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Got Chapped Lips? Try Peripera Butter Pang!!

Hi Beauties!

Got dry AND pale lips? Try the Peripera Butter Pang! I have been loving these so much because not only are they oh so moisturizing they are also tinted.

MOISTURE, TRANSFERABILITY & LONGEVITY

These are like tinted lip balm. The tint does not transfer much and lasts about 4 hours (see picture below). I wish the tint lasts longer, but my lips sometimes get dry pretty fast, so at those times I’ve had to keep re-applying anyway.

SHADE-CHANGING

Another attribute of the Peripera Butter Pang is that the shade changes color depending on the skin temperature; when the skin is heated, the shade gets deeper, and when the skin is cooler the shade becomes lighter. I honestly don’t see the shades changing, but maybe that just means my skin is always on the warm side temperature-wise.

SHADES SWATCHES

These Peripera Butter Pang lip tints come in 3 shades (Cream Butter, Peach Shea Butter, and Pink Butter), but I have only the Cream Butter and the Peach Shea Butter shades.

Shade #1 Cream Butter: This shade is light, natural-looking, pink. I think this is a good shade for everyday wear if you’re going for that natural look.

 

Shade #2 Peach Shea Butter: This shade is an reddish orange color. I don’t like wearing a bold red shade on my lips, especially for an everyday look for work, so this shade is the perfect natural reddish color. I think this color would look food on any skin tone, but I think it looks best with a warm skin tone with yellow undertone, like mine.

INGREDIENTS

The main active natural ingredients of the Peripera Butter Pang are the Shea Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, and Camellia Japonica Seed Oil (Japanese Tea Oil, also commonly known as Tsubaki Oil)- all of which have moisturizing properties. There is also Red 27 dye in the ingredients. This is the ingredient that contributes to the change in the shade color according to skin temperature.

OVERALL VERDICT

 

To recap, here are the things that I love about the Peripera Butter Pang:

– It’s so moisturizing, just like a lip balm!

– The shades are natural-looking, perfect for everyday wear

– The tint doesn’t transfer much

There really isn’t much about this product that I don’t like. The only thing I don’t like about this product, but can still tolerate, is that the tint doesn’t last all day. Again, my lips tend to get dry pretty fast (within 4 hours), so I have to re-apply anyway- Interestingly, after re-applying once, usually the color seems to stay longer!

By the way, I purchased these tints from Amazon:

So, I have finally revealed one of my two most favorite lip tint products! What do you guys think? Had you heard of this product before? If so, how do you like it? If not, have I inspired you to try it? I hope I have! ^^

What other moisturizing lip products have you tried that does NOT transfer? Place a comment below and let’s start a conversation! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to this blog with your email address to get updated newly-published blog posts and follow me on Instragram, Facebook or Twitter @aiforbeauty

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Labiotte Wine Lip Tint

Hi Beauties!
 

How cute are these lip tints?? Really, the Koreans (and also the Japanese actually) always come up with the cutest packaging haha….I know these tints were very popular the first few months after they came out, so I know my review is super late, but I know some of my readers have been waiting for my review on these tints, so here it is!

But first, I’ll give you a second to admire the packaging….

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Now, let’s get down to business!

MOISTURIZING, TRANSFERABILITY & LONGEVITY

 

Just like other lip tints, these lip tints are drying, not moisturizing at all. In terms of longevity, I’d say yes and no….here’s what I mean:

As you can see from the picture above, after 8 hours (and with eating and drinking), the tint was still there, but more on the edges of my lips so basically not only the tint was not moisturizing enough for my dry lips, it also seeped into the fine lines on my lips. Doesn’t look so good, does it?

One good news is that the tint does NOT Transfer! I really wanted to like these tints, but honestly the transferability is the only thing I like about these tints.

Also, I noticed that everytime I wore these Labiotte Wine Lip Tints, my lips got itchy and then super dry! So I think I might be allergic to something in the ingredients 🙁

SHADES

These tints come in 6 shades, but I bought only 3 of the shades.

PK01 Blush Pink

As you can see, this shade is really sheer; I have naturally pale lips and I had to apply 2 layers for the color to show. If your lips are naturally pigmented, I don’t think this shade would show. If you don’t mind applying 2 layers of the tints and want to go for that natural look, then these tints would be a good color.

CR01 Rose Coral

As you can see, this shade is an orange-y shade. It’s also pretty sheer, so I had to apply 2 layers too for the color to show. Again, if you’re going for a natural look, then this would be a good tint to wear.

RD02 Nebbiolo Red

Unlike the other 2 shades I had, this red shade is actually a lot more pigmented. If I was not allergic to this product, this shade would’ve been my favorite shade in this line.

