A while ago I received some products from Tosowoong Makeon from RoseRoseShop including these three Tososwoong Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tint. These oil lip tints have also a plumping effect on the lips in addition to the stain. From my previous oil lip tint reviews you might remember that I absolutely love these kinds of tints, because they are not as drying as some of the water-based tints might be. Let’s see how these tints compare to the other oil tints I tried.
Makeon is the makeup brand of the Korean brand Tosowoong. The brand has been founded in 2004 and have the saying “to make beauty innovations”. Tosowoong is known for good and yet affordable skin care products, like the Tosowoong Syn-Ake Natural Pure Essence which I absolutely loved (yes, I’ve emptied it unfortunately :'(…). The packaging of their skin care lines is usually simple, and the ingredients lists are rather short and functional.
For Tosowoong Makeon there are some exceptions though, like the more popular items from this brand, the Tosowoong Makeon Princess Gel Pencil Eyeliner Pencil boxes which come with cute illustrations of various princesses (I will be reviewing one in future, too!). Also the Tosowoong Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tint comes in a more vivid and colorful packaging. Each lip tint comes in a cardboard box showing the shades of the tints by the according font colors on the packaging.
Lip tints have been super popular in Korea for years and there has always been a huge amount of different lip tints by various brands. Mostly, you came across either water-based lip tints or milky-type lip tints. In contrast to lip gloss or lipstick the lip tints look much more natural and are not sticky. They are also perfect for creating the gradient lips which is also popular among Koreans. Many people have problems with lip tints, because they are not hydrating the lips, since they don’t have a butter or fat as basic ingredient like balm type products, and often when using a balm over the lip tint the staying power of the tint is reduced. The Tosowoong Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tints are shaking type oil tints like the one I reviewed previously from Tonymoly.
You will see that there are two layers, an oil layer and a liquid layer, which are separated from each other when the bottles are kept untouched for a while. As soon as you shake the bottle the layers mix. The lip tints also comes with an angled applicator, which is easy to use if you are familiar with tints. There are three shades available: No.1 Orange Lip Tint, No.2 Vampire Lip Tint, and No.3 Blood Lip Tint.
As a quick warning for people who are sensitive towards minty spiciness, and spiciness in general: These lip tints are called “spicy gloss”, and it is not only a name but they really give your lips some spicy taste. The first time I tried these I was wondering about that tingling sensation on the lips and then about the spiciness it had, when tasted! It also has a scent of peppermint. If you do not like spicy food or anything similar don’t buy these! The mint and the spices have a plumping effect on the lips and make them appear more volume.
Below you will see how the swatches of the three tints look like on my hand and on my lips. At first the layers still seem to be separate, but as soon as you swiping over it they combine and for an even stain. In general I discovered that these are perfect for gradient lips and it is best to apply them on the inner parts of your lips first and blend it out lightly towards the edges. Don’t go to near towards the outer lines of your lips at first, because the product tends to bleed out a bit. This effect is stopped as soon as you dabb with a cotton swab or your fingers to make the gradient, for example. The first swatch below is directly after applying it with the applicator. The one below shows how even the tint turns once you rub over it.
All the three shades look really pretty and you can see clearly that the shades are distinct from one another (this was my minor complain for the oil tints from Beyond). If you blend them on your lips they will show the color but still look natural, even the orange shade, which is usually not my favorite shade. The tints also do not make the lips feel dry (they contain avocado oil), but have a soft oil feeling and cooling effect (peppermint) while applying, which dries of after a while leaving natural lips. The staying power is not as strong as the Tonymoly Shaking Tint Delight though. It disappears after some time, but can be reapplied without any clumping effects or flaking.
I do like the Tosowoong Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tints and I also like all the three shades! I know that my warning about the spicy taste of this product might turn some of you away from this tint, but if you are not sensitive towards spiciness and you do not mind peppermint scent then you will probably really like these tints. They are really affordable and retail for ~ 5 US$ on RoseRoseShop. Anyhow, I still can say that I can advise you to test an oil based lip tint, if you had problems with water-based tints before, and this one might be a nice way to try them on a budget.
What is your opinion on oil-based lip tints?
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://www.roseroseshop.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.