Matte lipsticks are all the rage in the recent two years especially in 2016. Every beauty lover you know of owns at least one matte liquid lipstick in her stash. Think Kylie Lip kits, Kat Von D liquid lipsticks and the likes.
For Asians with yellow skin tones and on the constant hunt for a perfect MLBB (my lips but better) liquid lipstick, you probably didn't have much luck with Western cult brands. On the other hand, Korean lip tints usually don't quite make the cut of a MLBB matte liquid lip colour - their shades are mostly too bright.
So this is why Peripera Peri's Ink Velvet score with their latest Fall shades! They have a total of 10 shades, out of which 3 newest shades belong to the Fall 2016 collection:
- #6 Celeb Deep Rose
- #7 Dollish Beige Rose
- #8 Pretty Coral
Although they are marketed as lip tints, they look and feel a lot like liquid lipsticks with a creamy matte texture and dense pigmentation. The unique selling point is that they have undertones of the usual bright Korean pigments, therefore after 5 minutes of application, your lips will be stained with the brighter tones (which in fact is a really pretty stain if you ask me).
You can see from the swatches, the lip tint doesn't dry up totally if you choose not to blot it. It leaves behind a slightly wet, creamy smooth finish. It can be smudged out beautifully & easily into gradient lips. If you prefer a totally matte finish, just blot once with a piece of tissue and it will leave behind a nice stain as shown on second swatch pic.
#6 Caleb Deep Rose
This is the classic popular Fall MLBB colour which is a deep mauve with brown undertones. This is one of the best-selling shade from this Peri's Ink Velvet line, and looks great universally on various skin tones.
I feel that this colour can immediately brighten one's skin. However, it shows up quite dark on my lips if I apply it full on. I wouldn't really consider this as "my lips but better" cos my actual lips are much lighter! Hahaha! Let me show you...
Yaaasss..My nude lips.
#7 Dollish Beige Rose
This shade is very similar to #6, only it has more pink than brown. This is a sweet, feminine colour and its versatility tops the rest of the shades in the same line! You can wear it as a gradient lip and the colour will show up as a cute peachy pink. Wearing it full on will produce a brown-pink MLBB look. And if you blot it, or after a meal, this shade will leave behind a fuchsia pink stain that is muted yet very pretty.
My last pic is me pointing to my stained lips after drink a glass of water.
#8 Pretty Coral
As its name suggests, this is a coral colour but a very light peach shade that is nearing a nude. I would consider this a true MLBB instead of the above two, because it is closest to our natural lip colour! You'd look like you almost didn't wear any colour on your lips.
Although I look a bit pale in photos with this shade, but let's give it more credit in real life. It is an everyday shade that gives colour to your lips and face, making you look naturally beautiful with minimum effort.
- Not as drying as other matte liquid lippies
- No creasing; less wrinkles on lips
- Cream finish instead of total matte finish
- Can be blot down to a nice matte stain
- Super affordable at SGD11.00 (excl. shipping)
- An awesome, brighter tweak to the usual Western MLBB colours
- Very long-lasting, no touch-up needed for hours!
- Application takes some effort as the formula is not as smooth as some liquid lipsticks
- Can still be drying if you wear it daily
- Stain the lips and can be a challenge to remove the stain
I think this Peri's Ink Velvet Fall collection lip tints is by far my favourite matte MLBB lipstick/lip tint. With that kind of price point, you have nothing to complain really.
Where can you purchase it outside South Korea?
Online. If you're a Singaporean, you can search for it on Qoo10. Easy-peasy. If you're from elsewhere, I think eBay will be selling it as well. Let me know if you want me to provide a link here (and I will go dig for it. Haha). Comment below!