[Review] Pony Effect Stayfit Matte Lip Color

Hello everyone! So today I’m reviewing a product that I’ve been eyeing for a really long time now…Pony Effect’s liquid lipstick!

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So I love watching Pony’s videos, and have wanted to try some of her products for a while now, but they’re a little harder to purchase in Canada since Memebox doesn’t ship here. They’re also a little pricey for me, but when I saw the shades in her Stayfit Matte Lip Color line, I just had to get one.

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The shade in particular that caught my eye was #So Good. It was a colour that was like no other that I owned, and honestly looked gorgeous in the swatches. I’ve also wanted to try a purple for a while, but wanted to start with something that wasn’t too crazy, so I decided to go ahead and get it through Testerkorea. The total came up to around $27 (With shipping), making it the most expensive lipstick I currently own.

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I was a little worried that the colour wouldn’t turn out exactly like the site, so when it came I was extremely happy to see that, at least in the tube, it looked true to the colours shown in the official pictures.

The packaging is simple and classy. It’s clear, so you can see the colour and how much product you have, with a rose gold cap and lettering.

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It has a typical doe foot applicator, which I like.

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It looks a little pinker in the pictures than in real life…in real life it looks more purple. I basically walked around until I found good lighting for a more accurate swatch….this was the best I could do. I don’t know why, but it’s difficult to get the exact colour in pictures.

When applied, it’s true to the colour in the bottle. It’s a little difficult to describe the exact colour. It’s pretty close to the pictures on the site, except when applied on me it takes on a little bit more a grey undertone…? That’s about the best I can do. But the colour is honestly so pretty (The name is quite fitting for it), and a shade I don’t see much. Especially not in the Korean beauty world.

It goes on really nice and smooth, and dries matte. It feels quite light on the lips, but there is a little bit of tackiness in the first hour or two of wear. The pigmentation is also really good. It is definitely a full coverage product.

After about 4 hours (With eating and drinking), it begins to fade, but not a lot. I usually wear this for about 8 hours (With eating and drinking) before I have to reapply, so the lasting power is pretty good. And the only reason I reapply is because it has faded on the inside of my lips. Otherwise, the colour looks fine. And there’s no problem with reapplication, either.

Once you reapply, though, it’s good for the rest of the day. So what usually happens is I put this on in the morning, then if I’m going out in the evening, I reapply in the late afternoon and then it’s fine for the rest of the night.

This does transfer a little bit, but not a lot, so I’m fine with that.

All in all, glad I shelled out the money for this product.

Pros:

  • Nice packaging
  • Beautiful colour
  • Applies nicely
  • Dries matte
  • Light on lips
  • Good pigmentation
  • Good lasting time
  • No problem with reapplication

Cons:

  • Difficult to get
  • Pricey
  • A little bit of tackiness during first hour or two of wear
  • Fades on inside of lips with eating and drinking

Overall rating: 9/10

Would I repurchase? Yes.

In fact, I’m already eyeing some of the other colours in the eye. Specifically #On Fleek, another colour which is rare in the Korean beauty world. To be honest, I’m a little bit disappointed it doesn’t last *all* day like some of my other products, especially for that price, but the gorgeous colour and other good points make up for that. And the lasting power is quite good, I’m just very lazy when it comes to reapplication.

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[Review] A’Pieu Base Maker SPF37 PA++

Hello everyone! So I’m back with another review of a product I picked up on a whim a little while ago.

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So I needed a new BB cream and when I was browsing online, this came up for the low price of $4. I tried looking up reviews and couldn’t find any, and so I decided to try it out myself. Judging from the name, it seemed to be more like a primer of sorts, but it also had colour. I don’t need that much coverage, and this was really cheap, so I just went for it without really knowing anything about the product.

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Anyways, the shade that I got was 202 Light Beige. It comes in a small little squeeze tube, and is the size of a primer. I really like the packaging because it’s hygienic, and the little tip at the end makes it really easy to get a precise amount. On the downside, you’ll probably need to wipe it off after each use because it can get a little messy.

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I was a little worried, as I always am with online purchases of things like this, that the shade wouldn’t match my skin tone. Luckily for me, it was a pretty good match. It has the consistency and look of a BB cream. Unfortunately, there are only 3 shades online, and the shade range is very limited, as a lot of other Korean BB creams and concealers and such are.