SCENT

When I first purchased these tints, I was expecting them to smell like wine- but they don’t smell anything like wine or alcohol.  For me that’s a good thing because I don’t think I would want some alcohol-smelling product on my lips!

OVERALL

 
I really wanted to like these tints, but unfortunately I don’t. It’s not moisturizing for my lips at all and it doesn’t look good anymore after several hours with drinking and eating. Also, something about the tints always made my lips itchy, so I had to stop using them.
Does anyone else have an allergic reaction to these tints? I would love to know your experience with these tints in the comment below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to get updated on newly-published blog posts and follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter @aiforbeauty.

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AIRY Lip Tints: Peripera AIRY Ink Velvet

Hi Beauties!

If you follow me on my Instagram (@aiforbeauty), you might have seen a couple posts I have on the Peripera’s AIRY Ink Velvet Lip Tints. To avoid confusion, let me just mention that Peripera has the original Ink Velvet lip tints and the AIRY Ink Velvet lip tints, which are the ones I am reviewing here. Shereen Meiyee from Beautyinhanguk personally hand-picked one of these tints for my Bespoke Box order a few months ago. I have tried Peripera’s other lip tints before (and posted a full review here), and I am not a fan of the other Peripera’s lip tints- but I really like these AIRY Ink Velvet tints.

Before I show you the different shades of these tints, lets talks about these tints in terms of the 3 attributes I always look for in lip products:

  1. Moisturizing
  2. Longevity
  3. Transferability

After that, I’ll talk about the shades and other attributes of the tints like texture, scent, taste, etc.

MOISTURIZING

Lip tints are known to be drying…That’s not the case with Peripera’s AIRY Ink Velvet lip tints. They’re not drying but they’re not moisturizing like lip balms either. I have very dry lips that sometimes flake. I’ve read other reviews where the reviewers said these tints are good for dry lips because they make the lips look like they’re NOT dry. Unfortunately, I have to respectfully disagree to an extent. When my lips are just dry (not flakey), yes these lip tints “hide” the dryness. However, when my lips are flakey dry, even these lips tints cannot hide the dryness 😔 However, I still think these tints are still better than other tints in this aspect.

LONGEVITY

As you can see in the picture below, there was still some tint left 4 hours after application this was without re-application and after eating and drinking. The tint does tend to stick to the dry outline of my lips though, when my lips get dry during the day. At the end of my 10-hour workday, the tint was pretty much gone, without re-applying.

 

TRANSFERABILITY

The picture above is meant to show that the tint doesn’t transfer much but make sure that you’ve blotted right after application and wait for the tint to dry on your lips, which usually takes only a minute. I noticed that if you touch your lips to anything immediately after applying the tints, there is more transfer of the tint.

TEXTURE, SCENT, & TASTE

The texture of these tints is my favorite aspect because Peripera’s AIRY Ink Velvet has that “airy” velvety texture on the lips, just like the name suggests! I had never come across any lip product with this texture before!

All of the shades have the same subtle floral scent…and taste! It tastes like rose – not that I intentionally tasted the product; I always accidentally get a little taste of it when I apply the product on my lips. If you don’t like having to inevitably taste the product, not sure you would like this.

SHADES

Now that we’ve gotten all those details out of the way, let me show you the most fun part- swatches of the shades!!

Shade #1 Heart Grapefruit

I would describe this shade as a reddish-orange shade, which I think would look good on those with a warm skin tone.

Shade #2 Pretty Orange Pink

I think this is a more vibrant more orange-y shade than shade #1. I think this would look good on those with a warm skin tone that is lighter than mine. To be honest, this is probably my least favorite shade, just because it looks a bit too vibrant on me and I usually go for a natural everyday look. Maybe this is a shade that I can use or special occasions.

Shade #3 Sold Out Red

While shade #1 Heart Grapefruit is a reddish orange color, shade #3 Sold Out Red is an orange-ish red color. If you’re someone like me who wants your makeup to make a statement with a red shade but still look natural, I think this shade is for you.

Shade #4 Beautiful Coral Pink

This shade is more of a hot pink color that gives a more youthful look; although, on camera it looks more mauve-y.

Shade #5 Elf Light Rose

This is the most natural shade for my lips as it is the shade that is closest to my lip color (when I actually do have some natural color on my lips). I tend to reach out for this color the most for that natural makeup for work. I also think this shade works for skin tone with warm undertone, as well as skin tone with cool undertone. If your skin color is darker than mine though, this shade might make you look too washed out, in my opinion.

OVERALL

Overall, I do wish that these tints are more moisturizing and lasted longer. However, so far this is my third favorite lip tints out of all the lip tints I’ve ever tried! Which lip tint products are ranked #1 & #2 on my book? Stay tuned to my blog to find out!

What is your experience with these tints?

Which shade is your favorite?


