|Espoir Lip Up (01 Soulful Kinda) Review|
Espoir Lip Up is a tint designed to provide an illusion of voluminous lips by filling in wrinkles with a hybrid mousse-gel formulation. This comes in cheerful and vivid shades to glam up and look. This review is for the shade Soulful Kinda.
In terms of texture, this has a hybrid gel-mousse formulation. When brought out of the tube, the product looks very wet and gel-like, but when applied to the lips, it glides on with a more matte feel. It has a mousse-like feel to it due to the presence of powder pigments in this tint. Alternatively, this can also be described as a thin and wispy oil tint with powder pigments.
Due to its texture, it’s unavoidable that there’d be some sticky feel to it. It’s only got some powder, and it’s not fully powdery like a matte lipstick. But generally, it doesn’t move around a lot nor transfer everywhere, that it somewhat dries and sets even though it’s not a liquid lipstick per se. While it has this tendency to stick so snugly to dry patches and stay there, the pigmentation and texture of this tint work well together in general to color over dry patches. This is something surprisingly comfortable enough to use alone on my dry lips, but I personally would still prefer to use this with a lip balm as it’s not a 100% mousse texture.
The color pigmentation is crazy intense, and it takes almost no effort to get this to 100% opacity. The color payoff is also true to tube, and this tint doesn’t get influenced much by one’s natural lip color as it colors over everything. As it’s so pigmented, and due to the formulation adhering to the lips very tightly, it lasts quite well. It fades gradually over time (i.e. it doesn’t fade so soon), but unfortunately, it does leave behind colored patches as it fades, so one will really need to reapply this throughout the day to prevent that. It will also completely fade after a meal, so you’d really need to bring this with you to be sure it lasts.
|Espoir Lip Up (01 Soulful Kinda) Box|
|Espoir Lip Up (01 Soulful Kinda) Pack Shot|
|Espoir Lip Up (01 Soulful Kinda) Tube|
|Espoir Lip Up (01 Soulful Kinda) Tube Zoom|
|Espoir Lip Up (01 Soulful Kinda) Applicator Zoom|
|Espoir Lip Up (01 Soulful Kinda) Swatch|
|Espoir Lip Up (01 Soulful Kinda) Lip Swatch|