This is my first lipstick from the Korean brand IOPE. If you are Asian and you have been obsessed with the Korean drama series, My Love From Another Star, you would know which one I am talking about.
In the series, the gorgeous Korean actress, Jun Ji Hyun, wore very simple makeup with bold lips. Her porcelain and luminous skin just makes all the lipsticks look absolutely beautiful. I got my IOPE lipstick through ebay as it is quite hard to find Korean makeup where I live.
IOPE Water Fit Lipstick in 44 Forever Pink
IOPE is a higher end Korean brand. The shade is #44 Forever Pink. I don't usually go for bright bold pink color like this but from what I read in the reviews, this formula(water fit lipstick) is a very moisturizing formula and sheer. For brighter colors, I prefer lipsticks to be more sheer and build up if I want to, rather than very opaque.
This is how it looks on Jun Ji Hyun in the drama series.
The shade Forever Pink is a fuchsia pink shade. From the swatches above, you could see it is quite sheer. This is just one swipe. To me, this is the perfect balance of a lip balm and lipstick. It is so moisturizing but yet still gives enough color payoff. It does not have a scent which I am so happy about.
This lipstick is very easy to apply. It is so moisturizing and has a significant amount of gloss with it that I don't need to apply lip gloss on top. The color is so beautiful. I really like the formula and will definitely look into other shades in this collection. When I go home to Toronto next month, will have to find out which stores carry IOPE and grab a few more.
Have you every purchased a particular beauty product just because a celebrity looks amazing with it and you have to try it?