review : Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink #06 Faded Beige Tulip

May 15, 2019

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
Have you ever experienced browsing an online shop for gifts, only to end up buying something for yourself instead, completely on the spur of the moment? I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it, but that's exactly how the Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink in #06 Faded Beige Tulip came into my possession, haha! 🙈

In my defense (!!), I had already swatched this particular lip tint before, while I was checking out the Innisfree at SM MoA. So when I saw that Innisfree was having a sale on Shopee, I took that as a sign and bought it, lol.

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
The Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink is "a tint with a new lightweight formula that is as soft as cotton" hence the name. Containing camellia, mango seed, avocado, and cotton seed oils, this product is marketed as a matte lip tint that doesn't dry out the lips. I love velvet/mousse type tints (like my favorite Peripera Ink Velvet tints), so I was really looking forward to trying this one out.

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
It comes with a flexible flat doe foot applicator, which makes applying the product easy.

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
Currently, there are 15 different colors of the Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink. This color, #06 Faded Beige Tulip, is a warm peach beige. A beautiful MLBB color. It's actually very similar to something I already have, the Clio Rouge Heel Velvet in 08 Touch Moment (reviewed here). Both are soft/muted autumn (가을뮤트) colors. The only difference is that Faded Beige Tulip leans more orange, while Touch Moment leans more pink.

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
Pigmentation is really good. The texture of the tint is very creamy, similar to most velvet/mousse type tints. It is not smudge-proof or transfer-proof, so the staying power is just okay. It only leaves a faint tint when it fades, and it doesn't stain your lips like most Korean lip tints. And although my lips are usually dry, this product doesn't emphasize lip lines or dry patches like most matte lip products would. As expected, since the cotton-like texture is one of the main selling points of this tint. This is also where my problem with it lies though. I had high hopes for this tint because so many people liked it. When I tried it for myself, I was a bit let down because something felt off. If I were to describe the feeling, it would be 'oily'. Like your lips after eating oily food. And that's no surprise, given all of the nourishing oils in this product. I guess it's a lot like the Peripera Airy Velvets? Only slippier. It goes away after a while, but whenever my lips touch during the time that it hasn't dried matte yet, it just feels weird to me. A lot of people don't mind it though. I think if you're looking for something that feels nourishing like a lip balm, this would be great. But if you're looking for a true matte liquid lipstick, this isn't for you.

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
One more thing—the scent. It has a sweet mango-peach (???) scent that's quite strong. It goes away after a while, but it can be a bit overpowering especially when I'm trying to build up the color on my lips. I swatched this product in the store beforehand, but I didn't bother to smell it. I should keep that in mind next time!

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
It's too bad that I don't love it as much as I thought I would, because the color is just SO PRETTY! And judging from this post, it seems like this particular color, Faded Beige Tulip, could be a dupe for 3CE's Velvet Lip Tint in Near and Dear (which costs ₱974 on Sephora). Personally, I prefer my Clio Rouge Heel Velvet, but I'll probably still use the Vivid Cotton Ink for certain occasions, like when I'm taking photos for Instagram or something. I'm sure other people would appreciate this more though! It's just not a good match for me.

UPDATE 10/03/2019: These days I've been using this a lot more as my go-to lip color. I use this as my base, then add my favorite Peripera Ink Velvet in Inktude Rose in the middle of my lips. (Like here!) I'm still not 100% on board with the texture, but like I said, the color is JUST. SO. PRETTY.

Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink 06 Faded Beige Tulip Review | chainyan.co
You can get the Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink for ₱549, available at Innisfree's SM MoA and SM Megamall branches. Some shades are usually sold out though, so I prefer buying online via their Shopee page. (Here's a little tip from me: watch out for Innisfree brand day sales on Shopee! I bought this during one of those sales and copped this for only ₱339!) For my overseas readers, you can find this product on YesStyle here.

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