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It blends out quite well, but when I swatched it on my hand, all it seemed to do was add that classic ‘dewy’ look and not much else so I was worried it’d do the same thing when applied on my face.

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However, on my face it did give it a dewy look, but it also evened out my skintone. This is definitely a light coverage product, which you can build up a little. It doesn’t feel too thick or heavy, which is great. I do have to add powder on top to minimize that dewy look, though. Not a big fan of that, since to me it just looks like my usual oily skin.

When I tried to blend my concealer on top, I had a little bit more trouble than usual because of the texture, but it was fine overall.

Of course, I didn’t expect this to have any oil control properties, but it didn’t make my skin oily faster like some BB creams that I’ve tried have done, so that’s good. When I blot, this also doesn’t all come off either.

I wore this out for about 12 hours, and by the end of the day it was actually still looking alright. It had faded a bit, but hadn’t completely disappeared or anything.

All in all, for that price, it’s pretty good.

Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Good packaging
  • Blends out well
  • Evens out skintone
  • Good lasting power

Cons:

  • Very limited shade range
  • Makes skin look a little oily after application
  • Concealer a little harder to blend on top

Overall rating: 8.5/10

Would I repurchase? Yes.

I’m quite happy with the product, especially at that price point. All I’m really looking for in a product is for it to even out my skintone, with a little bit of coverage, and this did that. It would have been nice if it hadn’t looked so dewy, but nothing a little powder can’t fix.

[Review] TheFaceShop Jeju Volcanic Lava Peel-Off Clay Nose Mask

Hi everyone! So I’ve tried out quite a few pore strips, but still have yet to find one that I really love. I had read about peel-off ones, and when I saw this on sale decided to give it a try.

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The packaging for this is quite plain…I got this for about $7. I think it’s regularly something like $15?

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There are some pretty simple instructions on the back there.

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It’s a squeeze tube, which I like because it’s easy to use. Not sure if you can really see it, but there’s aluminum underneath the cap so you can be sure it hasn’t been touched before you bought it.

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I was a little surprised by the consistency. It’s very thick, and has almost a semi-dry glue sort of consistency. Not quite sure how to describe it, but it’s quite sticky so it can get a little messy.

The first time I used this, I applied a little too much and even 25 minutes later there were parts of the mask that hadn’t fully dried, so obviously that wasn’t very effective. The second time I used less, and it took a little under 20 minutes to fully dry. You can get a lot of uses out of one tube, so the value is better than regular pore strips.

I really like how you don’t have to be worried about the mask being too big or small for your nose. I also have blackheads on my cheeks near my nose that some pore strips can’t get, so this was nice for that.

I had a read a lot of reviews saying peel-off masks hurt a lot to peel off, so I was a little concerned, but this honestly wasn’t too bad. It was a little harder to peel, but didn’t hurt more than a regular pore strip. You have to be more careful with this though, since it can tear.

I’m sad to say this wasn’t very effective. It pulled out some sebum, but it mostly pulled out little hairs.

I’ll probably use the tube up, but won’t be repurchasing it.

Pros:

  • Easy to use packaging
  • Good value
  • Basically like a customizable pore strip

Cons:

  • A little messy
  • Not very effective

Overall rating: 5.5/10

Would I repurchase? No.

So my curiosity hasn’t been satisfied…but disappointed by the results. Or lack thereof. Guess I’ll just keep hunting for the perfect pore strip. I suppose I can use this in between more effective strips.

[Review] Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Hey everyone! So today I’m back with a review of a cute mini that I got for Christmas…the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks! I’ve been eyeing these for a while, so I’m really happy that I got a mini to try out.

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I got this in Melted Berry. The packaging, as you can see, is honestly adorable. And the size is perfect for someone like me, who loves trying different lip products and so takes forever to use one up. The full-size is $25CDN, which has made me hesitant to buy it though.

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The actual squeeze tube is basically a mini version of the full size…I found it funny how the cap was as long as the tube of product itself. I find tubes really convenient, which is another reason I wanted to try this product.

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Anyways, the tube looked more like a deep berry colour, and the squeeze applicator is nice but also not. Let me explain…it’s pretty precise and easy to use. However, it absorbs product, which I find to be kind of a waste. I also had a bit of a hard time controlling how much came out of it, so the first two or three times I used it a bit too much came out and I didn’t quite know what to do. I also hope the sponge doesn’t become a little worn with use, like with my Etude House tint.

