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 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:
Apricot Stick No. 4 – Sour Apricot – Php 198
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 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.
Plumping Lip Tint No. 1 – Red – Php 348
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.
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.