So opinions are divided as to whether I can or cannot wear nude lips. I personally lean towards not quite pulling off the nude lip look, because I do prefer my colours :) Even if I were to wear a sheer lip, I’d still go for something with a hint of pink or rose in it. Today’s lip feature is a coral coloured lip and a purchase made on a whim.
I don’t usually pay much attention to Etude House – all that pink in the store makes me feel a little ill. However, when I was in Korea, I had to stop in and after battling the crowds (honestly! Was everything in there free??) I came out feeling a little dazed and holding a Miss Tangerine Sweet Shower Lips lipstick in No. 2 – Sweetberry Blossom.
Oh hello, clicky pen!
The packaging reminds me of a budget Dior Serum de Rouge – its got that same feel to it but the similarity stops right there. It feels insubstantial and a little like a toy. Looks a little like one too.
Be careful when twisting it up. Do not exceed 2 twists or you’d be left wondering how to get it back down. I dislike that very much. I twisted it up for the photo and then couldn’t get it back down to apply to my lips. So my lipstick now looks like a mess. Bah.
Still, I cannot fault the colour, which I particularly liked for brightening up the face. I got this in No. 2 Sweetberry Blossom which is described as a red-pink. I personally call this coral because its more like a orange-pink to me.
Etude House Miss Tangerine Sweet Shower Lips No. 2 swatch
See what I mean? Its orange. Not as orange as some of the other colours, but an orange nonetheless. That is just 1 layer – good colour and smooth texture with a scent of oranges. The last is a little odd.
Odd scents aside, I love this colour for the lips. Bright yet not overwhelming, orange yet not orange. Opaque colour yet light on the lips. If you have dry lips, I suggest you layer on a balm first because the texture can accentuate flakies. It however does not dry out the lips further, which is of course, wonderful. It lasts long enough for me to head to lunch and is by all counts a winner.
In a nutshell
Try these if you are afraid of strong coloured lips or aren’t sure if you can wear orange or coral lipstick. The sheer texture can be layered for opacity and the colour brightens up a variety of complexions. The clicky pen mechanism can do with some work as it does not twist back down.
Pros: Lovely colour, Light texture, Affordable, Portable
Cons: Can accentuate flaky lips, Orange scent is a little unusual
I got mine in Korea but I do know we get this here too. I’m not sure if we get this colour though so if you do know, please update in the comments k?
If you have tried this one, do share what you think :) Is orange lips for you? And do you like the nutshell summary? I realise I tend to ramble on so if its helpful, I’ll try to include a nutshell summary in future reviews :)
Etude House Miss Tangerine Sweet Shower Lips retails at 8,500 Won in Korea and possibly about RM35 at local Etude House stores (to be confirmed if anyone knows).
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 24 of 30 : Ellis Faas Glazed Lip L303