Innisfree Creamy Tint Lipstick Review in 02 Cocktail Pink & 09 Dandelion Coral

I really can’t resist a nice lipstick…maybe it’s because if you find a great one, it’s an instant perker-uper, maybe that’s why I can always be tempted by a new colour or formula.  

When it comes to Asian brands, the general consensus is that they are glossy, sheer and with sometimes creamy.  Even when a lipstick has a word in it’s title like ‘deep’ implying rich colour, the lipstick may still be very much a sheer!  

These Innisfree Creamy Tint Lipsticks caught my eye immediately – I have a soft spot for Innisfree anyway, seeing as they are a eco-friendly Korean brand. The products from Innisfree omit certain additives (such as parabens, tac, animal products, dyes, mineral oil,scent) – which additives depends on the product. This lipstick is 3 free, as it has no Benzophenone, Talc or Animal products). 

Innisfree Creamy Tint Lipstick Review

These lipsticks are sold as being extremely pigmented, leaving a tint on the lips.  They are supposed to be hydrating too but leave a semi-matte finish. It can be blended with your base to make a blush. 

I  chose two shades in the end – a hot blue based pink (no. 2) and a rich orange coral (no. 9). I have since ordered no. 6 (a nude pink) and no. 5 (a true red).  Here is the full range (as of 04/2013):

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The lipsticks come in quite plain cream plastic packaging. It’s nothing to write home about but it fits into the eco-friendly feel of the brand.

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The base of the lipstick represents the shade in the barrel.  You can’t pull this off as you won’t be able to get it back on. 

As soon as I got these lipsticks out I was like WOAH. SUNGLASSES.  These are really bright, like little sticks of painting blocks…or something.  They are shimmer free, they are just completely pure colour. 

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1 layer swatches. Pretty pigmented. Another layer adds even more rich pigment. The colours are very bright and vibrant as in the barrel. 

I was impressed that these lipsticks are actually as pigmented as advertised – in an Asian lipstick? About time!

Innisfree Creamy Tint Lipstick Review swatches

Texture wise – this lipstick is indeed nice and creamy. It’s not uber melt creamy like say YSL Rouge Volupte which just melts on the lips – it’s harder than that, but it is still nevertheless really rich and not difficult to apply.  I find the texture is similar to that of a high quality matte lipstick as opposed to a cream.

At the moment I can’t think of any similar formula I have…I am sure there is something but nothing else really comes to mind.  My lips were pretty dry when I tried these and though they weren’t really drying, they did cling to any flaky bits I had.  

The 09 Dandelion Coral:

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02 Cocktail Pink – is a very very very bright blue pink.  Very nice! Love it:
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To give you an idea of the kind of stain that is left I got this after 4 hours of wear:

Innisfree Creamy Tint Lipstick Review swatch


This is the most pigmented Asian lipstick I have tried and whilst I don’t think it is quite as moisturising as they say, it’s not drying and there’s such a lot of pigment in each stick!  The colours are also real pick me up bright hues that just add some happiness to a dull day.  

I really like these, and I have ordered 2 more shades already! They also make a ‘tint’ version of this which I will review very shortly! 

*Purchased from eBay for about £8 each

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  1. Kitty says

    Eeeeee, the pink looks so nice!! I have a lipstick obsession, I had to put myself on a ban till I’ve used up at least one of them!