[REVIEW] Memebox I’m Meme Tic Toc Tint Lip Cashmere

I wasn’t a very big fan of the brand after a huge chunk of my matte lip crayon broke off, but I decided to give this another try because… well because they got Hwang Minghyun (Wanna One & NUEST) to front this, and I wanted to show some support 😂


Product Description

1. A tint that is moisturizing like a lip balm with a soft matte finish. A velvet-like textured tint that applies with a matte finish and keep the inner lips moisturized and smooth on the outside.

2. Soft cushion tip gives a touch of color and builds for more impact. Rich and high-pigmented moist formula gently and continuously wraps your lips without dryness or flakiness.

3. Natural-looking color. Various colors ranging from orange to red that instantly makes your lips look vibrant with a light finish in a single sweep.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 19.90

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Ingredient List

I’m having problems finding this, let me know if you see it around!


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Packaging: I quite like this new packaging style, it’s better than the one they had for the matte lip crayon. However, I have to say that it takes really long to click that button at the end for the product to come out when you first use it. It’s definitely a true test of your patience. The good thing is that subsequently, it gets easier: one or two clicks will be sufficient for the product to appear on the sponge.

Colour: I like to pick colours that are labelled as best picks by the brand ambassadors – I mean, they have to be good if the brand is pushing them so fiercely, right? So I picked 007 My Kinda Coral, and this is how it looks like on Minhyun:

I know it’s called ‘coral’, but I think it leans closer to a terracotta/brown-red shade. It’s super suitable for fall. In fact, it is a colour that will probably stay in trend for very long because these shades are so flattering, especially for Asian skin tones. I feel like I’ve weaned off my pinks & reds, so now all my new lippies sport a similar shade, but you can never have enough of your favourite colour, right?

I do think that this colour is also very similar to that of THEFACESHOP’s finger cotton tint‘s Brown-presso, but a tad more brown.

Colour payoff & intensity: I like how it’s not too intense a colour – make it sheer on the outer parts of the lip, and apply a few more layers on the inside to easily create a gradient lip look. You can also just apply a thin layer to get a natural-looking colour, or swipe a few more times for a full look. Either way, it will still look great!

Staying power: Based on experience, it does stay put through a meal, but don’t expect a full-blown colour. There will just be hints of colour, but enough to make your lips look great.

Also props to the comfortable formula: I expected this to be quite drying and uncomfortable after a while because it dries down to a matte finish, but it was so lightweight that I didn’t feel like I was even wearing lipstick at all!


Final Verdict

I’m definitely giving this brand another go, now that this lip tint has changed my opinion. The colour range is very good (all them MLBB shades!), so I’m definitely going to put the other shades on my shopping list.

The only problem is that these can be rather pricey in Singapore. I know, it’s less than SGD20 (standard price for many lip products these days), but it cost me less when I bought it in Seoul. Ah well, it’s just a price benchmark that you can ignore if you really want to try this out, and I highly encourage that you do, because a good lippie is worth it!


Rating

Colour payoff: ✮✮✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮

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[REVIEW] Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint

This isn’t a new product, but it sure is one that has been raved about by many bloggers and fans. I eventually couldn’t resist finding out for myself whether the hype over this project is justified, so I bought this in Korea and tried it back home in Singapore.


Product Description

The moisture tint expresses sweet color like ice cream as it refreshingly melts into the lips.

Official Retail Price: SGD 9.90

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Ingredient List

Water, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Glycerin, Propanediol, Trehalose, Pentylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Tromethamine, Polyacrylate-13, Titanium Dioxide, Polyisobutene, CI 15985, Fragrance, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sapindus Trifoliatus Fruit Extract, CI 17200, Silica, Alumina

It is little wonder that a ‘watery gel tint’ has a formula that, well, has water in the highest proportion. Some other good ingredients:

Glycerin: good for dry skin
Polysorbate 20: good for fungal acne
Titanium Dioxide: UV protection, good for sensitive skin


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Packaging: I’ve hardly seen an Etude House product that doesn’t deliver in terms of packaging. This one is adorably shaped like a popsicle, which I guess does a good job in delivering the idea of lips stained by the sweet syrup from popsicles. It’s relatively small, so it is also easy to carry around.

