My thoughts on Etude House dear darling water gel tint
The applicator is a normal doe foot applicator with a hole in the middle (which makes the doe foot hold a lot of product).
They are easy to apply on the lips, but there is a lot of product on the brush from the beginning, so be sure to start applying from the center of your lips to avoid too much product at the edges of the lips. I don’t know why, but these applicators always tickle on my lips. But hey, then applying with a smile.
The taste of it is really awful, like normal when it comes to tints. But since these takes so long to dry, it is almost impossible to avoid the taste.
The formula never seems to dry completely on my lips, so there is a stickiness to it, even after a long time on the lips, which I really don’t like in a tint. This is because of the formula of the tint, it is supposed to be moisturizing.
The formula is supposed to be moisturizing, but I really can’t say that it is. It doesn’t feel like my lips gets dryer when I use it, but I do want to apply lip balm over just because of the stickiness. But I can tell you that it isn’t as drying as a lot of other tints.
I really recommend exfoliating your lips (if they are dry) before applying. everything just looks so much better when the lip is exfoliated. Either you do this with a towel, just rubbing your lips, or you can use a lip peeling if you have one.
The lasting power is not that great on me, it lasts about two hours if I don’t drink or eat. When I do drink it disappears rather quickly. But I did expect that since the formula is gel like.
The colors are really strong and lovely, and you can add another layer for that strong lip.
I really would love to have them all, but since I stopped buying Etude House products after this program, for the lack of communication from Etude House, I will manage without them.