Etude House Color in Liquid Lips is a range I have wanted to try for the longest time. I keep stalking sites and finally hit the purchase button. I thought I needed to chuck out some old lips products and replace them with something new and exciting. 😀
This product comes in 20 different shades- from beige to reds and pinks and even violets. I personally adore cooler shades so I picked these to add to my lip arsenal;
I have purchased the;
Etude House Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK005 Pink In Dolly
Etude House Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK001 Pink In Ribbon
Etude House Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK008 Pink In Funk
Etude House Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PP502 Purple In Friday
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk (Pink Talk) – 3.4g No.PK012 Greed Pink
Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk – 3.5g No.PK001
Okay the bottom two are just Etude’s other lipsticks but I just had to repurchase to compare them all. 😛
Here are the swatches on my arm;
Close up, 2x application
Single swatch under natural light
These are the ingredients in the shade PK001, but they are pretty similar except for the color and fragrance added;
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil Mica (CI 77019) Diisostearyl Malate Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Dicalcium Phosphate Silica Silylate Stearalkonium Hectorite VP/Hexadecene Copolymer Tridecyl Trimellitate Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate Kaolin Red 28 Lake (CI 45410) Propylene Carbonate Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Diglyceryl Sebacate/Isopalmitate Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate Sorbitan Isostearate Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate Silica Methicone Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate Tocopheryl Acetate Dehydroacetic Acid Fragrance(Parfum) Red 6 (CI 15850)
Full ingredients list of other shades available here.
From the list above, they did claim that the sweet almond and sunflower seed oil would keep lips smooth and moisturized for long time. I do agree that it is glossier than some lip mousse/tints out there and more forgiving on dry lips, but it does not make chappy lips go away. I still think a lip scrub is necessary because this product is not a lip balm/ gloss and loose bits will show 😦
It’s staying power might be compromised for the sake of moisturization. This liquid lip product fails in that department as it transfers even minutes after application. I use a lip primer underneath to make sure it lasts longer but that didn’t improve too much.
The colors rubs off easily even 10 mins after application (above). PK005 (the lightest) seems to be runnier than the rest. Probably the formulation is slightly different.
My advice is to apply the lip color, blot it once with a tissue and reapply– the classic beauty 101 technique. It does last up to 3 hours, but reapplication is not too tedious. I wished it leaves a pretty after-tint after all the food and drinks like it’s sister; the Etude House Blooming Talk in PK001, but it didn’t.
However, it does create a gradient lip easily. You can just use your finger tips to spread the color over properly primed/concealed lips. The result is quite beautiful. I have also tried creating a gradient with PP502 on top of PK001 and it’s prettayyy~ ❤
Here are my kiss swatches (lol 😛 ) for your imagination on how the actual color is on a white background and the amount it transfers.
You can view the original ad/ Etude’s own swatches here. (and yes, they are abit lighter than how it turned out for me, probably due to the model’s pale lips)
Prices around $7-8 are pretty decent, and if you take shipping into consideration, anything under $9 is totally a great bargain. Here are some price comparisons (true at the time this blogpost is published);
Roseroseshop $7.38 + shipping cost
Testerkorea 6650won (~$6.40) + shipping cost
Cosmetic-love $7.95 (free shipping)
Etudehouse.com $9.50 + shipping
Beautynetkorea $9.27 (free shipping)
Ebay seller F2plus1 $8.98 (free shipping)
Well, TTK might have the cheapest price, but the colors I wanted were always out of stock back then and I was slightly frustrated with the wait times.. I got mine from RRS and am very satisfied that I did. 🙂
Easy to apply
Not too drying on the lips
Good color payoff on one swatch
Many delicious shades to choose from
Staying power leaves alot to be desired..
Color may differ according to its base/ wearer’s lips
I probably will not repurchase unless the other colors strike my fancy because I have enough to last me awhile, and I am looking for other matte liquid lipsticks to try out at the moment. It is quite fun to use and I will recommend at least buying one to try if you love a color pop in your daily FOTD, or suffer from dry lips with no luck finding a cheaper lip mousse/tint sort of product. This might be it. ❤