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Pucker Up! | Labiotte Wine Lip Tint.

One of the few makeup items that I bought during my most recent trip to Seoul is the Wine Lip Tint from Labiotte. They're all the rage on social media, and the curious cat in me wanted to know what the hype was all about.

Pronounced as 'la beauty', this botanic-based cosmetics brand was launched in August 2015 and has become extremely popular since then. The brand even created quite a buzz among Kdrama fans when Kim Go Eun, who then played the role of Seol in 'Cheese in the Trap', was named as its model and endorser. You probably know her now as Ji Eun Tak in the hit TVN drama Goblin.
Labiotte Wine Lip Tint.
I reckon that the lip tint's packaging is one of the key factors to its huge popularity. As you can see, it comes in a small wine bottle that's both cute and elegant. The box is just as sophisticated, with its embossed prints, shade indicator (the upper portion of the box) and all.
The colored part of the box indicates the shade of the lip tint;
at the back of the box is an English print of the product description.
Inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of well-aged wine, this long-wearing lip tint dyes the lips while moisturizing it at the same time. It also contains Sepivinol, a wine extract with antioxidant properties.
As cute as it can be. :)
The neck of the bottle twists off, revealing an attached applicator with a slanted doe-foot tip. The shape of the applicator actually plays an important role in determining the authenticity of your lip tint. The fake ones that are now circulating in the black market and even online have either flat or rounded doe-foot applicators.
Slanted doe-foot applicator.
I've seen lots of online sellers promoting their Labiotte Wine Lip Tints as 'authentic', yet the prices seem too good to be true. Php 150 for an original Labiotte Wine Lip Tint?! Sounds shady to me. 
Swatched once on the left, twice on the right.
With regards to the texture, this lip tint is thin and watery - but not too watery that you lose control. Its formula is fast-drying, moisturizing, buildable, and incredibly long-wearing. For a lip product that's thin and practically weightless, its longevity is amazing! They stay on your lips for about eight hours, with the color fading just a wee bit when you eat. 
More than eight hours later...
As for the finish, the shade that I own is semi-opaque. This one is RD 02 Nebbiolo Red, a lovely pinkish red shade with a bit of sheen to it.
Nebbiolo Red on my lips.
A cup of coffee and a full lunch later...
I swatched all six shades of these lip tints while at the Labiotte store in Myeongdong and I was particularly drawn to Nebbiolo Red (the third bottle in the photo below). And it's not only because its cap is purple, which happens to be my favorite color.
The Wine Lip Tint collection at the Labiotte store in Myeongdong.
It's not as crazy pigmented as Chardonnay Orange (fourth bottle) or super opaque as Shiraz Red (second bottle). Yet it's not as sheer as the other three shades - Pink Blush (last bottle), Rose Coral (the bottle next to it), and Merlot Burgundy (first bottle). It's the perfect balance between opaque and sheer, and its color is one that I can wear any day, at any given occasion. 
Yue meets Labiotte!
Priced at 12000 won (around Php 500), the Wine Lip Tint is definitely worth the money, and more than just a hype. I got mine at a cheaper price (around 9000 won if I remember correctly), as Labiotte went on sale last winter. I could have bought more, but the boys were already giving me that 'are-you-not-done-yet-we-are-famished' look just as I was moving on to the Wine Lipsticks. Oh well, there's always the next trip (read: Spring)!
Products used:
FACE: Beyond Alice in Wonderland Skin Tone Blooming Sun Base,
Ever Bilena Liquid Concealer in Light,
Missha x Line Friends Magic Cushion in #23.
EYES: Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil in Brown,
Clio Kill Black Waterproof Brush Liner,
Clio Salon de Cara Backcomb Cara.
CHEEKS: Tony Moly Cristal Blusher in Pleasure Peach.
LIPS: Labiotte Wine Lip Tint in Nebbiolo Red.

5 replies:

Xon said...

That's really nice! I've been eyeing these lip stains for a while now. Thanks for the review. I think they're adorable.

Unknown said...

Wow! This is one cute lip tint! I love that it lasts for hours, even after eating lunch! It's definitely worth the price.

kelly reci said...

ive heard a lot about this from my bff and she even showed me the picture! im so very interested to get one!

Fatima D Torres said...

These are very cute and handy! I really like the red wine one.

Jules said...

Wow those lil bottles of Lip wine look super cute and I would be happy to learn what the lippy contains! Looks good on you as always!