[Etude Water Gel Tint -RD307 WaterMelon]
Price: 5,000 won = $4.46
(around $11~$12 on amazon)
Come summer, I drench myself in coral and peaches. And as someone who adores anything cutesy …and at this price point? Couldn’t pass this up.
I grabbed this in June 2017, when I was visiting my family in Seoul.
You get “0.15 oz / 4.5g” worth of product.
Before I delve into how the tint does performance-wise, I’d like to explain the muse behind this adorable design.
This is called a “Subak-bah,” which literally translates into: “Watermelon Bar.” It’s one of those ice-cream-sherbet bars that have been around forever in Korea, since 1986 to be exact. (which makes it older than I am!)
Unlike the real deal, you can eat the green part, and seeds are sunflower seeds/nuts coated in chocolate. It tastes pretty good, but I like it more for the nostalgic value than anything.
Considering the newly packaged “Dear Darling Water Gel Tints” are being called “Ice Cream Tints,” I’ve a feeling that “Subak-bah” was the motive for this particular color.
Etude is calling this a “Watermelon Red,” but it actually goes on like a reddish coral.
Not very opaque, but pretty. The right picture holds the truer hue. Looks glassy but settles well. (feels a tad bit like Benefit’s Chacha Tint on the lips)
And it’s as hydrating as a non-oil tint can get.
Color dupes. From left to right:
- Etude Dear Darling Water Gel Tint _ Watermelon Red
- Aritaum Color Lasting Tint _ 02 Baby Wink
- Tony Moly HD Liptone Get it Tint _03 Peach Punch
- Skinfood Lip&Cheek Trio _ 03 Cherry Tomato (first color)
All the dupes are products I use daily in spring & summer.
They’re gorgeous red-corals, though if you’re looking for a straight up red tint, you’d be disappointed!