Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tints: Plum Cream, Strawberry Cream, Peach Cream, Marron Cream Review, Swatch, Price


Althea Watercolor Cream Tint Reviews, Swatches, Price

Hooray for Althea's first ever tint release! For Althea fans out there, I'm sure you're already aware that for the start of 2019, Althea blessed us all with a full blown makeup release including tint, concealer, eye glitter, and eyeshadow. Not to mention the fact that they've already had a face powder since 2017. Althea's Watercolor Cream Tints are sure to delight, as they have 4 shades that are pigmented and wearable for everyday. The special thing is the creamy watercolor like properties of the colors, as usually Korean tints are transparent and jelly like. The creamy color pigmentation means more versatility in usage and a more natural looking result on the lips and cheeks. So let's get down to the review!




Product Information and Properties: 

Product NameAlthea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint
Pricing and AvailabilityPhp260 per 4.5mL tube exclusive at Althea
Shade Selection4 shades: crimson, chili red, brown peach, and mauve

The shades are nicely varied for different skintones, needs, and occasions, even if there are only 4 shades!
OpacityTransparentTranslucentOpaque (color is buildable from translucent to opaque)
PigmentationUnpigmentedPigmentedHighly Pigmented
ComfortUncomfortableComfortableVery Comfortable
Lasting Power (at full intensity)Short (0-2 hours)Medium (2-5 hours) Long (≥5 hours)

Texture Scale: 
PowderyX         X         X         X        X Not Powdery
ThickX         X         X         X        XThin/Runny
StickyX         X         X         X        XNot Sticky
MovesX         X         X         X        XDries and Sets
WateryX         X         X         X        XMousse-like

Overall Feedback and Value For Money: 
Althea Watercolor Cream Tints are highly pigmented, and can be used as a translucent tint or layered thickly as a sophisticated lip lacquer. Like watercolors, they're versatile and can be used for the cheeks and the lips, at varying color intensity, with much ease. I personally love all the shades as they look good on plenty of skintones, unlike really red Korean tints. There was a slight warm undertone to each shade, which is why they will look good on Southeast Asians very well. There are only 4 shades, but I actually like how they worked on 4 very different looking shades for different kinds of people, instead of the usual brand that will churn out 10 shades for one kind of pale skintone! 

The texture is similar to Korean cheek tint wherein it's watery and far from being a mousse, but it has some structure to it (i.e. not runny). Unlike the usual tint, Althea Watercolor Cream Tints are creamy and easy to use (especially on the cheeks), unlike the usual Korean tints which are transparent but so strongly colored. It's easy to achieve a natural result with these tints. Althea Watercolor Cream Tints feel comfortable to use, with no sticky sensation nor any stinging, and they work well with my lip balms. Thanks to Althea Watercolor Cream Tints' creamy color pigmentation, it lasts fairly well at about 3-5 hours at full intensity on the lips, and fades into a slight tint which stays put all day. Thanks to the opacity of this tint, this works well for those who don't like having their dry patches on the lips highlighted further. 

At Php260 for each 4.5mL tube, it's such a steal! Most Korean tints are more expensive for less amount of product, and do not perform as well as this one. I highly recommend this product to those looking to try new tints.  


Now that the review is done, here are the photos!

Each tint comes in a box:











The product is packaged in a square tube with transparent body. The packaging is straightforward and it's easy to find the tints thanks to the transparent body.


Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tints




Shade names are on the bottom of the tubes:

Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tints Tube Bottom


And here are the individual shades! I shot myself applying them thinly and thickly to show what I mean that these tints are really versatile. They can be worn as a thin tint or as a beautiful lip lacquer. 

01 Plum Cream
A deep crimson with a touch of blue. Not the usual electrifying red we think of when bluish red comes to mind, but instead is this more wearable deep plum red.




Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 01 Plum Cream Tube Rear




Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 01 Plum Cream Applicator Zoom





Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 01 Plum Cream Skin Swatch


Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 01 Plum Cream Thinly Applied


Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 01 Plum Cream Thickly Applied




02 Strawberry Cream

A chili red, although it's not that orange that this still leans more on being neutral red rather than red-orange. 


Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 02 Strawberry Cream Tube


Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 02 Strawberry Cream Tube Rear




Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 02 Strawberry Cream Applicator




Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 02 Strawberry Cream Swatch


Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 02 Strawberry Cream (Applied Thinly)




Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 02 Strawberry Cream (Applied Thickly)


03 Peach Cream
Peach with a touch of brown nude. One of my favorite shades!!!






Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 03 Peach Cream Tube Rear
Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 03 Peach Cream Applicator Zoom




Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 03 Peach Cream Swatch



Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 03 Peach Cream (Applied Thinly)



Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 03 Peach Cream (Applied Thickly)


04 Marron Cream
A brownish mauve. My favorite!!! This will look very well on all Filipinas. This is also perfect for those who want to do drunk blush looks.
Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 04 Marron Cream Tube


Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 04 Marron Cream Tube Rear


Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 04 Marron Cream Applicator Zoom



Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 04 Marron Cream Swatch



Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 04 Marron Cream (Applied Thinly)



Althea Korea Watercolor Cream Tint 04 Marron Cream (Applied Thickly)



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