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It swatches more pink than the tube looks, but I still think it’s a very pretty berry colour. Definitely something I’d buy for myself. I’m pretty sure I actually considered getting this colour.

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As you can see, the colour is pretty pigmented. All I need is one coat and I’m good to go.

This has a slightly glossy finish, and feels very light on the lips. It also doesn’t settle into lip lines or highlight dry patches, which is great. It feels pretty creamy on the lips as well.

After about 6 hours, this has noticeably faded, which is alright. I expected more out of it, since it’s called a long wear lipstick and the full-size is pretty pricey, but maybe that’s just me. I own quite a few products that last all day, so I had hoped this one would, as well.

However, what bothers me the most about this lipstick is the way it wears away. It looks like it wears away evenly…until you smile. I don’t quite know how to describe it, but it’s like all the colour cracks and lines in your lips, so when you smile it sort of looks like the lipstick has cracked.

I tried applying a thinner layer another time, and it was less of a problem, but there were still some cracks here and there.

Reapplication is really simple though, so it’s not a huge problem, but I’d prefer if it didn’t do that. Especially for a product at that price tag.

Pros:

  • Nice and convenient packaging
  • Precise applicator
  • Pretty colour
  • Feels light on the lips
  • Pigmented
  • Doesn’t settle into lines or highlight dry patches
  • Decent wear time
  • Easy to reapply

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Sponge absorbs product
  • Doesn’t wear away evenly

Overall rating: 8.5/10

Would I repurchase? Probably not.

While I’m glad I finally got to try this out, I’ll probably skip out on the full-size. It’s quite pricey as well, so I think I actually prefer the Etude House one I mentioned earlier to this one. However, the colour is really pretty and I do like the product (Just not enough to pay $25 for a full-size), so I will continue using it.

[Review] Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask (Original)

Hey guys! So a little while ago, as some of you guys may have seen on my Instagram post (@delicatedesire_), I went on a trip to Hong Kong and bought quite a few products while I was there. One of the things that I bought was this mask, since I had run out of my Holika Holika mask.

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(Sorry that the picture’s upside down…I can’t seem to figure out how to rotate it.)

I like to always have a mask for my pores on hand, and someone in the Innisfree store recommended this to me, so I decided to try it. It claims to be a “pore-purifying mask with micro clay mousse containing Jeju volcanic cluster to attach to excess sebum”. Not sure what they mean by that last part.

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The box got a little crushed in transport (As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now), but I just thought it was really cute that they had a little mountain over their barcode. Sorry for that sunlight…I probably should’ve retaken that.

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It’s packaged in a nice, sturdy metal canister. Like all Innisfree products, their packaging is clean and simple.

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Now, I usually like pumps because they’re a lot more hygienic, but in this case I’m not a fan. You have to push down a little harder than expected to dispense any product, but then it’s also difficult to control, so you have to be careful. The first few times I used this, I dispensed way too much on the first pump and things got messy fast.

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I also understand the purpose of that little cap there, but I wish I could snap it off or something. Whenever you put the cap back in after use, it pushes out some of the product, so that part of the pump has gotten messy fast. I’ve learned that you need to scrape out some product from the inside of the opening before putting that cap back in.

It’s also troublesome when you dispense the product, because the flap is fairly short so it gets in the way. You have to push it back while simultaneously pushing to dispense the product. I’m probably just going to cut it off or something.

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The product itself is the colour and consistency of your basic clay mask. Gray and thick. The scent isn’t strong, but there is a faint clay smell present.

It feels nice and cooling the moment you put it on, and then dries fairly quickly. I don’t feel as much of a tightening effect with this mask as I did with the Holika Holika one, but I do feel a bit.

I usually leave this on for about 20 minutes before washing it off. This doesn’t do anything for my acne like my Holika Holika mask did, but it never claimed to.

After washing the mask off, my pores definitely look smaller, and my skin looks and feels matte and noticeably smoother. My skin also doesn’t feel tight or dry at all.

The effect is still present the next day, but by the third day my skin had mostly returned back to normal. I find that’s the case with a lot of pore care masks, though. However, I did also notice that my skin was less oily the next day.

In regards to that part of the claim about attaching to excess sebum, even after using it, not sure what they meant. Perhaps they meant it would mattify my skin? Because, if so, it definitely did do that.

