So let's finally continue where I left off.
Although I really like the interesting prints, the gold print is a bit disappointing. After just a month, the gold letters started to fall apart and faded, looking like in the picture above. I was really careful with them too, but at least you can see which lip tint I have been using the most. ^_^
Considering that color no.4 - Janet was very popular from my last post, I will start with this one first.
Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tint (4. Janet)
Color no.4 - Janet is a deep cherry red color and what I like about these Wannabe Cushion Tints is that the color is buildable. Among the three, the difference is the most noticeable with this color. When you apply it lightly, it has more of a fuchsia pink color, but when applied like a lipstick, it looks very red. In the first picture, I applied one light swipe and used the "cushion" end to spread the color. For the second picture, I used two light swipes and in the last picture, I used the same strength as when I apply a lipstick. It has a very pleasant floral, rose scent, that you can smell right away from the tint stick and while applying it, but it luckily doesn't linger the whole time, while you are wearing it.
The shape of the tip of the Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tints makes it very hard to apply them accurately. As you can see in the last picture, the outline of the lips look very irregular. That is why you need to use the cushion end that has a pointy shape to fill in the gaps, but I forgot to do that. ^_^ I really need to re-watch the instruction video again. If you need some help too, you can find the video in this post of mine.
In the top left picture, you can see the Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tint fully twisted out (don't worry, I tested if it can be twisted back first ^_^). The tint stick is about 3 cm long, which is a bit shorter than I expected. But this gives me more reason to try out the other colors. ^_^
Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tint ( 7. Nikita)
Color no. 7 - Nikita is a red with an orange undertone. It looks red most of the times, but under some lights, it can look a bit orange. The best thing about this one, is that it has a nice strawberry scent. Just for this, I would buy this one again. ^_^
As you might have noticed, the Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tint doesn't do much for my chapped lips. So if you have dry lips like me, it is better to wear a lip balm underneath (and to do some scrubbing too ^_^). However, I really like the semi-matte finish that it has, so putting lip gloss on top feels like a waste. In all the pictures, I didn't use lip balm, so it is not drying at all, but it would definitely look better if I did use a lip balm beforehand. I also really like how you don't see a layer of lip product "floating" on your lips, which I do get with other lipsticks. It goes on the lips as a thin layer of color and you don't even feel it there.
Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tint (8. Summer)
Color no.8 - Summer is a carrot orange color that can make you look very pop art in a second. ^_^ It really is a difficult color to wear as a lipstick. I am currently wearing this one, but just very lightly applied. This one has the strongest scent, a very sweet orange candy smell.
If you are wearing the Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tints as a lip stick, I recommend you to bite on a paper tissue after applying, to remove excess product. It doesn't make the color less vibrant and that way, it will not give off as much. The Wannabe Cushion Tint actually lasted the whole day on me. Although the top layer of lipstick like color faded, the lip tint part made my lips remain stained until the end of the day. So even without re-applying, it didn't look weird.
Cleansing the cushion applicator was simple, you just need to spray some brush cleanser on a paper tissue and swipe the cushion applicator over it until it is clean.
This is how they look on me, worn like lip picture number 3.
If you thought that this is the end of the review, you are wrong.^_^ Because according to the promotional pictures, you can perfectly wear these Wannabe Cushion Tints as a blush too.
Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tints used as a blush
Strangely enough, color no. 8 - Summer, which was the hardest color to wear on the lips, is the prettiest color of blush to me. The red and fuchsia look very nice too, but the orange/red flush that Summer gives me, looks incredible. I never thought an orange blush could make me glow like this. ^_^
I applied the three Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tints on both my lips and cheeks.
I think you might understand by now, why this review took me so long to write. ^_^ But I have one more thing to show you. One of the main reasons why I bought these, was because I really like the gradation effect that you can create with these. So let's see how that worked out.
I used Summer as the base for my whole lips, applied Nikita in the inner parts and after seeing that it didn't really show much difference as they are really similar colors, I added a bit of Janet in the inner parts too. It looks quite nice, since you can actually see the color gradation very clearly. It also makes the unusual orange color that Summer is, more wearable.
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