Melomeli cotton shot lip tint Review + swatches

Melomeli cotton shot lip tint reviewIf you guys been reading my blog for a while now, you’d know I’m not a huge fan of those liquid lip tints.  But lately, I’m really LOVING the velvet formulas since it doesn’t look as bright and it just looks a bit more airbrushed.  So when I had to chance to try these ones from Melomeli gifted to me by Beautytap, I couldn’t say no.  Normally I would since I don’t want my lips to bleed, but these I just couldn’t pass up!  Let’s dive into this brand a bit and see what they are made of!

Melomeli brand story:
Drawing definition from the French word for “mishmash”, meloMELI offers a unique, modern twist on classic 1960s style. Taking inspiration from concepts of imagination, freedom, and love, this innovative Korean cosmetics brand is a fresh, new take on youthful beauty.

Full name of product:
Melomeli cotton shot lip tint

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“With one swipe, you’ll understand why this long-lasting lip tint is called “cotton” — its creamy yet “dry” (but not drying!) coating of vivid color will leave your lips feeling smooth and looking on-trend matte. The MeloMELI Cotton Shot Lip Tint is light and airy — some call it cotton candy — and feels like a cream lip product but with a lip tint wear, meaning it will last you from the office to happy hour. With a smile-inducing scent (Jolly Ranchers!), it also doubles as a blush, perfect for last minute touch-ups. This MeloMELI lippie boasts six gorgeous shades that match perfectly to your daily #OOTD.”

Price:
12,000 won or $11.40 USD

Amount of product:
3 g

Duration before expiration:
2 years if not opened but I’d say 1 year max after opened.

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Beautytap

Shades available:

Ingredients:
01 JB Swinging London Red:
Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Isododecane, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Cyclohexasiloxane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)

02 JB Vintage Love Red Orange:
Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Cyclohexasiloxane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate

03 JB Moon Girl Orange: Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 1,2-Hexanediol, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Fragrance, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate

04 JB Hip and Mods Pink: Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclohexasiloxane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate

05 JB Love Holic Muse Coral: Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate

06 JB Romantic funk Brick: Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Cyclohexasiloxane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate

How to use:
Using the doe foot applicator, apply onto the lips either as gradiation lip or all over the lip.  Blend with fingers, Q tip or even sponge!

Melomeli lip tintPackaging:
The first time I saw Melomeli’s packaging, I thought it was super cute but somewhat childish.  Luckily the actually tube itself has a more simple design then the box and the little hearts even indicate the shade inside which is always a nice touch.  The shade in the back unfortunately doesn’t have the English shade name so your kind of shit out of luck there.  But hey, there’s still the number haha.

Melomeli lip tint reviewPackaging is very simple and straight forward with the doe foot applicator as the main way too apply it onto the lips.  I actually don’t mind using a doe foot applicator for this formula, it kind of works very well in blending and blurring out the lip look.

Korean lip tintNothing too crazy about the doe foot applicator, just your usual slanted doe foot.  I do kind of wish it had the little dip in the middle to catch more product.

Melomeli lip tintColor/ Pigmentation:
Again, I’m going to talk through each shade and explain to you what the shade looks like in person.  Pigmentation for all 6 shades are super pigmented and one swipe does the trick.  All of them have no glitters or shimmers, so if your into that like me, you’ll like these.

Here are my natural lips.  They are quite red actually and I always find a hard time in finding lighter shades to show up on my lips.  I also have quite dry lips but I do condition it during the night when I sleep with my holy grail (and a lot of people’s) Aritaum ginger sugar overnight lip treatment.  I know a lot of you have asked me throughout the year what product will help with dry, cracked lips… that will!!  It will be the best $9 you’ll spend in your whole life.  I promise you <3.

01 Swinging London red: Warm tone cherry red

Red lip tint koreanI normally like cool tone reds over warm tone reds since it just suits my cool tone skin better but this one might be the only warm tone red I’ve liked.  It has the perfect balance of being warm without being too bright red.  Texture also makes it super easy to apply which eases the pain of putting on red anything.
02 vintage love red orange: Warm orange with a red undertone

Korean orange lip tintAnother shade I don’t usually like but I do like in this formula.  I just think the whole velvet formula mutes everything down and makes bright colors I would normally not step outside the house with a lot more comfortable for me to wear.  On top of that, one of the reasons why I just stick to lip balms and light tints is that I don’t have to worry about smearing it and looking like Joker and not have anyone tell me for hours!!  How embarrassing!03 moon girl orange: Warm tone creamsicle coral orange

Korean orange lip tintI think this shade would look slightly better on someone that is slightly more tan then me but I actually thing I could pull this off.  This is a good middle ground for a shade with a slight white base mixed into it for that orange creamsicle look.  For me, this would definitely be a spring and summer color.  Too bad summer is almost ending, but I’m totally not mad about that.  Heck there are 600 forest fires happening here in British Columbia :'(.  Me sad.  My beautiful city is burning up into a crisp!!04 Hip and mods pink: Warm tone strawberry light pink shade

Korean light pink lip tintAgain, I usually don’t like pinks but this one is so nice!!  I’d have to feel super girly to wear this since if I have too much pink, I’d want to throw up.  Hey my favourite Disney princess would be Stitch HAHA (so not a princess).  I’m just not that super girly at heart, more of a tomboy ya know ;).05 love holic muse coral: Warm pinky coral shade

Korean pink lip tintIf you don’t want something super pink, 05 would definitely be the right pink.  It has a coral undertone to it which mutes it down a bit.  I can actually see myself wearing this shade on a daily to try and ease myself into being more comfortable with actual colored lip products on my lips haha.
06 Romantic funk brick: Warm orange with a brink brown undertone

Fall lip tintThis shade would be absolutely perfect for the fall time.  I LIVE for brownish tones along with lavender shades.  UGH!  I don’t have any shade in my collection that is this shade actually.  New beast!

Melomeli cotton shot lip tint swatchesI’m happy to report this line of lip tints doesn’t have seven million reds and maybe three neutrals.  This line that only has 6 shades was very well thought out and has a nice variety of shades even though most of them were warm undertone.

Texture/ Finish:
Like the description says, this goes on super smooth and has the matte look to it but it doesn’t feel super drying which is amazing!  It blends into the lips effortlessly and you can easily do a pro looking blurred gradiation lip look with just a Q tip and no arm strength. 

Lasting power:
This does transfer if you were to eat or kiss your partner, so do beware.  When the product is completely rubbed off of the lips, it does leave a nice tint of color that also looks gorgeous!!  I’d give it an average of 2 hours before the product rubs off but the tint itself lasts a good 5-7 hours.

Fragrance?:
The one thing I don’t like about this product is the smell.  In the description, it says this product might smell like cotton candy to some and Jolly Ranchers to others.  To me, I’d say cherry Jolly Ranchers (the one flavour no one really would pick first for) and I’m definitely not living for it.  It smells way too medicinal and artificial and it is quite strong, especially because your are applying it onto the lips which is right under the nose.  Yike!  Smell-o-scale: 7/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.

Pro:
-super pigmented
-gorgeous blendable texture
-great color shade range
-affordable!!

Con:
-smells too strong of cherry

Repurchase?:
YES!

Stars given out of 5:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall thoughts:
I’m super in love with this product and it is easy to see why.  It is affordable with the price point of $11.40 (I do have a coupon too hehe) and with that nice color range, you can definitely find at least one color you’ll like.  This lip tint from Melomeli has definitely sparked interest in their brand and I’ve even tried their lipsticks and its bomb as well (review will come shortly).  I see that they have also expanded their lip tints into a season 2 series and I EVEN SEE A LAVENDER.  Dead….  Okay review is over. LOL

If you want a coupon code to Beautytap, it is:
Xtinaxbeautytap for 15% off your entire order whoo whoo!

Gifted by Beautytap

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