A’Pieu Base Maker SPF 30 PA++

Hi Beauties!

Around the same time that I got the Erborian Glow Creme that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, I also received the A’pieu Base Maker as part of my Beauteque BB bag. This is basically a face primer with SPF. A’pieu is a sister brand of Missha and is targetted for those in their 20s. The brand caters to sensitive skin by including mild ingredients in its products. To make the products interesting, the brand also collaborate with popular animated characters like Doraemon and Crayon Shin-Chan.

The A’pieu base maker, however, is not one of the brand’s collaboration products. As you can see from the picture above, the packaging is just the classic and simple bottle that you squeeze the product out- nothing too fancy or complex. The one I have here is in shade #102 Bboyan.

The product itself has the consistency of a typical sunscreen- white and relatively thicker than most primers I’ve used. It really feels like you’re applying sunscreen. I think that might be because of the SPF content.  It’s also a little sticky.

Functionality

The first thing I noticed when I applied this to my face was the grey cast, which I am not a fan of (see below pictures).

Right side has the primer, left side is my natural skintone.
With primer only- no Foundation

As you know, the main purpose of a face primer is to help the foundation last longer during the day. I put the A’pieu Base Maker to the test! Below are pictures for when I had just applied my bb cushion on top of the primer, and then how the base maker performed throughout the day, as a face primer. Sorry for the different lighting for left side of the first picture below!

Upon Application
6 hours later…
9 Hours Later…

Since my face gets oily as the day goes on, I am always worried that my makeup moves around. However, with this primer, 6 hours after application, you can see that my makeup stays put.

Primer + BB – Upon Application
6 hours later…

In terms of coverage, I think this primer does have a good cover; it covers my blemishes and pores pretty well.

The product does have a scent, for those of you who are sensitive to scent. It has a floral/powdery scent at application, but I don’t think it lingers much after application.

Overall

I don’t like the white cast it gives upon application. I also don’t like the thick consistency. It does have good coverage, but I feel that there are other primers out there that also have good coverage and provides moisture that do not give a white cast. I am currently just using this up, but I will not be repurchasing.

Ok, so that is it for my review this week! As always, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @aiforbeauty or twitter @aiforbeauty or Facebook @aiforbeauty OR suscribe to this blog to get email notifications whenever I publish a new post!

Hope you all had a good weekend and how you will have a good week this week!!

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Ice Cream Lip Tints! Etude House Dear Darling Tints- Swatches & Review

Hi Beauties!!

I finally got my hands on the Etude House Dear Darling Tints that launched pretty recently. I purchased these tints from w2beauty. I was going to publish this review in August, but since July 29 was National Lipstick Day, I thought this would be the perfect weekend to publish this review!

As you can see from the packaging in the picture above, these tints have a summery kind of tone/feel. As you will see next, the colors also have a summery feel to it. These tints feel light on the lips and are also sheer in finish, making them look so natural on the lips, good for day-to-day wear to school or to work.

SWATCHES

See below for swatches on my hand and lips, and also pictures of my whole face to show you how each shade goes with my overall skin tone. The pictures with my overall skin tone and swatches on the lips are not filtered at all so you can see exactly how they look under the natural lighting I had.
PK006: I was actually surprised that this shade is transparent, so the tint is basically like a sparkly lip gloss.

OR205: This shade is a true orange shade. I think it would be suitable for those with a warm skin tone.

PK005: This shade is a light pink that looks very natural. I think that besides PK006, this is the shade that is most sheer.

RD307: When I look at the color in the bottle, I thought this would be a true red, but this red shade is actually more of an orangey-red color, rather than a true blood red. This kind of red I think suits those with a warm yellow-undertone skin tone like mine. Also, I normally don’t like wearing bold red- I personally think it makes me look so scary, but I would definitely wear this kind of red shade as it still makes a statement but not too bold. This one is less sheer than PK005.

PK004: This is my favorite shade! This is the kind of shade that I tend to gravitate to. It is a little bit of a plum-ish color that still looks natural on my skin tone. I think it is as sheer as RD307.

RD306: This shade looks like really dark red in the bottle, and that might look a bit intimidating, but the shade itself isn’t that dark. It is a darker and more true-red version of RD307 though. While RD307 is more orange-y, RD306 is more reddish.

I think all these colors match a warm yellow-undertone skin tone like mine, which I was pleasantly surprised to find. My personal favorite shade of the six shades, though, is PK004, the second darkest shade.

PERFORMANCE

At first I thought these tints were just cute and was not expecting much out of them performance-wise. However, I have to admit that they surprised me! As always, when it comes to lip products, I will talk about these tints in terms of the moisture they give to the lips, the longevity of the tint and the transferability of the tint.

Moisture

I am actually pleasantly surprised that these tints are NOT drying. I don’t think it provides moisture the way lip balms do (and most tints don’t either), but unlike most lip tints, they are also not drying.

