I like my lovely high end lip goodies, but here’s one I got recently that surprised me for application, texture and price. Those of you on a budget will love this one 🙂 Its the Mentholatum LipIce Water Colour Lip Moisturizer in the Think Pink series.
Not unfamiliar with LipIce, I initially thought that this product was a tinted lipbalm. In fact, I thought it was those what look clear but turn pink on your lips – you know those? Instead I was surprised to find that what the LipIce Water Colour Lip Moisturizer is, is a sheer, moisturizing lipstick.
It comes in 4 shades of pink which Mentholatum describes as healthy looking lips, and Kissy Pink is No. 03. Truth be told, this is probably one of the nicest introduction to coral lipsticks as you can ever get! Check out the swatch below 🙂
There, see. Here’s what it looks like in the tube.
LipIce Water Colour Kissy Pink is more coral than pink!
Incidentally, although in the packaging the tube looks prismatic, its not. Its just a very simple straightforward plastic tube of lipstick. Feels a little cheap, but then so is the price so I’m not complaining! 🙂
Here’s a swatch on my arm. Its actually quite pigmented for what it is and it layers well.
LipIce Kissy Pink swatch – Left: 1 layer Right: 3 layers
In fact, I think it comparable to many of the more expensive sheer lipbalm-lipstick hybrids we have been seeing this year! The only drawback is the colour selection which at 4 is really small, but which for a quick drugstore fix, is perfect 🙂
And for some strange reason, on my lips, it turns… you guessed it. Rosy. Everything seems to take on a rose tint on my lips. It might be because I have quite pigmented lips to start with. That said, 03 Kissy Pink is not a pink, but a very pretty rosy-coral that brightens up the face, does not slip and slide, lasts a couple of hours at least, and isn’t drying at all.
Pros: Inexpensive, Not drying, Nice colour
Here is the ingredient list for those interested.
Lipice Water Colour ingredients
I don’t quite agree with the statement on the packaging, that Kissy Pink is a “Natural Pink Shade”. It is a very pretty colour that applies like a lipbalm yet looks like a lipstick, but it is by no stretch of imagination, pink. That said however, I think its an excellent sheer moisturizing lipbalm-lipstick and can easily stave off the lemmings for the higher end Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and Dior Addict. Just about.
Have you spotted these in the pharmacies yet? Do keep an eye out for them. I do think they are a good buy 🙂
The Mentholatum LipIce Water Colour Lip Moisturizer comes in 4 shades and retails at RM14.90 at major pharmacies
What is the 30 Days of Lip Swatches project? I will be showcasing and reviewing 30 lipsticks or lip glosses in the coming days. Lip products was chosen by popular vote from the readers. You may find all 30 days of lip swatches or follow it by clicking on the Lips category.
Previously : Day 3 of 30 : Chanel Rouge Coco Shine No. 60 Antigone