Etude House Color Lips-Fit Review and Swatches6:25 AM
Last month, Etude House released these liquid lipsticks called Color Lips-Fit. This product is only a part of their Spring 2014 collection. We can expect more products from them next month. Prepare your bank accounts!
If you're a huge fan of Etude House then I'm sure you remember that they posted a lot of teaser photos for these lip products both on their IG and Facebook page. I bet we can all agree that Krystal and Sulli are both really pretty in the photos! And because they're promoting this a LOT, I thought maybe this is a great product and being an Etude House fan myself, I just have to try it.
This is a revolutionary liquid type lipstick that moistly glides onto lips with its vivid color and finishes off with a weightless powdery texture.
1. Shake well before use
2. Apply smoothly with tip. Lightly dab onto center of lips for gradation. Delicately apply for full cover
3. Apply a layer of Color Lips -fit WH901 after color for a moist gloss
Truth be told, I don't really like the design of the box. lol Not just because it doesn't look that girly. I would've liked it if they just used pink and omitted all those shapes at the sides. That way, it will make it easier for the English description to be read. It's not that hard to read but still some may have difficulties in reading it. Product descriptions are important, at least for me. lol
The Color Lips-Fit is only good for 6 months.
Shade name and number (both Korean and English) can be seen at the top of the box, bar code at the bottom.
It comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a doe foot applicator. I like how they opted to use a clear bottle because it's a lot easier to see how much product is left and it's easier to figure out which shade is which if you bought a couple of this. The bottle also has the same design as the box. For size comparison, if you have the Fresh cherry Tint, that and this one both have the same height but the Fresh Cherry Tint is noticeably slimmer or maybe sexier (because of the shape lol) than this one.
The WH901 (Topcoat) looks like this. It's hard to photograph on white background. orz
These are all the shades I got.
(L-R) PK002 Silhouette Pink, RD301 Perfect Fir Red, WH901 Petit and Top Coat, OR201 Dream Fit Coral and PK003 Fantasy Fit Pink.
Manufacturing date, shade name, number and other basic info can also be found at the bottom of the bottle.
The doe foot applicator!
- SWATCHES -
RD301 - PK003 - PK002 - OR201 - WH901
First three photos shows how it looks like when it's freshly applied and the bottom 2 shows how it looks like after a few minutes have passed.
some photos are blurry, sorry about that, I don't have tripod. orz
It is watery at first but dries to powdery matte finish.
Some of the shades are very true to color while some aren't. Perfect example would be the OR201 and PK003. OR201 looks very orange in the bottle and wrist swatches but becomes noticeably lighter when you apply it on your lips due to blending. I don't really think of it as a con. I like how the color is very buildable because the way it looks in the bottle just scares me. It's too orange. Haha! If you've been reading my reviews then you probably already now that I'm not fond of orange colored lip products. I only decided to try this one because it looked so nice on Krystal. Not really sure if I like how it looks on me. lol I don't see any problem with the other two as PK002 and RD301 look exactly like how you see it in the bottle. Just apply a small amount on your lips if you want a little pop of color and add more if you want to intensify it.
The scent reminds me of a fruity candy?
When you blend it, it feels powdery. Same with Nature Republic's Botanical gradation tint (I think I've mentioned this in one of my previous post, will probably write a review on it sometime next month) which is from what I've read is a dupe for 3CE lip lacquers. I haven't really tried 3CE's lip lacquer so I can't confirm it.
Lasting power is average without eating or drinking. It transfers a lot and it does stain but only a little. They didn't really say that it's long lasting in the description but still who doesn't like long lasting products. If you want something really long lasting, I would recommend Clio Virgin Kiss Lipnicure.The problem with Clio is it can quite difficult to remove but you won't experience that problem with Color Lips-Fit.
This also transfers on your teeth easily which is quite annoying sometimes.
This is drying. I won't really recommend this if you have dry lips. It accentuates dry patches of your lips and it doesn't look pretty, that I assure you. It's weird, I always exfoliate and moisturize but sometimes I can still see some dry patches when using OR201 and PK003, the lighter colors. Sometimes, it looks really flaky after it dries and also settles on lip lines.
The WH901 (look at the last photo of the lip swatches) made it looked better. If you're not a fan of matte finish, just add the top coat. If you want it to stay on a little (emphasis on little lol) more, just add the top coat. If you want it to be a little less drying, just add the top coat. Just add the top coat and everything about this will be a little better. lol The gloss isn't sticky so thumbs up for that. However, it only looks pretty when it's freshly applied.
7 colors to choose from
Not long lasting
Overall, this is just an average lip product. It's affordable, has a nice color selection but it's drying and settle on lines. I wouldn't recommend if you have dry lips.
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I bought Innisfree Creamy Tint Lip Mousse from Jolse too and will probably review it sometime next week. All Etude House are currently on sale at Jolse, they also offer free shipping so don't miss the chance! This week I'm planning to post a concealer, skincare and another lip product review. :D
Anyway, I heard Etude House is going to release their Spring 2014 collection next week. It's another collaboration with Disney and this time it's going to be Cinderella. I mentioned before that it will be really nice if the next collab will be the Disney princesses but I saw the Cinderella Any Cushion case on Facebook last week and thought that it looks like something a kid would use so I'm not going to buy it. XD I haven't seen the other products yet but I hope it doesn't look childish and hopefully will have a better quality than the XOXO Minnie line. :)