid also, with the twist-up tube retractable and won't crumble. The formula is very similar, with Rohto being slightly thinner, slightly less glossy, and having a bit less tug on the lips, but otherwise is just as moisturizing. Despite the super sheer swatch on the back of my hand, Rohto shows up on my lips better than Kiss too! For a sheer, no mirror required lippie at some 600yen a piece, this is hoard-worthy stuff for me, folks.
And hoard it I did ^.^ I went back for the remaining two colors Pink Coral and Foggy Rose, plus a backup of each. Will review later. Recently, they added one more color to the permanent lineup, a Camel Brown, which I skipped because it was too brown. Julia just picked up two more limited editions for me also, a Mermaid Blue (clear) and a Shine On Berry. Thank you so much, Julia! Can't wait to get to them!
- Precious Red: a shimmer free and transparent warm red. My perfect everyday wear. Love.
From left to right: Rohto Lip The Color Precious Red, Mentholatum Lip Fondue Orange Marmalade, Cezanne Lasting Gloss Lip RD1, and Chifure Lipstick 549. I accidentally swatched the Lip Fondue and the Cezanne out of order, woops. Either way, will review the latter three next.