I expected the Holika Holika Pure Mellow Moisture Tints to be a glossy lipstain much like the Aritaum World Glam Coating Tint or the Etude House Color Pop Shine Tint but these are a bit different. The Pure Mellow Moisture Tints are less of a gloss and more of a true tint with a light but smooth formula that sinks into the lips beautifully. I like almost every lip tint that I've tried but these are really a great find! I believe these retail for ₩6,000 (under $6) and Holika Holika was having BOGO on lip products when I picked these up so I scored these awesome tints for under $3 each!
I have two shades of these and the one shown above is Coral. The Pure Mellow tint line is quite small and only contains four shades. Coral looks more like a red to me and on the doe foot applicator it looks like a neon pink. With one coat you can achieve a very natural tint with not much shine at all but three coats can produce a juicy looking apple red which you can see in the swatch above. The formula is unlike other lip tints or stains I've tried before because it almost has an oily feel. It's not oily in a bad way but rather a conditioning sensation. This tint does not dry out my lips at all and is super comfortable to wear. The scent reminds me of cherry medicine which is a tad bit off-putting but nothing too terrible. All around, it's one of my favorite lip tints!
I did a video to showcase all the Korean lip tints in my collection since they're some of my favorite lip products at the moment. Watch the video to see swatches and to hear about my favorites!
What is your favorite lip tint? Do you prefer a tint to a lipgloss and lipstick?