With all the lip oils and tints popping up, it seems that clear lip tint is becoming mainstream...Well, not just clear but color-changing clear lip tint that turn into the exact same shade of hot pink on me.
It's the same old story: I had a concert to catch (yes I love my classical music binge) and since I had two hours to kill, I wandered around Macy's looking for crap to buy.
Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint caught my eyes with its simplicity, petite frame and glimmering finish (very different from their standard aesthetics or just different from most of those highend brands in general). The tube reminds me of Chicca but of course Chicca is way prettier(yeah I am 100% biased).
Isn't is like the reflection of a winter lake?
I think originally the Extra Lip Tint only has Bare Pink (soft pink tint) but added Bare Popsicle and Bare Melon this year as limited edition. I got the punchy Bare Popsicle which looks like the red Jolly Rancher. It has a delightful yuzu scent (unlike the plasticky one from Dior) and a comforting balmy formula that's applies easily enough without being too squishy.
On the lips, it gives a brightening pink tint that wakes up my deadly winter complexion (yes it darkens on my overtime and slowly becoming that generic pink that stains my lips allover). It's a decent formula...until you take a look at the price tag.
Nope, it doesn't feel like a 33-dollar (plus tax, yo) product at all. Beside the packaging, I am not sure how this is any different from Essence Glow Neon Glow(3 bucks) and since each tube contains only 2.3grams of products it's quite steep in terms of unit price.
Anyway, I am not too upset about it since I bought it for the packaging alone and at least the minuscule amount means I will be able to finish it. People who shell out this much on a single tinted balm probably aren't concerned about it being the same quality as Essence, a brand they don't usually buy from anyway.
It's perfectly handbag/pocket compatible, just has a noticeably poorer quality compared to Dior and Fresh (now they raised the price to 24), that's all.