Brand: Labiotte (Chateau Labiotte)
Product: Wine Lipstick Fitting
Price: 19.51 AUD
Bought from: W2Beauty
First impressions: The colour is more discrete than I anticipated and a bit more matte than I thought it would be. It’s still a nice colour, so I’m not disappointed, just a bit caught off guard. The packaging is awesome. It feels really nice on the lips, it’s lightweight and not very drying.
Packaging: It’s a wine bottle. I like wine bottles. Especially when they’re comfortable to hold, stay closed, and stand up on their own.
Usage: I wear it without lipliner or lip primer. It stays on pretty well but if you want to keep the bottle on your desk, you can probably use the need to reapply the lipstick as an excuse. The cut is slanted rather than pointed, so you might find some parts of your lip need to be painted with care.
Value for money: 20 AUD is pretty mid-range for lipsticks and I’d say the price is fair considering the extra work that was put into the product. It’s fine but doesn’t make me giddy with what a steal it is.
Would I buy this again? Maybe. It takes me a while to get through lipsticks and this shade is nice but not amazing. I might consider picking it up in a different colour the next time I buy from W2Beauty.
So, this morning, my long-awaited package from W2Beauty arrived! Naturally, I thought I’d let you know what was in the package.
Above is the main skincare items I got. The Innisfree essence and the steam balm from TonyMoly are old favourites of mine. I’ve been wanting to try the Etude House Bubble Tea sleeping packs for ages and opted for one that is based on green tea. The avo in the middle is a lip scrub from SkinFood that even smells of avocado. Lastly there’s a peel off Pokemon pack with a Digglet theme. I’m assuming it’s similar to other peel off masks, but I haven’t tried it yet. You can get a better look at the Bubble Tea sleep pack below, along with a hand cream from the Saem that I’m extremely keen to try.
On the left, you can see the hair products I got. Firstly, a conditioner and a hair mist from Innisfree that are designed for coloured hair. Secondly, an argan oil type essence that’s meant to be curl-enhancing (hoping it can boost the little bit of natural wave I’ve got going) from SkinFood. On the right we’ve got two body masks. Firstly, a parafin hand mask that I just tried (it’s awesome). Then to the right is a classic foot mask that’s meant to be peeling.
In regards to lip products, I ended up getting three things. A lipstick from Chateau Labiotte (also seen on the right), a lip tint from the Saem, and a lip balm from 3CE. I only ended up getting two eye products, two different liners. Firstly, a gel liner from Innisfree in a dark brown. Secondly, a cushion eyeliner that’s designed to look like an inkwell and feather-pen. I’m so excited to try it.
Lastly, I thought I’d show all of the amazing samples I ended up getting included in the order. It seems like a lot if you’re used to Western stores, but it’s really common for Korean stores and brands to include heaps of samples when you purchase things.
This cost me a total of 153AUD and shipping from W2Beauty is free when you spend more than 60 dollars.
Product: Wine Lip Tint
Shade: RD01 – Shiraz Red
Available: MIK Australia, W2Beauty
Price: 14-15 USD
Note: I actually won this product (and a few others) in a Facebook competition that was open for everyone on W2Beauty’s FB page.
Packaging: If Cersei Lannister had a makeup line, this would be her star product. From what I can tell, all products from Labiotte (also called Château Labiotte) are wine themed. Considering they’ve got mascaras, fragrances, eyeshadows, and lipsticks, that’s quite impressive. Seriously though, this is some of the most awesome packaging I’ve ever come across. It’s lightweight and yet sturdy. Practical and fun.
First Impressions: The applicator is good and easy to use, it has the right amount of precision and the unusual shape of the handle doesn’t have a negative impact on how it controls. I’ve used this product a handful of times and the colour is gorgeous. It’s a very flattering deep red that could be worn by most people. I can’t help but think this item would be a great conversation starter in any scenario where you’re around people who wear makeup. Or like wine.
Cons: The first time I wore this lip tint it was one of the best tints I’ve ever come across. However, it doesn’t seem like it has the best staying power. It’s on par with some good lip tints, but you’d need to top it up if you wear it on your entire lip as opposed to in a gradient lip.
Pros: Given that the product is really small, it’s easy to carry around in your purse or keep on your desk. That somewhat mitigates the issue of it wearing off throughout the day. The two best aspects of this product are without a doubt the colour and the packaging.
Value for money: Good. It’s not the cheapest lip tint I’ve come across, but it’s really opaque and you only need one layer of product.
Would I recommend it? Yeah, if you’re into lip tints and like fun packaging – then this is the product for you.