Longevity

I was also surprised to find that these tints lasted on my lips pretty much all day! Here are picture from when I was testing for the longevity of the tint. In the picture I used PK004, but I tested another shade (I think it was RD306) and found the same results.

Transferability

NO TRANSFER!!!

Here I was at work, sipping out of my cup while having the lip stain on my lips- and no tint on the cup! I think it is safe to say that this tint does NOT transfer…at all!! Although, I did notice that when I applied lip balm on TOP of the tint, then the tint transferred everywhere…so usually I would apply a ton of lip balm before applying the tint.

FINISH

As I mentioned, these tints all have a pretty sheer finish, although the darker shades are a little less sheer than the lighter shades. Because of the sheer finish, these tints are good for everyday wear to school or to work. For me, however, because of the sheer finish, my upper lip sometimes does not seem to retain the color when I smack my lips together to apply the tint as I do normally; all the color from my upper lip seems to transfer to my bottom lip, which easily retains color (I know, so weird!!)- so I just have to remember not to smack my lips together when I apply these tints.

SCENT & TASTE

A word of warning: Although these tints smell like candy, they taste bitter. I accidentally tasted only a little bit when I put the tints on, so it may not be a big deal for a lot of people. Just thought I would mention this, but I do wish Etude House had made them taste like candy too…or at least tasteless…

Ok, so that is it to my LONG review on these tints. Overall, these tints do surprise me, in a good way. If you are looking for tints that give you a sheer, natural look to wear to school or to work, you should give these tints a try. If you are sensitive to lip products that taste bitter though, I don’t think you will like these tints. Again, I could taste only a little bit of the tint when I put them on.

Let me know in the comments below whether you decide to try these tints! I purchased these tints from w2beauty – they send you the products directly from Korea. You can also find these at Amazon (Prime), if you are in a rush to get your hands on them! If you have tried them, I would love to know your thoughts!!

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Holika Holika Enamel Lip Tints

Hi Beauties!!

As you know, I have super dry lips and so I am always looking for moisturizing lip products. I also hate it when I see my lip product transfer to everything my lips touch…cups, glasses, utensils, etc…so I am always looking for lip tints that do NOT transfer. Thirdly, I also tend to be too lazy to touch up my lipstick/tint more than once a day and I naturally have very pale lips.

I came across these Holika Holika Pro:Beauty Enamel Volip Tints when I was watching Liah Yoo’s video here.  Firstly, Liah Yoo is one of my favorite Youtube Beauty Gurus who have the same skin type as me and similar interests as me. Secondly, the packaging caught my eyes because it’s so sleek and shiny!

This Holika Holika lip tints come in 6 shades: (click on the link to go to the Amazon page where you can buy the product in that shade)

#OR01 Citrine Peach
#OR02 Spicy Orange
#PK01 Muse Pink
#RD02 Ambitious Red

I purchased only #CR01 Flash Coral and #RD01 Twilight because I thought those are the colors that would match best with my honey beige skin tone, and in this post I want to focus my testing on the formula instead of on the colors. Below are swatches only of these two shades- for swatches of all 6 shades, I would suggest going to Liah Yoo’s video.

If you’ve read my other reviews on lip products, you know how picky I am about lip products- very picky!! As always with lip products, the three attributes that are important to me when deciding how much I like the product are:

  1. how much the product transfers (if at all) to things my lips touch
  2. how moisturizing it is
  3. how long-lasting the tint is.

I will also mention the scent, because some people might be sensitive to scents, and applicator of the product.

Transferability

Ok, so this is actually the part that disappoints me the most – the tint transfers EVERYWHERE!! At first I thought that maybe I had to wait some more for the tint to dry so it wouldn’t transfer, but no matter how long I waited, it still transferred to whatever my lips touched.

Longevity

As you can see on the picture below, the tint is almost gone 4 hours after application, after some eating and drinking. Also, the tint clings onto the dry area of my lips- so the moisture that the tint gives upon application doesn’t last that long…at least not on my lips. Eight hours after application, the tint was basically all gone. I tried the shade #RD01 Twilight and got the same results.

 

Moisturizing

Unlike most lip tints, these lip tints are VERY moisturizing…almost as moisturizing as a lip balm! Also, most lip tints have a matte finish, but these Holika Holika lip tints have a glossy finish, which I love too.

Scent & Applicator

In terms of the scent, it has a sweet, candy-like scent. It is pretty subtle though, and you don’t actually taste the scent if you know what I mean. Essentially, when you put the tint on your lips and accidentally lick your lips, it’s not sweet it just doesn’t taste like anything.

