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.
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.
Staying time is fairly good. If you eat and drink, it’ll fade, but it leaves a subtle flush of colour.
I’m so sorry, I’m still terrible at doing lip swatches. But hopefully it gives you some idea of how it looks on.
Where to buy?
RRP: 6000 Wons ($5.80ish AUD/USD)
Online Price: $6-8 AUD/USD
- 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|
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