Etude House Sugar Tint Balm | Highly Pigmented Lip Balm

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I know I am not alone on the hunt of a lip product that has the hydrating and moisturizing properties of a lip balm but has the pigmentation of the lipstick. For the longest time, I rely on the trick of applying a balm under a lipstick. It does the work, no doubt. But once the balm wears off and the lipstick starts to dry, the chapping and the peeling of the lips will again commence. Applying the balm on top of the lipstick somehow works but I hate how it alters the color and changes the finish of the lipstick.

Etude House Sugar Tint Balm, as its name implies, marries the properties of a lip balm and a lipstick. So does this product work?

The Etude House Sugar Tint Balm is housed in a tube very much similar to a regular lip balm. The standout is the screw-type cap which prevents the tube from accidentally opening inside the purse and possibly damaging the product. Clever, indeed!

They perform way greater than the usual tinted balms. The pigmentation these give is much like a lipstick -- solid in one swipe. The way these balms hydrate and moisturize the lips is a topnotch! No, these do not feel icky on the lips.

The shades I got are Cranberry Pie and Grapefruit Tea.

Cranberry Pie is an pink-red shade that instantly brightens up the face. For those who are into muted tones, then Grapefruit Tea  is your choice because of its peachy-pink nude color. Please forgive my color descriptions. I know they don't make sense!

This balm can actually pass as a very moisturizing lipstick because of its pigmentation. One layer is enough for solid color. It does transfer, by the way, but it leaves a nice tint on the lips once it wears off.

This is how Cranberry Pie looks on me. It is my current pick-me-up shade because of how bright and awake my face looks whenever I have it on.

For some reasons, I find that Grapefruit Tea washes me off. It looks good when paired with heavy eye makeup though. Okay, I know I look stressed on my photos! :)

Summing it up...
I LIKE that it ...
  • is very moisturizing and hydrating.
  • gives solid color in one swipe.
  • is housed in a tube with screw-type cap.
  • smells and tastes like candies.
  • leaves a natural-looking stain once it wears off.
Please consider that it is still a tinted balm so indeed, it would transfer. The price may be steeper than other balms but if you don't mind splurging on a 2-in-1 kind of product, then this is a must-try. :)

Did I like it? So much, that Cranberry Pie is already a staple. For someone who has extremely dry and chapped lips like me, this is a heaven sent.


♥ Jes ♥

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