Colour: While the shade range is not the largest we have seen from lip tints, I think it is sufficient enough to cover most preferences, with pinks, reds, and oranges/apricots. The colour I picked, RD307, looks very red from the bottle alone, but in reality is a lighter shade of red that closely resembles watermelon juice.

Staying power: Do you want to know how insane this staying power is? After I swatched the product to take the photographs above, I found out that the pinkish stain is still visible the next day – now, how amazing is that?!

I’ve found that this lip tint is so long-lasting that you really don’t need to touch up at all even after oily meals. In fact, you could probably even last a whole day with just a few swipes in the morning before heading out – super convenient!

In addition, I really like that this lip tint actually helps your lips feel moisturized, instead of sucking the moisture away from the lips (this could happen to you too, so remember to always put lip balm!) and making it more dry than before.


Final Verdict

After just my first use, I now understood why this Etude House lippie is such a major hit around the world. It is very rare to find a lip tint that not only does not dry your lips, but faithfully keeps the colour intact even when you are eating the oiliest food in the whole world.

I also think this makes for a very good ‘starter product’, for people who are just starting out on makeup. It’s easy to apply, lasts long, and generally completes your look effortlessly.

Naturally, I hope to be able to get the other beautiful shades as well in the future – wish me & my wallet luck!


Rating

Colour payoff: ✮✮✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮✮

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[REVIEW] Innisfree Creamy Tint

I love lip tints, and I was trying to find one that was not too matte and yet had a strong colour that could last the whole day. I’m also a big fan of Innisfree’s lip products, so I decided to buy this one and try it out.


Product Description

A long-lasting, supple tint that combines the vivid color of lipstick and the shine of lip gloss.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 16

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Ingredient List

WATER, OCTYLDODECANOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES , Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/HEXASTEARATE/HEXAROSINATE, SORBITAN STEARATE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, TRIMETHYLSILOXYPHENYL DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL METHICONE , TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, ETHYLCELLULOSE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE/PPG-20 CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM LAUROYL GLUTAMATE, FRAGRANCE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, RED 7 (CI 15850:1), YELLOW 6 (CI 15985), 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, TROMETHAMINE, PROPANEDIOL, RED 28 (CI 45410), ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, RED 33 (CI 17200), ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) FRUIT EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER WATER, CAMELLIA JAPONICA FLOWER EXTRACT, BLUE 1 (CI 42090), OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT

I’m always very impressed by all these natural extracts that Innisfree has in their products. I know they are probably just like tiny traces since they are at the bottom of the list, but you have to give props to Innisfree for really living up to the brand promise.


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Packaging: Its very consistent with Innisfree’s usual clean and white packaging for lip products. I do like that the bottom part is translucent, so you can see clearly what colour the tint is without really sacrificing brand packaging consistency.

Colour: I got shade #02 Spring Strawberry Latte. Okay, I have to admit that I bought this when I was still in my ‘pink lipstick’ phase, where I wasn’t into nudes and burgundy and just wanted my lips to look pink. It’s probably a common phase that most people go through, idk. The colour applies as an orangey kind of pink, and I found out that it leaves a very nice peachy tint on your lips after the initial gloss wears off. It’s super pretty, and it looks almost like you applied two different colours with just one product.

I’m currently very tempted to get #1, #7, and #8. Let me know if you have them, and if the colours are as good as the marketing swatches!

Colour payoff & intensity: Lip tints usually don’t fail with the colour payoff, and neither does this one from Innisfree.

Staying power: This one definitely got my stamp of approval. Bonus points for fading to a peachy colour. It’s definitely a pleasant surprise, and I do wonder if it’s intentional. Either way, I still really like how this lip tint can last you for hours, even through oily meals. There’s also a sweet syrupy smell of strawberries, but that one doesn’t last as long upon application.


Final Verdict

Innisfree hardly ever disappoints with their lip products. I know it’s a little surprising because people naturally associate Innisfree with skincare, but take it from me that their lip products are seriously superior. It’s one of my favourite brands to shop lip products at, and I’ve collected most of their product lines, from lip balms, lip tints, to lipsticks.

This is another one that has definitely scored with me, and I’m sure that you will love it too. With a wide range of colours, there will surely be a colour that resonates with you.


Rating

Colour payoff: ✮✮✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮

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