So I’ve been looking around the road shops around my neighbourhood and kept seeing these glossy tint sticks that you twist up. It’s not your typical lipstick, lip tint, or even a gloss. It doesn’t have the hardness of a lipstick, it’s not watery like a lip tint, and it doesn’t have a sponge applicator like a gloss. But at the same time it’s all three combined into a stick form. It’s pretty great. I bought the Innisfree Glow Tint Stick and The Faceshop Ink Gel Stick, both of which are new products this year.
I’ll start with the packaging first. The Ink Gel Stick from The Face Shop comes in a compact semi matte black tube. Compared to the length of the Innisfree one it’s about 1/3 shorter. After you take off the lid you can twist the bottom and adjust the amount of product; also you get 1.5g of product for 12,900KRW. The Innisfree Glow Tint Stick comes in a creamy white glossy tube with a little color window on the top. If you you have ever bought the Real Fit lipstick from Innisfree it just looks like a longer version of it. The twist mechanism is separate from the cap, so if you’re not careful you could accidentally twist it somehow. The Glow Tint Stick has 1.8g of product for 10,000KRW.
The texture and finish of the the two are smooth, creamy, and glossy. Both melt on to the lips and glides on the lips without any stickiness. The Ink Gel Stick To apply both products only twist up 1mm and that should be enough for one application. The Ink Gel stick twists up .05mm for one full twist. Both have a nourishing oils to keep your lips moist. The Glow Tint Stick has Camellia oil and the Ink Gel Stick has plum seed extract, rose hip extract, and safflower oil.
I would say that The Face Shop tint stick is a little more opaque compared to the Innisfree one and the tint left over is a little more stronger. Also, the Ink Gel Stick has more glide while the Glow Tint Stick is just a tad tackier. The lasting power for both are good if you’re not drinking or eating, but you would need to reapply after a meal. Personally I prefer the color selection of the Innisfree ones. Nevertheless, both are really great products and there are 12 colors to choose from the Ink Gel Sticks and 10 colors to choose from the Glow Tint Sticks.
If you’re ready to try out a new type of tint product that gives you a glossy pigmented lips in a convenient twisty stick form then try either of these products!
What tints have you used or are using now?
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