Etude House Lippies review

On my first Etude House visit, much of my haul are lip products. I don’t wear make-up, just powder, cheek tint and lipstick/lip balm and I’m set. I use mascara and eyeliner sometimes but no eye make-up for me. Anyway, let me review the lip products I bought from Etude House, Code B Dear Darling Ultra Firming Lips, Plumping Lip Tint, Apricot Stick and Dear Darling Lip Tint.

Code B Dear Darling Ultra Firming Lips RD101 – Mission Red – Php 448

Code B Dear Darling Ultra Firming Lips

Code B Dear Darling Ultra Firming Lips in Mission Red

Lips that Say ‘Dear Darling’

Lipstick promotes moist, lip firming volume

Most of Etude House’s shades of lipsticks are more on pinks and peaches. I think I only saw 3 or 4 reddish shades for the lipsticks, the one I bought included. The lipstick is dangerously red with a hint of shimmer. This glides on the lips smoothly and has a creamy texture. Swatch of Code B Dear Darling Ultra Firming Lips below:

Ultra Firming Lips swatch

Apricot Stick No. 4 – Sour Apricot – Php 198

Apricot Stick No. 4

Apricot Stick in Sour Apricot

Vivid Tint & Translucent, Sparkling Gloss in One Application!

Do not be misled by the name, it’s not sour. =) The Apricot Stick comes in slim plastic white tube that’s perfect for a girl’s small purse. It’s a tinted lip gloss, however, I think it lacks color and all it gives is shine to my lips. I felt that my lips went dry after a few hours of application too.

Dear Darling Lip Tint 02 – Real Red – Php 198

Dear Darling Tint No. 2

Dear Darling Tint in Real Red

Jelly Lip Tint for Rouge Colored Lips
Jelly texture adheres to lips without fading (No lip strain)
Natural, vivid lips
Long lasting lip moisture supplement

This one goes into my kikay kit after my purchase. This gives me a natural-looking red lips. The taste and smell is not bad, a little bit sweet for me. I’m not a fan of sponge applicators before because it harbors bacteria more but the Dear Darling Tint comes with this so I don’t mind. Be sure to apply it to dry lips so that the tint adheres to the lips. I always apply 2 coats, and to even out the tint on my lips, I use my finger to spread.

This is not long lasting though, after just one drink of water, the tint diminished already. Also, after a few hours, this made my lips dry. What I do is apply my Burt’s Bees lip balm over the lip tint.

Dear Darling lip tint swatch

Plumping Lip Tint No. 1 – Red – Php 348

Plumping Lip Tint

Plumping lip tint applicator

Plumping Lip Tint in Red

Colorful lip plumping tint supplies smooth moisture

Packaged in a small nail-polish like bottle, this one comes as my second-fave among the Etude House lippies. I normally don’t like glossy lips and I don’t need any lip plumpers but this one is an exception. The applicator is a silicon-tip instead of a brush. After a few seconds of application, a minty feel is felt on the lips, I think this is supposed to be the part where lip plumping occurs. But for me, the image of plumped lips is because of the glossy finish it gives to my lips.

Plumping Lip Tint lip swatch

I use this over Dear Darling Lip Tint in Real Read, doing so makes the color lasts longer.

So there, it’s still up to you if you wanted to try Etude House products, but if you’re asking for my suggestion, try the Dear Darling Tint and Plumping Lip Tint.


  1. i just came from Etude the other day but i didn’t know what i wanted then so i ended up buying nothing…

    i’m scouting for a lip tint now and this post is so helpful 😀

    is the plumping lip tint long-lasting?


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