I thought that the Laneige K-Secret Cushion Tint was a newly-released product by the Korean cosmetics brand. But it turns out that this had been released last year. I just hadn’t noticed them before. It’s better late than never, though.
I had been very happy with the Laneige BB Cushion so when I saw these cushion tints, I was intrigued. I didn’t know what effect the cushion would have for a lip color.
So, I ended up buying one shade just to try it out first. I swatched all the available shades and it was Joy Pink which stood out for me. Probably because it’s a bright pink. 🙂
LANEIGE K-SECRET CUSHION TINT
Delicate and intense. Lips that catches the eye at first glance.
1. Innocent look or Sophisticated look; Lively-looking lips that complete your first impression.
2. Glowing lips made soft and smooth by shea butter and mango butter.
3. Vivid lips that last a long time without stuffy layering.
With 7 vivid and intense colours that creates the perfect gradation lips and pout effortlessly.
No.1 Cotton Pink – cool-toned, light baby pink
No.2 Strawberry Pink – slightly cool-toned, medium pink
No.3 Joy Pink – cool-toned, medium hot pink
No.4 Rose Garden – neutral medium red
No.5 Brick Mode – warm-toned, medium-dark brick red
No.6 Red Orange – neutral, medium red-orange
No.7 Sweet Orange – warm-toned, bright orange
LANEIGE K-SECRET CUSHION TINT
NO. 3 JOY PINK
Laneige Cushion Tint in Joy Pink is a cool-toned, medium hot pink with a glossy shine. Because of its bright and vivid color, it’s perfect for gradation lips or the just-bitten lip effect. But it also looks good when worn full-on.
It has the same fruity scent as the Laneige Water Drop Tints which is not so noticeable once applied on the lips.
These K Secret Cushion tints are more of a lip crayon than a lip tint, but they can also be used on the cheeks if you so desire.
You will notice how shiny and luminous it is in the arm swatch below. Laneige Joy Pink Cushion Tint is very pigmented. It’s already semi-opaque in 1 swipe and can be built-up for more coverage.
Because it has both shea butter and mango butter, it feels really moisturizing on the lips. It’s also very forgiving on dry lips and doesn’t dry it out even after hours of wearing it.
Joy Pink is a very wearable lip color. It just looks bright in the swatch and on the tube, but once applied on the lips it’s not as vivid. But if you still want to tone it down, you can do so by using the cushion tip.
To apply it, just dab the lip color on the center of the lips. Then, using the cushion tip at the other end of the tube, spread the color from the center of the lips outward for gradation. If you want the inner color to be brighter, you can always apply a second layer just at the center again. Then, smudge only the edges of the center color or smack the lips a few times to remove any harsh edges.
Even those with pigmented lips like me can wear Laneige Cushion Tint Joy Pink even without using a lip concealer underneath. However, if you want your gradation lips to be more pronounced, I would still recommend that you apply a lip concealer.
The texture of Joy Pink is very creamy and smooth. It feels light on the lips, but is very moisturizing, which is really great. Application is so much fun because of the smudging applicator. Aside from that, the lipstick itself glides easily on the lips without any tugging. I haven’t tried to use it on my cheeks but if you’re going to, don’t use the cushion tip to blend it out. Simply use your fingers to blend it instead.
On my lips, this hot pink lipstick is not too bright nor too loud. But it’s still very much pigmented and shiny that it’s really perfect for a gradient lip effect. In the photos above, though, I applied Joy Pink all over my lips so you can see its color better. You will also notice that it has a beautiful shine that makes the lips appear fresh.
The longevity of Laneige K-Secret Cushion Tint in Joy Pink is really awesome. Even with just 1 layer, it lasts around 5 to 6 hours on the lips. When the color is built-up, it lasts even longer.
Even though it has a creamy and smooth texture, it doesn’t slide around on the lips. It also leaves a stain after eating and drinking.
Overall, Joy Pink is a really great product. I love how it’s very pigmented yet not overly loud, and it’s very long lasting on my lips. I bought my Laneige Joy Pink Cushion Tint for Php750 from Laneige in Robinsons Manila. These cushion tints are almost the same as the Aritaum Wannabe Cushion Tints which are sold for around $7.50. But it’s not really surprising because they’re both under AmorePacific.
Do you like gradation lips? What lip products do you use to achieve this effect? Have you tried Laneige K-Secret Cushion Tint?
Some photos courtesy of Laneige.
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.“