I'd planned to get this up just after the one for the Glow Tint Stick #7, but the month just flew by. At least I remembered to scan the accompanying little illustration this time around!
Shade #6, "Warm Coral-Shine Spring Sunset" - or something like that. Innisfree's shade names get harder and harder to translate - caught my interest as soon as the promotional images were released. A warm, slightly orange-ish and bright red.
|Official swatches for the Glow Tint Stick|
|Official promotional images for shade #6|
The packaging is, of course, exactly the same as in my previous blog post. A long, slender stick with a twist-up system that doesn't allow the product to retract.
The description on the packaging stresses how important it is to not twist up too much product. Never more than 1mm, though I mostly get by with even less for a full coverage application.
The shade is indicated both on the colored caps and the bottom, where product number and name are printed in very, very small letters. *squints*
I went with the two brightest shades from this release. Both #6 and #7 are more summer than spring shades in my mind - I was craving summery temperatures, I guess!
Swatching revealed two things: That the shade was more on the orange side than the official swatches indicated, and that it would be impossible to get the same deep coverage as in the promotional picture. Layering the product does help, though, and the orange hues get redder and deeper instead of just brighter.
There's some shades that look nearly the same no matter the lighting, but this jumps from a true orange in sunlight to a warm coral in indirect light.
As I love orange/coral lip colors, that was no problem for me personally, but if you're looking for a color exactly identical to the one in the promotional material, be warned!
|One layer in direct sunlight.|
Leaning orange and a bit of piling into my lip lines.
The pigmentation for this product is great, but at the same time it gives a very transluscent finish - an interesting combination and very forgiving on dry, patchy lips! The original lip texture shines through, but is smoothed out and moisturized by the product.
While the application is simple and precise thanks to the small tube, you can see that the Glow Tint Stick doesn't apply perfectly evenly, piling up against some of my lip lines. It isn't noticeable if you don't point a camera with a macro lense at it, though. ;)
#7 did apply more evenly than #6, strangely! It's a tiny difference, and I only noticed after looking at the pictures.
|One layer, no direct sunlight.|
The color does look deeper, closer to the promotional images with the model, but less bright
than the official swatches.
The piling gets a bit worse with each layer, but can be smoothed out if tapped on with finger.
No lip brush is needed for a precise outline, which makes the Glow Tint Stick line perfect for traveling or quick application.
Here's another example of one layer versus two layers! Both taken in indirect sunlight.
One layer already gives a nice punch of color, moisture and shine, and I often use this for simple daily looks, as the orange in it isn't too neon-y glaring.
While even two layers don't give the deeper red I'd hoped for, I'm still really happy with the shade! Sometimes orange lips, especially saturated ones, are hard to pull off, but Glow Tint Stick #6 walks that fine line between an orange and a red that puts it into the easy to wear, fits-nearly-everything category. This would be perfect if you have neutral or warm undertones!
I can mostly tell if I suit a color if the pictures for reviews turn out well - this time I had so many to choose from where my face didn't look totally awkward, so this shade is a winner. :)
Overall I totally love this line, despite the slight inaccuracy in their promotional swatches (let's be honest, which brand does actually get those exactly right?) and the lipline-piling. Those get balanced out by how gorgeous the actual colors are and how moisturizing and shiny the product is!
I wish the shine would last through meals, but am happy with the stain it leaves behind.
The packaging is sleek and sturdy, easier to use than I'd hoped and perfect for someone who values precision.
Confession: I've picked up two more shades from this line during their recent 1+1 event, so I'm now the proud (and slightly guilty) owner of #2, #3, #6 and #7. Owning this many colors of one and the same product range is a first for me!
#2 and #3 are quite similar shades, so if you'd like to see swatches, I'd combine those into one post. Both work really well in combination with the two brighter shades, too!
Thank you for reading and see you soon with more reviews! May will be a lot calmer than April, so I hope to get a lot of blogging in~