A part from Nature Republic's Botanical line, it was introduced in summer this year and I've been intrigued to get one since then. I've swatch the product, like, a thousand time. I reapply my lips with these (even when I was wearing a totally different color) on the store but in the end I never got it. Why? Because I was waiting for the further reduction! Nature Republic is a store that always on sale, no matter when, what, and where. But eventually this product only got 10% disc max.
This Cushion Gradation Tint retail for KRW 12.000, and it was always discounted on the store by 10% so it's KRW 10.800. Comes with 10 different shades, ranging from orangey coral to bright pink color.
Fyi, do you know Pony's Beauty Diary on Youtube? This product is also a recommendation from her, that's the last push that made me purchase this.
For the color I go for the neutrals I picked #02 Dallae Beige 달래베이지 which translate in to 'Wild Chive Beige'. As you can see the color range seems to be parted in half, half orangey - half pinkish. Most of all the shades give off a very neutral color, even the last one 'Orchid Plum' doesn't come as vivid as the picture as I remember.
Similar with other Cushion Tint products, they have a 'cushion' on the other side to blend in your lip color to make a gradation lips look. What makes them unique is the other side of the product is actually a lip lacquer, not a lip tint in a stick like most of other cushion type I know.
The description in packaging said "Soft Mousse type highly-pigmented lip lacquer. Use the sponge tip to create a perfectly natural gradation on the lips or use as lip tint, lip gloss, or lip rouge" - in which I'm agree with. The pigmentation is just amazing and the product did felt like a mousse when applied. The texture is very similar with Style Nanda's 3CE Lip Lacquers that I like too. But I must disagree with the 'lip gloss' part, seriously? It has a matte finish! Come on guys.
This product has a matte (that's right) finish and have a velvety feeling to it. And because it's a lip lacquer, it still has some moisturizing element in it, thus doesn't accentuate the lines on my lips. It had quite a strong scent, not a bad one actually, a very fresh flower scents. I think most of the 'Botanical' line products have the similar scent, but I can't even mind because I love the scent! Sure it was quite strong, you can still smell it even after application. And because it is a matte product, the staying power is good, however it does said 'tint' on the name, but it doesn't stain your lips as much as lip tints / stains.
Among other cushion type lip products, I hate this product's cushion the most. The reasons : its white and its not as sturdy as other product's. I think the color white would make the cushion tip very very dirty looking, and if I want to drag the colors outward from my lips, I would love for the cushion tip to be sturdy to make the process much easier (it felt like a makeup sponge). But again, I'm not someone that into gradient lips look, so I don't use the cushion side anyway.
Overall I found that this is a great dupe for 3CE's Lip Lacquers! It's cheaper and the design is quite sleek. Some people might found the scent annoying, but I'm completely ok with it. I really hope that they will product more colors and please please please make a darker color schemes for the fall!! I found that a lot of the shades are really similar one another, so yeah. Definitely check this out if you're into matte lipstick, but hate the dryness matte lipstick gives.
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