Clio Virgin Kiss Lipnicure Tint

Friday, 4 April 2014

This lip tint is hardcore. It will not smudge, it will not be easily removed, even with a lip makeup remover. Yes, for some of you, you probably already know that I'm talking about Clio's Virgin Kiss Lipnicure.
The selling point of this series are the nail polish-like bottles, just like how you paint your fingernails, you end up doing that to your lip. Like a manicure for the lips, hence the name Lipnicure.

Pretty ingenious, I must say. The Korean brand features the hot Korean 2NE1's Dara on all shelves in Watsons Stores. (How her lips looked so hot in those lipnicure lip tint colours, I have no idea!)
I have 3 of their tints, namely: Tension Red, Crime Pink and Rumor Coral. The image below shows the colors on my skin.
[From Left] Tension Red, Crime Pink, Rumor Coral
As you can see, the colors are vibrant and strong. It will look exactly the same, applied to your lips. The only thing I don't like about this is how hardy this lip tint is - in fact, it is too hardy that it dries up like a true nail polish being smeared on your lips. It also feels SUPER MATT after that. If it dries, you're pretty much stuck with however you applied it the instant it dries. Hence, I don't dare to use it all over my lips as it makes me look like I have super thick sausage lips.
If you happen to smudge it (outside your lip area), and it dries, good luck to you! Lip makeup = Ruined for the day.
Strangely, despite its hardiness on lips, most of it would be gone after a meal. Other than that, using makeup removers / rubbing it / scrubbing it would probably not get it off. Even if it does, most of the colour still stays. (IKR, right?) And did I mention that if you rub your lips together after it has dried, you'll probably end up with lip skin flaking out? That part freaks me out THE MOST.
True, there are bloggers posting to teach you how to use this lip tint, or how to apply it. But that's probably useful after you're stuck with it. So check those out if you're stuck with one. If you're not, why take the risk?
[Laneige's new LED Lipstick series can get the same effect after you apply it, I will be reviewing that very soon.]
To me, lip tints don't have to be applied with so much difficulty. It also feels uncomfortable and very dry after it dries. Skin from my lips peel and I don't like that AT ALL.
My overall take, I'm better off without it. And I guess, so are you. Just get the normal tints out there, we don't have much time in the morning to makeup before work, so why make yourself suffer?
Of course, if this is something you really want to try it though, they're selling at major Watsons stores at the Clio shelves for about $18.
Rating: 1.5/5