Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tosowoong Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tints Review and Swatches

Tosowoong Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tints

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

Makeup is always evolving. From cushions, to lip tints, to lip/eyebrow tattoos and more. There are new and innovative makeup products being released every month. Today, I want to talk about these Tosowoong Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tints. They are like lip tints but with a twist. What's unique about them? Read on to find out!

Lip tints in colors Orange lip tint, Vampire lip tint, and Blood lip tint.

Tosowoong Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tints
5.7g each, (Orange lip tint, Vampire lip tint, Blood lip tint)

Product Description: Unique Dual Shaking Lip Tints that have 2 layers, 1 liquid and 1 oil. They are moisturizing and have beautiful colors. The Tosowoong Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tint line has 3 color choices and they are Orange lip tint, Vampire lip tint, and Blood lip tint. The lip tints can have plumping effects and they are formulated with avocado oil to keep the lips soft and moist.

To Use: Shake well to mix the oil layer and the liquid layer of the product. Use the doe foot applicator provided to apply the lip tints. The lip tints can be used to create bold lip looks or gradient lip looks.

box packaging

Notable Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Vitamin A, and Potassium. These ingredients work together to protect the lips and keep it soft and moist.

tints up close
Before shaking the tints.
Packaging: These lip tints have some color popping packaging. It looks bright and nice. The box packaging has information about the lip tints, although mainly in Korean. The tints themselves comes in the usual lip tint containers. They have doe foot applicators and well openings which helps to prevent excess products from coming out.

Color: The Makeon Dual Shaking Lip Tint line comes with 3 shades, Orange lip tint, Vampire lip tint, and Blood lip tint. The Orange tint is very orange. The Vampire tint is a magenta-red color. The Blood lip tint is a red tint. The colors are a bit build-able.

After shaking the tints.
After shaking the tints.
Texture: The lip tints are similar to other lip tints in that the tinted colors are liquids. However, the unique part is that they also have an oil layer. The lip tints needs to be shaken before they are applied. The emulsified tint is unique and its texture reminds me of the dual-liquid eye makeup removers. It feels oily but liquidy at the same time.

Scent: The lip tints have this minty, herbal scent to them. Since peppermint oil is known to help plump lips and these lip tints claims to be able to plump lips, I imagine the minty scent is from the peppermint oil.

Doe foot applicators and well-like openings.
Doe foot applicators and well-like openings.
Michelle's Thoughts: I was really excited to try these. These are lip tints with a twist and the twist is that they have dual layers of oil and watery tint that needs to be shaken together before you apply the tints. The oil part contains various oils that can moisturize and plump the lips. So essentially, these are lip plumping tints. Sounds awesome right? That's what I thought too. However, I had a couple of worries too. For one, I've had unpleasant experiences with lip plumping products in the past. Since I couldn't find the entire ingredient list, I don't know what ingredients they use for the lip plumping factor. I could pick up peppermint scents, which might be peppermint oil added to the mix and I'm okay with that. However, I was a bit worried about the rest of the unknown ingredients. My second worry was the concept of this tint. Scientifically speaking, water and oil don't mix. So while the product's concept sounds cool, I was a little skeptic of how well (or not well) it would work.

Before testing these on my lips, I swatched them on my arm to get any idea of the application and color. Plus, the swatches kind of acted as patch tests since I didn't know all the ingredients in the lip tints. The first impression I got was that these lip tints and I are going to have a love-hate relationship. These colors are really pretty. I'm not the biggest fan of orange but the color actually doesn't look bad on my lips. The tints weren't the easiest to apply. The mixtures caused splotchy applications as you can see in the swatches below and I worried that it would do the same on my lips. It also took multiple swipes to get the color to show up well and one of the reasons why it took multiple swipes was because the oil kept moving the tint. I knew this would not be a tint I would reach for if I'm in a hurry in the morning.

Swatches on arm under natural lighting.
Swatches under natural lightening. From top to bottom: Orange lip tint, Vampire lip tint, and Blood lip tint.
Still, the colors are nice. They came out with good color payoffs and they are a bit more natural on the lips than I thought they would be. I followed the instructions to a T the first time I applied these lip tints but decided to create my own way after that since I came across some issues. Uneven application was the biggest issue. The tints applies beautifully on my lower lip but my upper lip barely catches any color. The tint also tends to stain the inner parts of the lips better than the outer areas. Plus, if you aren't careful, it can spread to everything. My fingers, my teeth; ugh it likes everything except my upper lip. However, I found that if I exfoliate my lips and use a lip mask before application, the lip tint stains the upper lip better. A second way is to apply the tint on my lower lip and immediately transfer the color onto my upper lip by pressing my lips together. This doesn't work too well if I'm going for full, bold lips. However, it works great for gradient lips.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, the plumping effects actually work. In the image below I swatched the 3 tints on my lips. The orange tint was applied first to bare lips. The Blood (red) tint was applied after I removed the orange tint and there seems to be just a tiny bit of plumping between those. I kept the red on for like 10 minutes before removing it and applying the Vampire tint and waited 5 minutes before I took the picture. Wowza, the differences are more noticeable than I thought. It's not like a major change or anything, but it is noticeable in the pictures.

On another note, the plumping sensations might not be pleasant for everyone. My lips definitely tingled and I felt the burning sensation. I almost removed it the first time. I think these might be good for special occasions or when I want to plump my lips a bit. However, I probably won't use them everyday.

From left to right: Orange tint, Blood (red) tint, Vampire tint.
From left to right: Orange tint, Blood (red) tint, Vampire tint.

-beautiful colors
-unique concept
-plumps lips

-application issues (not always easy to apply)
-plumping causes tingly sensation, might not be suitable for everyone

My Rating: ❤ ❤   

Final Thoughts: Although these tints have an interesting concept and beautiful colors to boot, I still have a love-hate relationship with them. They aren't the easiest to apply and uneven application is the biggest issue. A lot of extra work are needed to use these tints and I won't always have time. Still the colors are gorgeous. Even the orange looks nice, which is something you don't hear me say often.

Would I purchase these in the future? Probably not. As much as I love the concept and the colors, I'm not fond of the application which is the biggest turn-off. If the application didn't cause so much issues, I'd probably love it more. Do I think these are worth a try? Maybe. I don't know if everyone would have the issue of their upper lip not catching the colors and honestly I'm still not sure what causes it. This has never happened to me with other lip tints. However, the concept of these tints are unique and if you are looking for lip tints that are plumping too, then I'd say give these a try!

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own. 


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