Recently I decided to try a couple of products from the Japanese brand DHC. I don't think it's yet extremely popular in the UK however it's got loyal following in Asia and it's been available in the US for some time.
I went for a Premium lipstick GE in RS105 (First Blush). RS105 is a medium dusty rosy pink colour. The formula is very smooth and lightly hydrating, something I was hoping to experience from Estee Lauder Envy lipsticks, which unfortunately didn't deliver.
DHC lipsticks are made in Japan. The packaging is very cute and pretty as opposed to elegant and simple many European brands go for. Someone who enjoys medium to full coverage and very smooth application with satin finish will definitely like DHC lipsticks.
There's nothing to dislike about the formula. The range of colors is not very impressive, however there are basic options available. I'm not a big fan of wide ranges of colour (especially when the range is designed for a normal customer who's not a makeup artist), but it's nice to have more options for light to medium skin tones. DHC produce another line of sheerer hydrating lipsticks too, I've not tried them yet. I got my lipstick from Escentual, their service is fantastic.
Overall, the lipstick is beautiful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this brand to anyone. My friend from China uses DHC and she also likes their skincare which I've not tried.
Personally I prefer sheer lipsticks with barely here pigmentation (rather, a tinted lip balm). I know lots of ladies would prefer a lipstick with good pigmentation which DHC Premium lipstick GE offers.
The DHC mascara is great. The brush is unusually tiny and slim, which is easy to use, especially if you've got shorter eyelashes or if you wish to apply mascara on lower lashes. The colour is intense, classic black. I used to use Clinique mascaras daily, however in warm weather they tend not to wear as long on me. The more long wearing mascaras (such as Chanel or Dior) are more difficult to take off. DHC mascara is washed off with warm water. To me this means that I don't have to use extra eye makeup remover which is great.
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