In terms of the applicator, the lip tint has a slanted doe-foot applicator as in the picture below. I think the slant helps with applying the product onto the lips. I don’t mind the applicator, but I do think it might be easier to apply the tint to my cupid’s bow if the applicator was more sharp at the end.

Overall Thoughts
I love that the tint is very moisturizing. I don’t like the fact that the tint doesn’t last that long, but I guess I wouldn’t mind re-touching once, or even twice, a day as part of a compromise for the moisturizing properties. However, what discourages me the most from re-purchasing these tints is the fact that it transfers so much so easily…everywhere!
Have you tried these tints? How do you like them? I’m curious to hear whether other people have the same experience as me with these tints. Please leave a comment below with your thoughts!
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Erborian Glow Creme Illuminating Face Cream

Hi Beauties!!

Do you like having a glowy face but not like using powder highlighters? If you can relate to that, then you might want to try the Erborian Glow Creme Illuminating Face Cream.

I purchased this as part of the $50 Klog Box from Soko Glam. I don’t think Soko Glam carries it anymore, but Sephora now carries it. The product claims that it helps give the face “a pearly glow and a radiant complexion”. You can see the “glowiness” when you squeeze out the product from the tube like you can see in the picture below. The consistency is between a cream and a gel…so I guess a light cream consistency.

You can use it as a primer, under your foundation, or as a creme highlighter, on top of your foundation.  I usually use it as a primer. I do notice my face looks more glowy when I use this as a primer under my foundation.  I wasn’t sure how to capture this on camera though! Also, just a quick note that this product does not have SPF, so if you want to use this as a primer, you still need to apply suncreen underneath.

Effectiveness as a Primer

First of all, since I use this as a primer, I wanted to see how effective it is as a primer. The purpose of using a primer under your foundation is to make your makeup last longer. Does this product live up to that expectation?

Ok, if you have read my post on my favorite bb cushion, the Missha M Magic Cushion, you’d know that cushion holds up well and lasts all day all on its own- so for my testing purposes of the Erborian Glow Creme, I used another foundation that I know does not last all day on its own. Check out the pictures below:

At Application
8 hours later
At Application
8 hours later

I did not retouch my makeup at anytime during the day when I took those pictures. I think it works pretty well as a primer.

Scent

I also have to say, this product does have a floral fragrance. It’s not subtle, but it’s also not overpowering…at least not for me. If your skin is sensitive to fragrance, you might want to take caution.

Ingredients

The main ingredient of this product is licorice extract, which is known for the following benefits for the skin:

– potent anti-oxidants: fights damaging free radicals

– promote skin elasticity and slows down wrinkle formation, and fight inflammation (plant sterols)
– helps reduce hyper-pigmentation (glabridin blocks the enzyme that causes the skin to darken)
– Helps regulate oil production, which helps prevent acne as acne is caused by the clogging of the skin pores due to overproduction of oil. (Licochalcone)
– Also has moisturizing properties

I can’t confirm  that it slows down wrinkles since I don’t have wrinkles yet. I also don’t notice my hyperpigmentation reduced or my combo/oily face getting less oily with this product. What I do notice though is that the creme does add moisture to the skin, per my testing using a skin tester below. (I tested on two different areas of my face).

Overall verdict:

I do like this product because it helps give me that “glow effect” and adds moisture to my skin. I also love the scent. However, other than that, I don’t think this product does anything else, and at the price of $42, I will not be repurchasing.

Has anyone tried this? I would love to know your thoughts if you have tried this product. Also, let me know in the comments below if there is any other product you’d like me to try and review. 🙂

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Peripera Peri’s Ink Series- REVIEW & COMPARISON

Hi Beauties!

I have always heard and seen Peripera’s lip products in the KBeauty world, and finally I got my hands on some of them! I purchased 1 shade each from the Original Peri’s Ink, Peri’s Ink the Velvet, and Peri’s Ink Stick. My focus here is to test the formula, not so much the shade, so I purchased whichever shade I thought would suit me best.

Anyway, in this review I will discuss the following aspects of all three lines of Peripera Peri’s Ink series.

  1. Moisture & Consistency
  2. Longevity of the tint
  3. Transferability of the tint
  4. Scent

I will rate each of these attributes (except the scent) in these three Peri’s Ink line relatively to each other using numbers 1 through 3, reflecting from least to most favorable. I will not rate the scent because I think the scent really depends on preferences.

Below are the shades that I purchased for each line and then swatches of the shades (the last three swatches in the picture below).

Peri’s Ink the Original: #2 Get the Eye

Moisture & Consistency

Peri’s Ink the Original: The consistency of the Peri’s Ink the Original is a little thicker than water, but not as thick as cream. It is a little more creamy than Peripera Peri’s Tint Water but not as creamy as Peripera Peri’s Ink the Velvet. The issue I have with the watery consistency is that my upper lip doesn’t take the color. With this lip tint, I don’t always have that issue, but sometimes I do (i.e. sometimes my upper lip doesn’t take the color). I am not sure why this is the case with my upper lip. If anyone has the same problem, please let me know in the comment below why you think this is!

