When I was first getting into makeup, I basically purchased everything that was in a mini kit, which included this Sephora birthday gift from 2015! In an effort to find out if all this random makeup I bought was worth it, I decided to give this color a shot!
Color: Rikugien is described on Sephora as a “rose pink”. I think that’s pretty close – although to me rose makes it sound a little more nude than what this color is. I’d say this is a more light, “spring” pink.
Finish: There’s not a lot of pigment to the actual lip product, so on my lips it looks like it’s just a slightly shiny gloss. There’s a definite metallic appearance as well, so I would consider the finish of this product a hybrid of a gloss and a metallic lip.
When I think of satin, I personally think of something that’s almost matte, but not quite. This formula’s finish is definitely not that, so buyer beware if you’re looking for something almost-matte instead of shiny.
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