The Peripera liptints are popular. Everyone raves about them and everyone seems to love them. So I just could not resist the temptation of trying some out myself. Let’s see whether they are as good as they sound or not.
I have always loved Liptints, ever since I first laid my eyes on them. So a tint that feels like air and lasts seemingly forever sounds like a dream come true. So on Black Friday last year, I decided to purchase a few of the Peripera ones to try them out and write a review.
Do you own a Peripera liptint? If yes, what colour and how do you like it? If no, would you ever consider buying one?
Peripera Ink The Airy Velvet – Dry Rose Brown
The bottle of the Ink Velvet does somewhat resemble an ink bottle which is really cute and generally gets really positive reactions from my friends and random girls I meet in the Washroom hehe. The bottle part is made of a matte plastic, somewhat like a frosted glass lookalike. Unfortunately, the plastic does not really achieve the high-quality feeling of frosted glass like other brands do and this has the exact opposite effect of making the product design lose some of its’ initial beauty.
The shape of the cap is really convenient and easy to grab, so the application of the Liptint is fairly easy but lacks accuracy because of the rather large size of the applicator.
(Ingredients differ slightly according to type of shade) Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, Titanium Dioxide, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Ferric Oxide, Red 28 Lake, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, “C.I. 45410:1”, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Mango Seed Oil
Dimethicone: The man made synthetic is rather popular in cosmetics nowadays. It increases the smoothness of the application and fills in uneven lines on the skin – which is also why it is so common in primers and foundations.
A negative aspect is the fact that it does cover the skin with a thin silicone layer and should be removed thoroughly at the end of the day.
Cyclopentasiloxane: Is also known as a very lightweight silicone-based compound. It is often used as a hair and skin conditioning agent and you can find them in most products nowadays.
The problem with this ingredient is the fact that it tends to accumulate on and in your skin and your body. So it is generally really important that you always keep a close watch on your skin and really clean your skin thoroughly – especially if you use a lot of makeup.
I will describe the feeling of the liptint later on, but these two ingredients explain the smooth “velvety” feeling of the tint. The answer is silicone.
How to use it:
- Ensure lips are clean before application.
- Glide applicator onto lips, starting on the bottom center to give lips vivid color, then apply more as needed. Blend with finger for a gradient look, or apply thoroughly for a popping, bold look. Allow ~5 minutes for application to dry.
- To use as a blush tint, dab small dots onto apples of cheek and use fingers to blend out formula using quick tapping motions.
Taken from Beautysesh
I do not think I really need to discuss the first point and the second is also pretty straightforward. Just be sure to wipe your fingers after spreading the tint with it. And one personal tip is to press your lips on a sheet of toilet paper or something akin to that in order to remove the excess tint. Don’t worry, the satin will stay but you will be able to kiss your boyfriend without colouring him pink this way 😉
The blush application sadly does not as work easily as the instructions might suggest. The liptint immediately stains your skin and wherever you made the recommended small dot it will show, even after blending it out.
Here is my recommendation: – after trying different amounts and techniques to apply the tint to my cheeks and skin in general – Use a good primer or even a pore filling primer to prevent the colour to seep into your pores unevenly. Then dab some Ink Airy Velvet onto the back of your hand and use your finger to lightly dab a small amount onto your cheeks.
Sidenote: I have also found out that blending the tint with plastic – in this cast the tip of the bottle – works so much better than using your fingers. I wonder if a silicone blender would improve the blending of the liquid? If you own a silicone blender, I would be delighted to hear about your findings. Be sure to tell me down in the comments!
What it claims to do:
- Gorgeous and weightless
- Full and glamorous color payoff with a velvety formula that provides comfort and a long-lasting effect
- The “airy” formula feels luscious and never dries out your lips
Linked from Beautysesh
I tried getting information from the official Peripera website but they did not offer any information on their products – at least during my research period they did. I might look it up again after some time to see if they have posted any new information.
What it really does:
Whether you yourself think the colour is gorgeous or not depends on your personal tastes but I must say that the Dry Rose Brown is a beautiful colour.
It is not on my usual colour radar and definitely not one of my favourites but pretty enough. I am also quite embarrassed about those pictures… I am so pale right?! My lips were also out under quite some strain because I did about twenty lip-swatches before these two for future reviews.
The formula definitely feels weightless and somewhat strange upon applying it to your lips for the first time. Somehow the “lightness” of the tint can be a bit unpleasant or rather unusual at the beginning, but after drying down feels like a regular lip stain.
