Saturday, 8 July 2017

Provided for Review: Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint

Hello Princesses!
Today I'm going to be talking about the Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tints! There are 14 shades in this collection, and this is the largest collection I've reviewed in one post, so this is going to be a long one! These tints were kindly provided for review by W2Beauty.
A water gel tint with a fruity, juicy, moist finish and double the pigment for intense color payoff.
These tints come housed in clear plastic tubes and have a doe foot applicator. I really like that the tubes are clear because it's a little easier to tell what colour your picking up, but there are still a few shades that look very similar!

There are four orange shades in this collection, though OR203 and OR204 are very close in colour.
OR201 is a pretty peachy orange shade.
This shade in particular doesn't adhere well to my lips and really sticks in certain spots. It is much better when my lips are super exfoliated and moisturised, but this is also the lightest shade in the collection. It's really pretty, but does require a lot of lip prep.


OR202 is a vibrant orange. This is one of the oranges that doesn't lean peach or pink.

This shade has beautiful colour payoff and looks really pretty on my lips! For most of these shades I did do a couple of layers to get this vibrant colour, but it's very buildable so you can use it quite sheerly for a gradient lip look too which makes it quite versatile.


OR203 is a pretty orange based red.

This shade is very similar to OR204, but it is slightly pinker! There are a lot of red shades in this collection, so there are a few other colours that look like this one too.


OR204 is another orange based red.

This shade is slightly more red in comparison to OR203, but they are quite similar. I don't think most people would need both shades.

There are 3 pink shades in the collection, and again, they are quite similar on the lips. There are small differences and I definitely have a favourite out of the three, but I don't think that most people would need all 3 shades.
PK001 is a bright raspberry pink shade.
This is a really pretty shade and I use this shade more than I use PK002. It does have some trouble adhering to my lips properly, so it needs a lot of lip preparation because of the pigmentation.
PK002 is a pinky red shade.
This shade is very, very similar to PK001, but slightly more red and neon. This isn't a shade that I reach for often because the neon looks quite intense, but it is pretty.
PK003 is a beautiful dusty rose shade.
This shade looks similar to the other two, but it's just a little softer and dustier in colour. This shade has a milk/cream formula and I find that these milk formulas look much nicer on my lips than the water/gel formulas do. They adhere better, and they need a lot less lip prep. This shade is my favourite because you can apply it really lightly and you will get a really pretty MLBB shade.

 There are 5 red shades in this collection which I think is a little excessive. Again, they do all look fairly similar, they have small differences but they are similar.
RD301 is a orange toned red.
There were two other orange toned reds in the orange section, but of course those are more orange than they are red (which is why they are in the orange section). This shade is really pretty, but of course does suffer the patchyness that the other shades do.
RD302 is a classic blue toned red.
This shade is a little more unique because it is a blue toned red rather than orange. This is really pretty, and definitely a colour I would recommend to everyone because this type of red looks beautiful on all skin tones.
RD303 is a pretty orange toned red with a milk formula.
I prefer this formula over the water/gel formula and since this shade is almost identical to RD301, I prefer this shade. I find this shade looks nicer on dry lips and it has an almost glossy finish initially too which is cute! These all dry down matte and fairly smudgeproof too.
 RD304 is another very unique shade, it's a pretty raspberry red with glitter!
 Sadly the glitters are not very apparent on the lips unless you do about 5 coats of the tint. However, the colour is still really pretty!
 RD305 is a brown toned red.
This shade is super pretty and quite unique. I consider this to be a brown toned red, but it's also like a rosy red or a dusty red too depending on how you see and judge colours. This is another of the milk formulas which work beautifully for me.
I called these tints the extra shades because it appears that they are a brown shade and a black shade judging by their shade names, but they're totally not.
 BR401 is another orange toned red shade.
This shade is like a milk formula of OR203/OR204. It's a little dustier in colour and is still really pretty, but we've also had 5 other orange toned reds so far too, so if you like orange toned reds this is the range for you! 
 BK801 is a beautiful blackcurrant shade.
This shade is very unique, but it's not the best quality. This is probably my least favourite shade in the range because it stains my lips very unevenly, and it doesn't quite get to that rich blackcurrant shade that it swatches as which is quite disappointing. Even when I prep my lips super well the colour just looks a little watery and washed out. I'm quite sad because this shade swatches soo prettily!
Here is what the colour selection looks like all together. You can tell there are some very similar shades, but having them all together does show some key differences. None of them are totally the same, but I think that there are a lot of similar shades, and most people won't need all 14 of them.

What I Love
- Very inexpensive at $3.50 each
- Pretty, functional packaging
- Large colour range
- Mostly easy to apply
- They stain the lips well
- Generally last about 5-6 hours

What I Don't Love
- Quite a lot of similar colours
- Most shades need serious lip prep

Final Thoughts
These lip tints are incredibly inexpensive and come in very pretty, functional packaging which makes them easy to apply and reapply. However, most of them need serious lip prep, I need to use an overnight lip mask, scrub my lips in the morning and then apply the tints with absolutely NO lip balm underneath to get the optimal application. My lips are pretty dry so not everyone will have this issue and I tried really hard to have my lips looking super pretty in the swatches to show these tints at their best. I think these are great value for the price that you pay, but if you're like me and have trouble with tints adhering to your whole lip you can pay more for tints that do that. I also really wish there were some more unique shades in this collection, there are a lot of colours that look very similar!
I would recommend the  Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tints to any Princesses looking for an inexpensive lip tint that comes in 14 different shades!

You can purchase the Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint's from W2Beauty for $3.50 each! 

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  1. Wow! Incredible post, it must have taken you a long time! I think I'll definitely have to pick up a few of these :) x

  2. You always save the day when I search for reviews :> You are the best! I love these detailed descriptions with a lot of picture and swatches. It's just perfect. <3


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