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Skin Food: Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek (Apricot)

13 Oct

Average online price: $6
Retail price: 6,000 ($5.50)


Sorry about the faded print. I actually bought this a few months ago!

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Left: Here’s the company’s picture of the Skin Food Lip & Cheek–Apricot (so you can clearly see what the package looks like when you buy it). Right: This is mine currently. My finger is there for scale.

The application isn’t very hygienic. To open it, you side the top panel off. You could actually slide it all the way off if you want to. You have to wash your hands every time you want to use it unless you’re not too worried about getting dust or anything inside. I’ve had to clean it once in while with a tissue or Q-Tip to clean out some specs of fuzz.

It’s a pretty light peachy-pink hue. It might seem too light, but I like to wear it with a brighter pink lip tint.

The smell is wonderful. It smells like sweet, sugary peach-apricot candy. I love the smell. I find myself smelling it every time I open it.


I really like to blend this with my Etude House 55 Kissful TintChou (#2). Any bright/hot pink or red lip tint would do. I use the Skin Food Lip & Cheek balm as a base then add the bright lip tint to the inner/middle part of my upper and lower lips. It gives a nice, sweet-looking pop to your lips!



This is how I often overlap the Skin Food Lip & Cheek with my Etude House Kissful Tint Chou (#2). The Skin Food product is a base on my lips, and the lip tint is the brighter pink color on the inner parts of my lips.

It’s not overly moisturizing, but it gives a semi-matte finish. It does feel soft on your lips and doesn’t feel drying (see my note at the bottom of my post).

The staying power is decent for a cheaper lip color.

It blends nicely. I like to use is as a blush. Actually, I’ve been mainly using it as a blush rather than on my lips. But it works great for both!

I give this 4.5/5 stars.

I bought the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Tokyo) and it is a very similar color–the Skin Food is slightly more light. But the Skin Food product is much more moisturizing and comfortable. Plus, it just looks much better and smells really good!


Maybelline: Color Sensational Lipstain (05, in the buff)

26 Apr

This looks just like a marker! This was the lightest pink shade–according to the color of the marker tube. At first I didn’t like this product at all, simply because the shade was redder than I originally wanted, but I now love how the color looks! It makes my lips just red enough to still look natural.

It can be difficult to put on. The color doesn’t apply very well–it seems like the “ink” has a hard time coming out. It reminds me of when you write on a certain type of paper, and the pen stops working and you need to shake it or scribble on something else to get it to work again.

One thing about this lip tint is it really looks like you have nothing on. It doesn’t make your lips shiny or moisturized at all. I think that’s why I can get away with this red-ish color but not with red lipstick or lipgloss.

I also like lip tints/stains in general because they don’t rub off on coffee mugs, cups or anything else your lips touch! They tend to, yes, stain your lips and stay on nicely for a while. ^^

You definitely can’t put any kind of product on your lips first since it makes it so the ink won’t come out. I will put the lip tint on first, and then I apply lip balm on top.

Me without anything on my lips!

Me with Maybelline's Color Sensational Lipstain, in "in the buff." I look serious ^^

I give this three out of five stars.

Revlon: Super Lustrious Lipstick (matte 001, nude attitude)

26 Apr

I was so happy when I saw this on the shelf! I had been searching for a nude lip shade for a while.

One feature about this lipstick is that it tends to show lines in your lips. However, it is definitely not as bad as the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. I wish is was just a tad more moisturizing, but just apply some lip balm first. I doubt any matte lip stick is too moisturizing.

Me without anything on my lips.

Me with only the Revlon matte lipstick, in "nude attitude".

The staying power is OK. I’ve never had a lip product stay on too well, except for some lip stains/tints.

This lipstick makes a good lip concealer/base. I like to apply it, and then apply my lipgloss on top. Check out my picture — my lipgloss looks milky-peach with it over the nude lipstick.

Me with Revlon matte lipstick, in "nude attitude," underneath VOV Castledew Oversetting Lipgloss. It helps bring out the lipgloss colors, giving it a milky look.

I give this three out of five stars.

NYX: Soft Matte Lip Cream (Tokyo)

25 Mar

I love matte nail polish and makeup. It gives you a soft look that’s so cute! This lip cream “is not lipstick, nor is it lipgloss.” The lip creams come in 11 shades. I bought “Tokyo.”

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream comes in a little tube with a nice spongy applicator.

Here is a swatch of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Tokyo) on my hand.

The obvious fault of this lip cream is that it can look cake-y and show major imperfections in your lips. Definitely a major drawback. I knew this problem when I bought it from reading other reviews, but it is such a pretty color that I wanted to try it for myself. The trick is to moisturize and prep your lips well! I use my Dolly Wink lip balm and then use my Sana lip concealer — then I apply the lip cream.

Another issue is it kind make your lips feel a bit dry, but just put some lip balm on top. I don’t think you can wear a matte lip cream and have it be really moisturizing on its own.

My lips before applying the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. It’s important to make sure your lips are prepped well. I used my Dolly Wink lip balm and then my Sana lip concealer before applying the lip cream.

After I prepped my lips, I applied the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Tokyo).

This is a very pretty, soft pink color. I love it! I also love the way the matte color looks. As long as your lips don’t look cakey, it looks nice. It also smells really good! It smells like cake/cupcake batter ^^ I know this smell because I’ve bought cake batter lotion, and it smells just like it. So delicious!

I really want to rate this better, and I still use it a lot, but I know there has to be much better products out there. So I don’t feel like I can rate it really good. I need to find some other matte lip products to try out!

I give this two and one half out of five stars.

For a better alternative to this product, check out my review of Skin Food’s Lip & Cheek.

Etude House: 2NE1 Follow Me Lip Tint SPF 13 (pink follower)

8 Mar

This is lip tint come is “pink follower” and “tangerine follower,” an orange-tinted stick. I bought “pink follower.”

This was a little too pink for me. The package says, “This cool, mint glossy tint stick goes on clear but changes from pale pink to intense fuchsia and every shade in between, according to your passion.” It’s never really a “pale pink.” It pretty much goes on fuchsia, which I’m sure is fine for a lot of people. For me, however, I don’t tend to look to good in really bright reds or pinks. That’s pretty much it! The coloring was somewhat misleading.

Swatches of 2NE1 Follow Me Lip Tint (pink follower). The swatch to the right is one swipe, and the left swatch is two. The color become more intense as you layer it.

It doesn’t smell minty at all. It smells like strawberry watermelon! It smells really good ^_^ The packaging, as with all Etude House products, is SUPER cute — white with pink stars, and the metal inside the container is pink too! I think it’s super neat how it looks blueish-green, but when you put it on it turns pink.

One aspect I really like about this lip tint is that it doesn’t show up when you’re drinking something. I hate when I drink something and my lipgloss or what not rubs off on the lid or cup — so annoying! On glass, you can notice a clear chapstick-looking print, but the color doesn’t show up on anything else. Even if you do drink or eat something, the color stains your lips, so it keeps them pink! I tried rubbing it off, and it’s still colored.

This also keeps your lips REALLY smooth and soft — my lips feel so moisturized with this on! I wish I could layer it on more without it making my lips too pink -__-

Without the 2NE1 Follow Me Lip Tint (pink follower).

I have the 2NE1 Follow Me Lip Tint (pink follower) on my lips!

I give this four out of five stars.