Spring/Summer Makeup | DHC Lipsticks

As we go into the bright, sunny months, warm summery lipsticks with moisturising formulas, are pretty much must haves in our makeup stash. Japanese skincare brand DHC, also have some fab lippies, and I am excited to share these fresh, juicy and moisturising shades with you.

Can we just take a moment to admire how pretty the packaging of these lipsticks is?! The metal cases of both formulas are engraved with pretty little flowers and butterflies. Definitely aesthetically pleasing, these contain 2 different lipstick bullet formulas. I am enjoying using these, and they are ideal for juicy spring/summer lip looks.

DHC cruelty free info : “DHC UK never tests its products on animals or asks others to do so on its behalf. Also, DHC Corporation of Japan, our parent and the founding company of DHC, never tests its products on animals or asks other to do so on its behalf. However, DHC is now a global brand with related companies in countries all over the world, including China, which still requires animal testing by law. As a result, the DHC affiliate operating in China is required to perform a certain amount of animal testing on some of the products offered in that country to comply with local laws. DHC Corporation and its affiliates strongly disagree with China’s position on animal testing and support the international efforts to convince China that animal-free alternative testing methods are available to ensure safe products.”

DHC Premium Lipstick (GE) ~ £15-50 ea.

Housed in silver+gold tone metal casing, these are a satin formula lipstick. Containing Carnuba wax, Olive fruit oils and Rice bran wax to keep lips moisturised, plus Vitamin A to help fight the appearance of those fine lip lines. With micronised pigments to refract the light, lips are given a 3-D effect, making them appear fuller. Available in 6 gorgeous shades, these have good pigment but are not drying on the lips. I have 4 shades to share, which are swatched below.

Ingredients : polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, phytosteryl oleate, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, diisostearyl malate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimmer dilinleyl hydrogenated rosinate, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, microcrystalline wax/cera microcritallina/cire microcrystalline, phyostearyl/octododecyl lauroyl glutamate, paraffin, diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone, polyethylene, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/candelilla cera/cire de candelilla, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cera carnauba/cire de carnauba, synthetic fluorphlogopite, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, isostearic acid, silica, tin oxide, sucrose tetrastearate triacetate, retinyl palmitate, water/aqua/eau, archis hypogaea (peanut) oil, repagermanium, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, isostearoyl hydrolyzed collagen, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, tocopherol, hydrolyzed elastin, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, mica, titanium dioxide/CI 77891, iron oxides/Cl 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, red 7/15850:1, May contain/peut contenir: yellow 6/CI15985, blue 1 aluminum lake/CI 42090

Shades from left to right ~ Petal pink (PK102),  Bold Persimmon (OR112), Rose Gold (BE111), Velvety Red (RD109).

These are super moisturising and look juicy in the sunlight, I would say these satin formulas are similar to MAC ‘Huggable” lip colours. The shades are true to colour, feel comfortable on the lips without being sticky or gloopy, and they last really well.

Shade swatches from left to right ~ Petal pink (PK102), Rose Gold (BE111), Bold Persimmon (OR112), Velvety Red (RD109).

DHC Moisturising Care Lipstick ~ £12-50 ea. (*On sale through to 30th April ’17 for £8-75!*)

Housed in pretty rose gold metal casing, these moisture rich sticks are shiny and super soft on the lips. This formulation is rich in Collagen to plump the lips, plus Sodium Hyaluronate to hydrate, plus Candelilla wax, Vitamin E, Squalene and Olive fruit oils to keep them super hydrated. There are 8 flattering shades available, with pretty, shiny finishes, and are non – greasy with subtle pigments.

Ingredients : Triethylhexanoin, hydrogenated polyisobutene, polyglyceryl-10 nonaisostearate, diisostearyl malate, phytosteryl isostearyl dimer dilinoleate, trimethyl pentaphenyl trisiloxane, glyceryl/polyglyceryl-6 isostearate/behenate esters, polyethylene, ceresin,microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire microcristalline, calcium aluminum borosilicate, synthetic wax, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, calcium sodium borosilicate, candelilla wax esters, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, aluminum hydroxide, tocopherol, squalane, silica, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cera carnauba/cire de carnauba, sorbitan isostearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, tribehenin, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, water/aqua/eau, hydrolyzed collagen, pentylene glycol, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, titanium dioxide/CI 77891, mica, yellow 5 lake/CI 19140, iron oxides/CI 77491, CI 77499, red 7/CI 15850:1. May contain/peut contenir: yellow 6 lake/CI 15985, red 6/CI 15850, blue 1 lake/CI 42090

If your’re a rose gold fan like me, you will love these pretty, and oh so feminine lipsticks.

Below ~ shades from left to right : Sweetpea (PK04) and Clementine (OR03). These are moisture rich with a juicy hint of colour, and i would say the formulas are similar to YSL Volupté Sheer Candy lip balms.

I’m currently now drooling after shades Whisper Pink & Hint of Honey, from the Moisture Care lipsticks, and First Blush from the Premium Lipsticks. These are really impressive lipsticks, with excellent packaging, great formulations, pretty shades, lasting ability and affordability. I really can’t see what is not to love about them. Well done DHC!


So lipstick lovers, to get your mitts on these, simply head over to DHC UK and fill your pretty boots.


Heidi x

*pr gift/samples



  1. 21st April 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Aww wow! These are so pretty. The packaging is breathtaking but also the shades look great too. I am trying my best not to add more lip products to my stash but I wouldn’t mind having a couple of these in my stash ;) xxx

    • 22nd April 2017 / 11:45 am

      Haha, Im like that with most beauty products! I do think these are lovely formulas too, and the packaging is definitely pleasing to all us female Magpies! lol
      H x