Red lips are a classic and timeless look that will never go out of style. They’re the quickest way to boost your mood, upgrade your outfit and turn you into a femme fatale. They also happen to be one of my favorite signature looks, which is why I always tend to go with red whenever I am shopping for a new lip product to add to my collection.
One of the most intriguing lip products I’ve recently come across is Tony Moly Shocking Lip Perfect Lip in Red (the tint is also available in Pink, Orange and Ruby), an incredibly versatile red tint made from food coloring.
When I apply it directly to my lips with the help of its doe foot applicator, the colour is intensely vivid and glossy. But, after a few minutes, the shine tones down considerably, leaving the lips stained with a beautiful, slight more subdued, red shade that lasts, albeit faded, for most of the day. In fact, unless I have a dinner date or evening gala to attend, I don’t feel the need to retouch the lip stain at all!
However, this incredible staying power means that I need to be extremely careful when I apply the lip stain: if I mess it up and go slightly outside my natural lip line, I have to remove It immediately or it will deeply set and become an absolute pain to correct. This is why, whenever I am in a hurry, I apply the stain with a lip brush for a more precise application that minimizes the risk of accidental mistakes.
I also find this lip tint very comfortable to wear. Its lightweight texture is enriched with a blend of natural oils, including rosehip, argan and jojoba, that keeps my lips hydrated and soft throughout the day. Thanks to its moisturizing properties, this lip tint also doubles up as a lip mask at night. I have to admit, though, that I rarely use it this way – I’m too scared to stain my sheets!
Summary: Tony Moly Shocking Lip Perfect Lip Red is a moisturizing and vivid red tint that settles into a semi-matte subdued shade that lasts for almost the entire day.
Claims: Overnight Lip Tint That Possesses shocking color and lasting power.
Where to buy: Amazon