Sorry it has been some time since my last update~
I've been quite busy this month!
Anyway, let me get into one of the review I said I will do last month; The Saem Eco Soul Color Lip Rouge!
I raved about it on my Instagram when I first tried it on because it performed much better than what I expected!
I think part of the reason was because I wasn't expecting much from this product as I bought it without much thought (laughs) I was in the shop while my friends were purchasing their stuff and I thought "why not just buy something here since I don't have anything from here? It's endorsed by G-Dragon and I don't see this brand outside Korea much..." and that kinda led me into making an impusive purchase. I bought 2 items, namely this and another eye product (which I also love and will talk about it next time). I can very safely say that from my good experience with this brand's products so far, I will be hoarding a lot of stuff the next time I step into one.
They have quite a few such lip tint/lacquer/gloss product available on their Official Website
but I only gotten one so I can't compare between them and tell you the difference. I hope to get other colors of the same line though, as I am someone who like to stick to the familiar line of products once I know that there are good. Here are the 5 colors available from this lineup:
Photo Credit: The Saem Official Website
You can use this product to achieve either fully pigmented lips or gradient lips. I usually go for gradient but when I am running short of time, I will just go for application on my entire lips.
Photo Credit: The Saem Official Website
^ In case you are wondering, the names of the colors are:
1. Hot Sun Red
2. Night Sky Plum
3. Than Flowers Pretty Pink
4. Morning Light Orange
5. Dawn Sunlight Coral
The one I bought was Eco Soul Color Lip Rouge in No.4 - Morning Light Orange
Sorry if the translation is weird because I translated them myself (laughs) Another worthy point to note is that this product is free of 4 things - Talc, Mineral Oil, Benzophenone and Triethanolamine.
Swatch of the product on my hand
The Saem Eco Soul Color Lip Rouge in No. 04 Morning Light Orange
The texture is described as Mousse-type, long-lasting lip lacquer and I agree. When I first used it, I was actually quite surprised because the other lip lacquer that I have been using (3CE) is of thick consistency while this felt more "airy" (Which I later realised the correct word to describe it is Mousse-like (laughs) My vocab needs some brushing up...)
It smells kind of like Hazeline Snow Moisturizing Cream but milder. Nothing unbearable, though I will prefer if there was no scent at all.
I really love the gradiation on the packaging. Only complain is that the tube is a little long. With only 6g of product, I think they could have made it much shorter and more portable.
The color is actually quite pigmented and when applied on my lips, it looks just like how the swatch is on my hand. The color is gorgeous too!
Lasting Power: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡
Even after eating, though some of the product has disappeared, the orangey tint is still there. For someone lazy like me, this is definitely a good thing as I will just live with the tint for the rest of the evening instead of touching up (laughs)
It does not dry my lips out but keeps it moisturized instead. I thought it will be drying due to the consistency so this is a pleasant surprise.
I do not see this anywhere in Singapore and even online, it is not that readily available.
Price: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡ 9
Each tube cost 10,900₩, slightly more expensive than other brands like Tony Moly, Innisfree, Etude House, etc. However, after converting to Singapore Dollars, it is only around SGD $13. Therefore, I think this is actually very affordable.
Maybe. I have quite a lot of lip lacquers at the moment and even if I were to repurchase, I will definitely want to get a different color.
Overall Rating: 8/10
I can't wait to share with you guys my other purchase from The Saem which I am using almost every time I am out because I love it so much!