With my dry lips, I always look for lip products that are moisturizing. This tint is relatively more moisturizing than most tints in that it does not hold on to the dry flakes on my lips, as shown in the picture below. You can’t even see that my lips were dry on the picture on the right. However, unlike a lip balm, this tint, just like most tints, is not moisturizing enough to actually treat the dry flakes.

Peri’s Ink The Velvet: I would say that this line of Peri’s Ink lip tint is more moisturizing than the Original line because the consistency is more creamy than the Original Ink line. It is not as creamy as the Peri’s Ink the Stick line though.

Peri’s Ink the Stick: This is the most moisturizing of the three. Unlike the other two, which have a doe-foot applicator, it has the shape of a lipstick, which I like more than the doe-foot applicator.

Verdict:

Peri’s Ink the Stick: 3 – most moisturizing

Peri’s Ink the Velvet: 2
Peri’s Ink the Original: 1 – least moisturizing

Longevity of the tint

Peri’s Ink the Original: As you can see in the picture, by the end of my 10-hr workday, the tint stayed on my lips ever so slightly, almost gone. I tested this longevity without re-applying the tint at anytime during the day.

Peri’s Ink the Velvet: The Ink the Velvet line did not last me throughout my 10-hr workday, without re-applying.

Peri’s Ink the Stick: Just like Peri’s Ink the Velvet line, the Ink the Stick line also does not last the whole day if I don’t re-apply

Verdict:

Peri’s Ink the Original: 3.

At the times when my upper lip does take the color, I think Peri’s Ink the Original stays on my lips a little bit more than Peri’s Ink the Velvet and Peri’s Ink the Stick. I would still re-apply at least at the 4-hr mark though.

Peri’s Ink the Velvet and Peri’s Ink the Stick: I think these two are about the same level when it comes to longevity of the tint. I would also re-apply at least at the 4-hr mark, if not earlier (depending on what and whether you eat/drink within those 4 hours).

Transferability

Peri’s Ink the Original: This product does not transfer at all, no matter how much you put on.

Peri’s Ink the Velvet: This version does transfer, even if you put on only a single layer.

Peri’s Ink the Stick: This version transfers only a little bit.

Verdict:

Peri’s Ink the Original: 3 – least transferability
Peri’s ink the Stick: 2
Peri’s Ink the Velvet: 1 – most transferability
Scent

When it comes to the scent, Peri’s Ink the Original and Peri’s Ink the Velvet have more of a fruity scent (at least for the shades that I got). Peri’s Ink the Stick, however, has more of a floral scent and its scent is more subtle than the other two. Again, as I mentioned in the beginning, the scent is really preferential, so I don’t want to rate the scent 1-3. I will say though, that personally I love floral scents, so I prefer Peri’s Ink the Stick.

Overall Verdict

From my ratings above, you can see that Peri’s Ink the Original has the least transferability and the most longevity. Peri’s Ink the Original is the least moisturizing. However, my favorite is actually Peri’s Ink the Stick because it feels the most comfortable on my lips and I prefer the floral scent over the fruity scent.

Although Peri’s Ink the Original has the least transferability, it is only slightly less transferable than Ink the Stick. Although the Original also has the most longevity, its staying power is only slightly longer than the other two, not enough for me to trade the moisturizing property of the Ink the Stick for the slightly longer staying power of the Original.

You can purchase these tints from Amazon here:

Peripera Peri’s Ink The Original: http://amzn.to/2tXoMrs

Peripera Peri’s Ink the Velvet: http://amzn.to/2tDLjHf

Peripera Peri’s Ink the Stick: http://amzn.to/2uZiO6h

That is it for my review and comparison of Peripera Peri’s Ink the Original, Peri’s Ink the Velvet, and Peri’s Ink the Stick. I hope that you find this review useful for when you are deciding which product line to purchase. If you have tried any or all of Peripera’s lip tint line, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below! Also, if you have a suggestion on which other shade to get (for Ink the Stick) that would suit my NC 23-25 skintone (Honey Beige skintone if on Missha’s BB foundations), let me know!

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Missha M Magic Cushion SPF 50 PA+++

Hi Beauties!!

I had just gotten my second and third tub of the Missha M Magic Cushion when I had a creative urge to take this picture below, which ended up getting so much love (for the picture itself and the product as well).

