If you have not heard of Makeon before, it is Korean skincare giant Tosowoong's makeup range. They are known for their Princess gel liners - see them here. So I am not really a lip tint person. I prefer the opaque coverage of lipsticks. How did I fare with these? Find out.
Scroll down for my review and swatches of Makeon Dual Shaking Spicy Lip Tints.
Makeon Dual Shaking Spicy Lip Tints (PR Sample) come in utilitarian packaging. The doe-foot applicators are okay, but it is better to use a dense lip brush or fingertips to spread the product on the lips. There are three shades available now - Orange, Blood and Vampire.
What makes the Makeon Dual Shaking Spicy Lip Tints different?The formula is dual-phase. Think Bi-Facil. There is an oil layer and a tint layer. You have to shake the tube to mix the colour all over the contents and then apply. Hence the name.
I have never used anything like this before. These are based on the principle that oil and water do not mix. They contain avocado oil, vitamins A and D and potassium.
There is a mild tingling sensation when you apply the tints, though they do not taste spicy or unpleasant. These are supposed to have a plumping effect but I did not notice it on my already full lips.
The tints are very runny - over-application causes bleeding even when you have a lip liner in place, and believe me, the bleeding makes this perfect for recently-fed vampire costumes for Hallowe'en. The colour tends to flow downwards from the upper lips very quickly and appears more vibrant on the lower lips. These take a while to dry. But once they are dry, you need to throw Bi-Facil at them to dislodge the stain.
Swatches of Makeon Dual Shaking Spicy Lip TintsThese swatch as drops of tint and some oil. And then, you PAT the drops with a brush or a fingertip to spread them and get the colour.
See how much colour payoff is on my fingertip (from Vampire) in the photo below.
From top, these are Orange, Blood and Vampire tints respectively. Orange is a vibrant tint. Blood sheers out as a red and was not as even or smooth as the other two. Vampire is a fuchsia-burgundy, not a vampy berry, contrary to expectations.
Lip looks with Makeon Dual Shaking Spicy Lip TintsFrom left: Orange, Vampire and Blood lip tints. Urban Decay Naked lip liner pencil used for lining (not all over the lips) in the last two after the Orange tint bled all over the place. Vampire especially gives a just bitten/ombre lip look. As I said, Blood does not apply as evenly as the other two.
VerdictIt was fun to come across an innovative shake-before-use makeup product that I had not tried before. Koreans certainly know to innovate with their cosmetics. The Makeon Dual Shaking Spicy Lip Tints are among the more opaque lip tints I've come across, and the stain they leave behind has nice staying power. I especially like Orange and Vampire. These are great if you like a just-bitten look.
These are on sale at the mo' for the insanely reasonable price of $4.46 each. Buy here from RoseRoseshop. They ship worldwide and include samples.