Monday, March 18, 2013

Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge swatches and review

I first came across the Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge on Rasilla's post on her Korean cosmetics lemmings. Being on a bit of a lip tint kick I put in a group Gmarket order for these lip tints.
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 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:
I can't find any information in English on these lip tints. I only know that Innisfree is very big on being eco-friendly and ethical, and use only or mostly organic ingredients. If you can read Korean, feel free to head over to Innisfree's Korean website to read the product description. I did however, gank this image from their website which shows the various colours available in this collection. I got colours 01 (a blue based pink) and 05 (an orange/coral based red).
Click image to biggify:
These are basically Innisfree's version of the YSL Glossy Stains and L'Oreal Caresse Lip Stains. Their formulas are, however, quite different. The L'Oreal Caresse stains have a very watery formula, the Innisfree tints have a gel formula. Both the L'Oreal and Innisfree stains dry down to a slightly tacky, glossy finish. The intensity of these stains vary by colour, 01 left an "OMFG I CAN'T GET THIS OFF MY LIPS!!!" stain, but I was able to remove most of 05 from my lips with oil based makeup remover and some creative scrubbing. I got about 4-5 hours of wear out of 05 and about 7 hours out of 01. I went to bed with bright pink lips the night I did these swatches, Mr. Nunu laughed at me and said my lips looks like two pieces of raw tuna...
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.


  1. I tried commenting on my phone...then failed. I swiped to the side accidentally, and it went to the next post lol

    so I hopped on the comp~

    I am so thankful to read a review in English xD I read some of the Korean ones, but seeing as my reading skills aren't exactly fluent, it does take a bit of time.

    I wanted these guys so I was tempted to Gmarket them as well, but heard about the Gcash thing that they do, and figured I would wait another 2 months.

    Anway, love that they stain so much that Mr Nunu said the tuna comment xD

    That is all I will think if I get that one :P

  2. hahahaha tuna! mr nunu is hilarious! cant wait to get mine. i hope pretzels come tooo..XD

  3. huh, I never knew Gmarket had such outrageous shipping prices/estimations! Thanks for the heads up. These tint rouges sound pretty nice though so I'll keep an eye out for them when I head over to HK this summer!

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