I bought this product with my own money from the official store. However, this post also contains affiliate links to StyleKorean as an alternative shopping recommendation. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.
It’s a bit embarrassing to admit that I was originally so crazy about Moonshot because it was a brand established by YG Entertainment and, even now, they primarily use their own artists and models to promote their products. After trying out their products though, I have found that they have a strength in putting out very interesting and unique products – whether it is their Jelly Pots (which I love), the unique bullet of their lipsticks and now their Cream Paint.
When I was in Korea, I popped into their pop-up store in Edae and grabbed a few products to try out – more of their Jelly Pots and some of their lip and eye crayons (which I’ll be talking about and reviewing later on) and I ended up buying enough that I was gifted a branded water bottle – which is really cute, by the way – and also one of the Cream Paint lip products! I was interested in these before but I ended up also hearing some negative reviews, so I was thinking that I would give these a pass. However, since this was a free gift, I just quickly picked out a colour that I was interested in and thought I would get my own thoughts on the product.
So I’ve tested this out and got some negatives and positions about the product – it is definitely not for everyone, but I think that some people could really love this! If you’re after something hydrating, creamy and wearable, then this is definitely for you. Read on for my thoughts.
So the product comes in this small box. The design is interesting and I like the use of typography but I with that it had a more modern and elegant look to it because I find it doesn’t really suit the packaging of the rest of their products. Still, it’s fairly standard so I don’t have much to say about it.
For the Cream Paint, I chose 806 English Toffee, which is a sort of MLBB dusty pink-rose colour that is really well suited for casual, daily wear. They have a great colour range, some of which are a bit strange to me, but I was looking for something that would be foolproof. The colour is super flattering and, in my opinion, would be suitable for a lot of different skin tones.
The product comes in a plastic tube. It’s a squared shape, which makes it really easy to store (no rolling around) and it’s also space conscious if you decide to collect a few different shades. It had a plastic cap and a very simple, modern design that looks elegant and trendy. It’s a lot shorter than a standard lip gloss and is really easy to carry around for touch ups – which you will need for a cream product like this. It also feels good quality and sturdy, so I think that this would be a good product to travel with.
My immediate impression of the product is that the cream is really thick! It’s actually a bit of a struggle to open it up and there’s an awkward pop sound when you try to take the applicator out. They’re not joking when they describe the product as a cream because it is more dense than any liquid lipstick that I’ve used. For this reason though, the formula is very hydrating and would be suitable for someone who may have dry lips too.
Another thing that I noticed about the product, and this is a flaw that I really question, is this strangely wide applicator. Apparently, it is meant to mimic a fingertip to give you a simple application. It does work for this product, which is a little glossy and this managed to apply it mostly in a single, flat swipe. I would generally blend out the edge anyway, but it is a little messy around the corners, which is especially a problem when you have undefined lips like mine.
Overall, I’m a bit iffy about the applicator. It works in some instances, so it isn’t fully terrible, but it’s restrictive and I think it’s a design that will need to be tweaked, improved.
Regardless, above is a swatch of it on my hand. It can be a bit deep, but it’s also very easy to sheer out if you prefer a more subtle colour. The Cream Paint has a glossy finish with a thick, moisturising formula. It’s heavy and you can definitely feel it on your lips, but I don’t think it’s bad. I like that it doesn’t accentuate any dry areas on my lips and that the colours don’t settle into any lines.
It also smells really nice. It’s sweet, a little vanilla like, but it isn’t overwhelmingly so.
Overall, I actually like this product! It’s a very simple product that can be worn casually. It’s easy to apply (if you’re blending out the edges) and retouch. It does transfer the same way any cream or glossy product would, so you will find yourself having to touch up quite a lot, but it doesn’t rub off in a bad way at all.
Here’s my verdict!
SO WHAT IS IT?
A thick, creamy liquid lip product
- Portable and travel friendly packaging
- Looks modern and classy
- Smells great
- Super, super hydrating on the lips
- Doesn’t settle into dry patches
- Easy to apply and reapply
- Doesn’t fade patchy
- Beautiful and flattering shade
- Meh applicator
- Transfers easily and requires retouching
- No visible stain on lips (both negative and positive, I guess?)
- PACKAGING | 3/5
- COLOUR | 5/5
- HYDRATION | 5/5
- LONGWEARING | 1/5
OVERALL RATING? 7/10
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
If you have drier lips or like very creamy, almost glossy lip products then this is one to check out! It won’t be suitable for someone who wants bold, matte lips but this is a very good daily product and I’ll likely be keeping it in my make up bag. I may be looking to get a few other colours as well so I can have some versatility in my little collection.
WHERE TO GET IT FROM
I got this product from the Moonshot store in Edae, Seoul but if you’re an international kbeauty fan (and I always assume that most of us are), then this product is also available on StyleKorean! They don’t have my exact colour, but they do have in stock the following – 804, 808, 103, 102.