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    Brand Discovery: 3 Concept Eyes, Lip Lacquers Review

    Left to right: bumble gum, pink boom, bon bon, xxorange, fever

    Another Korean brand coming your way. This time: 3 Concept Eyes (briefly, 3CE). This was a totally new brand for me, so I was excited to try them out the minute I got them. The colors looked amazing, and the model made it look super fun. I went for their lip lacquers.

    A beauty trend in South Korea seems to be the lip tint, where they apply on in the inner parts of the lips and then smudge it slightly towards to outer. They don’t seem to like the full-on, lip-fulling look. I don’t quite like the whole lip tint concept (really don’t), but their lip tints looked really fun to wear.

    How to Wear Tips:
    This lip lacquers are so fully pigmented, that you seriously only need two dabs! Because these are so saturated with vibrant color, I take two dabs and smudge it all over my lips up to my lip line.
    Because this is on the drying side, I like to wear a matte lip balm (like my Nuxe Reve de Miel) on top or under it. If you want to wear in accordance to the Korean beauty trend, you can dap a bit on and smudge it only in the inner parts without really defining the lip line.

    Formulation:
    Liquid goes slightly powdery, something similar to the Giorgio Armani lip maestro lip lacquers, in terms of how it goes a bit powdery.

    Wear:
    At first, I was blown away by how good they were. How good they suited most skin types, and how vibrant the colors were. But I was let down by how they wore off. They do dry in parts, and cling to any lip scar or scab you might have. You will want to prep your skin first, and keep applying this throughout the day, WITH a lip balm. As long as you do, you’re lips will be looking pretty 🙂

    Packaging:
    Perfect. I love their logo, it’s so fun and cute. Considering they aren’t anything luxe, (bought them for $16), their packaging definitely makes them feel like something worth more! Perfect to chuck into your handbag as well 🙂

    Shades:
    I have to say that I love the shade “Bumble Gum” the most! It’s that true purple violet shade that when you take pictures, it looks really pretty. I’ve been looking for a shade like this, and I’ve got a few lipsticks that are similar shades as to this one- but this one is really right on the mark.
    Then, I’ve got two orange shades. One is super uber bright shade called “Fever”, and rightfully so. The other is a more yellow-toned, more true orange shade called “xxOrange”. Both are hot for summer!
    I’ve got one coral nude that I love and instagrammed before. It’s the shade “bon bon”, and it’s their best-selling shade.
    Then finally, a great hot pink- “Pink Boom” is pretty amazing as well!

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    These will last you so long because they are so pigmented. All you need is a little! Google for wholesalers who stock these up and can ship to the US. I got mine on www.honestskin.com 🙂

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    KORRES Lip Butter in Wild Rose

    The great thing about having two sisters, both older, is that you can often cruise into their rooms and take a good look at their topshelves and makeup collections. Then, when they aren’t looking, you can kind of steal it and use it. If they notice, oh well you’ll return it to them. If not, it’s kind of yours to keep forever! And sometimes, they even abandon some of their beauty products by letting it just sit in my room! Then, I’d casually snatch these bits and pieces up and try them. If I like them, in my pocket they go! If not, then I place it nicely back onto their topshelf 🙂
    Okay, so getting past the story of sounding like a selfish sister, in all honesty having girls in the house means getting to try that much more products! The one I recently found in my sister’s room was this Korres lip butter. She just left it on her desk, and it well, seemed “abandoned”. So, I snatched it and tried it. She had this Wild Rose shade as well as this pink nudey shade. I opened the pink nude first and I thought… yucky. 
    The reason being was because it was this really pastey thick looking nude shade. I didn’t like the smell of it and when I did poke my finger into it, it just didn’t seem that nice. Then, I smeared it on my lips and thought… no
    But, this shade in Wild Rose was quite the contrary. Now of course, the consistency is the same. I saw my sister use this time to time and each time I thought, nah. But as you know, there’s quite a hype around this item. I applied some on my lips and I liked the way it went on my lips. I found it really hydrating and just easy to bring out a nice rosy lip shade without looking overdone or underdone.

    I honestly don’t like lip “pots”, especially ones with color. Most of my lip products are all sticks or tubes. The whole poking into a mess of color doesn’t seem pleasing. This product is quite gel-like in that when you do poke it and give it a swirl, it feels like jelly and is a bit bouncy! It doesn’t seem like the usual lip tints that we know of (or rather, what I know of!). 
    However, besides the stain I get on my ring finger after applying it, I have enjoyed using this product for a week now. I haven’t gravitated towards any other product. It’s just so easy to use, carry around, and bring some life back to your face. Because it is in fact quite hydrating, you don’t have to worry about getting streaky or chapped lips after application!