When I learned about bb and cc cushions a few years ago, I went ahead and tried some- Just for reference, I heard IOPE is the original brand that started the BB Cushion trend, so I tried the IOPE BB Cushion and then CC Cushion. I have also tried the Laneige Anti-Aging Cushion and the Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion. Frankly, most of the BB cushions that I have tried have been too heavy for me and have always transferred to other things easily. I really like the Sulwhasoo Evenfaire Perfecting Cushion, but I was wishing that there is a cushion version of my favorite BB Cream (which is the Missha M Perfect Coverage BB Cream).

A few weeks ago, I was watching a collaboration video on youtube by Morgan from the Beauty Breakdown and Liah Yoo where they talked about their favorite cushions (you can check out the video yourself here). Both of them loves the Missha M Magic Cushion. As these two ladies are my trusted Youtube gurus when it comes to KBeauty, I went to the Missha website and decided to give Missha M Magic Cushion a try, and guess what? I really feel like this is the Missha M Perfect Coverage BB Cream in a Cushion form! My wish had been answered! 😀

The Basics: Packaging, Shades, SPF, and Skincare Claims

 

The packaging is a white and silver tub, and the inside is just like any other cushion foundation. You can take out the part that contains the product and the sponge, so you can just buy a refill and use the same tub. I actually wish the tub had more contrasting colors, but eh…if I love the product inside, I don’t mind the packaging.

   

One of the things I love about Missha bb products is that Missha comes out with a wide range of shades, so even those of us with darker skin can use Missha bb products. The Missha M Magic Cushion comes in 4 shades: #21 Light Beige, #23 Natural Beige, #27 Honey Beige, and #31 Golden Beige. I use shade #27 Honey Beige, which is the same shade I use with Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream. Just for reference, I have a little darker skintone than most Asians, with a yellow undertone. If you have a fair/light skintone with pink or natural undertone, I would think that Shade #21 or #23 should work for you.

As the title of this post indicates, this cushion, like Missha’s other cushions and bb creams, has an SPF 50 PA+++. The cushion also has “silica-bead powder [that] effectively absorbs sweat and sebum”, which supposedly is what makes the makup last longer. Additionally, the product contains bamboo water and baobab fruit extract that moisturizes the skin. Baobab fruit is Africa’s “Tree of Life” that contains almost 50% fibre and the highest amount of antioxidants than any other fruits. The product also contains witch hazel extract that soothes and calms the skin.

Coverage & Finish

One squeeze from the cushion

The AFTER picture below is the coverage I get after only 1 squeeze of a semi- to full tub.

Pretty good right? It instantly covers up my hyperpigmentation marks and makes my skin look flawless.  I have always had hyperpigmentation and I have never used a bb cushion that covers those hyperpigmentation marks instantly. Just like the Missha M BB Cream, the Missha M Magic Cushion has a FULL coverage, in my opinion.

Additionally, I think it gives a semi-matte finish, which is the way I like it…..it’s not too glowy and does not make my face look like an oil slick anytime during the day or by the end of the day, but it also doesn’t look super matte, making my face look “flat”.

The only thing I don’t think I like is that it does give a little bit of a white cast effect under superficial lighting, which I’m assuming is similar to what a camera flash would be like. Honestly, though, I think the only cushion that might not give a white cast under a camera flash, yet still has a high SPF content, is the Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion, which cost $60. The Missha M Magic Cushion cost a third of the price of the Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion, so for the price, I’d make that trade-off.

 

 

Longevity & General Performance

I tried using this cushion without a primer to see how it performs and how long it lasts on its own. The cushion performed pretty well. At the end of a 9-hr work day without a primer, the cushion still held onto my face, almost as if I had just applied it. It didn’t melt away by my oily face and whatnot. I have a dry nose that tends to get flakey as the day goes on, and I found this cushion kept my nose moisturized- something I am super happy about, because no one wants dry flakes hanging on their nose!

Also, it is not sticky, so I don’t have to worry about my hair sticking to my face when the wind blows. The only thing that bothers me is that the product transfers to anything that touches the face- like my boyfriend’s shirt…sad, but true…lol – I have to say, though that the transfer is not as bad as some other bb cream or cushion products I’ve tried.

 

 

Scent

It has a subtle floral scent. I think it’s the same scent as the Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream, but a lot more subtle.
RECAP:
What I like:
– The Full coverage
– the scent
– It lasts a whole day, even without primer
– The semi-Matte Finish
What I don’t like:
– It transfers to anything that touches the face.
– The white cast with flash camera

If you live in a dry climate and have normal/combination/oily/sensitive skin, I would definitely recommend this product. If you live in a dry climate and have dry skin, you might want to try the moisture version of this cushion- the Missha M Magic Cushion Moisture; I heard that one is suitable for those with dry skintype. For those of you with normal/combination/oily skin who lives in a humid climate, I don’t know whether the Missha M Magic Cushion would still be light enough for you – let me know if anyone would recommend this for those living in a humid climate!

