₩11,900 (approx $10)
Out of all the numerous makeup “road-shops” in Korea, Skinfood definitely has one of the top three spots in my heart.
Here’s a tribute to one of my favorite makeup items I have purchased from its stocks: the Fresh Cheek & Lip Trios. (생과일 립앤치크)
A year ago, we had a bit of a scare. Skinfood was teetering between bankruptcy and tenacious survival, according to articles at the time.
I happened to be in Korea then, searching for the Skinfood Propolis Serum that seemed to be OOS everywhere for months. When I received the news regarding the whole impending bankruptcy, I got scared that Skinfood might go the way of Ameli and decided to stock up on the Cheek & Lip Trios I loved.
There were only three kinds left in the Kangnam store (near Shin-Nonhyeon Station):
- 03 Cherry Tomato
- 05 Fruit Mix
- 06 Plum Mellow
And everything was on sale, so I couponed things up and snagged all three for $12.
I normally detest the idea of dipping fingers into products, because what does it say about longevity and hygiene? But these little tin cans are adorable, and adorable trumps everything.
They also smell delicious, like soft fruit jelly. But not overwhelmingly so.
Color coordination is on-point. In every tin is a nice balance of light, medium, and dark shades that complement each other; the shades mix well, too.
03 Cherry Tomato has a special place in my heart because I used it as a lip topper for my wedding makeup. I’m on my second tin.
These lean on the glossy side but packs enough pigment to make an impression.
They do dry down and lose the gloss after awhile. Think a mix between Dior lip balms and MAC cream blushes, as odd as that sounds. I wouldn’t call these plain glossy.
I personally dislike using cream blushes, especially if it’s multi-use. I’d rather use cheek for cheek, lip for lip; keep things separate.
The Cheek & Lip Trio works better for me as a lip tint, so a lip tint it shall be.
03 Cherry Tomato
05 Fruit mix selfie
Long live Skinfood.