This was the first thing I saw when I was looking for a new lipstick. I’ve tried lipsticks from 16Brand before, and I really liked them. I was so excited to see that the new lipstick came with a lip product! It’s not too costly. Although it is slightly higher than lipstick, I think that’s normal since liquid lip products are usually slightly more expensive.
If I’m not mistaken, 16Brand has a ‘Chu’ collection for their lip products. They have the ‘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 a wider variation. They have a 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 reviews 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 time an unpopular product works perfectly well on me.
Matte tinting lips-talk is a way to express rich color. It softly adheres to the lips and leaves them moisturized.
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.
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 designs 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 was 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.
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 the cupid’s bow area. I have small lips so I find it 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 them 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 the 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 paler (lip color with a white tone doesn’t fit my skin tone) but if you have a less yellow tone on your skin tone, this color will look better on you. If you have a medium to the 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 a finger or lip brush so, for me, it’s a good lip tint to choose if you want to have a good gradient lip, but I suggest you 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 separated 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 regular cleansing wipes or 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 works differently 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!