If, and I am saying if right now for a reason – see the con section for details on that if – the Ink Airy Velvet finally dries down, it will stain. I did a wear test, keeping the tint on overnight and in the morning I had a definite stain left. It looked like I had just applied the tiniest amount of lipstick. This naturally works better with colours that are close to the natural colour of your lips.
I wonder how a really bold colour would look after a few hours? I do have a bright orange tint so I will have to try it out for the review.
Now the “never dries your lips” part is where it gets rather controversial. Many of the reviews I have read so far praise the quality of the liptint and the fact that apparently it does not dry out at all. I have had the opposite experience as my lips completely dry out after using the Ink Airy Velvet. I can easily counter it with Vaseline and Sleeping Masks but the general feeling is really unpleasant.
Con 1: The tint takes such a long time to dry… It is really annoying to have to work around a product that won’t dry and smudges really easily. And the thing I think is even more of a con is the fact that reapplying this after a meal or something does not really work unless you have ten minutes of doing absolutely nothing to let the liptint dry.
Fact is, you will have tint stains all over your glass and worst case also over your skin.
Con 2: This point seems to be a rather controversial one: Some people say that the Ink Airy Velvet did not dry out their lips at all and worked really well for them, so I do not know how your lips will react to the formula.
Unfortunately, my lips really did not feel good after using the tint. They dried out and felt really crinkly for a rather long time. Especially after the wear test, which I did about two days ago, the texture of my lips really took a blow. I have been trying to save them but I still feel very uncomfortable.
Pro 1: As I mentioned, when the Liptint is completely dry it sticks to the lips like superglue. The stain will stay forever and definitely works better than any other liptint or colour I have ever tried before.
Pro 2: If you like the smooth feeling of the Airy Velvet the liptint will be an experience of ultimate fluffiness.
And I have to admit, even though I started off somewhat feeling uncomfortable with the unknown smoothness, sometimes I do love to swish it over my lips A LOT. I did it while writing this review so much that the tint was practically spilling over my lips all the while giggling like a small kid and probably making my father thinking “here is the confirmation – this woman has finally snapped”
Pro 3: In comparison to other lip products this liptint does not have a particular smell. So you will not have to worry about any smells you might dislike.
Now I would like to mention that I do have some other Peripera Liptints or other “Ink Products” and I will write a review on them, but some of them have a really plastic and unbearably horrid smell. So horrible that I will have to somewhat force myself to use them to write a review for you.
The colour of the Peripera Ink The Airy Velvet in the colour Dry Rose Brown certainly is pretty and the quality of the stain is really incredible. I cannot deny that once the tint has dried down the remaining colour is stunning. But the time it takes to dry and stain is incredibly long and until then the product could end up everywhere. It is also not a convenient product to use if you are the type who touches up on their makeup for the exact same reason.
Would I recommend it? I do not know to be honest. There are so many awesome reviews out there that I feel like you have to create your own impression of the Peripera Ink The Airy Velvet. Who knows, you might absolutely adore it! As for me – I will give it a wobbly three out of five and would love to know your opinion.
Would I repurchase it? No, I would not because I am not entirely convinced of the liptint. Will I take it with me to Scotland? No, because I have a limited amount of package and I have so many other lip product that I like so much and want to take with me.
My Alchemiin Tip:
Even if you like one particular product of a brand you should not expect all of their products to suit your tastes. You might like one and really dislike the other one.
I certainly liked this product enough to want to try out other Peripera products from the “Ink” line and was both positively an negatively surprised.
So for this times tip, I would like you to keep an open mind whatever you do because this goes both ways! Maybe you hate one product of a brand and never buy one you would have loved.
I still feel a bit uncomfortable talking about brands in general or writing reviews because I am kind of worried that I might make mistakes. I am no certified makeup artist, and I am not someone who studies cosmetology or chemistry so I do not know all about ingredients and things that I write about.
I did talk about Peripera in a more general sense than I usually do and I got really nervous because I might talk bad about them but I do not really dislike them and I hate talking bad about them… I will stop now – sorry about the rant.
It is my first anniversary! I posted my very first beauty review a year ago and look at it – I kept at it and it has been so long! I did not even realise it has been so long until I got the WordPress notification. I am so happy and proud right now! Just wow.
And because it has been a year for Alchemiin, I decided to change the rating illustration from little potion bottles to a little tea party. Somehow this feels really appropriate because even though I started out the blog with another vision in my head, it has turned into my, no OUR little Tea Party, talking about products and reviews.
Thank you so, so much for reading and so much love! Let’s go on for another year together – Eden