For this week’s video, I’m highlighting the latest lipstick innovation from L’Oréal Paris—Tint Caresse. I’m really excited about this product because it is the first EVER powder lipstick in the world!

For the first three minutes, I’ll be discussing my first impressions of the Tint Caresse range—the colors, the feel, the application. Then, starting 3:02, I’ll be giving you a tutorial for the lip gradation trend that is really hot in Asia right now. This product was made for ombré lips! (Swatches, ingredients, and more insights follow under the video.)


THE BREAKDOWN

Here’s the information I could find about Tint Caresse:

  • The first lip gradient pen infused with the most refined powder
  • Pure 3D, high impact color
  • Long-wearing, transfer-proof, gives a blossom effect, zero feel, never dry
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    Application. When I first tried it, I did not expect it to be super blendable and so easy to apply! It went on so smoothly.

    Wear and Texture. You can count on it being transfer-proof because of its matte finish. It didn’t feel like I was wearing anything on my lips, and surprisingly, it didn’t dry out or make my lips flake! If you have extra-chapped lips, though, I highly suggest exfoliating first before trying out this lipstick.

    Color. This product has a pointed sponge applicator that makes it very easy to smudge the color for an ombré effect. I was able to get my hands on 8 beautiful shades, both pale and deep, in hues of orange, pink, and berry. I like how bold the colors are and how they deliver just the right amount of tint. This is perfect for girls out there who are looking for a lightweight lip color!

    SWATCHES
    Here are the 8 shades I have in my possession:
    Left: Peony Blossom. Right: Lily Blossom.
    Left: Tulip Blossom. Right: Rose Blossom.
    Left: Sakura Blossom. Right: Peach Blossom.
    Left: Orchid Blossom. Right: Plum Blossom.

OMBRE LIP TUTORIAL

Step 1: Apply a light color like Sakura Blossom all over your lips. This serves as your base color.
Step 2: Apply the statement color in the center or “core” of the lips, blending it into the lighter color for a gradient effect. I’ve used Orchid Blossom for this step.
Step 3: If you want to go darker, use a very deep shade like Plum Blossom, patting it in the innermost part of your lips.
Step 4: Smudge and spread until the gradient looks seamless.

I hope you guys give Tint Caresse a try! It’s really easy to use, and perfect for everyday wear, whether you like all-over lip shade or that “blossoming” color effect.

Tint Caresse is available on BeautyMNL in four colors: Peony Blossom, Plum Blossom, Peach Blossom, and Tulip Blossom (P500/tube).

Photos by Say Artillero