Review: Peripera My Color Lips in 27 Holy Coral

♫ Eric Nam - Heaven's Door

Last month, for my birthday, I fed my Peripera addiction with a new addition to my lipstick collection (wow, tongue-twister there, lol) - another My Color Lips lipstick, this time in their new shade, #27 Holy Coral. (✿◠‿◠) Judging from the name, I would say that this is the coral equivalent of 04 Holy Pink.

Still the most gorgeous lipstick I've ever seen :3
Once again, I made use of Ceebeery's excellent shopping service to purchase this lipstick from Gmarket Korea. Since their shopping service is on a spree basis, I received my items roughly 2 weeks after the spree ended, which is considered pretty fast.

The outer packaging
The lipstick itself
Every time I see the gorgeously intricate design of the lipstick, I fall in love with it all over again. (✿♥‿♥) 
(I'm basically repeating what I've said before, so you can just look at the photos, lol) The lipstick is packaged in a metallic pink cardboard box that has lace flower patterns printed on it. The packaging of the lipstick is really gorgeous. It has a pink plastic slip-on cover that has a pattern of lace and flowers with silver accents. The tube itself is metallic light pink all over with a ridged handle at the end, making it convenient to hold when pulling off the plastic cover. The overall design is very sturdy, including the plastic cover, and can definitely take a few bumps even when thrown into a messy handbag. 

The colour in shown in the promotional poster and the actual colour of the lipstick differs greatly.

Peripera My Color Lips 27 Holy Coral
In reality, the lipstick leans more on the orange side of coral. Compare my photo of the lipstick and the one in the promotional picture - the difference is quite apparent indeed. Let's continue with the swatches, shall we? ;)

The colour is actually closer to the brighter parts in this pic. Darn camera. >_<
As you can see from the swatch above, this coral lipstick definitely is tinged more orange than red. I have always shied away from orange-hued lipsticks, but surprisingly this one had enough pink/red in it that it didn't make me look yellow sallow. Instead, it helped to brighten up my complexion and was a refreshing change from my usual pink lippies. :D

This is definitely the one-of-a-kind shade in my lipstick collection, and I don't regret buying it. In fact, it just fanned my addiction into a borderline obsession. (⌒_⌒;) Beautiful packaging, large variety of shades, lovely scent, smooth opaque colour... What's not to love? Do note, however, that the brighter/lighter shades (Holy Pink and Holy Coral) tend to have a shorter lasting power and can accentuate dry lips.

The Peripera My Color Lips lipsticks (3.5g) retail for 15,000 KRW (price may vary on Gmarket) in Korea, S$19.90 in Singapore and US$21.00 in the US. Peripera lip tints and nail polishes are now available in selected Watsons outlets in Malaysia, but the lipsticks have yet to be brought in.

✓ Pros: Gorgeous packaging, great colour payoff, lovely rose scent, moisturizing formula, generous amount of product (3.5g), wide variety of colours, good lasting power.
✗ Cons: Packaging is bulky, higher price point, not easily available outside of Korea, colour will settle into lines on dry lips.

Check out my other Peripera reviews here! :)


Anne Lee said...

that lipstick is very orangy but surprisingly it doesn't looks as orange as it appear as when you applied it on your lips. more of like natural tone. nice.

Mizu said...

too bad Peripera Malaysia didn't bring this in..

LauraLeia said...

Anne: Yes, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was too 'orange' for me. :D However, I think the actual colour is slightly brighter than in the pics; my camera refused to get an accurate shot of the colour no matter what >_<

Mizu: Yes, they should definitely bring this range in! I'd buy them in a heartbeat!

little miss smexy said...

I thought peripera is available in Watson's? Anyway, I love your gorgeous lips as always, you have perfect cupid bow lips. Mine is more like blurry one ><

Unknown said...

That color is gorgeous! And it is really soft! Hahah Holy Coral! That is a funny name. When I first read it I thought it said holy crap. It made me really confused!