When I made my last massive purchase at RoseRoseShop (haul video to come soon) I couldn’t stop myself from picking up Rosy Tint Lips from Etude House’s &Rose Collection. I use quite a few different Etude House products, partly because I’m an absolute sucker for their pink princess paradise style packaging and that they’re very affordable, which makes it easy for me to try new things without the guilty smack to my wallet.
These lip tints looked so cute and I loved the creamy texture that was promised from the product photos. As I had trouble picking what colours I wanted (which happens all the time – Sophia realised that it’s reflected in the way that I shop. I can never choose between colours so I just grab everything and decide later on, which I think is a bit like sweeping the issue under the rug), I got three!
The colours that I ended up getting was #1 Before Blossom, #5 Before Peony and #8 After Blossom. I was personally the most excited for After Blossom because I’ve recently started to love more intense lip colours, something which I previously never wore.
Before writing this review, I also had a look at some other bloggers and (as I think this product has been around for quite a while) I noticed that some people’s swatches had products that were quite watery? This wasn’t what I found with my products at all and I’m certain that everything I received from RoseRoseShop was 100% genuine, so I ask that people be careful about where you’re buying your cosmetics from. No matter what brand it is, don’t buy things that are suspiciously cheaper than the RRP.
It could also be that they have since changed their formula and I’m worrying too much though.
And here we go with my swatches! I’ve never have to photograph swatches before so I apologize that I haven’t got it quite right yet but I’m trying to get them as accurate as possible (and nearly dislocated my shoulder to get this shot).
When the tube is squeezed, a tiny bit of the product comes out which can then be applied and blended out with the spongy applicator. I don’t think I have anything else that has used this applicator before but, contrary to some other reports, I actually quite like it!
I felt that the sponge gave me a very even finish and actually smoothed out my lips more. When I use slightly drier lip products, I always worry that my lips will become really flaky, but I find that they felt so satin like and smooth after that I watched to rub them on everything.
There’s not much of a scent either which is good and the tip is easily removed for cleaning (or maybe if you would like to use a lip brush instead). Packaging looks really cute too is a bit difficult to use as the tube is quite hard to squeeze. It does mean that it’s quite sturdy though.
The colour pay-off is definitely softer than in the official photos though maybe I just needed to use more. I felt that Before Peony (#5) was a little too light for my liking and the creamy consistency of the product in combination with the applicator does tend to feather it a lot, which is good if you want the gradient look. If you look a nice, strong and luscious full lip like in the official photos though, I think you will definitely need a brush.
SO WHAT IS IT?
A creamy lip colour that leaves a tint and satiny finish, best used for gradient lips.
- Cute packaging
- Minimal Scent
- Very creamy texture with a soft, satin finish
- Leaves lips feeling like a baby’s butt (no seriously)
- Easily cleaned (and unique) applicator
- Relatively good colour selection
- Tube is difficult to squeeze
- Pigmentation is softer than promised
- Will transfer and rub off
- Is not actually moisturising?
- Applicator makes the colour feather
- Difficult to get a full, intense coverage
WOULD I REPURCHASE?
Yes, because I’m quite curious to try all of the other colours. I’m thinking that I might pick a few more (or the rest) up when I go to Korea next as I do want to try them before buying them to get a better idea of the colour.
However, I don’t think that they will became a staple item for me like Peri’s Ink.
WHERE TO GET IT FROM
I bought mine from RoseRoseShop where they retail for $7.46USD (the equivalent of the Korean RRP) but is on sale at the moment for $5.59USD. Of course, you can also search for it on the official Etude House website where you will find more images and full colour options.