Just like the YSL Lip Oil, these Bloody Tint Oils from Holika Holika are a new type of product that colours your lips while keeping them well moisturised.
|(Left to right: Bloody Vampire, Bloody Berry & Bloody Orange)|
There are five different shades available and I picked up 3 from Jolse's online store, as they had a 2+1 offer (buy 2 get 1 free). These were mentioned in my most recent Korean & Western Beauty Haul (click here to watch it if you haven't already). I've heard that they're very similar to the YSL Lip Oils, but I personally haven't tried the ones from YSL yet, so I cannot compare. Prior to using these, you need to give them a good shake to combine the two liquids together. Otherwise, you'll only have oil and a small amount of colour on the doe foot applicator (which btw, is very cushiony and useful).
Bloody Vampire is a dark red shade with a hint of brown and no matter how much I shake it, the oil and tint won't seem to mix properly and that bugs me a lot. However, the tint still works properly. Bloody Berry is a pretty vibrant pink and it's my most favourite shade out of the three (click here to see a swatch of it on my lips). On the other hand, Bloody Orange is a bright orange (well, duh) but I don't think it suits my skin tone so I haven't worn it out yet.
These lip tints have many pros and cons. First of all, they're very easy to apply but they do tend to run through the lines of your lips and 'bleed' because of the super runny oily consistency. However, you can simply swipe it away with your finger/tissue before it sets. Secondly, you have to wait a little while for the tint to dry, but once it's set it doesn't leave a layer of oil on your lips and it makes your lips feel really moisturised. The product transfers the first couple of times especially if your lips touch something wet (like when you drink water), but it doesn't transfer after you give your lips a gentle wipe/pat with a tissue. The Bloody Tint Oils are extremely pigmented and they smell really nice too (the scent fades after a little while though, so don't worry too much if you dislike scented things).
The biggest problem I have with this tint is the bitter taste! The first time I licked my lips after snacking, I was disgusted. Bleh. The taste seems to stay for a very long time as well and I hate it so much ... but I've kind of learnt to not lick my lips when I have the tint on. Another problem is that removing the lip tint is a huge nuisance (I guess it's an advantage & a disadvantage). The first time I wore the Bloody Berry shade, it lasted for about 3 and a half hours before it started to come off. It became patchy on the inner parts of my lips, which was not a pretty sight. However after wearing it a couple more times, it seemed to be okay...?
So I guess I have a love/hate relationship with these lip tints. Since it's spring time now, I don't think I will wear the Bloody Vampire shade much. I'm still not quite sure about Bloody Orange, I'll have to try wearing it differently I suppose.
Have you guys tried any lip oils before? If so, do you like/dislike them?