Hey beauties! I sincerely and wholeheartedly apologise for the lack of blog posts over the past few weeks. I’ve had a rough month, losing my dog earlier in September. But I’m hoping I’m back on track now, and ready to bring you a few blog posts over the coming weeks. I really need to sort out a posting schedule, and stick to it! Spring has arrived in Australia, and I’ve got some amazing products to try out and share with you all, so stay tuned for that.
Now, onto the reason that we’re here today. About a month ago, I was kindly sent some Korean lip products from Style Korean. They’re a company who stock so many coveted Korean brands such as Tony Moly, Etude House, and Laneige just to name a few!
I was asked to choose four lipsticks from Labiotte’s Chateau Wine Lipstick* range. I was super excited by the packaging alone – literally wine bottle shaped lipsticks with shades inspired by red wine!
I selected my four shades, three in a Melting formula and one in a Fitting formula. The Melting formula is like a regular lipstick; soft and creamy, and richly pigmented. They are incredibly comfortable on the lips and, although they don’t last all day, they are super easy to reapply during the day. The Matte finish lipstick is a creamy matte, non-drying and very pigmented. The colour lasted for most of the day, and left behind a stain on the lips. Like the Melting lipsticks, it was easy to reapply and didn’t bunch up or become flaky.
Noir Pink (PK01) is a beautiful flushed pink in a Melting finish. It’s one of those stunning ‘my lips, but better’ pinks on me. I’m a sucker for pink shades on my pale skin, and it gave such a wearable blushing nude/pink flush of colour. It lasted for most of the day, however, like most lipsticks, it did transfer when eating and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
The shade labelled Nude (BE01) is definitely more on the orange side of nude, and whilst it looks very flattering on my skin tone, it wasn’t what I was expecting when I ordered a ‘nude’ shade. However, having said that, I was actually pleasantly surprised by the look of it and how much I love it. It’s super creamy, and comfortable on the lips. The only downside I experienced was that it is not as opaque as the pink shades in the collection. It’s slightly patchy upon first application, however it evens out decently with a second coat. I do have dry lips, so that could be just an issue with colour skipping on the dry patches.
Red lipsticks are a little scary to me. They definitely require flawless skin, white teeth and a whole lot of confidence to pull off in public! Red (RD04) from Labiotte is from the Fitting formula range, which just means it’s a matte finish. It’s extremely creamy and soft, with rich pigmentation. It’s opaque in one application, and wears beautifully. I must confess that I haven’t worn this shade out and about all day, however I did wear it at home and drank and ate with it on. Like the others, it does transfer, but that’s a non issue for me as it was easy to reapply.
The final shade I grabbed was Anjou Pink (PK03). It’s a darker pink tone compared to Noir Pink. It’s much more of a fuchsia pink, deep and highly pigmented. This is also a Melting finish. It’s more opaque than the other two from the Melting collection, however the wear time is very similar. It’s quickly becoming one of my favourite pink lipsticks and I can’t wait to wear it when the weather in Melbourne warms up a bit!
In all, my first time trying out Korean beauty has been a roaring success! I’ve loved the lipsticks and will continue to use a couple of the shades – they’ve already made it to the top of my vanity (this is a coveted position, and all makeup aspires to be there!) All four of my shades are pigmented, creamy and the best part is they have NO scent! I’m one of this people who doesn’t like highly scented lip products, and no scent is even better!
I can’t wait to try out more products from Korean brands! Have you tried any? What would you recommend?
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Labiotte Chateau Wine Lipsticks can be purchased HERE for around $12USD.
*Full Disclaimer: Products mentioned were sent to me for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own, however. No links provided are affiliate, and I make no money from the link.
*I am not qualified in beauty or skincare, so take these reviews merely as personal experience.