I was in the area of a 3CE store on the launch day of their tattoo lip tints and thought I’d give them a peek. This will be a mini review since I didn’t buy any of them; not because I didn’t like them but because I don’t really use lip tints (I never know when an eczema flare will pop up on my lip 🙁 ).
The tints’ texture are in between a gloss and jelly. The doe foot applicator makes it easy to apply a precise lip line or to build a gradient. When first applied, there is a nice hydrated glossy finish but it faded within an hour to a flat tint. I previously had lip balm over my wintery chapped lips, and despite my dry patches, the tint looked even in color.
In terms of wear time, I got about 5 hours without a noticeable difference. Once I started to eat and drink it wore off quite quickly. At that point, it had the same effect all tints have on me where they disappear everywhere but cling to their death onto my driest patches. There was transfer on cups and napkins, so be aware while it was minimal this is not 100% transfer proof.
Overall I would say if I’d say it’s a lovely, even-wearing formula and if you love tints you love these.
These retail for $13.00 USD for 4.2 grams of product.
Available for purchase on StyleNanda
3CE #Coma applied with a finger and lightly blended, 1 hour after initial application
Left to right: #Yay or Nay, #Luztic, #Coma, #Coolest, #Candy Jelly
#Yay or Nay is a bright popsicle orange. #Luztic is an orange based red. #Coma is a deep red with a hint of burgundy. #Coolest is nothing like the website’s photos, bright warm magenta. #Candy Jelly is a cool-toned magenta.
Stain left after wiping with makeup remover
Minimal transfer, but definitely transfers
Ingredients: Water, Octyldodecanol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Ethylcellulose, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Red 27, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acid Red 92, Hydrogenated Didecene, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Sorbitan Stearate, Benzophenone-9, Laureth-8, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Red 33, Yellow 6, Caprylyl Glycol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) butter, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening primrose) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract