REVIEW of the INNISFREE REAL FIT LIPSTICKAnother day, another review - I'm on a review roll this month! Finally some time to go through all the products I've been meaning to review for a while...
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Before I continue with my review series of red-hue eyeshadows, I'll take a little detour through the world of lip products.
|I've gone ahead and put stickers on it...|
The packaging is similar to my Creamy Tint Lipsticks, so this combats confusion!
|From the official homepage|
I'd been wanting to get my hands on one - but, confession time, I'm not a big 'hauler'. I had other lipsticks I was completely happy with and didn't need anything in particular, so I waited... but as I'll be on a small television program end of this month, I was craving an alternative to my usual bright colors - something that would be easy to wear and elegant no matter the time of day or occasion.
After looong deliberation, I went with the main color of the line:
#8 라떼 한잔 로지 Latte Hanchan (meaning: one cup) Rosy, or as the official translation on Amazon goes: Innisfree Real Fit #8 Latte Rosy (*)
|Real Fit Lipstick 'A lipstick that instantly covers your lips with a clear color and without a heavy feeling'|
Innisfree Real Fit Lipstick #8 Latte RosyI just love the name! In Korean, it gives the feeling of ordering a cup of latte. The line also had a Coral Latte and a Pink Latte (#6 and #7) but those looked a bit too pale/nude for me.
The claims on the packaging:
- light fitting
- clear color
- long lasting
- camellia oil
The whole line is described as lightweight with just one stroke of the lipstick providing intense color.
My expectations were high, and I wasn't disappointed!
The packaging and size are identical to the Creamy Tint Lipsticks from innisfree: Small and compact, very sturdy. One lipstick contains 3.5g of product and retails in Korea for 12,000 \ - I got it on sale for 9,000. If you're in Korea for a while, chances are that you'll catch an innisfree sale weekend. ;)
The color is exactly what I had in mind, even a bit more vivid and pretty than I'd expected. (And yes, one layer is actually pigmented enough!) I'd expected it to be a bit more 'milky', but there's just the right amount of saturation for my taste.
It changes depending on lighting, so here's two swatches: The first one in indirect light, the second one in direct sunlight.
The finish is also very nice - not exactly glossy or creamy like the Colorglow Lipsticks or Creammellow Lipsticks by the same brand, but still with a sheen that makes the lips look moisturized. It does feel lightweight on the lips - after the initial slight stickiness goes away, I couldn't feel that I was wearing lipstick at all. Despite the finish looking moisturizing, the formula itself isn't, so I need lipbalm before applying.
The texture is, for lack of a better word, 'natural'. It looks like my lips would look anyway (ok, I'm being generous here...) just with more color! The 'Real Fit' name suits the feeling.
|It's easy to apply just with the lipstick itself, but I still prefer using a brush for final touches.|
Colorwise, this could be a MLBB shade for me. It's rosy, a bit muted, with hints of pink and a neutral or even warm undertone - very difficult to catch on camera! Imagine a pink rose petal that has dried, and there you go.
|The finish reflects light really prettily, without looking heavy or creamy -|
maybe I should call it a 'silky' finish?
|The color is so beautiful in reality - rosy and muted without looking pale.|
It does settle ever so slightly into lip lines, but that might just be my lips... I've got that problem with every single lipstick out there.
|In direct sunlight, the color becomes a more vibrant rosy pink than I expected.|
Eating did destroy most of the lipstick, though. I went through a huge bowl of Rice Cake Soup for the Lunar New Year, and the center of my lips was wiped clean by it. The outer rims were still intact, though, and reapplication was simple.
If I don't eat (... which is rare lol) the lipstick stays put,
only slightly fading throughout the day.
|After five hours and a cup of coffee...|
I'd wanted an 'elegant' but subdued, natural color, and I think this fits the bill perfectly.
It's simple to apply, lasts long and flatters my skintone. I'm sure I'll get a lot of wear time out of this, especially during spring! The Real Fit Line was a autumn concept, but the pale rose color should fit light, pastelly spring makeup, too.
While I normally prefer lip tints (for their long lasting formulas) or creamier, more moisturizing lipsticks, the finish of this one looks silky and natural - I'm quite liking it, despite it falling outside of my comfort zone! The same goes for the color, as it isn't my usual fare of bright corals or reds, but very feminine and adaptable. I'll try combining it with some glossier, more saturated colors, as this looks like a perfect base for a gradient lip!
|A stupid selfie to complete any post~|
Next up will be part 2 of the eyeshadow review series - Mamonde Vivid Touch eyeshadows. I used my two shades for the eyemakeup here, too, so I thought I'd mention that already. :)
Thanks for reading and see you soon!
If you're interested in the stickers, here's the link to my Etsy Shop :D
|Real Fit Lipstick - Innisfree - Rosy Latte|