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Spotlight | Vice Cosmetics Water Gel Lip & Cheek Tint.

Although it was never my intent to buy or own any of the Vice Cosmetics lip tints, I somehow ended up with three of them - thanks to my friend who purchased the complete set of Vice's Water Gel Lip & Cheek Tints as soon as they became available online. When the tints finally arrived, she realized that some of the shades don't work for her while some of the colors looked almost identical. And with that, some of the goods came into my possession because you know what they say - sharing is caring. Lol!
Vice Cosmetics Water Gel Lip & Cheek Tint.
Following the huge success of the Phenomenal Liquid Lipstick and Good Vibes Matte Lipstick, these Water Gel Lip & Cheek Tints were launched last August and were geared towards a younger clientele. Each lip tint retails for just Php 145 a pop - a fair enough price if you're marketing the product to students and young adults and moms (and titas) on a budget.
Shade names indicated on the bottom of the tubes.
Vice Cosmetics describes this product as a 'water-based tint specially formulated for easy blending'. It promises 'intensely pigmented and long-lasting color with a lightweight texture for all day comfort.' These lip tints are also infused with 'comfort-enhancing ingredients' and antioxidants such as vitamin E. Vice Cosmetics also guarantees that this line of lip products are paraben-free, cruelty-free, and contains no animal or animal-derived ingredients
Flat sponge tip applicator.
The lip tints come in frosted plastic tubes with eye-catching, gradient colors. I have noticed, however, that the sponge tip applicators of these lip tints are flatter and wider compared to the applicators of the Phenomenal Liquid Lipsticks. These lip tints also have a sweet, fruity scent, which dissipates as soon as you apply the product on your lips.
Swatches from L-R (indoor lighting): Beshie, Seswang, G na G.
In terms of formula and application, these water-based gel tints are easy to apply and easy to blend - if you're going to use them on your cheeks, that is. The tints are neither runny nor watery but they do have a notorious tendency of seeping through the lips and staining your teeth. They are nicely pigmented, and you can layer the colors to make it more opaque and intense.
Swatches from L-R (natural light): Beshie, Seswang, G na G.
Here are the shades that I currently own:
Seswang on my lips.
Seswang is a playful shade of fuchsia, and my favorite shade among the three.
Beshie on my lips.
Beshie is a peachy orange shade that looks natural on the lips and gives your cheeks a nice, healthy glow.
G na G on my lips.
G na G is a deep purple shade that kinda reminds me of Kool Aid Grape.

Staying power, for me, is so-so. The colors start to fade after about three hours, and you need to reapply after every meal, even after a cup of coffee. If it's any consolation, the darker shades stay put longer the lighter ones. However, the darker shades like G na G tend to settle on the fine lines on your lips, and they tend to become more prominent the longer you wear it.

Overall, these tints are good enough considering the price. If you're new to gel tints or have a limited budget for it, consider these Water Gel Lip & Cheek Tints an option. However, if it's longevity you're after, this product may not be able to live up to your expectations. 
Products used:
FACE: Innisfree Cushion Primer,
Nature Republic Botanical Stick Concealer,
Holika x Holika Hard Cover Glow Cushion.
EYES: Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil in Brown,
Clio Kill Black Waterproof Brush Liner,
Nature Republic Pure Shine Mascara.
CHEEKS: Vice Cosmetics Water Gel Lip & Cheek Tint in Seswang
LIPS: Vice Cosmetics Water Gel Lip & Cheek Tint in Seswang.

Will I (re)purchase? I might, but only after I've run out of Seswang. :)

25 replies:

Badet said...

Yung Seswang lang din ang bet ko. I miss your reviews sis!!!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Awww, sige magsisipag na ulit ako magreview. Gusto ko na mag-sembreak, lol! :)

ANNABEL said...

I like Seswang too - not too bright, which is what I'd normally go for.

The Tale of Mummy Hood said...

These look lovely on you!

Unknown said...

I want to try that cheek tint! I haven't used blush since high school, so I'm curious how it looks!

Brennan said...

I love that the colors aren't super bold and have more a subtle look to them! Very pretty!

hfhealy said...

Oh how fun! Love these bold colors. Good tips in here and descriptions!

Britney Kaufman said...

I think the Seswang lip color looks best on you! Very pretty.

Preet said...

I’ve never heard of this brand, but your in-depth review has me interested. Seems like an affordable option for quality lipstick.

Maartje van Sandwijk said...

They look lovely! Do they actually stay on your lips for a longer period of time?

Moderate Mum said...

Love a multi product and the colours are so nice but that staying power issue is a big one. I eat a lot!

Megan said...

This looks like an absolutely awesome set. I want to grab some!

The Trip Wish List said...

These look lovely! I have been searching for a long-lasting gloss that doesn't flake, so I'll have to check these out.

Monidipa Dutta said...

I didn't know that water gel puppies are back to fashion. I love the subtle colours.

Evelyn Hernandez said...

Love all of the colors, my favorite is G na G, would love to add a few layers to make a bit darker for the fall.

ALE said...

Great tip. Haven't tried this brand but now I will.

Busy Loving Life said...

These colors are gorgeous! Natural looking with just the perfect amount of color!

Christa Anne said...

I love all of these shades, and this is the amount of coverage I usually prefer in a lip color. Seswang is my favorite shade, too!

Unknown said...

The seswang is very pretty! I like that one the most!

Geraline Batarra said...

I've heard a lot of good feedback about this products and it looks really a good one because I saw from social media that most of the artists are using this products.

Nandyz Soulshine said...

I like cosmetics that are water-based & easy to blend...looks like they come in a nice range of shades too.
- Nandita

Melissa Sanchez said...

what cute colors, I really really like them. How long do they last on your lips??

Unknown said...

Those are pretty color. I honestly prefer matte lipstick though. Just because I feel it'll last longer.

Tiffany Yong W.T. said...

My bf hates it when I apply lipstick, because he feels sticky when he kisses me. Haha. So now I prefers lip tint. I think I might want to try this because it's water-based and not oily~

Anna Horváth said...

To be honest, i dont fancy lip-tints at all. It remind me or old teenage times, when i used to used cheap drugstore make-up and i was experimenting everything. Also, i don't feel it worth the effort, f.e. here, barely anything showed up on your lips. Easier to go for a real lipstick,isn't it? :)