PRODUCT: Botanical Magic Lip Tint
COMPANY: Nature Republic (Korean)
DESCRIPTION: This is a *very* subtle lip tint. Despite the bright orange color I selected, the tint is pretty neutral on the lip and definitely not vivid. The application is a sponge-like marker tip that is easy to apply, though I strongly recommend lip balm before or after as it feels a bit drying. The product box description is: "Marker-type tint for an easy and complete look, as if you're drawing with a pen."
It is somewhat like using a dry felt-tip marker on your lips. The single application is comfortable and easy and generous with mistakes (no need to fill in the full lip as it blends easily), so it's good for a fast hint of color.
Despite its subtlety, you can see from the ingredient analysis below that the product is chock full of fruit extract and royal jelly as an extra, probably leading to its fragrant scent.
INGREDIENT ANALYSIS: Water, Butylene Glycol, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PPG-26-BTETH-26, ROYAL JELLY EXTRACT, THEOBROMA CACOA (COCOA) SEED POWDER, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER WATER, CITRIS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT, PYRUS COMMUNIS (PEAR) FRUIT EXTRACT, ACTINIDIA CHINENSIS (KIWI) FRUIT EXTRACT, SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT/LEAF/STEM/EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, SALICYLIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SOLDIUM HYALURONATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYLCERIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, BENZYL ALCOHOL, DEHYDROACETIC ACIDE, FRAGRANCE ORANGE 4, RED 28, ACID RED 18
Overall, this lip product is good if you are looking for the bare minimum of color or going for an all-natural look.
SMELL: subtle floral/fruity
YAY OR NAY: Yay if you are looking for a subtle, botanical-based lip tint.
Rating Score Sheet
1/3: Wish I could turn back time and get my money back
2/3: Decent enough to buy again, especially if it's on sale
3/3: Shut up and take my money!
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