Japanese 'Beni-iri Awase-gai' Painted Seashell Kyobeni Lipstick Tsubaki Blossom

Japanese Maiko Painted Seashell Kyobeni Lipstick: ONE OF OUR ALL-TIME BEST SELLING ITEMS!


These are exactly the same colours that the Maiko and Geiko of Kyoto have used for hundreds of years! It includes a brush for applying lipstick. It measures: 2" or 5 cm across. Gift boxed. Each one is unique.



This beautiful 'Beni-iri Awase-gai' is made in the traditional way from a real seashell. It is elegantly hand-painted on the outside in gold with a red 'Tsubaki' Camellia Blossom design. The inside contains two types of traditional 'Kyobeni' (Kyoto) lipstick.


The red side is a bright radiant red and the green one mysteriously turns dark red when applied to your lips…


DIRECTIONS:

To use them - just moisten the brush (with your tongue is fine) and touch it to the lacquer-like inside of the shell. Concentrate on only a small area of the shell and gradually transfer colour to the brush and on to your lips - it may take some patience as this is an old, traditional way to apply lip colour…


NOTE: USE VERY LITTLE MOISTURE OR IT WILL BE TOO LIGHT!


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OTHER DESIGNS ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES!


- MADE IN JAPAN -


IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE: This will be shipped by Japan Post. EMS Express includes tracking and Insurance. Items shipped this way can be tracked from the Japan Post site by entering the number we provide. EMS is safe and fast, usually arriving within 7-10 days of shipping. If the listing offers Standard Air shipping - it can take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive. Note that customs duties may apply in your country and that they are the responsibility of the buyer. All items we sell are guaranteed to be authentic. If you feel there is a problem of any kind with your shipment, please contact us right away. Since these are international shipments, we do not cover return shipping unless there is a clear mistake in our description of the item. ALL items are carefully packed and shipped as quickly as we can manage!
IMPORTANT: Note that only EMS (Express) shipping has point to point tracking from Japan so if you select Standard Airmail you will not be able to track your item and the number will only be the postal receipt number. For an $8 fee, we can add a registration number to your package which will require a signature upon delivery but not tracking.
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