To Tint or Not to Tint?


Delight Tony Tint by Tony Moly

Ahhhh, the lip tint. The oft’ attempted in the West, but never perfected lip product. It is a mainstay of Korean beauty and they are known to have the best formulations.

Now, I love makeup in general. I can go into a cosmetics department in any country and happily skip through the aisles filling a basket of goodies. Don’t get in my way or try to slow me down! I love everything from Wet n Wild to Dior, from Nyx to YSL. You get where I’m coming from when I say price doesn’t matter. I don’t want certain things simply because of price, I just want ALL. THE. PRETTIES!!

As much as I am an equal opportunity beauty buyer, I do definitely go through trends. Right now it would be a lie to say that I don’t have a particular preference.

This Catty Cosmetician is a K-beauty bitch.

The different products, colors that are just not frequently found here, application that is so far from the Kardashian-esque horror that so many here do so very badly. I swear, when Kim K. gets to the pearly gates she will be made to answer for overdone contouring. That is the god I choose to believe in. Hallelujahs!

Lip tints are a large part of this more natural look, and the Delight Tony Tint by Tony Moly is one of the best known. There are a few things that you will notice about this one if you have only ever used ones made in the West.

1 – It isn’t drying! The tint contains rosehip, argan and jojoba oils and actually leaves your lips feeling better than before you put it on.

2 – It smells like actual Heaven! The three colors here are Red, Cherry Pink and Orange Cha Cha, and they smell like berry and orange goodness.

3 – So frackin’ cute! Look at the cover of the one laying down. Have you noticed that it’s a heart? In case you haven’t noticed, everything is cuter in Asia.

4 – It can be layered! It should always be applied from the inside of the lip out for the most natural look. Dot along the inside, where your lips touch, and blend out with a lip brush or Q-tip. If you want a more opaque look you can add another layer. I have tried this with other and it caused weird chunky peeling. Not this one! Check this out.


The first swatch shows one light layer. The second swatch, on the right, shows the same tint with a second layer added. Holy Moly Tony Moly!

Okay, I know you didn’t expect me to finish a blog post about this without making that lame joke.

Now that you have all the info, the question is—to tint or not to tint? What will you do?

Until next time, MEOW!


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