Surprise! Another lipstick review! 😀
I purchased this lipstick during my holiday Manila visit. I probably have a lot of lipsticks already (and only one set of lips) but well.. it was calling me. And I haven’t tried anything from TonyMoly other than their eyebrow pencil (which I use almost daily), so I think this would be a good starter.
First, the packaging!
It comes in a cutely patterned box, with black and pink as its main color theme. The lipstick itself is encased in a nice, sleek plastic tube; with the usual click top and twist-up parts.
From the tube, it looks very similar to another lipstick that I currently own – Too Cool For School’s Hot Color Lip Sticker in Hawaiian Flower, which I purchased last year while at SM Mall of Asia to visit my friend Chesra. Here’s a swatch comparison photo for your reference!
Hawaiian Flower leans a bit on the magenta side, with a slightly more matte finish. Pop Pink is a nice candy pink, reminiscent of Bazooka bubble gum to me, actually!
Onto the lip swatch!
My lips are already naturally coloured, and for some reason Pop Pink leans a little purple on me. This was around 3 good swipes. What I like about this lippie is that it applies fairly sheer, with buildable colour. And so smoothly, with no tugging at all. I felt extra pretty – nice hair, bright lips? How could you NOT feel pretty? :p
BUT I have to warn you with sensitive noses – this does have a scent, vaguely fruity, vaguely floral. I can’t really pinpoint the exact scent but I don’t appreciate it as much as other scented lipsticks (unless if they’re vanilla scented like Manic Panic and MAC lippies, which I really like).
I wasn’t going to comment on wear longevity, but I was pleasantly surprised yesterday:
The above photo was taken 2 hours after application, and after a lunch of Spam and rice. Though the colour wore off, it left a nice stain on my lips. Another plus: my lips felt so nice and moisturized!
I didn’t reapply anymore because I got lazy– ^^;;
The girl likes that..
☆ ..it applies so smoothly.
☆ ..colour is buildable, so you can float between sheer and bright lips!
☆ ..my lips felt hydrated even as it wore off.
☆ ..it left a nice stain on my lips even after eating lunch.
The girl dislikes that..
□ ..it smells kind of weird.
The girl rates it..
.. an 8.5/10!
Buildable colour, smooth application, and hydrating formula? Yes yes yes!!! I would totally wear this more often when I need a pick-me-up from the stresses of school, or just when I feel like shaking things up a bit. It’s amazing what a good lipstick can do!