I received this matte lip tint from Etude House as a GWP from Etude House Store in Jakarta. I had mostly not so impressive experiences with korean lip products, so I didn't have high expectations for this particular product. But it surprisingly exceeded my expectations.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips is a matte lip cream product housed in a upside down tube. Speaking about the packaging first, I must say I am not a fan. The plastic tube is hard and it is difficult to squeeze the product. The sponge attached is also not the most hygiene and neat looking option as applicator. I much prefer a doe foot applicator and conventional lip gloss tube for lip cream product.
Packaging aside, the product itself is very nice! I am actually surprised that it is so underrated, considering the huge matte lip cream trend at the moment, this one could actually pass into the category. First of all, I do like matte finish lip products especially for red or bold shades, but I don't get all the hype over super super dry matte lip creams that are everywhere at the moment. Matte finish is fine, but not ultra matte. I like it when matte lipsticks still feel creamy and are not completely drying.
Shade #2 is a orangey tomato red.
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips has creamy texture with cream to powder matte finish. It applies smoothly and evenly on the lips. Due to its creamy texture, it is best to apply lip liner first to avoid it from bleeding or transfering. The finish is matte with no sheen whatsoever. It doesn't crake after few hours and doesn't set into lip lines. The staying power is good, though on 4-5 hour mark I need to re apply. It does stain the lips and it fades after major eating or drinking. I personally don't mind to re apply lipstick as I always do anyway.
In a nutshell, Etude House Rosy Tint Lips is a good alternative for matte lip cream that is not drying or accentuate the lip lines and not to mention- at affordable price tag.
What is your favorite matte lip cream / lip product, at the moment?