Monday, April 14, 2014

Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review

Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
I had received a sample of the Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint along with a Korean makeup haul and was eager to get some full-sized lip products from the brand. I settled on the Etude House Rosy Tint Lips, which were launched last Fall, because this range had shades I thought would suit me best, and the reviews were great. I could not find any vampy shades and the roses on the packaging screamed spring/summer rather than fall to me.
The Etude House Rosy Tints come in eight shades. I bought #3 (Rose Petal) and #7 (Tea Rose) off W2Beauty, which is my favourite Korean cosmetics website because of the sheer amount of samples Alice (founder and owner) sends me and because she also sends candy!

Here is the review and swatches of Etude House Rosy Tint Lip colour.


Packaging of Etude House Rosy Tint Lips

The white external box has lovely pink and red roses - I doubt I will throw away this packaging.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
Inside there is a sturdy plastic tube - coloured according to the shade inside - with a white cap. Each tube holds 7gm of product.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
The applicator is a sponge at the opening, which is actually a pain in that it holds on to a bit of product each time. But when you want only a tint of colour, you need not squeeze out more product; just dab the sponge on the lips. You can also apply the product with a lip brush.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, reviewEtude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
I have read that it is a pain to squeeze out product from the tube; try going at it sideways and there should not be a problem. I don't own any other lip products with this packaging.

Formula, pigmentation and staying power of Etude House Rosy Tints

These are quite creamy, easy to apply and really pigmented. The finish is a creamy matte and the colour does transfer, but these tints leave behind a really pretty stain, which I'll show you in a minute.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
You can apply them as a light tint with gradient effect, or pile 'em on for full-coverage matte lipstick. I prefer something in-between, though you need to be careful about streaking if going in for lighter coverage.
The write-up is a copy-editor's nightmare....
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
The tint is not particularly hydrating, but does not dry out the lips either, though they look better when the tint is applied over lip balm. The colour lasts for around six hours without eating or drinking, but only the stain will remain after a meal. I have not tried these as a cheek stain because I hardly ever apply anything on my pore-filled cheeks, so I cannot tell you how they work as blushes.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review

Swatches of Etude House Rosy Tint Lips

First up, here are swatches on the hand, directly from the tube - without being spread out. Tea Rose to the left; Rose Petal to the right.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
This is what the shades look like when you spread them out. Left extreme - Tea Rose, tint and medium coverage; to the right - Rose Petal, tint and medium coverage. Very pretty colours, aren't they? This is why I said they were good for spring!
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
The above swatches are in natural light while the below two are in artificial light.  As you can see, the tints, before bring spread, are quite deep and bold but spreading them out makes them look soft.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, reviewEtude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
And now for swatches on my bare lips. Tea Rose first, natural light, tint-coverage. As you can see, the tint is streaky and a tad pale for my liking. Forgive my dry lips - I should have applied balm beforehand but wanted to show you the shades on bare lips. This is only sheer coverage - piling it on makes it look deeper and more orange-rosy.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review

Below is Rose Petal - natural light but in a moving car so there is more light near the window. No, I was not driving! Both are medium coverage - how soft IS this lip look?!?
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips swatches, review
Piling it on makes Rose Petal too coral-red bold for my liking.
Bottom Line
I absolutely love the Etude House Rosy Tint Lips and will be buying a few more shades - maybe #2 (Sunny Flower), #4 (Sweet Poison) and #5 (Sunny Flower), which are variations of coral and pink. I shall swatch them for you once they arrive. You can pick these up from W2Beauty for $12.55. Use the code 2758605 if it is your first order and get $5 off.
Disclaimer: I paid for this; not PR.
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