16Brand Fruit Chu Tint 05 Apricot Gummy Review:
When I was browsing for a new lip tint, I found this and my eyes are attracted to its name directly. I have tried a lipstick from 16Brand before and I found myself really liking the lipstick so when I saw that they came with a new lip product, I purchased it immediately. The price itself is not too expensive. It’s a bit higher than the lipstick but I guess it’s normal because usually a liquid lip product is slightly more expensive.
If I’m not mistaken, 16Brand has a ‘Chu’ collection for their lip products. They have ‘Taste Chu’ and ‘Fruity Chu’ lipstick series and judging by the name, I think this new tint is the liquid version of their ‘Fruity Chu’ lipstick and this time they make more shades available with wider variation. They have natural to bright shade range and of course I got the most natural one.
I know about 16Brand because a lot of Korean Youtubers were talking about their products but this time I can’t find any review about this tint. Even on YouTube I didn’t see anyone talking about this product. Maybe this tint is not as hyped as their older releases but that just makes me more curious to try because most of the times an unpopular product works perfectly well on me.
The matte tinting lips-talk expresses defining rich color as it softly and smoothly adheres to the lips while providing a moisturized finish.
Dimethicone, vinyl dimethicone / methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, aluminum starch octenyl succinate, dimethicone crosspolymer, red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, red 202, microcrystalline wax, 1,2 Hexanediol, Cetyl PEG / PEG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Blue No. 1, Phenoxyethanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Fragrance, Beads Wax, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer , Aluminum hydroxide, silica, silica silicate
How to Use :
1. Outline the natural edge of the lips and fill out the inner part fully for a bold look.
2. Apply gently from the inner lip to the outer lip line for a gradation look.
Volume : 2.7g
My lip area : Slightly dry
16Brand Fruit Chu Tint 05 Apricot Gummy Review:
It comes in a cute coral paper box packaging with candies / jellies design all over it. The way they make the packaging reminds me of the old Etude House when they make girlish and cute packaging and I honestly thought 16Brand as the ‘pricier Etude House’.
For their Chu lipstick series, they packaged it in a candy-like paper wrap so for this tint, I was hoping they can make it in a jelly candy box. The bottle itself is also very sturdy.
It has a flat shape applicator but because of the wide tip, it’s hard to achieve a precise application especially on the corner part and on cupid’s bow area. I have small lips so I find it’s even harder to make a neat application.
The good part is the applicator picks up a good amount of product and helps spread the tint nicely without any patchiness so I don’t have to re-dip it into the bottle over and over. If you don’t like the applicator, you can use a lip brush instead.
They have 8 shades available and they divide it into 2 types, Fresh Fruit and Dry Fruit. Fresh Fruit consists of brighter shades such as pinks, corals, and red while Dry Fruit consists of more neutral tones such as Beige, Brown, and Mauve.
I picked up shade Apricot Gummy which is the lightest shade from the Dry Fruit type. From the description online, Apricot Gummy is a pink beige MLBB color and I do agree with it but it has some pink in it as well.
On me, the shade looks like a coral beige shade and I think it has a white tone in it since it makes my complexion looks a bit more pale (lip color with white tone doesn’t fit my skin tone) but if you have less yellow tone on your skin tone, this color will look better on you. If you have medium to deep complexion, maybe you won’t like this shade because it can make your lips look ashy and pale.
Upon my first application, it tugged my lips a bit so I thought the texture would be drying and uncomfortable but after a few swipes, it gets more creamy and I got a smooth finish even on my dry parts!
It doesn’t emphasize any textures or lines at all but please note that I use it after a lip balm so I think you have to moisturize your lips first to get the smoothest application.
It has a velvet finish with a mousse texture but it takes a few minutes to let it set to get a true velvet feel. It also has good pigmentation and feels very comfortable on the lips. It’s easy to blend both with finger or lip brush so for me, it’s a good lip tint to choose if you want to have a good gradient lips, but I suggest you to choose a deeper color though because with this color it can make your lips look small and thin instead of plump or you can add a clear lip gloss if you want to have a plump effect.
For its longevity, I think it’s pretty good. If I eat anything oily, the tint fades right away on the inner part of my lips but if I didn’t eat anything, it lasts up until 5 hours. After that the tint starts to get patchy and get separate for a bit.
It’s not transfer-proof but it’s quite transfer-resistant so I will give a plus point for that. It doesn’t leave a stain behind on my lips so it’s very easy to remove with a regular cleansing wipes or a cleansing water.
I do like the tint (but not too much for the shade) but if I have to be honest, I would prefer the Taste Chu lipstick way more than this tint. The lipstick is more long-lasting and more comfortable on my lips but maybe it’s just me because each product work different on each person.
It’s not too expensive and it’s easy to access by everyone so if you’re curious about this product, please do try it!
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