This was my first Gmarket order and I've decided I hate Gmarket. They overestimate the shipping costs so ridiculously and will only refund the excess in the form of Gcash which you can then only spend at Gmarket.
They estimated the weight of 10 of these lip tints to be 2 FLIPPEN KILOGRAMS!! and charged me a whopping $32 for shipping!!! They then "refunded" me $16 worth of Gcash. Which is just sitting there...in my Gmarket account...doing nothing.
On top of that, the seller sent me the wrong colour for one of the lip tints and I'm still waiting for Gmarket to resolve that issue -_______-"
Argh, ok, enough bitching, onto the review!
Swatches from left: 05 and 01
Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge 05 swatch:
Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge 01 swatch:
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Due to the gel formula, these stains take longer to set compared to the L'Oreal stains, and if you disturb it before it sets, it will smear. These tints did not dry my lips out and I did not feel like I had to wear a balm underneath. These have a very artificial fruity scent which lessens as the stain dries.
Overall I like the squishy gel formula of the Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge more than the watery formula of the L'Oreal Caresse stains but the difficulty in obtaining these outside of Korea is too prohibitive.
The Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge retail for 10,000 Won (US$9ish-10) in Korea and I paid about US$13 each on Gmarket including shipping from Korea to Canada.