2 in 1 multi-use makeup pot. Use it as a creamy lip color and cheek color.
Continuing on our trip around the makeup world: here is another review in the Globetrotting series!
Missha is an extremely popular Korean makeup and skincare brand. This review is for their M Lip & Cheek Dual Cream Pot, which comes in 6 different shade combinations. The duo in No. 2 is shown below, and contains a light peachy pink and a pinky-purple.
This duo comes in a round compact made of metallic pink plastic. The compact contains a full-sized mirror inside. The outside of the compact is decorated with embossed, silver circles. The product also comes with a tiny lip brush, which has a cap that slides off and slides onto the bottom of the brush to keep the brush exposed and acts as the handle of the brush. This packaging is lightweight, cute, and girly.
On the left, this product contains a light, peachy-pink color. On the right, you’ll find a medium, purple-based pink. Neither shade has any shimmer in it.
The formula is creamy, and melts slightly under the touch of your finger. It transfers onto the skin just as easily with a brush and blends evenly.
The product works equally well used on the lips as it does on the cheeks. On the lips, the colors are pigmented while still allowing the natural texture of your skin to show through. The formula brings a little bit of moisture to the lips without having a creamy or lipgloss-like finish. The colors adhere closely to the skin, which makes them last for longer than your average lipstick or lipgloss and helps the product resist transferring . I get over 3 hours of wear on the lips, even with light eating and drinking.
On the cheeks, the formula is smooth and creamy in consistency without leaving a glossy or shiny finish on the cheeks. Again, both shades have strong pigmentation and blend out very nicely over the skin. The colors maintain their vibrancy through the day, fading only after about 8-9 hours of wear.
Really, my only criticism of this product is the fairly strong scent. Strangely, the scent smells like herbs and, while it isn’t revolting, isn’t flattering either. This is beside the fact that makeup and skincare products shouldn’t contain fragrances because they irritate the skin. Luckily, the scent doesn’t linger and I forgot about it shortly after application.
By the way, I usually don’t review any brushes/applicators that come with a product (they’re almost always mediocre, at best, and rubbish, at worst), but I have to say that the tiny brush that comes with this product is great. The brush is stiff enough to give you a precise line around the edges of the lips but flexible enough so you don’t feel like you’re poking yourself with a branch. It’s definitely a brush I’m going to add to my brush set!
Ease of Use: 9.5/10
The creamy formula spreads over the skin without having to apply extra pressure and without needing extra buffing. Make sure your lips aren’t chapped, otherwise the product will emphasize any flakes, particularly the lighter shade.
The packaging is a little confusing on this point, but I think that for $12.99 you end up getting 3 grams of product. This is a pretty darn good price in a vacuum, and it’s especially good when you consider the decent amount of product you get.