If you have tried this cushion, I’d love to know what you think! If you have not tried this cushion, do you think you will try it? Have you tried the Moisture version? What other cushions would you recommend for someone with combination/oily skin, with hyperpigmentation, like me? Comment down below! Also, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @aiforbeauty for daily posts (hauls, mini reviews, or just pretty pictures of products I will review in the near future).

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Berrisome Oops My Lips Tattoo

Hi Beauties!!

Happy Saturday! For those of you who know me know how dry my lips are and how much I hate it when my lip product transfers from my lips to whatever my lips touch (drinking cups, etc). My lips are also very pale naturally. That is why I am always attracted to lip products that not only leave a tint on my lips but also does not transfer and moisturize. Sure, I could put on a lip balm after the tint if the tint is not moisturizing enough, but then I’d have to use two lip products at once.

Anyway, I came across a set of “lip tattoos” – there is at least a couple other brands out there but the brand I purchased is Berrisome. This review is on the Berrisome Oops My Lips Tattoo. There are 10 shades: sexy red, bubble pink, lovely peach, pure pink, chic purple, virgin red, vivid scarlet, candy orange, glam orchid, and dear coral. In this post, I will be discussing two of these 10 shades: bubble pink and pure pink. 

How It Works:

You apply it like you would apply any other lip product. After 5-10 minutes, it should be dry enough for you to peel off your lips. The color is bold upon application before peel-off, but when you peel it off, the color is very natural-looking, which is one thing I really like about this tint.

Top and Right shade: Pure Pink Bottom and left shade: Bubble Pink
Bubble Pink shade: Left side- Upon Application; Right side- after peel-off.
Pure Pink shade: Left side- Upon Application; Right side- after peel-off.

Another thing I like is that it does NOT transfer, as you can see in the below picture I took when I was testing the product.

As you can see- the only mark left on this white cup is the leftover of the peel on my lips that had not been peeled.

Additionally, the tint lasts the whole day….if your lips are not dry. I have very dry lips- and so when I apply this lip tint when my lips are dry, it peels off flakes of my dry lips- the outcome is very patchy then. This is one thing I don’t like about this lip tint- it is not moisturizing at all. Sometimes I would apply lip moisturizer first before applying this lip tattoo, but then I had to apply a thicker layer of the tattoo, which then took longer to dry.

The lip tint on dry lips after a few hours (without applying lip balm after peel-off), after eating and drinking.

Another thing I really don’t like is that it takes too long to dry (5-10 minutes, as I mentioned). I dealt with this issue by applying this before I applied any other makeup or skincare, so by the time I finish with the rest of my face, the lip product is dry enough to peel off. Realistically, though, I tend to forget to apply this before I do the rest of my face, so a lot of times I end up reaching for other lip products.

Also, I accidentally got this lip tint on my teeth a couple times some time between application and peel-off, and ewww…it tastes so bad!!!

Ingredients

This product is free From the following ingredients: sulfates, triclosan, propylene glycol, formaldehyde-releasers, sodium lauryl sulfate, peg, silicones, alcohol, formaldehyde, coal tar, dye, talc, mineral oil, parabens, tea, mit

Here is the full Ingredients, if you’re interested.

Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethanol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, CI 45410:1, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, CI42053, Fragrance, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Allantoin, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Royal Jelly Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Water, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Aloe, Prunus Ayium (Sweet Cherry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Ethyl Hexanediol, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Magnolia Kobus Flower Extract, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Flower Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Flower Extract, Rhododendron Mucronulatum Flower Extract, Togetes Erectn Flower Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Rhododendron Schlippenbachii Branch/Leaf Extract, Dianthus Caryophyllus Flower Extract, Tulipa Gesneriana Flower Extract, Apple, Rose, Honey, Rose

One ingredient here I would like to point out is Polyvinyl Alcohol. I mentioned that this product is free from alcohol, so you might wonder “then why the full ingredient list contain polyvinyl alcohol?” Polyvinyl alcohol is not real alcohol; it is a synthetic alcohol used in cosmetics to increase the thickness of the oil in the product.

Recap:

What I like about this product:

– Natural Lip Stain
– Does NOT Transfer
– Long-lasting stain, when my lips are not dry.

What I don’t like about this product:

– Takes too long to dry
– Tastes really bad
– Peels off dry flakes from my lips, resulting in a patchy outcome due to my dry lips

Overall, if you don’t have dry lips like me and have 5-10 minutes to spare to wait for the tattoo to dry, you might want to try it. However, if you do have dry lips like me, I would recommend other lip products (that I will write about in the near future) to use.

I purchased this product from Memebox:

Ok! That’s it for now for my lip products review. Let me know if you have tried this lip product and what you think of it! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog if you want to stay updated for my new blog posts. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @aiforbeauty

 

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