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With well over 200 lip products in my collection, you’d think that I’d be sick and tired right? Nope. When ever I see new lip products – whether it’s a liquid lipstick, lipgloss or a bullet lipstick – I feel like a literal pouncing kitten. Before my obsession with eye palettes, lips were my big weakness and it kind of still is.
At the moment, I have loving both matte and glossy formulas but mostly in a feathered out, ‘wearable’ look so a lot of kbeauty tints have been great for this! When I was checking out Rom&nd, I found out that they actually have two different tints in their Anne of Green Gables Collection – there is the Juicy Lasting Tint and the Velvet Tint. Since I’m terrible at making decisions, I naturally wanted to try them both out so I picked out two shades from each that I knew I would love. I wanted to give more attention to the finish and formula of the tint, rather than whether or not I liked the colour.
The Zero Velvet Tint (Anne of Green Gables Edition) and the Juicy Lasting Tint (Anne of Green Gables Edition) are both available on the StyleKorean website for USD$13 each – or you can also find it in the original packaging for USD$14.30 too, so don’t worry too much if you miss out on this collection.
Before you jump onto their website though, let’s get into this review!
The packaging of the Anne of Green Gables Collection is, honestly, so spot on! I love the soft peachy colours and the use of the anime illustrations – it’s a great collectible homage to the original material but still looks quite trendy and well designed.
The lip tints come in an opaque tube with the illustration printed on in a matching colour to the lip tint (or, at least, I think it is – the two that I have correspond to the product shade well, but I don’t have the others to compare with). Similar to the previously reviewed Zero Cushion, all of the shades have a different illustration too which makes it even more tempting to collect them all!
There are two formulas that are available in this collection and the packaging design is almost identical. The main difference is that the Zero Velvet Tint has a soft matte finish, whilst the Juicy Lasting Tint has a smooth, glossy finish. Both are made of a sturdy plastic with a high quality print (that does not scratch off at all). The cap screws on smoothly. Another difference is that both formulas have slightly different doe foot applicators (which I will go into more below) to suit their formulas.
Overall, I really love the packaging of these lip tints. I love that they’ve used the different plastics (matte or glossy) to differentiate between the two types – the original packaging has two very different tube designs so they needed a point of difference here. That being said, I don’t think it’s clear enough from the outside of the tube what the shades are – in that aspect, I prefer the original packaging which is either colour coded or transparent.
And now, I’ll be going into the two different finishes!
Juicy Lasting Tint (Apple Brown) | USD$13
The glossier version of the lip tint, the Juicy Lasting Tint claims to create gorgeous, glossy lips with no oiliness. It comes in a range of vivid shades and also claims high colour payoff and long lasting, sharp expression. There are four shades that are available in the special packaging; Fig Fig, Jujube, Apple Brown and Litchi Coral. As is pretty obvious from the names, all of them are inspired by fruits and – from the swatches that I can see – have a soft, almost retro film vibe to them. All four of these colours are also available in the original Juicy Lasting Tint range (which contains an additional five more bright colours).
Out of the available colours though, I decided to try out Apple Brown, which is described as a cinnamon-apple brick brown (from what I can understand from the Korean). It’s a bit different from my usual shades – since I usually lean towards mauves and deep reds – but I’ve been really liking some more warm browns lately so I had a feeling that I would really like this.
The lip tint has a more standard type of doe foot applicator – it’s quite small but does a good job of getting around the edge of the lips. Colour wise, I would consider this a semi-sheer, glossy lip tint (not super vibrant like promised but very accurate to the official lip swatches, so there’s no surprise there). It’s hydrating on the lips and can be worn either blended out (like a gradient lip) or as a full lips. The formula is quite thin, somewhere between a gel and a water tint, and leaves a slight stickiness on the lips after application – it isn’t bad actually, especially not compared with a gloss. The finish helps to keep lips moist.
You can also wear it on top of other more matte lip products but, since this does have a decent amount of pigment, it will affect the colour of the initial shade. I find it very comfortable on the lips though and, out of the two, I definitely reach for this more – it’s an easy to wear, glossy lip product that doesn’t look too pale or frosty.
Longevity wise, I wouldn’t necessarily call this long-wearing. It wears fine on the lips if you’re not eating; it will fade a bit over time but isn’t drying or patchy. However, as is expected from this type of finish, it will transfer and won’t last through any food or drink. However, since it is comfortable to wear, it’s also easy to reapply so I don’t mind the longevity too much.
I love the Apple Brown shade as I find it super flattering on my skin tone. It also have a sweet fruit candy scent and I’m curious to know if they all smell different. It isn’t that noticeable once it’s on your lips but you can smell it as you apply – I like it. In the future, I also want the try one of their MLBB shades – maybe Jujube – and one of the brighter colours from the original range. For now though, I’m very happy with this and it’s become a makeup bag staple for me.
SO WHAT IS IT?
