Monday, July 7, 2014

Tokyomilk Takeout

I have been searching for a new scent and have heard great things about the brand Tokyo Milk.  Perusing Sephora, I came across Tokyo Milk Takeout, a cute set with a Tainted Love eau de parfum and Lip Tint in Get Lucky for $10.  The case is about the size of an Altoids min tin with the cute brand embossed on the front.  This will be great for a purse mini kit, including the parfum and lip tint. 

Tainted Love No. 62 - From the website:

This fragrance revels in the complexities of love with warm notes of dark vanilla bean, sensuous sandalwood, provocative spices, and an unexpected kiss of sweet orchid.  Dare to pair this fragrance with an exotic floral for a sweet and sultry scent.

Italian Bergamot, Grapefruit Leaves, Green Pear, Apple Cocktail, Ivory Gardenia, Crushed Violet Petals, Jasmine, Tuberose, Blue Iris, Blonde Wood, White Musk.

The first notes are sweet, then finish deep with vanilla carried throughout.  Normally, I'm not a fan of vanilla scents, but with the other notes, this made it interesting.  I placed this in the crooks of my elbows, behind my knees and behind my ears.  The scent does not carry well and was only noticeable when smelled exactly where it was applied at a close range.  

Ingredients for both the parfum and the lip tint are listed on the inside packaging.  

The Get Lucky Lip Tint has a thick, sticky consistency and faint floral scent.  The color payoff is really light and the pigment settles in to lines as shown in the photo with flash below.  The photo without flash shows a nice wash of color on my lips.  I would pair this with a dark wine lip liner and layer the lip tint on top.  One drawback of this product, is the use of parabens.  :(  While methylparaben and propylparaben are listed as the last 2 products, meaning the least amount of ingredient in the product, they're still present.  
Lip Tint - with flash
Lip Tint - without flash

Lip Tint - with flash

Lip Tint - without flash
Pros:  -Scent of the parfume is wonderful
          -Lip Tint has good texture and scent
          -Kit is an affordable price point to try both items

Cons:  -Scent wears off quickly
           -Lip Tint has parabens

Cost: $10 at Sephora

Would I recommend this to a friend?  Yes and no.  Yes to the scent, no to the Lip Tint.

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