Too many red lippies, it's hard for you to choose?
Don't worry you'll know each of their differences now!
Here's my Lip & Cheek Tint/ Lip Balm swatches and review!
Each products have different texture, finish, etc. So if you are confused which one you should get, read on! The guide might just help you :)
TAKE YOUR PICK: Pinkish, Reddish, Redder, or Reddest?
Left Top: The Happy Organics Lip & Cheek Tint (Php 100)
This product acts more like a tinted lip balm that gives off a sheer finish. The color opacity can be improved by adding another layer of the product. Be careful though because too much application can be too heavy, sticky and has the tendency na "magbuo-buo". The moisturizing effect that it can give is great, it can help soften chapped and dry lips. This is perfect to use when going to the gym or running errands when you don't want to look like too made up yet you still want to look like you have a bit of healthy color on your face. When this is applied on the cheeks, it can be a great "primer" for your cream and/or powder blush since they will last longer.
Left Middle: Skinpotions Fruit Pigment Lip & Cheek Tint (Php 235)
It is made in liquid form with thicker consistency. The color is also buildable. First application gives a sheer pinkish red tint, 2nd application gives a reddish tint, then 3rd application gives an opaque bright red color! Additional layers can make the color pop brighter! Its applicator can be compared to that off a generic nail polish wand so application without a mirror can be quite tricky. It is suggested that you let the first layer dry before you add another layer so the colors can stick better. On the cheeks, the colors can last up to 3-4 hours. On the lips, the more layers you apply, the longer it stays, it can also lasts to 3-4hours as well if you don't eat and drink. The taste is bittersweet, it's not something that you would like to take a taste off but the taste and scent will soon disappear anyway! I think that's also a good reason for you to avoid licking your lips!
Left Bottom: Organic Aura Mini Lip & Cheek Tint (Php 70)
It is made in liquid form that gives a sheer bright finish. First application gives a pinkish red tint. Adding another layer results to a reddish tint. The size is really small about 1 1/2 inch so it perfectly fits in the smallest pocket and clutch bags! Its longevity lasts up to 1-2 hours if you don't eat, drink, and lick your lips. Doing so can easily remove the product. The taste is similar to a bittersweet fruit, I'd rather not taste it! Haha! Its applicator is very easy to use that even without a mirror, you can still apply it without worrying of staining your teeth.
Right Top: Nivea Fruity Shine Cherry Lip Balm (Php 80)
It moisturizes the lips really well and it gives a tiny hint of pinkish red tint on the lips although it is not that obvious. The color is not buildable no matter how many times you reapply it. Perfect to use under your favorite matte lipsticks because it will keep the lips hydrated without messing with the lipstick's color. It has a cherry-flavored scent yet it is tasteless. The only downside is that too much product applied can result with cakey product build-up on the lips. Swiping the balm twice on both lips is enough to soften the lips.
Right Middle: Skinbliss Beautintful Lip & Cheek Tint (Php 224)
Among all the 6 products in this review, this is the CREAMIEST and most opaque lip product! A very tiny dot goes a long way so it is better to use a lip brush and dip it very lightly onto the product to avoid staining your teeth. I don't advise using your fingers to get the product because it will stain and it's difficult to remove! The texture can be sticky like common lip glosses so it is advised to apply it little by little until you get the tint/color that you desire. Its opacity is comparable with shiny rich lipsticks when you reapply it a lot of times. It stays for 3-4 hours on the cheek and longer if you use a primer underneath. On the lips, it stays for up to 6 hours given that you do not eat, drink, and lick your lips, when you do, only a pinkish-reddish tint will be left. There is no bothering scent and taste as well, so it is a plus! :)
Right Bottom: Eden's Paradise Tomato Tint (Php 179/5ml, Php 199/10ml)
This tint is made in liquid form and it stays on the cheek for an hour or two, you can generously apply using its applicator on the cheeks without worrying of getting too much product (that's why I love bringing this as well)! When it comes to the lips, it stays for an hour or two given that you don't eat or drink. Licking your lips will easily remove the product. The color is buildable as well. One layer gives a pinkish red tint and another layer gives a redder tint, then another gives a richer red. The finish is non-sticky so it is fine if you keep on reapplying to achieve the desired color. About the taste, well it doesn't taste like tomato at all, it is kinda bitter actually but it's tolerable. Because of its wand applicator, it makes it easier for anyone to apply it even withouto a mirror! So bring this anywhere you'd like to go, it will make you look blooming w/o trying so hard!
You can buy the Nivea Lip Balm at any drugstores, department store and Watsons outlet nationwide. You can buy the other lip & cheek tints online in Instagram at @skinpotions, @edens_paradise, @thehappyorganics, @organic_aura, and @skinbliss.
Founder of Astral Crystals.