I read this manga about 6-7 years ago (when I was in middle school). I remembered this manga and tried to re-read it but the English translation did not continue? One word: it's a shame, if you want me to be honest I would not say this manga is 'great', but one of the manga about artists or people who work in the entertainment industry is best besides Kodomo no Omocha.
Well, let's stop nostalgia and go straight to the review with a little spoiler:
First we have a heroine Mikina who is traumatized to return to model world, while experiencing a shameful past due to Risako's
fault. But then comes a miracle, and I think from here comes the concept of 'magical objects that can change a person into something special' throughout the world of manga runs. The self-distrust can be lost with the power of magic from a lipstick called "angel lip", it makes a person's appearance change and as we would expect..she returned to the model world. This is the beginning and the future will be more interesting.
I made this review based on what I remember, so sorry can not give a detailed description.
Arai Kiyoko, she is experts to make the readers follow the story (such as Beauty Pop or Dr. Rin). The story revolves around the life of the model world and along with it comes the love that makes it more complicated. Although it will not always be serious, there are funny moments that can keep us entertained especially the presence of obaa-san with full of excitement (sorry I forgot her name) *she appears at the beginning of the chapter but her true identitiy into a pretty hard buzz, I appreciate the relationship with mikina even though in the end all just a shadow*.
Besides the funny taste with many entertaining scenes, the one I like is the healthy rivalry between Mikina and Risako, Risako is a character who deserves much attention because of her maturity and stubborn side of her, although in the end she is the cause of Mikina's trauma with modeling. The distance are getting farther with Risako at the top, you will see the struggle from zero to the peak of popularity, a competition that is then tainted with full of big lie, but one side actually fosters a strong bond between them all; a very valuable experience.
In addition, Mikina's handsome coworkers; Hiro, Taka, Ryo. Of course, as we expect, yes, harem mode, although the more partake is Hiro and Ryo who will fill the beautiful love story, sweet as well as painful. Hiro is a typical cool guy and an aura of idols among girls, a mulatto, but has a dark past. And Ryo, a nice boy and in my opinion qualify as "boyfriend material" lol. There will be where they restrain themselves and keep their distance, but in the end...as always, regret comes later.
I think you will enjoy the love story of the three of them with different points of view. Of course everything is packed well without excessive drama, the end..is the best! A very good ending, one of ending in manga that i love so much.
T/N : i have the comics in my country vers, hopefully you are lucky if it is available in your country or find raw online.