The Etude House Color Lips Fit is not a lip stain. It is actually a liquid lipstick that turns matte after a minute or two. It kind of reminds me of Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro which I’ve been lemming for ever since.
The thing is, there is no Giorgio Armani counter here in Manila. And every time I order online, I always get sidetracked and forget to include it in my purchase. Lol! There is a huge price difference though. Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro costs $33, while the Color Lips Fit is only $9!
This shade of Etude House Color Lips Fit is called PK003 Fantasy Fit Pink. I thought it would be a lovely color on my lips and cheeks. That was because at first, I thought it was a lip & cheek stain. Lol! I still did try it on my cheeks though, and didn’t like how it turned out. 😀
Etude House Color Lips Fit PK003 Fantasy Fit Pink
This is a revolutionary liquid type Lipstick that moistly glides onto lips with its vivid color and finishes off with a weightless powdery texture.
Color, Texture and Finish
Color Lips Fit PK003 is a light, coral pink lip cream. It is bright and looks neon-y. At first application, it is creamy and glossy. After a minute or two, it sets to a powdery matte finish.
PK003 has a strong, fruity floral scent that I don’t hate but I’m not very keen on either. The scent is almost similar to Laneige Water Drop Tints, but I prefer the scent of Water Drop. Once applied on the lips, though, I don’t smell nor taste it anymore. So it is fairly negligible.
In the arm swatch above, Color Lips Fit appears to be creamy and glossy at first. It also doesn’t seem to be too neon. But in the arm swatch below which was photographed 2 minutes after application, it had become more matte and powdery.
PK003 is quite pigmented and is already semi-opaque in just 1 swipe. With 2 or more swipes, I get an even and more opaque, full-coverage color.
The texture of PK003 is creamy and smooth, making it very easy to apply. It has a slanted, doe-foot applicator that glides smoothly across my lips. Although it imparts color almost evenly, I still have to dab lightly at the edges so it wouldn’t look too harsh.
My lips are pigmented but I’m able to get away with not using a lip concealer underneath PK003 as it’s already opaque. But since I don’t fully color my entire lips, I need to use a lip liner or concealer at the outer edges of my lips. Which I forgot to do when I took these photos. Sorry! 😉
Moisture, Wear and Longevity
Fantasy Fit Pink does settle a bit into lip lines and accentuates flaky, dry patches. So, I recommend exfoliating the lips and applying a good lip balm beforehand. Upon application, Color Lips Fit doesn’t feel drying on my lips. But once it dries down to a powdery matte finish, I feel like it secretly sucks the moisture from my lips. It doesn’t feel too heavy, though.
I was surprised at how long lasting Color Lips Fit PK003 is on my lips. It lasts around 5 to 6 hours on me. Even after eating and drinking, a lot of the color is still left.
However, around the 3rd hour, it becomes more patchy and feels a bit more drying. I needed to apply a lip gloss or balm over it to remedy the dryness. Using MAC Prep+Prime Lip underneath PK003 has helped a great deal in preventing my lips from drying out.
1. Shake Color Lips Fit well before use.
2. Apply gently and smoothly with tip. Lightly dab only on the center of lips for gradation, then tap to blend. Delicately apply for full coverage.
3. After Color Lips Fit is completely dry (Approximately 60 seconds after application), apply a layer of clear gloss for moist color and glossy finish.
Color and Texture Comparison Swatches from L to R:
A – Etude House Color Lips Fit PK003
B – Chanel Affriolant Rouge Allure Gloss
C – Laneige Neon Pink Water Drop Tint
D – Chanel Extase Rouge Allure Gloss
Wrapping It Up
I feel like this shade will only suit those with fair to light skintones. As it leans almost neon-y, it would be unflattering to women with medium to dark skintones. But, it’s still a matter of preference.
I see lots of women with medium to dark skintones who wear neon lipsticks, and they’re able to carry it very well. Because I’m not too comfortable with neon-y lips, what I do is just apply a few dots of Color Lips Fit PK003 on my lips, then blend.
I bought my Color Lips Fit PK003 for Php498 from Etude House in Robinsons Manila. Its price is not really that cheap. But compared to Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro, this one is very affordable. A great buy indeed! Especially for those who don’t have problems with dry lips.
In the US, most of the shades are out of stock. The only shade available is PK002 and the stocks are running low too. If you still haven’t tried this lipstick line from the Korean brand, now’s the time to do so.
Have you tried Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro? I know that it’s definitely way better because it has a better formula. But, considering the price difference, how do you think the Etude House Color Lips Fit compare to it?
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“