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The only thing I’m more obsessed with than eyeshadow palettes, are lip products. I had a pretty huge collection even before I really got into beauty blogging and it’s only gotten worse (in a good way). I recently got my hands on the entire collection of the Ink Mood Matte Tints from Peripera, and there are some beautiful shades here!
For those who don’t know, Peripera is the sister brand of CLIO and they are well known for their lip products. Although I’m not sure about the release dates, it seems that the Ink Mood Matte Tint have been released to be alongside the Ink Mood Matte Stick – so anyone who likes a matte, feathered finish can find it in either formula.
You can check out the Ink Mood Matte Tints at StyleKorean for just USD$7.90 (on sale from USD$12) and, of course, read on for the full review and lip swatches.
The Ink Mood Matte Tints are, as the name suggests, a lightweight lip tint with a matte finish. It claims to have vivid colour payoff with a comfortable, blurred application and reduced transfer (in particular onto masks). It is also said to have a highly adhesive power, staying on lips without caking or smudging.
Although the original launch (also when I got my hands on these) had only five shades, this has now been expanded to eight – all of which are available at StyleKorean too! These include:
- 01 Peach Puree: Warm Medium Peach
- 02 Ballet Pink: Cool Mauve-Rose
- 03 Oatmeal Rose: Neutral Rose-Pink
- 04 Soft Cedarwood: Warm Red-Orange
- 05 Ginger Red: Medium Neutral Red
- 06 Pink Dive: New Release
- 07 Juicy Red: New Release
- 08 Smoky Coral: New Release
Personally, I feel that the official swatches aren’t the most accurate though it can also be affected by how much you apply and the colour of your natural lips. In general, I felt that the shades were more vibrant, especially Ginger Red which is more of a ‘true red’ than what the official photos show – my own swatches to follow below though.
I love the packaging design of these lip tints but, of course, Peripera rarely gets it wrong! The box is fully colour coded and uses a somewhat grungy aesthetic, giving a very trendy, ‘cool girl’ vibe. It has a soft touch feel too, giving it a luxe vibe.
Opening it up, all of the lip tints are colour coded again (which is great if you own multiple shades). It uses a matte finish plastic with a translucent, tinted cap – hinting at the lightweight and vibrant finish of the product. The caps also click into place, locking once they are twisted closed.
Print-wise, the design of the lip tints are bold, simple and modern. However, the size and form of the tube isn’t consistent with other product lines – I personally think that Peripera experiments with their packaging a lot, which means they do a lot of fun designs, but as a consequence isn’t the most collectible.
Overall, I really like their packaging choices for the Ink Mood Matte Tint – the aesthetics are really nice and the quality is top notch too. The tubes are relatively stout in comparison to other brands, having a compact size which is great for travel or carrying in your purse. It’s also very secure in how the cap clicks shut.
Shades & Personal Experiences
The Ink Mood Matte Tints has a very comfortable wear that makes it the perfect ‘every day’ lip colour. On application, texture is soft and mousse-like, almost like the Peripera Airy Ink Velvets. It’s semi-sheer but still super vibrant so it works well for both gradient or bold lip looks. In my lip swatches, I’ve done a fairly standard feathered lip look but you can also build up the opacity with a second layer.
As per the product claims, it really stays put! However, it’s important to note that these don’t fully dry down like matte lipsticks. The colour doesn’t ‘stick’ towards the inner lips so that’s the only place where you should be more careful with application. Aside from that, these are mostly mask safe (but not ‘food’ safe so keep it in your bag to touch up!)
The only downside to this would be that, whilst it feels moisturising and comfortable on the lips at first, it’s still a ‘matte’ tint and will dry out lips. The formula also has a tendency to catch onto dry spots, but I would recommend a lip sleeping mask or lip scrub the night before. You could also put on a balm beneath it, but note that it will affect the wear (i.e. it will most likely get all over your mask).
Here’s my verdict!
SO WHAT IS IT?
A lightweight, vibrant lip tint with a transfer-resistant, comfortable formula
- Colour co-ordinated packaging design
- Secure closure and travel friendly
- Good price point
- Comfortable on lips
- Pigment is easy to sheer out or build up
- Mostly transfer-proof and mask safe
- Official swatches aren’t the most accurate
- Catches onto dry patches
- Does not fully dry down (will not apply towards inner lips)
- PRICE POINT | 5/5
- PACKAGING | 4/5
- HYDRATION | 2/5
- PIGMENTATION | 5/5
- FINISH (TRANSFER) | 5/5
- LONGEVITY (FOOD/DRINK) | 3/5
OVERALL RATING? 8/10
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
I really enjoy this formula! I was a bit unsure at first because I’m not a fan of the original Airy Ink Velvets (just too softly pigmented for me) but this Ink Mood Matte Tint formula has impressed me! I actually actually return to the Airy tint and try out the reformulation now.
ll five of these shades are really pretty and wearing, but I think my favourites would be Ballet Pink and Ginger Red – purely out of personal preference.
WHERE TO GET IT FROM
If you want to check the Ink Mood Matte Tints, or even see the new shades, you can shop them at StyleKorean. They are USD$12 at full price but currently on sale for USD$7.90