Love at first swipe: Why the 299-peso Colourette Velvetint is a winner

I have been a big fan of the Colourette Colourtints ever since I got my hands on them last July. Pigmented, long-lasting, and easy to blend, both Fresh and Matte formulas have found a special spot in my makeup kit. This is the reason I was really excited to attend their third anniversary party where they launched the latest addition to their best-selling tint family. Say hello to the newest Velvetints – a multipurpose velvet formula for your eyes, cheeks, and lips!

Colourette describes the new Velvetints as intensely pigmented, long-wearing, and comfortable. The formula dries down from a velvet to powder matte finish, and each tube is priced at P299 each. The Velvetints are rather compact and only contain 3g of product, which is comparably less than the amount you’d get for drugstore liquid lipsticks. The packaging is a simple glass tube with a sleek black rubber cap and a flat doe foot applicator. They released three new shades for the initial launch: Birthday Cake, Rosé, and RSVP.

Birthday Cake on the eyes, cheeks, and lips

Birthday Cake on the eyes, cheeks, and lips

Birthday Cake is a toasted terracotta shade reminiscent of warm, trendy K-beauty tints. On the skin, the shade is a good cross between a bronzer and blush - this is what I’d reach for if I want to do a sunkissed, faux-freckle look!

Rosé on the eyes, cheeks, and lips

Rosé on the eyes, cheeks, and lips

Rosé is a warm, dusty pink and is my favorite of the three! It’s a nice MLBB shade for my lips, and is the perfect bridal blush on my light-medium skin. I would say this is the friendliest shade for everyday wear.

RSVP on the eyes, cheeks, and lips

RSVP on the eyes, cheeks, and lips

RSVP is the most va-va-voom of the bunch and is a fiery warm red with orange undertones. Colourette describes this as a muted red for morenas but this is anything but mute if you’re NC30 up.

I have worn the Velvetints everyday for a whole week and it’s been nothing short of true love! The pigmentation of this is insane, so the fact that you only get 3g of product is not such a big drawback after all. One small swipe on each cheek is enough for the flush I need. I also prefer a light, blurred application of the Velvetints on my lips which I do by applying one swipe on my bottom lip, pursing my lips together, and diffusing out the edges with my fingers. Whatever is transferred on my fingers would be enough to shade both my eyes. If I’m going for a more opaque, liquid lip look, one dip is enough for a full application.

When Colourette promised comfort, they weren’t kidding! The Velvetints have a lightweight, powder finish that feels almost like nothing on the lips. It never feels gunky or crumbly as it dries but the pigment does transfer to mugs and utensils. It wears by fading from the inner lip throughout the day, so I normally check and retouch after meals and around the 4 to 5-hour mark. On the skin, I’d say it lasts about the same. This blends seamlessly without any patchiness or streakiness on unpowdered skin, but you can also make it work on top of powder foundation with a bit more effort.   

The formula actually feels a lot like an upgraded version of a past love of mine, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. If you’ve previously tried the SMLC, think of the Velvetints as its lighter, more pigmented, multipurpose, cherry bubblegum-scented sister.

Intensely pigmented, comfortable, blendable, budget-friendly, and multipurpose: the Colourette Velvetints get a checkmark on all these points! I wish they were just a little more long-wearing like the Matte Colourtints but 5 hours is fairly decent for this level of comfort TBH. Overall, the Velvetints are a big YAASSS for me, and I can’t wait for Colourette to release more shades!

Have you tried the new Velvetints yet? Which shade is making your heart swoon?