[REVIEW+SWATCHES] Etude House Soft Drink Tint OR201 Grapefruit Fantasy

Etude House Soft Drink Tint OR201 Grapefruit Fantasy Review:

When I saw Etude posting their latest product, the Soft Drink Tint, I thought the packaging is very cute but the color selection is pretty basic and similar to each other. I didn’t plan to get it because of the shades but then I read Ana’s review along with the complete soft drink tint swatches (thanks to her for showing the swatches) so I got to know what the shades will look in real life.

The tint is available in 5 different shades, 4 being bold, vivid colors and the other one is more like a lip topper with a glossy finish. Among those 4 colored shades, I pick the shade Grapefruit Fantasy because it’s more my shade. Actually I wanted to get the red one at first but when I saw how red it was, I changed my mind.

It is summer in Korea so I think this tint is perfect because it has summer vibe and as its name, soft drink is really popular when the weather is hot. As expected, Etude House is one brand that follow the trend and always giving us new products with cute and unexpected packaging.

Claims :

Soft Drink Tint colors make the lips look refreshing like a burst of soda.

Ingredients :

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polysorbate 60, Oleth-10, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stevioside, Phenoxyethanol, Red 28 (Ci 45410), Fragrance, Yellow 6 (Ci 15985), Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Simethicone, T-butyl Alcohol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract

Etude House Soft Drink Tint OR201 Grapefruit Fantasy Review

How to use:

After adjusting the amount of the content on the tip at the opening of the container, apply on the lips starting from the inside and working outward as if creating natural gradation.

Volume : 4.6g

My lips area : Slightly dry

Etude House Soft Drink Tint OR201 Grapefruit Fantasy Review:

I’m sure everyone will be surprised how cute and tiny the tint is. It comes in a soft drink bottle (like, a real bottle!) and housed in a paper packaging with a vending machine design. It’s really cute, but the size is unexpectedly so tiny and I think I will lose it if I put it carelessly. It feels like a toy I would play with when I was a kid.

Etude House Soft Drink Tint OR201 Grapefruit Fantasy Review

Etude House Soft Drink Tint OR201 Grapefruit Fantasy Review

If you can see from the picture, the lid part is right above the transparent part of the bottle and when I tried to open the lid for the first time, it was so hard and I almost hurt my finger. Because the size is too small, it’s hard for me to get a tight grip on the bottle to open it. But after that, the lid gets loose and I often found the lid was opened by itself which is frustrating. I have to keep tightening the lid again and again.

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The scent is so good! I’m a fan of sweet scented makeup and it has a fruity scent, almost like a real grapefruit but sweeter. If you hate sweet scent, don’t worry because the scent is not noticeable at all when you apply it on the lips.

Etude House Soft Drink Tint OR201 Grapefruit Fantasy Review

It has a nice doe-foot applicator. The wand is short but fortunately the applicator itself is long enough to reach my lips without having to bump my nose to the lid. It spreads the tint really nicely but because I have small lips, it’s hard to reach the corner part of my lips without making a mess so my favorite way is by applying the tint in generous amount on the middle part of my lips then spread it slowly with my finger. That way I can make my lips look more neat and even.


Etude House Soft Drink Tint OR201 Grapefruit Fantasy Review

Mine is in Grapefruit Fantasy and it’s a warm-toned pinkish red with a very vivid pigmentation. When I swatch it on my hand, I’m surprised by how neon this color look. I’m not a type who will look good with neon lip color so I’m a bit worried but when I try it on my lips, I’m really glad to see the color blends really well and leaving more natural color.

The thing is, I got this shade with expectation of a reddish orange color but when it start to fade, it leaves a very pink stain. I don’t like how pink stain look on my lips so I keep applying it again and again everytime I feel the color is fading.

It has a watery gel texture and it’s really easy to blend even with a finger. I think it’s pretty good to use for making a gradient lips. I’m using it mainly for gradient lips because when I apply it fully, it’s a little bit uneven and too watery.

The thing I love from this lip tint is it doesn’t make my lips feel dry nor it emphasis my dryness parts. It feels very comfortable on the lips but it also feels a little bit sticky but not in a bad way! The stickiness is similar to that feeling when your lips are well moisturized.

Etude House Soft Drink Tint OR201 Grapefruit Fantasy Review

Another thing I love is how vivid the pigmentation is. Usually lip tints have more sheer pigmentation especially once applied to the lips but not with this one. On the lips, the pigmentation doesn’t change at all and I think it’s really good for summer since summer is all about colorful lips.

This tint has very minimal transfer once it dries but it doesn’t hold up well against oily foods. It start to get patchy after I eat something oily and the color will fade very quickly just like that. The stain doesn’t stay that long on my lips, it’s about 3 to 4 hours but it’s easy to re-apply though so I always put in in my bag so I can re-touch easily.

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Do I like it? Yes I like it but I’m not crazy for it. It’s a nice tint with very good pigmentation but the lasting power isn’t that amazing. I want something that will last on my lips for a long time and unfortunately the tint can’t do that.

Yes it feels comfortable but I don’t want to keep re-touching my lips throughout the day. For the price, it’s really worth to try but if you prefer a long-wearing tint, maybe it’s not for you.

Where to buy:

Amazon | eBay | Cosmetic-love | Yesstyle

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