Etude House Better Lips-Talk: 60 Shades Of Hue | Clozette


A diverse shade range is always a huge plus factor for any cosmetics company. While K-Beauty is a favourite among many, there are also those who say an improvement in shade range can be done. Perhaps Etude House heard the call when they launched the Better Lips-Talk line. The impressive (and inclusive) 60-shade range made its debut in Singapore last 1 May 2019.


Etude House Better Lips-Talk Event

The venue setup at MY SPACE @ M SOCIAL for the Etude House Better Lips-Talk launch


Etude House Better Lips-Talk Lipsticks


Etude House formulated its new lipsticks to suit a variety of skin tones. They've also enlisted six global ambassadors to model the line, including Singapore's Mongchin Yeoh (@mongabong on IG). Plus, they released an exclusive shade for the Lion City, PK003 Gentle Pink, which Mongchin models in the ads.


The Etude House Better Lips-Talk range features two textures: regular and velvet. A chic, pale pink case houses each lipstick. In addition, the lipsticks feature a magnetic cap to keep them sealed even if they get lost in your handbag. 


Mongabong for Etude House

Left: Mongchin Yeoh (@mongabong) at the Better Lips-Talk launch; Right:  Some of the shades from the Better Lips-Talk range


Whereas most Korean lipsticks have a sheerer finish, these lipsticks deliver rich colour in a single swipe. Its highly pigmented, long-wearing formula stays put on lips for hours upon wear. 

The Variants


The Etude House Better Lips-Talk Regular features a glossier finish. It has wetting oil that keeps the lips hydrated as well as a locking oil that coats the surface for long-lasting shine. The formula also contains vitamin E to help nourish the lips. The unique pigment milling technology makes colours appear more defined with a 20 per cent increase in sharpness and smoothness. It also has light-reflective pigments that help lips appear brighter and more luscious. 


Etude House Better Lips-Talk Velvet

 Left: The Better Lips-Talk Velvet lipstick texture; Right: The Better Lips-Talk Regular lipstick texture


Meanwhile, the Etude House Better Lips-Talk Velvet features velvet powder complex as its key ingredient. This fills in lines for a smoother look while keeping lips light and fluffy. Some of our favourite shades include velvet shades BE103 in Kinda Nude (a light pink nude), BE109 in Lovable Beige (a dusty pink nude), BR404 in Frightened Red (a warm, rosy red), and BR406 in Halo Halloween (a deep mauve). 


With an additional 40 shades waiting for release on the second half of the year, Etude House Better Lips-Talk is a line we have our eyes on.


Etude House Better Lips-Talk lipsticks retail for SGD18.90/~USD14 each at all Etude House stores island-wide. Selected shades are also available on Lazada and Shopee.

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Is this the beginning of Fenty Skincare? Last March, Rihanna prompted speculation on a possible skincare line when she registered “Fenty Skin” at the US Patent and Trademark Office. According to the application, it will cover "medicated and non-medicated skincare, soap, body care, and personal care products”. This May, it seems RiRi will make good on her promise. A recent post on the Fenty Beauty Instagram teased the launch of the Pro Kiss’r Balm. Another teaser for the balm followed alongside the Pro Kiss’r Scrub. The new products will be launching officially on 10 May but here’s what we know so far about the lip prep duo.




Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r Balm


Fenty Beauty Prokissr Balm

The first of what we hope are more Fenty skincare products, Pro Kiss’r Balm is something between a lip balm and a creamy lip gloss in texture. Like the latter, it comes with its own applicator wand. The balm has a light pink tinge but goes on sheer as seen on Rihanna’s teaser. It includes rich, hydrating ingredients such as shea and mango butters to keep lips nourished. The non-sticky formula makes it comfortable to wear and the light peach-vanilla scent appealing to the taste.

Fenty Beauty Pro Kiss’r Scrub


Fenty Beauty Prokissr Scrub


The second addition to Fenty Beauty skincare products, Pro Kiss’r scrub comes in a lipstick format unlike most lip scrubs which come in small pots. This format ensures less mess and a more hygienic way of exfoliating your lips (no fingers dipping = less contamination). Instead of sugar, apricot seeds act as the main exfoliators. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and fuss-free. Simply swipe back and forth and clean up with a tissue for soft, kissable lips.


With plenty of lip products such as the award-winning Gloss Bomb and Rihanna’s favourite Stunna Lip Paint in their arsenal, the lip prep duo is a good transition product from makeup into skincare. We can only imagine what comes next for Fenty Beauty and what other fun concoctions Rihanna’s cooking up for Fenty Skin. One thing’s for sure though: it will be worth the wait.


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Many weren’t pleased when Sunday Riley released a reformulated version of their fan-favourite Ceramic Slip Cleanser last year. What was once a creamy, aromatic gel-based cleanser was now replaced by a tube of a gentler water-based gel formula. Because of this change, Sunday Riley’s best-selling skincare product can now be used by all skin types. Is it still worth the investment and does it still deliver on its promise of clean hydration? Read on to find out. 


Packaging


Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser's metallic packaging



Before anything else, note that this Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser review only covers the reformulated version, which also came with a new appearance. The new cleanser comes in a metallic silver-blue tube and a white cap. It also has an equally sleek black box with the same metallic accents. The new packaging can be quite bulky, so it can be space-consuming to bring along on quick trips. 


Formulation, Scent, and Application


To also cater to those with sensitive skin, Sunday Riley removed all but one of the essential oils in Ceramic Slip. Now, only neroli remains to complement the cleaning abilities if the pore-cleansing clay. The result is a silky, milky texture that’s quite runny. So be careful when squeezing out the product from the tube. The scent, meanwhile, is mild and earthy — good news for us who don’t like strong artificial fragrances.  



 

Although it claims to be foaming, the cleanser barely foams at all. To at least work up a really thin lather, you have to wet and massage your face a bit.  Because it’s incredibly viscous, the cap has a tendency to suck out some formula when you open it. To prevent this, give it a light tap before opening so you don’t waste the product.  



Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser Review Results


Despite all my qualms about the formulation, I found that it actually does a good enough job of cleansing my skin. It effectively removed my makeup and left my skin feeling fresh and soft after each use. Unlike other cleansers, it doesn’t dry out my skin. Using it has made my skin less oily when I wake up in the morning. However, there’s no noticeable change with my pores like it promised. It also doesn’t help with my pimples when I have breakouts, but I’ve noticed they’ve at least become smaller as time went by.


Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser review

 


Final thoughts


As mentioned, this review doesn't cover comparisons between the original and reformulated cleansers. But I can at least say that the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser delivers on the cleansing superbly. It's really gentle and perfect for sensitive skin types. Is it worth the money? Personally, no, but only because I’m the type who prefers cleansers that actually foam when used. But if you want a reliable basic cleanser, then here’s one you should try out.



The Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser is available on Sephora.sg.


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