[REVIEW+SWATCHES] SS 2018 3ce Velvet Lip Tint Gentle Coral

SS 2018 3ce Velvet Lip Tint Gentle Coral Review:

I bought this pretty baby almost two months ago and finally finished the review for you. So, the famous Velvet Lip Tint from 3 Concept Eyes (3CE) added new shades for their SS 2018 collection. They have Flower Garden theme and brought us 5 beautiful colors; Icing Coral, Gentle Coral, Simply Speaking, Enjoy Love, and Absorbed. These new shades mainly consist of pink and coral hues. They will be perfect for lovely and cheerful look, especially in spring and summer days.

When I saw these flowery shades on Instagram, I knew, I had to prepare my heart (of course, my wallet too) since all colors are extremely pretty. My first crush was the shade Simply Speaking (a red-coral color) but unfortunately it was sold out and I couldn’t find it from other sellers at that time. Couldn’t wait any longer, so I jumped to my second crush and I ended up with this baby, 3CE Velvet Lip Tint in shade Gentle Coral!

Claims :

+ Soft and Matte : Spherical elastomers construct a rich yet light primer-like formula that smoothly fills in your lips’ ridges and adheres seamlessly, leaving a soft and matte finish.

+ Petal-Like Gradient Lips : A velvety formula that melts upon application and delicately tinges lips with petal-like color to complete a natural gradient lip look.

+ Thrilling pink or spunky coral! Striking colors to brighten your skin tone.

Ingredients :

Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclohexasiloxane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Phenoxyethanol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Red 27 (CI 45410:1), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rose Extract

SS 2018 3ce Velvet Lip Tint Gentle Coral Review

Volume : 4 g

How to use :

Take the product out with the applicator, apply an appropriate amount begin to the center of the lips then spread and blend out evenly.

My Lips Type : Normal with some fine lines, pigmented, occasionally dry

SS 2018 3ce Velvet Lip Tint Gentle Coral Review:

I’m not really sure if I should write about the packaging in this review. Well, I already talked about the packaging of 3CE Velvet Lip Tint when I reviewed the shade #DAFFODIL on my previous review. And actually, this SS 2018 Flower Garden collection has no difference in its package. Okay, the only different thing is the color of the tube and box, but basically all is same!

SS 2018 3ce Velvet Lip Tint Gentle Coral Review

I didn’t expect them to change the packaging though, because it is already stunning and so 3CE. Simple, elegant and pro (and, of course, looks expensive, haha). I think the only little gripe is the tube color of each shade is pretty similar, thus we have to find the shade we want to use by checking the shade name on the bottom of the tube.

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By the way, if you want to buy 3CE Velvet Lip Tint (and other beauty products), make sure to always buy from trusted sellers, especially if you buy it from online shops. This 3CE Velvet Lip Tint is one of the hottest items from K-beauty and now the fake product of this lip tint are like everywhere. Be really careful!

SS 2018 3ce Velvet Lip Tint Gentle Coral Review

This lip tint comes with a doe foot applicator, and I really enjoy using it. The wand is sturdy and has a right length, it makes the applicator feels more comfortable on hand. A slim and slanted brush with soft bristles helps us to apply the product precisely. The lid of the tube, which is also a part of the applicator wand, has doff surface. Hence it doesn’t feel slippery when we hold it. Good.

I was curious if 3CE changed and improved the formula of their Velvet Lip Tint for this Spring-Summer 2018 collection, but I guessed they’re already satisfied with their work since I found nothing different between this new Velvet Lip Tint and the previous version. It’s all same.

The texture of the lip tint itself is between creamy and mousse-y. It is more lightweight than a lip cream but slightly thicker than a lip mousse. Just right. This product also contains an oily substance and that’s why it glides and blends easily without leaving clumpy result.

SS 2018 3ce Velvet Lip Tint Gentle Coral Review

Let me describe the color of #Gentle Coral first before jumping to the lips swatch. So, on their website, 3CE said it is a color between peach and coral that embodies both girlish spunk and innocence (well, 3CE is really good when presenting both their shade name and description, right?) And I must say the actual color is as pretty as its description.

Honestly, I wish it could be brighter and more orange-ish like shown on Park Sora’s photos, but in real it is softer. The actual color is pretty similar with 3CE lip swatches (you can find it on the detailed photos at the bottom of the Velvet Lip Tint page on 3CE’s website).

For me, #Gentle Coral is a soft real-coral color. It looks softer on my lips than its hand swatch, but this shade is enough to give an instant bright complexion on my face. This shade is a good option if you want a bright shade that can be used daily without looking too glaring. You know, it is pretty bright but not like a blaze.

Its pigmentation is good, with only one swipe it can give its true and vivid color. The coverage itself is pretty nice. It does cover my natural lip color perfectly with 2 layers application. But it doesn’t cover all fine lines on my lips. Nevertheless, it doesn’t accentuate dry patches too. The result depends on your own lips condition. So, prepare your lips well to get a smooth result.

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SS 2018 3ce Velvet Lip Tint Gentle Coral Review

On lips, 3CE Velvet Lip Tint has a velvety matte result. It still looks smooth and weightless on lips. This product is not drying but not moisturizing too. So far the formula is still friendly for my lips. Without eating and too much drinking, this lip tint can stay up to 4 hours.

The color disappears slightly faster than the shade #Daffodil since it is typically softer and brighter. After wearing off, it leaves pinkish stain that lasts about 4-5 hours and I think it’s quite great.

However, #Gentle Coral is a kind of bright shade, so when it wears off, some wrinkles and tiny flakes will be more noticeable on lips as the texture of this lip tint turns into more powdery. Since that, if you want to re-apply this lip tint, better to remove the residue first and start with new application. It will keep your lips smooth and the lip tint itself will blend evenly.

As I said that I love my #Daffodil, I also love this #Gentle Coral. I am not disappointed with the fact that 3CE didn’t make any improvement for this Velvet Lip Tint since I’ve already liked the formula and how this lip tint stayed quite long on my lips. Otherwise, I felt so excited they picked these new colors for this collection, all are pretty.

It’s good for us, now we have more selections for the shades. 3CE Velvet Lip Tint first collection (10 shades) for beautiful MLBB look, the Prime Violet Purple collection (3 shades) for edgy look and this SS 2018 Flower Garden collection for more cheerful and spunky look. Just choose your mood!

Where to buy:

Amazon | eBay | Yesstyle

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