In a country filled with gorgeous girls with rich, warm undertones, I am one of the few girls who has blue and cool-toned skin. More often than not, warmer undertones get the frosting on the cake whilst we are left with the tiny crumbs… I think I sound a little too gloomy. It’s not that bad, you guys. The world is getting smaller these days, thanks to the Internet and my makeup options are getting wider and wider. Now, I don’t have to wear an unflattering shade of lipstick. I can choose not to. I can choose something that suits me. It’s as easy as ABC.
THE BACKSTORY: I think my skin undertone is more neutral-cool than being outright cool since I do suit several warm shades too. That makes my battles a little easier. Base products are a difficult object for me to shop for – most have orange/yellow undertones that don’t suit me at all. Not that I mind. I’m not too fond of base products anyway. So, when it comes to lip products – I always go for the cooler and bluer colours. This lovely here is one of my current favourites.
*As much as I feel bad for talking about a product that has been discontinued, I think I’ll publish this post anyway. You can still easily find it on Ebay and other online stores (mentioned below). I got this lip tint in December, during a huge Christmas sale. If you have your sights set on it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try searching for it. ^^
THE PRODUCT: This tint isn’t like your average watery tints. Have you heard of milky tints? Yep, this tint mixes the consistency of jelly along with milk. While it may sound weird to you, it is quite the experience. The texture is jelly-like and it glides easily onto the lips. It takes a while for it to dry fully but once it dries, like most other tints, it stains the lips and remains budge-proof.
‘Lollipop’ is a lovely pinkish blue-purple. Using a little is enough for a bluish pink tinge to the lips while layering it on makes the purple in it more obvious. It lasts for a good 3 hours as a stain and fades gracefully even if you chow down on the greasiest snacks. It’s easy to reapply too.
The bottle packaging is adorable and the doe-foot applicator is quite nice. It smells a lot like candy too. Don’t be wary, sensitive noses, the smell fades away rather quickly.
POSSIBLE DUPE FOR: I have tried Benefit’s Lollitint and I must say, this little product from Aritaum is the perfect dupe for it. The colour is spot-on and the only difference I find is that the Aritaum one isn’t very suitable for the cheeks. However, it isn’t marketed that way either – it has been made especially for the lips, unlike Benefit’s Lollitint.
PRICE: $6 – $10 for 8 ml of product.
** Have you guys listened to/watched Taemin’s title track from his solo comeback yet? It’s called ‘Press Your Number’. I do like it but I’m not going to lie – I love ‘Drip Drop’. Can’t wait to listen to the rest of his album!
Aritaum Style Pop Pudding Tint in '04 Lollipop'
- It is decently pigmented and can be built up.
- It beautifully stains the lips.
- The longevity is quite good and it wears off in a very, erm, elegant way.
- It is extremely comfortable to wear and is very, very hydrating.
- It smells like candy!
- This particular shade has been discontinued but three other shades are still produced by Aritaum.