All in all, a pretty good product.

Pros:

  • Sturdy packaging
  • Pores looked smaller after use
  • Mattifies skin
  • Skin less oily the next day
  • Skin looks and feels smoother
  • Skin doesn’t feel tight or dry after use

Cons:

  • Messy packaging
  • Hard to control amount dispensed

Overall rating: 9/10

Would I repurchase? Yes.

As you can see, my only real complaints are about the packaging. I would definitely buy this again, though. This will especially be a nice product to have during the summer, when my skin is oilier.

[Review] A’Pieu Marker Pen Tint

Hello everyone! So today I’ll be reviewing a lip tint that’s different from the other tints that I own in that it’s a marker. I’ve seen these floating around for a while, and finally decided to pick one up myself.

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I got this for about $5, which is pretty cheap. I have this in the shade RD02 (Punch Red).

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Not much to say about the packaging…it’s quite simple. It looks like a marker (It’s around the length of a Sharpie) and you can see the shade at the bottom of the marker.

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The tip has a nice shape because it’s slightly curved, which makes it perfect to use on your lips.

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The picture is a little blurry, but you can still see the colour. It looks slightly more pink in the above picture, but it swatches more red. It’s sort of like a nice, bright fruit punch red.

Unfortunately, I didn’t really like the tint itself. It was sheer, which is expected of a tint, but also streaky and uneven. It literally felt like I was using a marker on my lips, which should have been expected, I suppose.

It dragged and, since the colour was so sheer and streaky, I had to go over several times. I found it was especially difficult to get it to adhere to my top lip. It is also incredibly drying, even for a tint (The marker tip probably didn’t help). What I expected to be convenient and simple application ended up being difficult because the tint was hard to work with and the marker was so scratchy (Sorry, that’s the best word I can think of).

It also sets fairly quickly, so it can be quite difficult to fix the streakiness and unevenness in time. Adding another coat doesn’t really make it better, either.

The colour fades after about 4 hours of wear, which is a lot less than the other tints that I own. It also fades somewhat unevenly, which is definitely not good.

I’m glad I got this for cheap, because I don’t think I’ll really be reaching for this one.

Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Simple packaging
  • Nicely shaped tip
  • Nice colour

Cons:

  • Streaky and uneven
  • Very drying
  • Fades faster than other tints
  • Fades unevenly
  • Marker tip drags
  • Colour doesn’t really adhere to top lip

Overall rating: 3/10

Would I repurchase? No.

I think that’s the end of my experimentation with marker tints…perhaps others have had more luck than me. Like I said, at least it was cheap. And I satisfied my curiosity about these marker tints.

[Review] TheFaceShop Face It Oil Cut Pore Balm

Hey everyone! So I recently used up my Etude House powder so decided to try this balm from TheFaceShop that I’ve been curious about for a while. As some of you may know, I have an oily T-zone that, while it is less oily in the winter, needs to be controlled with some sort of product. I’ve used powder up until now, but I swatched this balm in store and decided to get it.

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I got this for about $15, which is more expensive than my previous powders, but I’m hoping it’ll last a long time.

It claims to not only control oil, but also fill in pores and fine lines and make your makeup look smoother and adhere better. So I guess it’s essentially like a base, although it does also say that you can use it after your makeup as well.

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It comes in a really nice and sturdy metal tin, which does get dirty fairly easily (Fingerprints show up really easily on it). I don’t know if I would really carry this around in my purse or anything because the lid, while secure, could come off.

It comes with a puff inside that is stiffer than a usual puff (It almost feels more like a sponge), I guess because it’s a balm. For hygienic reasons, the puff is separated from the product by a plastic separator.

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The balm itself is just plain and white. I was worried about its oil controlling abilities, but once you rub it into your skin a little it goes from a balmy texture to a smooth and sort of powdery, almost silky, texture. So it definitely does feel like a base.

I tried using the puff the first two times, and have since totally ditched it. I feel like the product never really gets to my skin when I use the puff. The balm isn’t easily picked up by the puff to begin with, and then doesn’t really seem to ever actually get on my skin.

Perhaps it gets absorbed, or perhaps after rubbing the balm with the puff (Patting didn’t do much) it already changed texture and so adhered to the puff instead? I don’t know, but I have been using my fingers instead. Not the most hygienic method, I know, but it works for me. I think if it had been in a stick format or something, it definitely would have been easier to use.

