Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Review: Aritaum Color Lasting Tint (02, 06, 15)

If you have read my past Korean cosmetic reviews, you would know that my current favourite Korean roadshop brand is Aritaum. I was given the opportunity to review these new Aritaum lip tints from Alice at w2beauty a while ago, back when they were new, so without further ado here is my review. (MY W2BEAUTY DISCOUNT CODE: Get $5 off with 04161007)

Brand: Aritaum
Name: Color Lasting Tint
Shades: 15 shades available. Reviewing 02 Baby Wink, 06 Cranberry Shower and 15 Gotham Red
Price: US$9.95 - 11.91
Size: 4.5 g
Where to buy: Jolse, w2beauty, beautynetkorea, ebay

The Aritaum Color Lasting Tints are packaged in slim black lip tint tubes. The plastic exterior makes the product easy to clean if it gets dirty in your bag and the secure twist cap ensures the product does not spill. There is a stopper in the tube that removes excess tint on the body of the applicator giving it a nice clean look. They are very light and easy to pop into your bag for on-the-go touch ups.

 The wand is very similar to the regular doe foot applicator, however, there is a tapered top and a crevice in the middle for the product. This ensures that you do not pick up too much product for an even coverage. I love the tapered foot for when you want a precise application.


02 Baby Wink: Baby Wink is a lovely pure natural red, and what I have been going for this past month. It's an extremely wearable and forgiving colour as it is not the most pigmented or loud out of the bunch. Easy to touch up with.

06 Cranberry Shower: Cranberry Shower is a loud pigmented hot pink shade. It lasts an incredibly long time due to the saturated colour and a little bit of product goes a long way. 06 Cranberry Shower is definitely a shade for the people used to wearing bold colours as it is very in your face bright pink, even when you use a little.

15 Gotham Red: Gotham Red is a pure dark red, there are no berry or purple tones. This shade reminds me of Hyuna's darker makeup, as she is often seen with a dark red lip.

All these shades have a neutral tone.


It has a glossy finish with a moisturising formula. The glossy finish disappears after the first hour. The formula is not drying at all and can be worn even without a lip balm base. The average lasting times for Aritaum Color Lasting tint:

02 Baby Wink - 4 hours (quickest to fade but does so forgivingly)
06 Cranberry Shower - 7 hours (even after trying to wipe down this shade with makeup remover, it still won't budge)
15 Gotham Red - 6 hours (dulls down to a normal red colour, rather than the normal dark tones)

However these are the lasting times until the shades become dull. If you want to keep the vibrant colour, I do recommend you retouching up at the 4 hour mark.

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wearing aritaum color lasting tint 02 baby wink

*this product was sent for review
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Monday, 28 September 2015

Review: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Kate Moss Nude Lipstick Collection

The Rimmel London Kate Moss lipstick collections are by far my favourite drugstore lipsticks. I love both the Lasting Finish and Lasting Finish Matte collections. Fact: My favourite lipstick of all time is the Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipstick in shade 19, which has sadly been discontinued, but was lucky enough to snag one more on eBay.

So when Rimmel London launched their Kate Moss Nude lipstick collection, I knew I just had to try them.

 Brand: Rimmel London
Name: Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Nude
Shades: 5 shades available - 40, 42, 43, 45, 48
Finish: Lustre/Normal
Price: AUD$12.95
Size:  4g, 0.14oz.
Where to buy: Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Woolworths, Big W, Coles, My Chemist

The Rimmel London Kate Moss Nude lipsticks are packaged in a light pink (think strawberry milk) lipstick casing. The same as their regular Kate Moss lipsticks with the signature print except now there is a silver ring that bears the Rimmel London brand engraving. 

In Australia, there are 5 available shades: 40, 42, 43, 45, 48.

Shade 40: A cool tone (slightly) salmon pink nude lipstick. Reminiscent of the concealer lipstick look, and using my mum's words "makes me look like a sick patient". I have a light skintone (NC15-20) and this is not flattering at all. Looks orange when swatched but does appear so on the lips. When blended out, it does remind me a lot of my natural pale lip colour.

Shade 42: A neutral light pink nude, with a hint of brown tone. There seems to be a heavy brown tone in the swatches provided but when applied on the lips, it transfers quite ordinarily. 

Shade 43: The perfect nude brown for me. The shade 43 swatches look very orange but is truly a brown nude. It feels neutral yet leans lightly on the warm side, perfect for many skin tones. This shade has an extremely smooth application and is my second favourite out of the range.

Shade 45: Shade 45 looks similar to 42 at first glance but this one is a pure pink nude, basically what barbie pink would look like at a job interview. Its a very demure and elegant nude lipstick, perfect for those who are just venturing into the realm of the nudes. Extremely forgiving and versatile for day and work makeup. Tie second with Shade 43 in my favourite shades.

Shade 48: Then lastly we have 48 looking quite like the odd one out of the bunch. It reminds me a lot of MAC Whirl (aka the Kylie Jenner lipstick) through online swatch observations. This purple brown lipstick is perfect for fall and not at all as scary as it might seem. Its not outrageously bold nor safe, and I can picture myself wearing this to uni without being subconscious. For a cheap dupe lipstick for the Kylie Jenner look, this is definitely the go-to option. As always you can mix this shade with another colour to tone it down a notch. I recommend this shade to everybody! My favourite out of the range.

In general the formula is moisturising and provide a smooth application with slight shine. It lasts an average 5 hours, even while drinking! (though the lighter the shade, the quicker it will fade). Most of the shades in the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Kate Moss Nude collection are quite safe and seem easily dupe-able but is a great starting foundation for a nude lipstick collection. Hoping to see more shades to come!

*this blog post contains pr samples (disclaimer at bottom of blog)
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