Etude House Ice Tint Balm

I still haven't had the time to review the Aritaum Honey melting tint yet and Etude House has already released a new range of tinted lip balms that I just have to try out. While there are 10 shades of the Aritaum Honey melting tint, the Etude House Ice Tint Balm (8,000 won) only has 6. The name seems to suggest that the lip balms gives a cooling effect on the lips (by using mint?). If it really does, that would be quite nice during the summer. It would also be a cheaper alternative for the Benefit hydrating tinted lip balms that I have been wanting to buy.

Etude House Ice Tint Balm packaging

The packaging reminds me a bit of the Maybelline Baby Lips, as it also has a transparent cap with a bright and clashing colored print. The cap does look a lot shorter, ending in the middle instead of at the end. The transparent cap is also in the same color as the lip balm, so it is not just plain transparent. But different from the Maybelline Baby Lips, the Etude House Ice Tint balm appears to be highly pigmented and it has a matte finish. It is bit strange to me as moisturized lips and matte lips are not something that I associate with each other. But I guess, this finally makes it possible for me - with my always chapped lips - to have pretty matte lips too.


I especially like the three colors that they have shown in the lip pictures. But I can't help to feel a bit suspicious about why they haven't shown all colors on the lips. Are the two lighter colors (light pink and light orange) not as pigmented maybe?

Etude House Ice Tint Balm swatches

Etude House Ice Tint Balm on lips


 The pictures in this post are from Etude House.

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