    So in summary (since that was quite rambly!):
    PROS:

    • Lovely shade. Your lips but better kind of red 🙂
    • Easy application
    • Hydrating
    • It’s a tint kind so you have this pretty decent lasting color on your lips!
    • Smells neutrally floral, and nothing too empowering.
    CONS:
    • This is totally subjective but I just don’t like poking my fingers into a color pot for lips! It leaves a stain on my finger and I hate having to wipe the excess product on the back of my hand to take it off. 
    • Don’t like the other shades, especially the nude one!
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    KORRES Lip Butter in Wild Rose

    The great thing about having two sisters, both older, is that you can often cruise into their rooms and take a good look at their topshelves and makeup collections. Then, when they aren’t looking, you can kind of steal it and use it. If they notice, oh well you’ll return it to them. If not, it’s kind of yours to keep forever! And sometimes, they even abandon some of their beauty products by letting it just sit in my room! Then, I’d casually snatch these bits and pieces up and try them. If I like them, in my pocket they go! If not, then I place it nicely back onto their topshelf 🙂
    Okay, so getting past the story of sounding like a selfish sister, in all honesty having girls in the house means getting to try that much more products! The one I recently found in my sister’s room was this Korres lip butter. She just left it on her desk, and it well, seemed “abandoned”. So, I snatched it and tried it. She had this Wild Rose shade as well as this pink nudey shade. I opened the pink nude first and I thought… yucky. 
    The reason being was because it was this really pastey thick looking nude shade. I didn’t like the smell of it and when I did poke my finger into it, it just didn’t seem that nice. Then, I smeared it on my lips and thought… no
    But, this shade in Wild Rose was quite the contrary. Now of course, the consistency is the same. I saw my sister use this time to time and each time I thought, nah. But as you know, there’s quite a hype around this item. I applied some on my lips and I liked the way it went on my lips. I found it really hydrating and just easy to bring out a nice rosy lip shade without looking overdone or underdone.

    I honestly don’t like lip “pots”, especially ones with color. Most of my lip products are all sticks or tubes. The whole poking into a mess of color doesn’t seem pleasing. This product is quite gel-like in that when you do poke it and give it a swirl, it feels like jelly and is a bit bouncy! It doesn’t seem like the usual lip tints that we know of (or rather, what I know of!). 
    However, besides the stain I get on my ring finger after applying it, I have enjoyed using this product for a week now. I haven’t gravitated towards any other product. It’s just so easy to use, carry around, and bring some life back to your face. Because it is in fact quite hydrating, you don’t have to worry about getting streaky or chapped lips after application!

    So in summary (since that was quite rambly!):
    PROS:

    • Lovely shade. Your lips but better kind of red 🙂
    • Easy application
    • Hydrating
    • It’s a tint kind so you have this pretty decent lasting color on your lips!
    • Smells neutrally floral, and nothing too empowering.
    CONS:
    • This is totally subjective but I just don’t like poking my fingers into a color pot for lips! It leaves a stain on my finger and I hate having to wipe the excess product on the back of my hand to take it off. 
    • Don’t like the other shades, especially the nude one!
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    Tarte LipSurgence Tints

    I’m loving Tarte products at the moment! Everything I try from their line seems to make me happy. Recently in my search for different lip tints and stains, I came across this Lipsurgence tint from Tarte. It looks similar to the lip stains+balm from say Clinique and Revlon. I haven’t tried any of them, but as for the Revlon, I heard it can be drying especially for those who have overly dry lips.

    Now, without further ado I’d like to say that this lip product says to increase lip moisture up to 6000%. I don’t even know what 6000% means, but I sure can see where the moisture comes to play. When you put this on, it simply just glides on your lips. Your lips feel absolutely moisturized, as though you were putting on a lip balm. It has a smell of a lip balm as well, and overall you see your lips just glossy and moisturized throughout the day. I’ve worn this the entire day and never had any cases of chapping.

    If you’ve read my Sephora Haul post, you’ll know that I had some problem with lip tints and stains because they had a tendency to be drying as well as blotty. The product would not apply evenly and over a few hours, it would be blotchy and uneven. I wanted clean and almost perfect lips even when using the lip stain.

    That’s what’s so great about this Tarte one. It has such an efficient and easy applicator. It’s a stick that you don’t need to sharpen. You simply scroll the bottom part and up it goes! It’s shaped as a pencil so when you want a precise lip line, this is ever so handy. I also love that it’s thick so it wouldn’t take so long.

    The pigmentation is gorgeous and buildable. I don’t want too heavily pigmented stains that just give you an explosion of color that if you were to mess up, there’s no other way out (like I’ve heard of the OCC lip tars). I wanted something that was rich but buildable. You can start sheer and make it a full on lipstick texture. I tend to go for that full-on color because I think it brings out such a nice vibrancy.

    The color I bought was “Joy” and although it is a light orange, somehow it transfers coal on my lips! It has an orange with a slight red to it and I love it so much! They have brighter oranges available, but I love that a seemingly subtle color actually transfers so richly and nicely on my lip! I guess the contact of orange on red lips make it that coral, who knows! The point is, it’s a really nice color.

    Now the wear is amazing too. It lasts hours and eventually the balm texture disappears, or dries. However, that doesn’t mean it dries up your lips. The balm texture simply disappears but your lips are hydrated from all that moisture lock-in. You are then left with a fine tint of the color from before, and it’s gorgeous.

    It isn’t thought as permanent as some lip stains can get. If you wash your face, this’ll come off. That could be something you want or not, but I don’t need to tattoo my lips for THAT long. Also, I know I will be carrying this in my bag 24/7 and with the application so easy, I wouldn’t mind popping this on any time during the day.

    GAH! Love this so much. I feel like PR-ing this everyone I know 🙂 Go try it out guys, it’s AMAZING! They have three different kinds– luster, matte, and tint. The tints are the most famous ones and preferably my favorite as well. Luster is glossy and shiny. Matte is… well, matte. Tints are everything I just said it was. Each kind has about six shades I believe, and they are all so nice!

    I’m going to save up and get myself another shade because I love this so much! Until then, I shall enjoy this as much as I can 🙂

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