Anyways, when this balm is applied I do notice a bit of a blurring effect. Just a little bit. And my skin does feel smoother and look matter, which is nice. I have also noticed that my makeup does go on nicer. This doesn’t really mattify as much as I’m used to with powders, though.

My skin stays shine-free for about 3-4 hours after application, which is alright. However, it does seem to make my dry patches a little drier, so I have been using it just on my T-zone.

I have also noticed a difference in the wear time of my makeup. Controlling oil has helped my makeup stay on longer, obviously, but I found that, even after my skin gets oily, my makeup stays on longer than usual.

One thing that I should point out, though, is that it is currently winter. I imagine my skin would get oily faster in the summer. So, while this is a good base, I am probably going back to a powder after I use this up.

Another thing is that I can’t really use this to tone down that ‘dewy’ look of BB creams as such, or to really set my makeup. Though it does seem like more of a base product, it does say that you can use it after doing your makeup as well.

I have tried to do touch ups with this before, using it instead of blotting papers. It does make my skin less oily, but it also feels somewhat strange once you put it on oily skin. I’m not 100% sure how to explain it, but it sort of feels like a thin layer of balm on my face? Anyhow, it doesn’t quite mattify my skin 100%.

All in all, not a bad product, but not really a favourite either.

Pros:

  • Sturdy and nice packaging
  • A bit of a blurring effect
  • Makes skin feel smoother
  • Makeup stays on longer than usual

Cons:

  • Puff not very useful
  • Not as effective as powders
  • Makes dry patches drier
  • Not great for touchups

Overall rating: 7.5/10

Would I repurchase? Probably not.

I find that it’s kind of pricey for the product, especially since I didn’t really love it or anything. Perhaps somebody will have better luck than me. Or perhaps I’ll buy another powder and just continue using this as a base in the summer.

[Review] TonyMoly Liptone Get It Tint

Hey guys! So I’m back with yet another lip tint review. I saw a few good reviews online about this, and they had a nice colour selection, so I decided to try it out. I got this in Dark Night (06).

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This lip tint was around $6 USD plus shipping, which isn’t too bad for a tint.

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I find the packaging of this tint really interesting because it looks a lot like a nail polish bottle, and there are two caps, which is good for preventing leaks and such. You can see the colour and how much is left of the product, and the packaging feels really sturdy as well.

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Since the second lid (The one attached to the applicator) is also pretty small, this can be a little awkward to use.

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The applicator in general is just awkwardly short…that’s the whole length of the applicator right there (Okay, a little bit is hidden in the lid, which isn’t fully shown in the picture…but still, that’s quite short).

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This looked like a really pretty dark red in the bottle, and when swatched as well, but unfortunately is not nearly as pigmented as I expected once on the lips.

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The formula is a little thicker than regular tint, but dries really quickly and it also kind of streaky, which makes even application a little difficult. This isn’t really that pigmented, even for a lip tint. With three coats, my lips just looked a little darker and redder than usual. It seems to get more uneven with each coat as well.

Since the tint dries so quickly, you have to be quick about fixing any streakiness or unevenness. I found that this tint also doesn’t seem to really work well on my top lip either, but that is the case with quite a few tints that I own.

On the instructions on the box, it also suggests you line your lips with the tip before filling in. I honestly do not recommend this. I tried this, and it gives a nice, dark red tinted outline…but then when you try to fill in the rest of your lips, it doesn’t turn out as dark. So you just get a darker outline…at least, in my experience. Since it dries so quickly, you can’t exactly try to blend it or anything either.

However, this lasts until you take it off, which surprised me given the pigmentation. It is also completely transfer proof once dry. I found that it makes a really nice base for my Ameli Platlips tint, since it’s almost the same colour and ensures that even after the Ameli tint fades there will still be colour on my lips. I don’t really wear it on its own, though.

Pros:

  • Good packaging
  • Good lasting power
  • Makes a good base for other lip colours

Cons:

  • Awkward applicator
  • Not as pigmented as expected
  • Streaky
  • Gets more uneven with each coat
  • Doesn’t really work well on top lip

Rating: 6.5/10

Would I repurchase? No.

