As announced in my previous Aritaum review I will show you the Aritaum Water Sliding Tints today. Honestly, I didn’t plan on buying these, rather I wanted to try the popular Aritaum Honey Melting Tints, but when I finally decided on specific shades the Water Sliding Tints were released and I read in reviews that these are less sticky than the Honey Melting Tints. This fact changed my decision and I selected two shades from the Aritaum Water sliding tints instead.
As you know, I love Aritaum lip products. I started to know this brand with the Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tints and I also did love the World Glam Coating Tint I tried. Aritaum is a Korean brand which belongs to the Amore Pacific family. It is an affordable drug store brand, but provides good quality products. The Aritaum Water Sliding Tints promise to have a silky feeling, being leightweight and sliding over your lips. I do like moiosturizing lipsticks and tints, which made this product really interesting to me. Since it is a solidified liquid lipstick you only need to push out not more than 1 mm of the bullet. An important note here: the bullet is not retractable once it is pushed out!
The design of these liptints is similar to the Honey Melting Tints and quite simple. Each shade has a different colored cap to show the color of the tint. The name of the shade is also printed on the sides. I chose No.7 “Crazy Ruby” and No.12 “Fruits Punch”. “Fruits Punch” seems to be very poular, because when I first wanted to order these from testerkorea it was out of stock quickly. In total there are 15 shades availbale. The number of the shade and the name is also printed on the bottom of the lipsticks in Korean. Some transparant sticker on the side also show short Korean descriptions and also seal the new product, but these stickers are easily removable, so the lipstick looks still nice after peeling these off.
I chose No.7 “Crazy Ruby” since it looks like a classic bright red shade in the promotional pictures. It looks a bit different when swatched and a bit more cherry red, but still it is a bright color. No.12 “Fruits Punch” is a coral/pink and beautiful summer color in the advertorial pictures. Swatched it looks less pink but more like a red/coral or peachy shade. I can recommend you to take a look at other swatches from bloggers before deciding which shade to buy. It helped me selecting shades a lot.
The Aritaum Water Sliding Tints contain Argan oil and other fruit oils for moisturizing properties. And they do not only claim this, but they also deliver in that point. The product glides super softly over the lips and feels like those soft lipbalms you get in tiny tubes. It smells fruity and nice, but the scent is no lingering one, so people with sensitive noses will like it, too. Furthermore, although more like a lipbalm the Aritaum Water Sliding Tints have a noticeable pigmentation. The less product you use the softer and lighter is the pigmentation, but if you use like two layers you will get nicely covered lips. Below, you will see how the two lip tints look on my lips. Both colors look actually brighter in real life than in the images. Since the product is buttery soft I would recommend you to push up the bullet little by little. You will not need 1 mm necessarily. Also, a little warning: the brighter the color you pick, the more it will settle into lines because it melts into the structure. Although I like both colors really a lot and I do use them daily (almost daily- in turns with Innisfree Creammellow Lipsticks), I have to point out that “Crazy Ruby” is easier to handle than “Fruits Punch”. When the color starts fading (it is not longlasting, since it is comparable to a lip balm) “Crazy Ruby” looks prettier than “Fruits Punch”. This is mainly because my natural lip color is darker than the color. The moisturizing effect lasts for about 3-4 hours which is nice, too. Although this tint looks super glossy and moisturizing it is not really sticky either.
Do I recommend the Aritaum Water Sliding tints? Yes, I do! I love them for every day use and they feel so moisturizing and nice on the lips! I want to try “Wild Srawberry” and “Caribbean Red”. I also do think that these will be my first lip products that I will be able to really use up, which is mostly because of the fluid formula :D You can get these from testerkorea (but some colors are out of stock) for 8100 Won (~8 US$) or at ibuybeauti for 8.70 US$.