Monday, June 29, 2020

Three Lyrical Lip Bloom in 16 Diamond Meadow

I have been quite fond of Three these days - not only their color schemes are distinct, unique but super wearable. They also have those catchy poetic names that make you feel all cultured and stuff (ok minus that lipstick named "Taste of Freedom").
Three Lyrical Lip Bloom is described as a "raw, matte lip colour that blends into your facial expression with the help of spherical powder and oil base, giving no harsh line between lips and skin". Anyway, I totally get the harsh line part, a really fine distinct boundary looks dated and aging so does a  blurry one...A perfect lip color should sit where lips are (surprisingly many brand fucked up on this part).
16 Diamond Meadow is a nudy coral with a creamy opacity and very fine pearl. Probably not the shade I intentionally go for but the only one I found online (being almost half off).
As a lip product enthusiast (more like person who loads on a lot of glosses each time), I dig this huge paddle shaped applicator, not only it grabs enough product (for multiple arm swatch and my whole mouth)with enough to spare. The shape is also perfect for the runny, whipped cream like texture. No paint is out of place with this and I can achieve a precise yet natural outline that's clean, polished yet very natural. 
16 Diamond Meadow up close - It really is like a field of starry diamond carpeted in a creamy nudy coral base. 
On the lips, Three Lyrical Lip Bloom has an interesting texture - A very runny, flimy slippy whipped cream sort of consistency. It reminds me of Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick and NYC Lip Gloss in Rose Kiss. Both Physicans Formula and NYC were pretty bad so I felt a little uneasy. To my surprise, Lip Bloom actually formed an even, very light weight (petal-like for sure!) and thin films that hugs the lips gently and  stays that way. It leaves a slightly dewy finish, zero white cast or milkiness (despites its opacity) that's totally performs up to its title. 

At the end, the effect ended up being very similar to their lipstick.  Overall, I didn't expected to like it but the execution of this formula is flawless. The whole brand just embodies the idea of grown up refinement, and that's totally my jam.

14 comments:

  1. Interesting. The tube certainly looks like there's white base!

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    1. It even looked like it when first applied, somehow it settles down clear!

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    2. Butting in: that's exactly what happens with my Suqqu Vibrant Rich lipstick! I thought I definitly saw some white base but it disappeared leaving a beautiful clear color behind. Is this JBeauty magic..?!

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    3. Hmm...you might have tempted me to try one, as I've been holding out this whole time thinking they're opaque with white base...

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  2. @Lena Are you still talking about that white tube from summer collection? I am even more tempted...since your subscrption is about to expire...

    @Dalena Actually all of three makeup I have tried so far are extremely tasteful (in a oldtime suqqu way but somehow they never add years to the look). Kind of magical really...I imagine the berry toned will be really pretty and wearable.

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  3. Do you usually buy your Jbeauty at a local asian store??

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    1. Nah, the only jbeauty store in NYC is Shiro while other ones have crazy markup. I look for random deal on ebay (from Hongkong based sellers) because sometime brands have counters in HK. Bonboncosmetics (HK based), Ichibankao (if I am desparate). I recently discovered the joy of Japanese amazon will update soon...

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    2. Ohhh. I always wonder how you decide which products to get (like, when I am browsing and there's TOO many brands/products I end up buying nothing bc I'm too lazy to look). But some websites have a good selection and I have an easier time deciding LOL

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    3. I followed those Japanese magazine accounts to see new releases, and there are a few bloggers I follow (like preference twin), I avoid prefessional bloggers because I don't care for their sales pitch. I try to avoid Sephora now because their colors aren't really wearable to me.

      Btw. My first amazon jp order was a success (Ordered Friday, shipped Monday and got here today via DHL) now

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    4. Waoww. That’s exciting!

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    5. Lol at the Chinese 哇奥...

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    6. I actually got it from Jenn Im 😂 a while ago in her videos she was always like “waaaoow”

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  4. Re: Selfridges+ - I was talking about the summer LE lipstick but no hurry! - it expires in September but I will probably renew the service. So let me know anytime ;)

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    1. THANK YOU...for let me join the piggy back. I shall dm you soon...Because I saw something else I like too.

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