A glossy finish lip tint in four soft fruit inspired shades
- PRICE POINT | 4/5
- PACKAGING | 4/5
- FINISH | 5/5
- HYDRATION | 4/5
- SHADE RANGE | 4/5
- LONGEVITY | 2/5
OVERALL RATING? 7.7/10
THOUGHTS? I definitely enjoyed this lip tint and it will continue to be a staple in my bag. After trying this out, I’m keen to try out some other shades of the Juicy Lasting Tint – there’s only nine so far, so I hope that they continue to expand on this. This is a product that I would recommend for someone who wants a lip gloss alternative, something lighter weight but has more punch than a lip oil.
Zero Velvet Tint (Witty) | USD$13
The other formula available in the Anne of Green Gables Collection is their semi-matte mousse lip tint – the Zero Velvet Tint. This one actually reminds me a lot of the Peripera Ink Velvets (which I used to love). It claims to blur and smudge to give a moody, velvet lip, as well as having an airy lightweight texture to leave a fresh finish with no stickiness. The product description also says that it contains ‘MLBB’ shades but – in my opinion – the colour range is too rich to be considered just MLBB!
This collection contains five different shades, whilst the original contains 11. They are: Anne Shirley (exclusive to the Anne of Green Gables range), Flare, Fizz, Joyful and Witty. Although the shade range is limited, they’ve done a good job of covering bases with reds, pinks and oranges. Out of the range, I chose to go with Witty, which is described as an orange-brown colour, since it’s the darkest in the range. I usually avoid oranges but, as you can see from both colours that I chose this time, I’m embracing this old love of mine.
As you can see from the photo below, the doe foot applicator for this formula is a bit different in that it has a hollow in the middle; I assume that this is to ensure smooth dispensing of the product – and if it is, then it’s very effective. This applicator is small and sharp enough to get the corner of lips and the shape of it allows for either a bold application or gradient (by dabbing or using the other side).
Formula wise, this has a more velvety mousse-like formula. It isn’t too heavy on the lips but, in my opinion, is also not as lightweight as they would claim. The colour payoff is brilliant, the lip stain is easy to sheer or feather out too, so it suits my personal style. However, this formula doesn’t fully dry down so it’s prone to patchiness or transfer – especially closer to the inside of the lips. If you eat or drink, then you will almost definitely be left with a ring – you can reapply, but it’s unfortunate that it fades off so patchy. I also find that the lip tint clumps up around the inside of the lips too, also because it doesn’t dry down and the mousse texture tends to gather.
All in all, I’m not the biggest fan of this formula. It has similar weaknesses to the Ink Velvets where the texture can make the lip tint clumpy. However, I feel like this one is also more prone to transfer and fading. On the flip side though, this is a bit more hydrating on the lips but can still emphasise dry areas and cause a bit of flakiness. I feel like I would have enjoyed this formula more a year or two ago, back when I was happy to sacrifice a bit of comfort for a super bold lip colour, but I am more preferring more easy-wear lip tints.
Scent and colour wise, I do like the Witty shade and I think that it’s prettier in real life than in the official swatches – the colour is warmer and a bit more terracotta than what is shown. It has a very, very faint scent too. I didn’t even notice it until I tried to smell it just then. It’s a bit floral I think, though it’s so light that it’s hard to discern. I don’t think this would bother anyone.
SO WHAT IS IT?
A velvet mousse lip tint
- PRICE POINT | 4/5
- PACKAGING | 4/5
- FINISH | 2/5
- HYDRATION | 3/5
- SHADE RANGE | 4/5
- LONGEVITY | 2/5
OVERALL RATING? 6.3/10
THOUGHTS? I really wanted to love this! I’m a fan of matte and satin lip formulas and I love intense pigmentation, so I actually came into this thinking that I would love the Zero Velvet most – but unfortunately, I’m disappointed. It looks good when it’s fresh, the colour is vibrant, smooth and very easy to apply. However, it’s difficult to work with a lip product that doesn’t wear well. I don’t expect it to be super long wearing, but I do want something that fades more flatteringly.
All in all, it’s pretty obvious that I prefer the Juicy Lasting Tint over the Zero Velvet Tint – this is actually pretty surprising because I always lean towards the more vibrant formulas. However, I just really appreciated how easy the glossier tint is to use throughout the day. It also left my lips feeling good too, so I was happy to keep reapplying it. The velvet version seemed to have taken all of the pitfalls of the Peripera Velvet Tint and… sort of amplified it more.
In general, I had a good time testing out the Rom&nd brand! I feel like their formulas are a bit of a hit-or-miss for me, but I really enjoy the quality and design of their packaging. I had no adverse reaction to any of their products and I actually really like all of the shade ranges that they have. In the future, I would definitely be comfortable (and curious) to try out more from them.
If you’re wanting to pick up anything from Rom&nd, check out the StyleKorean website. In particular, jump in quick if you’re wanting the Juicy Lasting Tint or the Zero Velvet Tint in the Anne of Green Gables Collection because that one is limited edition and likely won’t be around for much longer. Otherwise, you can always check out their original lines because it seems like most of this collection is just a repackage!
Let me know down below if you’ve tried anything out from the brand. I’d love to get your recommendations!