|Click to watch the KATE Tokyo Red Nude Rouge IGTV swatch video
You obviously aren’t supposed to wear them the way I did. You can wear them ombre or 3D style, or just mix for a single solid color. The point is to wear them as vibrant or soft as you want, depending on the look and occasion. Also, each duo comes with a little sponge applicator but I find it much quicker with a clean finger, and you also won't contaminate each color by transferring the other onto it with a stained applicator.
|KATE Tokyo Red Nude Rouge arm swatches for comparison
Texture-wise, many of these are buttery-smooth and way more pigmented than I usually expect Japanese lip products to be, though there are 2-3 softer duos alongside the stronger ones. Maybe a little higher maintenance to touch up than swiping on a gloss or a single-shade lipstick, but I find it so retro and fun to have a little lip compact with me.
The range is available at Watson's but no testers are available in store; hence my swatches!
UPDATE: At time of posting there is a 20% off deal in Singapore.