|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.|
|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.|
|Beshie on my lips.|
|G na G on my lips.|
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.
Will I (re)purchase? I might, but only after I've run out of Seswang. :)