I recently reviewed a product from a brand called Dollywink headed by gyaru model Tsubasa Masuwaka and now I bring you another brand fronted by a gyaru model. This time the model in question is super cute Yui Kanno. Yui has her own blog which you can see here. Of course the blog is in Japanese so you'll need to use Google Translate to read it.
I'd heard and read so many good things about her makeup line Melliesh that I had to try it out myself so I ordered the lipgloss in Nudy Beige. Like most Japanese beauty products the packaging is super cute. It features the model's image. Western lipglosses are almost always sold without any packaging except for the tube itself but this isn't the case with Japanese products and although i adore the packaging I tend to think it is just a waste to create packaging that isn't needed. So here are some images of the lipgloss.
I had high expectations of this lipgloss but I was left hugely disappointed. The formula is very thick maybe due to the fact it is a gloss and concealer combined. Applying it was a nightmare as it is hard to work with. It applies unevenly and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get it to even out. It feels very sticky too. Gloss tended to settle on the inside parts of my lips and gather there.
On the plus side I love the colour and it is long lasting compared to most of the glosses I've tried in the past. Would I buy it again? No. I really find it hard to see why this lipgloss is so popular as I found it a nightmare to apply. I would still like to try other Melliesh products but I will be shying away from their lipglosses. I'll be sticking with Dollywink glosses instead as they apply like a dream and are still long lasting.
What Japanese brands do you guys love? Have you tried any Melliesh products?