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.|
|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.
|As cute as it can be. :)|
|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.|
|More than eight hours 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.
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.
|The Wine Lip Tint collection at the Labiotte store in Myeongdong.|
|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)!