October 21, 2014

Cheek Room Lipstick Review & Swatches

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Cheek Room Lipstick

This Cheek Room Lipstick was included in my Memebox Superbox #58 Lipstick that I recently did an unboxing post for. I’ve actually never heard of Cheek Room before so it is a Korean brand virtually unknown to me. This is great because as a lover of Korean makeup and beauty it’s nice to try something new….!

Almost all the lipsticks in my latest Memebox were natural, nude shades which I was excited about since I’m kinda on this kick to find the perfect nude lipstick shades for myself. The Cheek Room Lipstick shades are randomly selected from three colors, I got 08 Nude Brown, which is a light tan shade.

Let’s take a look!

Cheek Room Lipstick 08 Edge Brown

I paid less than six bucks for this lipstick and it’s workable. Meaning the formula wasn’t something I’d strong recommend but it can be paired up with clear gloss and suddenly it becomes actually quite good.

This comes in a very lightweight plastic casing. The outer box features a pin-up like girl gracing the cover. The bottom of the barrel does have a color swatch so the color is visible without opening the tube.

Nude Brown is a light caramel tan shade. It’s actually an idea color for my skin tone but sadly ends up looking very chalky on my lips. The texture is creamy with an easy glide across lips but almost instantly it falls into my natural lip lines and looks patchy, uneven, and chalky. The consistency is beautiful with plenty of pigment but blame the shade maybe…because it just looks very chalky on me and also accentuates drier lips if you have such an issue. It does have a satiny cream finish without any shimmer or sparkle.

Cheek Room Lipstick Nude Brown

Cheek Room Lipstick (Nude Brown)

Cheek Room Lipstick swatches

Cheek Room Lipstick Swatches (Nude Brown)

Since it was so cheap I didn’t mind too much because the formula was redeemable with a little gloss on top. I swear clear gloss is a girl’s best friend. A little clear gloss saves the day in a major way. I find clear gloss sheers the color out just a little bit and proceeds to give it a smoother, even finish, the likes of which you cannot get when wearing it on its own!

Cheek Room Lipstick’s formula seems great to me but unfortunately it wears rather oddly. A little clear gloss makes it very wearable but this might be a deal breaker for those wanting a cream finish sans any glossiness. In that case, it might be a skip! Personally I didn’t mind as I prefer a shiny finish or at least a high sheen lipstick and a little gloss makes this a very nude lipstick!

Cheek Room Lipstick fotd

I got it in the recent Memebox but I think Memebox sells Cheek Room products individually you can shop it at us.memebox.com.

Anyone grab this?

Do share your thoughts!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Jun

    I got this in the #4 shade (I think?), which is a warm nude pink color that is very suitable for everyday wear. My take on the formula is pretty similar to yours, it glides on smoothly at first but starts to look chalky only after an hour or so. But the thing I hate most about this is the fact that all the lip product inside the tube fall off after I dropped it once (the tube was closed so it didn’t fall out but still it definitely can’t be twisted up anymore) I’ve had dropped a few of my lipsticks but it never happened to any of them. Such a bad experience that I don’t think I’ll be trying any other product from this brand again!