February 13, 2014

My current go-to lipstick~ Minnie Kissing Lips #1, Minnie Red

I was so jealous of my giveaway winners that I decided to buy the Minnie Mouse Collection for myself, too!

When I tried each of the products, one in particular stood out to me. This one! I really like~!





Brand: Etude House
Name: Minnie Kissing Lips
Weight: 20.3g
Price in Korea: 9,000KRW













Yep, it's your typical lipstick packaging. But rest assured, the design isn’t going to scratch off easily!









It’s a true red. The stick color is deep red. It’s not quite as deep when you apply it. On my lips, it’s a cherry red—a little darker than “normal red” but not quite a deep red like the stick.

With lip balm: When I wear lip balm underneath, the color is slightly lighter than when I don’t wear lip balm. I think it has to do with less pigment being applied, since the balm makes the lipstick glide across your skin.

Here’s a swatch summary:


And here is a demonstration of the color difference with and without lip balm (for 1 and 2 layers):


I didn't care to apply nicely, hehe~! ^^;

It's not a very obvious difference, but it's there. With both balm and lip gloss, it can even end up looking more like “normal red.”




Matte and opaque.




It’s pretty creamy! It’s a very smooth texture. You can see there’s a bit of glisten in this swatch. So it’s got some moisture in the formula:





That being said, I still wouldn’t call it moisturizing. The formula is creamy, but not lubricating. It tugs a bit when I’m applying it without lip balm. That’s when I’m applying; on my lips, it feels neither drying nor moisturizing..

Here’s a comparison with some other lipsticks:



Things to notice: The top lipstick is a very dry formula; as evidenced by its matte swatch. Our lipstick (third) is nowhere like that! However, our lipstick is not nearly as moisturizing as the second lipstick. That lipstick has a thinner texture and feels moisturizing when I apply it. You can see from how much glisten it has! The bottom lipstick is another Etude House lipstick. Our lipstick is a little moister than that one.

I recommend exfoliating, otherwise it doesn’t get into every nook and cranny:


And even when I did exfoliate, there were some small uncovered specks (see arrows):


Either that, or use lip balm to get a nice even coverage! With lip balm, it glides on super easily. (But it can also bleed.)






I like it! I reach for it almost every day now. Of course that won’t stop me for checking out other lipsticks! ^^




These pictures were taken with natural light coming through my windows. With both lip balm and lip gloss, the lipstick looks more like “normal red.” It's also because with gloss, the color wears off more quickly.



























What's your current red lipstick?

Toodles!

26 comments:

  1. Es super bonito! que pena que se cuartee!
    un besi

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    1. It's not too bad if you exfoliate! ^_^

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  2. The red really suits your skin tone! I typically don't wear red lipstick because it's too harsh on me.
    I love your top!

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    1. Thanks! I wasn't into red lipsticks until recently myself! Hehe~
      And it's from Tokyo Fashion! ^^

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  3. I like red on you!! I would like to try this lippy too...if `I can find it here :)

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    1. Thank you! I didn't recognize you from your username at first, hehe. You can buy it online~!

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  4. Haha I love the first sentence but it's good you got jealous and bought this lipstick , this shade looks gorgeous on you!!! I must say Airi you put a lot of effort in your posts I haven't seen any other blogger who gives such in depth reviews of products with so many close up pics and the swatch summary of this lipstick is amazing I haven't seen anything like this on any other blog.Oh BTW I love your floral printed dress in these pics :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sataa! It means a lot that I have wonderful readers lik you that appreciate my efforts! <3
      It's a top! It's from Tokyo Fashion ^^

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  5. You look so cute... like a real doll! I love the lisptick! So sweet color ^w^

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  6. same like you.. I was so jealous with your giveaway winner and I saw you used this lipstick on your post.. I like the color, so I bought it. It's limited.. I bought it from an online store.. It's pre-order, so I have to wait.. :D hahaha
    How about skinfood pomegranate lipstick lip or 02? does the color looks natural? or a deep color?

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    1. Haha~ I hope you like it!
      Hmm~ The Skinfood Pomegranate one isn't exactly natural, but it's certainly more natural than this one! If you wear it, it's still obviously lipstick, though. The color is a warm pink, with a bit of orange too. It's like this color!
      http://www.fleatique.com/catalogimg/items/21500-a.jpg

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    2. I want to add to my previous comment! That information was for dim lighting.
      In natural lighting, it really does look natural! It's still that orangey pink, but much lighter than it looks in dim lighting. So yes, it does look natural~ Like the picture in this post ^^

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  7. Omgsh, Airi, this is my fave look on you!! The shape of your lips are super nice and the lip color is very cute too :)

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    1. Hehe, thank you Christina!!
      I'm actually tempted to dye my hair copper like this now, hehe~
      I can totally see you rocking a deep red! I think it'd suit you a lot. :)

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  8. This colour red looks really nice on you ^^

    www.lacy-rose.com

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  9. It looks good on you! When I went to Korea last month I thought I'd buy all the Minnie limited edition stuff but apparently there are more interesting things in the store so lol ;D

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    1. Hahahahaha~~~ That's awesome!!! It's totally true though; online, you only see a tiny bit of what makeup is available in Korea! There's actually tons of amazing things, not just the popular Etude collections!

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  10. You look great with that hair color for one and man, all of those colors look so rich and lovely! I wanna try them all myself.

    thelovelyify.blogspot.com

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  11. You look like a woodland fairy princess! :D I was so tempted to get this lipstick even though I dont usually wear red lippies. It looks like it leans warm so I don't think it will suit me though. >_<

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    1. Waaah, woodland fairy princess?! Thank you!! >3<
      Hm...Well if this one doesn't float your boat, there are tons of other cutely packaged red lipsticks to choose from! :D Almost all brands here have such cute packaging, so I'm sure you'll find something that suits you!!

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  12. It looks fantasticcc and so pretty!! You look so cute and it really flatters you~ Are you going to do another group order anytime soon?? I'd reallylove to buy some cosmeticss

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    1. Thank you~ ^^
      Aww, darn! I'm not anymore! I'm in Korea now so I just buy it in stores... Sorry! But if you want I could maybe help you purchase stuff, but for a 5% commission ^^

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  13. this red wig looks so good on you. i want to see a full makeup tutorial for this look airi! =)

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