I don’t exactly regret the purchase, since it fixes the only real problem I have with my Ameli tint (The lasting power), but it’s not a tint I’d buy again because I wouldn’t wear it alone. I’m a little disappointed because, after reading the good reviews, I was expecting something better. I’m glad it has worked out for some people, though. Hopefully I’ll be able to find a line of tints with a nice colour selection and nice formulation.

[Review] Chosungah 22 Dual Lip Tint & Gloss

Happy New Year everyone! So since my last post of 2016 was one of my HG lip products, I figured out my first post of 2017 might be another one of my HGs!

(So sorry the picture’s upside down guys…no idea why I didn’t realize that earlier.)

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So I got this lip tint during the summer, and it was a little pricey (Especially for a tint)…I got it for $20, and on the Sephora site it’s $23+tax. I got this in Velvet, which has a dark red tint on one end and a reddish orange sheer gloss on the other.

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The packaging itself is pretty plain, but it’s nice and sturdy.

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Though the tint looks really dark, it’s just a bit darker than your typical red tint once applied. The gloss is pretty sheer as well.

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The tint dries incredibly quickly, so you’re going to have to work fast. On top of that, it’s a little difficult to work with since it can be a little patchy. However, the colour is really pretty, and buildable. It’s pretty pigmented for a tint though.

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The gloss is so sticky…it literally feels like adhesive on my lips. The only way I can describe it is to compare it to the sticky adhesive left behind by stickers and whatnot. It’s so sticky it drags when I apply it with the brush. And, I don’t know if you can tell from the picture or not, but it’s quite thick and goopy as well. Wearing this on a windy day is a disaster.

However, a little bit of tint and gloss go an extremely long way. I definitely do not recommend anything more than a little bit of gloss.

A little bit of gloss adds an extremely pretty, almost glass-like glossiness to your lips (In a good way). Putting on a full coat of gloss straight from the brush (Like I did the first time), and it looks like you went overboard. And it’s difficult to undo putting on too much gloss, but I’ll go into more detail in a few paragraphs.

The gloss really locks in the colour though. Seriously, the staying power of this product is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

12 hours later it looks exactly the same as when I applied it. The glossiness (And stickiness, thankfully) has faded a smidge, but other than that looks the same. And, I guess because of the gloss, I don’t need lip balm or anything either. It’s like the gloss has frozen my lips in time. If I make a tiny mistake with the tint in the morning, it’s still there at night. I totally expected the gloss to be gone after 4 hours, max….but 12 hours later, to my amazement, still looks as good as the morning.

I once put it on the morning, drove 4 hours to a different city and then went to a wedding…after a total of 16 hours, and it still looked as good as it did in the morning, glossiness and everything.

However, this is also extremely difficult to remove. The tint itself stains like crazy (The swatch on my arm lasted 2 days), and the tacky gloss only makes things more difficult. Like I said before…it’s like adhesive. So, if you go overboard with the gloss, good luck trying to undo that. I can never fully get rid of the tacky feeling either. Or the stain it leaves on my lips.

Since you need so little of it, and it lasts so long, one tube of this stuff is literally going to last me forever.

So, while it is extremely difficult to remove and the gloss is crazy tacky, how gorgeous it looks on my lips and the insane lasting power (One of the most important things for me) is what makes this an HG for me.

Pros:

  • Pretty colour
  • Buildable
  • Pigmented
  • A little goes a long way
  • Gloss is really pretty
  • Insane lasting power

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Gloss is really sticky
  • Extremely difficult to remove

I can trust that, no matter what happens, this tint will last. And last. And last. I would recommend this to anyone who wants something that would last them through the apocalypse. However, it you cannot stand sticky glosses (Or stickiness in general), stay away from this one.

[Review] Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip

It’s New Year’s Eve…can’t believe another year has passed already. For the last review of the year, I’ve saved one of my new HG lip products…Colourpop’s Ultra Satin Lip!

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I’ve been meaning to try Colourpop for a while, but didn’t want to pay for shipping, so when they had a free shipping event I, of course, had to get on board! I ordered 3 different Ultra Satin Lips (At only $6 USD each, I couldn’t resist): Frick N’ Frack, Lock Diary and The Rabbit. To save time, I’m just going to review them all in one post instead of in separate posts. It’s going to be a long post though, so hang in there guys!

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I am going to review the colours separate though, because they do apply/wear a little differently.

First up, Frick N’ Frack (FNF)!

