I was DEFINITELY not planning to buy another lip product anytime soon, but you know I am susceptible to good deals :X (don’t deny it, I’m sure you do that too). I saw this selling at SGD 12 at some Watsons fair and thought the colour was really lovely when I swatched it. Plus, it’s Peripera – their lip tints have never disappointed, so I was sure this would be great as well.
Get bright, bold lips this summer! The formula dispenses through a soft cushion for controlled dabbing and application. Once applied, this vibrant stain does not budge!
Official Retail Price: USD 14.00 (Soko Glam)
Methyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Red 6 Lake(CI 15850), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cholesteryl Isostearate, Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Yellow 6 Lake(CI 15985), Sorbitan Isostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethyl Hexanediol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Red 7 lake(CI 15850:1), Fragrance, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
I thought the texture was rather similar to the Airy Ink Velvet, so I’m putting its ingredient list here for comparison:
Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Green Tea Seed Oil, Cotton Seed Oil, Mango Seed Oil, Lithol Rubine BCA, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Tetrachlorotetrabromofluorescein, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Oxide, Phloxine B, Hydrated Ferric Oxide, Sunset Yellow FCF, Tartrazine, Black Oxide of Iron
I’m pretty surprised to see that the lists are not identical, but you also see that this Peri’s Cushion Lips is missing the various seed oils, replaced instead by a very low proportion of shea butter. I’ll talk more about the texture of the product below.
Packaging: It’s not the prettiest packaging I’ve seen from Peripera. Actually, I think it might be one of my least favourites. It’s not exactly cute, and looks a lot like my highlighters (the stationery product, not the makeup namesake LOL). It theoretically works the same as TFS’s Finger Cotton Tint, but it is a lot harder to control this. I find it very hard to squeeze the product out, and ended up squeezing more than I wanted on the first try. Definitely not my favourite packaging as well.
Colour: The actual swatch looks NOTHING like the one in the marketing photos. So disappointing. I was lucky that I got the chance to swatch this in person before I bought it, instead of ordering it online, because I would have been really upset if it turned out so different when I receive it. Someone should really call out these brands for showing swatches that are not off by a large margin.
Anyway, there were only 2 shades on sale – the other was some bright pink colour that I would probably never wear, so I went with this OR04. I find this colour to be similar to the MISSHA Matt M Lip Rouge’s Maple Latte shade, and this is quite flattering for my warm undertones. If you also have warm undertones, you would most probably like this shade as well.
The colour payoff is okay – it’s not super intense, and will probably take you a two or more layers to get a nice and even colour.
Staying power: I find it to be thicker than the Airy Ink Velvet, almost like a normal liquid lipstick. It dries down to a matte finish on the lips, but I didn’t like how it felt quite dry, and ended up showing all these tiny cracks and fine lines even though I had exfoliated my lips before applying.
I did appreciate the long-wear formula though, because it is definitely good to last for days when you can’t find the time to touch up. True to its words, the stain is hard to budge. I don’t think it’s completely transfer-proof though, so if you are looking to keep the colour as thick and bright all day long, you may be disappointed.
This is just okay, I guess. I would love to wear this regularly but it really is quite dry for my already-dry lips, and I really hate seeing all these fine lines amplified.
If you are looking for long-staying lip lacquers with good colour payoff and comfort on the lips, I definitely still suggest the Airy Ink Velvet series over anything else from Peripera. It is little wonder that that is one of their star products, because some other stuff (like this product) are rather underwhelming.
Colour payoff: ✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