Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint Review + Swatches (PK001)

I Purchased This

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint


I am in love with Korean lip tints. The first time I tried one (one of Tony Moly’s in cherry red), I applied it as strongly as I would a lipstick and ended up looking like a complete clown.  Not to be deterred, I tried a less liberal approach next time around and found that a nice tint can actually lend a gorgeous, long-lasting flush of colour to my lips. So, when I got a sample sachet of the Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint a while ago, I instantly fell in love with it and had to purchase a full-size one for myself…

What is it?

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint is a moisturising lip tint made by of one of my favourite Korean cosmetics brands (yours too, according to one of my recent polls~). It comes in four colours (RD301, PK001, OR201 and PK002). Personally, I have PK001, a milky light pink to review for you today. If you’d like to see swatches of RD301, check out Mizu’s post.

The tint comes housed in adorable cherry themed packaging and holds 9g of product. One of the main ingredients is shea butter, so you can expect it not to dry your lips out too much. You can either apply it straight to your lips with the applicator provided or use a cosmetic lip brush.

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint

How does it perform?

I made no secret, even in the intro of this post, that I’m a fan of this product. The first time I tried it, though, I thought I must have purchased the wrong pink, as one coat from the bottle seemed far less opaque than one coat from the sample sachet I tried.  On that note, though, this lip tint is extremely buildable. One coat of PK001 will give you a subtle pink tint to your lips. Two or three coats will give you a much more noticeable dolly pink that I personally prefer.

When you first apply it, you’ll probably notice a berry scent. I really like it. If you don’t, nevermind – it doesn’t really linger. As for the taste, it’s pretty inoffensive. If you lick your lips when it’s still drying, it tastes sort of like bitter cherry.

As I said before, you can apply it with the applicator provided, but if you want precision, a lip brush also works well. Fortunately it’s a pretty forgiving colours, so you don’t have to be too careful.

The texture is less watery and more milky than the Tony Moly Cherry tint, for example. This is a plus in my book, because it means it doesn’t dry out my lips.

Etude House Fresh Cherry Swatch

Staying time is fairly good. If you eat and drink, it’ll fade, but it leaves a subtle flush of colour.

Etude House Fresh Cherry Swatch

I’m so sorry, I’m still terrible at doing lip swatches.  But hopefully it gives you some idea of how it looks on.

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint Swatch (Click to enlarge)

Where to buy?

RRP: 6000 Wons ($5.80ish AUD/USD)

Online Price: $6-8 AUD/USD

If you live in Asia, you may have an Etude House store you can pick up this product from. Personally, I picked this one up from at close to retail price. 



  • Cherry lovers (packaging and scent are cherry-licious )
  • Anyone looking for an inexpensive tint
  • People looking for a non-drying lip tint
  • Fans of soft pink (this shade in particular is gorgeous)


  • People who don’t like ordering online


Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in PK001
The Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint is an excellent budget beauty product that won’t dry out your lips. It boasts reasonable wear time and fades out into a flattering flush of colour. Highly recommended!
Retail Price: 10/10 Opacity: 6/10 Longevity: 7/10 Final Product: 8/10
Repurchase: Yes.

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  1. You’re pretty with it!It really looks gorgeous on you :D
    But on me sometimes it turns redder if i apply a lot of layer..
    anyway, that’s a pretty swatch! would use this if i want more natural looking :D

    • Thank you. ^_^ Hm… I didn’t notice that happen with me with layering.

      You must tell me how your make your lip swatches look so nice some time. ;_;

      • My lip swatches doesn’t always come out the way I wanted just some happen to came out good but most of it are not..
        my very little tip is always find a good lighting :D

          • my place best lighting is outdoor coz indoor is a bit darker so the color won’t show better..but depends on the weather..we used to had hot weather here so when it is too bright outside, that would be no good too..

  2. Ohh you look so cute! The whole make up is so sweet and lovely! :) Hmm, I think I have to check this one out! Love that it’s cherry scented! But I hope I won’t end up licking it instead. =P hahah!!

  3. Shanti Raffelt on

    Just when I thought I didn’t need any more lippies, I see this review and it’s exactly the perfect pink shade I’ve been coveting. Sigh. Thank you!

  4. looks really good on you! :) i like your selfie pic on this post too. the eye shadow matches the lip color. and your outfit compliments the pink hues and your beautiful eyes :)

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