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So this colour looks and swatches like NYX’s “Exotic” (From their Lip Lingerie line), but looks different when on the lips…and doesn’t really look like the pictures on their site either. On my lips at least, it looks more like a mauve-y brown. It’s a very nice colour, but not quite what I had expected…I have come to really like it though, since I don’t own anything like it.

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As you’ll see with my later Colourpop reviews, this was one of a few of the products I ordered that didn’t look like the pictures on their site…

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Anyways, this is a full coverage lip product and looks pretty matte on the lips. The brush is pretty easy to use, though not exactly my favourite. I find it a little awkward to use around my Cupid’s bow area.

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All 3 Ultra Satin Lips apply like a dream. Very smooth and not heavy at all. It doesn’t make your lips feel really dry either, or highlight any dry patches or lines.

The wear time for this is pretty good. It doesn’t start to fade until around the 6 hour mark. However, it fades from both the inside and outside, which is definitely something I’ve never experienced from any other lip product.

No matter how long I wear it, though, it still feels slightly tacky…it never completely dries down. It also transfers like crazy. To avoid repeating myself, this is the case for all of the Ultra Satin Lips I ordered.

Another thing is that this product feathers soooo much. It literally leaves a ring around my lips. It starts feathering around 4 hours, and by the 8 hour mark it’s basically a ring around my lips, especially with the fading.

Re-application is great though, so other than the unexpected colour (Which I like, but still…not quite what I expected when I ordered) and feathering, love this product.

Next is Lock Diary (LD).

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The moment I saw the packaging, I just knew I had to have it. I love Hello Kitty and I love bright pinks…so this was the perfect pairing for me.

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Unlike the last one, this looks pretty much the same as in the swatches on the site, just a bit more on the pink side.

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This one is so incredibly pigmented. I don’t even need to dip back into the product once during application, that’s literally how great it is.

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The wear time for this is amazing too. It can go for about 12 hours with no fading, although around 6-8 hours it does start to crumble a little on the inside. There is also a little bit of feathering, but it’s tolerable…nowhere near as bad a Frick N’ Frack.

Plus, the colour is absolutely gorgeous. It can be a little difficult to remove, though.

Finally, The Rabbit (TR).

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The moment I put it on, I knew it was going to be one of my absolute favourite lip colours. It is a gorgeous bright pink with some subtle blue shimmer….the pictures really don’t do it justice. It’s so pretty in person.

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I tried to take a picture to better show the blue shimmer but, like I said, the pictures really don’t do it justice.

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You might need two coats to get full coverage, but it goes on so smoothly. And doesn’t feel heavy on the lips at all. This looks almost exactly like the picture on the site. This formula also feels slightly creamier than the previous two.

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The blue shimmer is incredibly subtle, but the longer you wear it (And the more it dries down, even though it never fully dries down) the more obvious it becomes…from different angles and lighting, this looks like slightly different colours, which I absolutely love. The blue shimmer adds a dimension that makes it really stand out from every other bright pink I’ve ever tried (And I’ve tried quite a few, if I do say so myself).

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The wear time for this is amazing as well. 16 hours later it’s still going strong (Though my lips feel really dry, it still looks great though), though starting at about 8 hours a dark line appears on the inside of my lips. I also don’t experience any feathering with this one.

I’ve gotten so many compliments about this colour…definitely a holy grail product.

Pros:

  • Cheap
  • Pigmented
  • Long-lasting
  • Beautiful and unique colours
  • Adorable packaging (LD)
  • Easy re-application
  • Doesn’t highlight dry patches or settle into fine lines
  • Not drying
  • Doesn’t feather (TR)

Cons:

  • Colours can look different from pictures on the site
  • Feathers like crazy (FNF)
  • Fades in a weird way (FNF)
  • Never fully dries down
  • Transfers like crazy
  • Crumbles on the inside of lips after some time (LD)
  • Can be a little difficult to remove (LD)

Overall rating: 7.5/10 (FNF), 8.5/10 (LD), 9.5/10 (TR)

Would I repurchase? Most definitely!

It’s always a little bit of a gamble with online shopping of any kind, because what you see might not be what you get…but these are definitely worth it. I’m actually already considering purchasing a few more. To anybody on the fence about trying Colourpop, I definitely say give them a chance. And for those of you that like brights like me…I highly recommend The Rabbit!