This was released for spring/summer 2017 from one of my favourite korean brands. Peripera in my experience is one of those brands that have more creative ideas but still manages to deliver quality items.
This lip product is supposed to give a more natural finish with a “light as air” texture combined with long-lasting softness for a lovely and delicate look.
The product also features a uniquely formed brush, which has a hole in the middle in order to let air run through which Peripera claims will help give an even lighter finish.
Another claim is that it is easy to create that coveted gradient lip look with this product, which I will also include in this review.
I adore the packaging!
It is made to look like an ink bottle. The part that would have been the glass part is made to look like it is made of frosted glass, it is however made of sturdy plastic which I appreciate since it means that it is safe to put in my handbag without it getting broken.
According to Peripera this bottle contains 8 gram/0.28 OZ of product, which I feel is a normal amount for lip products.
The brush is soft and i like the well in the middle, it does add that “airy” soft application that Peripera claims. It is also angled and it really does help the application process since it follows the curves of the lips.
I picked the shade No.5 Elf Light Rose.
The best description I can give of this shade is a rosy pink with a neutral undertone.
I believe there are many out there who this shade will look absolutely lovely on. For me this is a perfect everyday lipshade as it brings refinement to me without screaming out loud that I’m wearing a lip colour. I also like the fact that this shade makes my lips look more plump but also very soft.
It is a gorgeous shade that I find myself wearing a lot lately now that the sun is creeping back.
Personally speaking I love using this when I want a more “earthy” look such as natural coloured cheeks and a greenish eye look or when I want a no makeup look.
Texture and formula
Peripera’s claim about a “light as air” texture is correct but it is also surprisingly thick when you apply it. I would describe it as having the consistency of whipped mousse but when you let it sink in it really does feel as if you are wearing nothing at all.
It also does not look heavy.
The finish is matte but it does not cling to the lips as many matte formulas very often do.
But I find myself having to be a little bit careful when applying this since it goes on a bit thick and can get a little bit “collected on the edges of the lips. This is because the brush get’s loaded with product but I find this easy to circumvent by starting application on the middle of my lower lip and then swiping it over the rest of my lips. Therefore it is not an issue for me personally.
The only con I have with this product is that it has a really strong floral scent that have the ability to make me nauseous sometimes. That might not be an issue for everyone but I’m mentioning it.
I really like this product since it does give that “natural” texture, whether I use it as a gradient or full lip look it looks gorgeous for hours and it is because this leaves a stain, which might not be to everyones liking but if you like me are working at a job where you just cannot just go and fresh up your lip colour then it is a god send.
Another thing is that this can cause some dryness to my lips but not to an extent that I would classify it as a con. But again I’m leaving it out there so that the person reading this can make an informed choice.
When it comes to the gradient lips I feel that since the formula applies very thick it is actually a little bit difficult to get a nice looking gradient. This is also because the brush loads quite a lot of product.
I love this product and I’m curious to buy some of the other shades which also looks very gorgeous.
Like I already mentioned the only con I have with this product is the heavy scent. Other than that it ticks all the boxes for what I look for in a lip product, especially that it’s perfect for wearing at my job.
I can recommend this but as always please read carefully and remember that what I like might not be your cup of tea.
Thank you for reading!