Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint is not the first lip tint I’ve tried, but it’s certainly the first one I actually like. Or should I say love? When I was ordering products for my online store, I’ve read TONS of blog reviews beforehand, because I wanted to get the best of the best, and this lip tint was highly praised all over the blogosphere, so it ended up amongst the chosen products. Of course, it was only a matter of time before I would try it out myself. Do you know how hard it is to look at cute and amazing products every single day and try to resist the temptation?! Imagine living in your favourite drugstore and not being allowed to touch anything. That’s how I feel every time I walk past the boxes that carry products sold in my online store. Pure torture!
Ok, back to the review. I have two shades in my personal makeup drawer now – PK001 and RD301 – but today I’m only going to talk about the second one, because I haven’t tried out the first one yet. RD301, also known as Cherry Red, is an amazing vibrant red shade. It comes in a sturdy tube with the usual doe foot applicator, which works completely fine, but I actually prefer to use a lip brush, as it allows me to be more precise.
The tint applies very evenly, which is a major plus, as most of the ones I’d tried before went on quite patchy. Another positive for me is that the product doesn’t set for a few minutes, so you can quickly fix the mistakes without having to deal with having an accidental permanent stain not on, but around your lips. I was almost petrified of lip tints before for that reason. Every single time, I was afraid that I would screw up the application and couldn’t get it off, but with this one I feel like there is no need to worry. Having said that, once it sets, it sets. It won’t move or come off. I had it on for twelve hours the other day before I started removing it and it was still going strong. Even Bioderma couldn’t get rid of it completely! When I woke up, it was still a little bit visible, but finally faded throughout the day. I’m saying finally because I was honestly worried that it would never get off. I mean, I’ve had a swatch on the back of my arm for four days! And yes, I do shower reguarly. The point is, if you’re looking for a long lasting lip product, Fresh Cherry Tint is definitely the one to go for! I still can’t believe how long it lasts. It even survived several meals, so this will definitely be my go-to product for any special occasions (that involve eating) from now on. I never want to wear bold lip shades when I go somewhere, because the reapplication on the go in public is just a no-go for me. It’s different with the creamy your lips but better lipsticks – I whip those out whenever and wherever – but the bold ones can be quite fussy to work with when you don’t have a mirror in front of you.
What else can I say about it? When you apply it, it feels very liquidy on your lips and looks shiny, but when the colour ‘wears off’, you are left with a beautiful matte-ish looking tint that isn’t drying or moisturizing. It basically feels like nothing on your lips. The product can definitely be built up, as one coat can give you a more suble tint, while a few extra ones will transform it into a full blown bold shade. In the photos below, I’m wearing either two or three coats. Oh, and the smell! It smells like cherry candy! Sweet, but not sickly or artificially sweet.
Overall, I am very impressed with the product and don’t have one bad thing to say about it. As mentioned, I do have another, lighter shade to test out as well, so I’m interested to see if it will perform as great as this red one. Fingers crossed! An update is for sure to follow. Have you tried any lip tints yourself?
P.S. You can get the Fresh Cherry Tint in any shade you want for 15% off HERE if you buy it by the end of this week. Aren’t I nice? 🙂