I’m not a wine drinker, but if I had to guess, I’d say that Chateaux Labiotte Wine Lip Tints are like a bottle of fine wine (fitting, since they’re shaped like one – so cute!): they are absolutely delicious in moderation but leave you worse for wear if you gulp the whole bottle in one go on your own.
Just look at that sheer pink. How pretty is it? It’s called Blush Pink and it’s one of those my-lips-but-better shades when you apply just one coat. Two, and its intensity kicks up a gear. So does the shine. It’s subtle but definitely there and gives a natural and healthy look to my pout.
Its texture is so thin, it’s practically weightless. Once on, it clings to my lips really tightly. Not in an uncomfortable way, mind you. No, what I mean is that it lasts for hours on my lips. Like 4 or 5.
It just goes away when I have lunch or dinner. I’m always blown away when a lip product lasts that long because, on me, almost all of the light lip shades I’ve tried do a disappearing act within 2 hours.
So, basically, this tint is pretty awesome. Just like a good bottle of wine. Problem is, abuse it and it’ll give you a hangover. Chateaux Labiotte claims these lip tints are hydrating, but that’s not true at all.
The first time I’ve worn Blush Pink, it didn’t feel moisturizing at all. But neither did it feel drying. So I used it the next day. And the day after that. That’s when my lips started to get really dry.
Luckily, there’s a quick fix. Lip balm. When I apply it before putting on the tint, my lips don’t get that dry. Still, this is one tint I prefer to use in moderation. I usually reserve it for those days when I’m out of the house for hours so that I can look polished without the need of retouching my lips every two seconds.
Oh, and did I mention the scent? It smells like grapes. Now, I wonder, does the lip tint grows finer with age too?