Addiction by Ayako is a Japanese brand I get from online retailer Ichibankao. Supposedly the makeup artist Ayako used to work with NARS before branching out. I do see some similarities in concept. The Cheek Sticks are a favorite among bloggers. They are the same size as lipsticks and like a NARS multiple. I find them a touch more matte and less greasy which I like, however the small size and higher price is not as good. I like Addiction’s formula better but the size could be bigger to compare. The lasting power is about the same as NARS Multiples. I do like Addiction better on my lips than NARS Multiples which I find very drying on the lips. They have matte shades and shimmery shades more suited to highlight.
Tea Rose is a lighter nude rose. Rose Bar is a neutral medium rose. Revenge is a bright pinked red. Lasting power is like a regular cream blush. They are 3.8g a piece. These shades are not shimmery.
L to R: Tea Rose, Rose Bar, Revenge:
Top to Bottom: Revenge, Rose Bar, Tea Rose.