BANILA Co Velvet Blurred Lips BE01 Milk Tea Filter Review:
The Velvet Blurred Lips is one of the newest lip products from B by BANILA, which is a sub-brand from BANILA Co. I never heard anything about this product until I watched a review from a Korean beauty Youtuber. She said that this lip cream is comfortable on the lips and have so many shades to choose from. Me, as a lip product lover, of course have to try it! I have tried their lip tint before and I loved it so much so I’m curious and want to find out if this one will work as good or not.
For a product from BANILA Co, it’s actually not too pricey. I have seen more expensive items from other brands like Missha and CLIO so I’m quite happy to see they didn’t sell it with a shocking expensive price. You can find BANILA Co products in my country but this item isn’t sold yet so I have to get it online and finally bought it together with the Covericious foundation. There are tons of online stores who sell this lip cream so I’m sure you can find it easily.
+ This lip tint collection comes with 13 colours, delivering high colour payoff with a velvety finish.
+ The lightweight texture ensures smooth gliding with excellent adhesion, lets you create gradation effortlessly.
+ Cottonseed Oil and Avocado Oil help lock in moisture for soft lips.
Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone cross polymer, Dimethicone ／ Vinyl Dimethicone Cross Polymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Isododeccan, Titanium dioxide, Cyclohexasiloxane, 1,2-hexanediol, Yellow iron oxide, Red iron oxide, Red 104 (1), Disteardimonium hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Black iron oxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene carbonate, Avocado Oil, Cottonseed Oil
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 : 4.6g
My lip area : Slightly dry
BANILA Co Velvet Blurred Lips BE01 Milk Tea Filter Review:
When I saw the lip cream for the first time, I really loved the lid part. They make the lid part to have a blurred effect and I think I have never seen any Korean brands with this type of lid. The lid feels very secure because it has a ‘click’ feeling when I close it and each one has different packaging color to representative the shade inside.
I love it when a brand makes the packaging like this so I don’t have to see the shade’s name to know the color inside especially if I have several of them.
It has a doe-foot applicator with a slanted shape but what I notice is how it has a lot of bristles unlike other lip cream I’ve tried before and I don’t know if it’s because of the lip cream’s texture or finish but the applicator doesn’t pick up enough product properly.
I have to keep dipping the applicator inside the bottle to be able to get the amount of product I need and honestly I think it’s a bit time-wasting. Luckily it spreads the product nicely and I didn’t see any patchiness caused by the applicator.
The shade range is pretty good, they have 13 shades available but judging from the official swatch picture, almost all of them have similar undertone. Out of the 13 shades, there are 9 with warm red undertone while the other 4 shades with beige or mauve undertone.
I really hope they can make more shades like brown or terracotta because so far, I think I almost saw none of any Korean brands with these type of shades. It’s always either red, pink, or beige colors.
The good thing is, they have more than 3 n*de shades and my pick is the BE01 Milk Tea Filter. It’s the lightest shade in the collection and I was hesitating if I should get it or not because I was afraid it would be too light for me but based on my experience with other Korean brands, the lightest shade usually is not that light in real life (let’s be real, tons of swatch picture is edited too much) and guess I was right.
On the picture from BANILA’s official website, the BE01 is a light beige with warm undertone. It will suit fair to light skin the most but when the item arrived at my place, I knew right away that the shade will be deeper, especially on my skin tone.
The actual BE01 is a pink beige with warm undertone. It’s definitely a perfect n*de shade for fair to light skin tone and even though the shade is different than what I was expecting, I really liked the shade.
It has good pigmentation and it glides smoothly on my lips but I notice that it may emphasis the dryness on the lips. As you can see on my lips picture, there are some dry areas on my upper lip that can’t be removed even if I apply a lot of lip balm or lip mask, and with the lip cream you can see that it’s really obvious. It’s not a problem if I apply the product thinly but with full lips application, it will show those areas.
The lip cream has a nice velvet finish but it’s not transfer-proof so you will find lip stains on your cup, your glass, or even on your straw. You have to reapply it again if you want your lips to look perfect all day because after you eat or drink, the color will fade instantly.
I can say that it’s not long lasting and you need to keep retouching your lips but it’s actually easy to apply and if you layer it, it won’t look too thick or patchy.
Even with my dry lips emphasized and its poor longevity, I will say that it’s pretty comfortable to wear. Maybe it is because of the velvet texture but I find my lips feel soft to the touch, as if I apply a good matte loose powder on top of my lips.
I won’t say I recommend this product because there are more negative points than the positive one but the shades are pretty and I watched a Youtuber that disliked it but fell for the bright red shade so if you really love the shade selection, maybe you will want to try one.
Overall, I would give a 3 stars for this lip cream. I’m sure I will keep using it because of the shade but it won’t be on my favorite lip creams list.
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