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Etude House Dear My Essence in Lips-talk

Lips-talk. Such a funny word but it actually makes sense for Etude House to call their lip products "lips-talk". They believe that the color we wear on our lips tells the world what we're feeling that day, hence, our lipstick does some talking! It's roundabout but clever.

Anyway, I've reviewed some lipsticks from Etude before and I love 'em. You can't go wrong with a great price, nice texture and color selection! This time, I have a lipstick-balm hybrid that's supposed to condition our puckers: the Etude House Dear My Essence in Lips-talk.

It's described as "enriched with Meadowfoam Seed Oil, this ultra-conditioning Essence-in-lipstick melts into lips with luscious color and brilliant shine, leaving your lips smooth, moisturized, and soft." 'Tis true. This stuff is so creamy it literally melts into a wet, almost gloss texture when it hits the lips. It's also moisturizing, as if you put butter on!

This surge of moisture lasts a decent 3 or 4 hours. Now lipstick-balm hybrids are sometimes 70% lipstick and 30% balm or the reverse, but Essene in Lips-Talk is 50% balm and 50% lipstick (at least it seems to me). Equal parts. You get moisture and color without the compromise that comes with other products of this type. (i.e. more color, less moisture; more moisture, less color).

Lip swatch of EBE101. It looks pinker here than it does in person. On me, it looks like a brown-pink MLBB shade. It's quite pigmented, just like lipstick.

Downside, the color fades quickly. In two hours you will just have a hint of it on your lips, prompting you to re-apply again. One way to get around it is to wear a coordinating stain underneath so that it shows through when the top layer fades away.

Another thing to note is that the twist mechanism only goes forward. You can't turn it back so make sure that you only bring out a small part every time you twist! I made the mistaking of trying to see how long the product is, only to realize I can't put it back. Good thing I didn't get very far, or I would have been forced to cut off the part that won't fit in the cap.

Overall, the Etude House Dear My Essence in Lips-talk is a nice find for girls who are concerned with dry, rough lips. This can moisture and smoothen for a few hours. I like having it in my bag on days when I need a low-maintenance color just to enhance my lips. :)

What do you think? Now that we're on the topic - what are your favorite lipstick-balm products?

PS Can't find the price. Do you guys know? I'm not sure now if it's available in the Philippines as Etude House Korea was the one who sent this!

Reader Comments (14)

this reminds me of lipice =) hm kaya ito?

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRhania

This is cute. Hehehehehe sana nga lang longer ang wear time nya. :))

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Its like lipice's big sister :)

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLian

color looks so nice. i hope you can post a whole face shot using the lips talk so that we can have an idea for the over all look with the lip balm on.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjen

Do Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters count? If so, I am terribly in love with Peach Parfait and Sweet Tart. :)

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLysha

this looks good though it looks a bit gooey (sticky), is it?. is it even available at Etude House locally? :)

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPearl

Would the color show even if the lips are already dark to begin with? Pero it looks really cute and would smell yummy. Ahahha.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYca

Wow, lovely color! I don't know if it's just my screen's resolution but it appears to be somewhat old rose to me, a very classic and glamorous color :) Not very many brands offer this shade so plus point 'to for me, sana lang hindi masyadong mahal hehe. I also like the fact na 50-50 lipstick and balm sya, at least good for the lips hindi nakakadry.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterangel2123

Hi Liz! It's quite tough to find a lipstick+balm that has a long staying power. If you have suggestions, I am so open to them! :)

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIca

Is this better than blushing bride rose na UMR? Kasi moisture rich din yun :)

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

This kind of reminds me of Maybelline's Watershine pure lipstick in P24.

Just wondering: Do you ever mix 2-3 lip colors to get the shade you want?

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I wanted to check these out last saturday but the SM Mega Mall branch didn't have them (only the posters). The 50-50 you mentioned is very interesting. But my lips need long lasting coverage as much as moisture. It will depend on the price if I'm going to try these out. I love Etude after all.

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNikka

I have never tried any lipstick from Etude House, but this looks promising. Is it in any way similar to the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains? been wanting to try that kasi.

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHollie

Oh gosh, I want this! I need to have this! I hope it won't be too expensive when this comes out! >.< The color look sooo gorgeous! Must... grab... one...

I hope they release this product over here in the Philippines soon. Can't wait to try it out myself!

Thanks for this review Ms. Liz!

October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaye

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