Friday, 13 July 2012

Etos: Serum Lipstick Review



These dual-formula composition lipsticks certainly remind me of the L'Oreal Colour Riche® Anti-aging Serum Lipstick. The Etos packaging looks humbler but the lipsticks inside are visually similar.


Dutch drugstore chain Etos released a small collection of Serum Lipsticks in May. I bought two, more because of the crème shades than the anti-aging promise and I must say, they're pretty good lip colours. I've even been able to put them on without a lipbalm base.

These lipsticks have no scent. They're pigmented and moisturising, and the texture is rich and creamy, all making the Etos Serum Lipstick a breeze to apply.


The shades that I have are simply named 002 (left) and 004 (right).



002 (burnt red):



004 (copper):


We've been seeing more and more of these built-in skincare cores in beauty products, including in concealers. They are convenient two-in-ones by providing colour with the outer bullet and delivering anti-aging goodness with extra moisturisation through the inner bullet. The inner core shrinks in my lipsticks after a while though. This is how my 004 looks after two months' use:


As I said, I didn't really buy it for the anti-aging properties and I won't comment on its effectiveness as that is something for the long, long term. I don't know if I'm imagining it but my lips feel slightly plumped when I'm wearing these lipsticks. The colours last about three hours on the lips.

Combined ingredients:
Pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, aqua, octyldodecanol, hydrogenated polydecene, octyldodecyl/PPG-3 myristyl ether dimer dilinoleate, cera microcristallina, PVP/Hexadecene copolymer, synthetic beeswax, polyethylene, Acacia decurrens/jojoba/sunflower seed wax/polyglyceryl-3 esthers, isononyl isononanoate, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, tocopherol.
May contain: Mica, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 77491, CI 19140, CI 42090, CI 73015, tin oxide


Overall, it's a good buy, if anyone's interested and will be dropping by Holland in the near future. The Etos Serum Lipstick is available in five shades. Price: €3.99 each.


Etos website (in Dutch)

10 comments:

나니 said...

DANNNG so pigmented D:

Jû rockornot said...

It seems weird to me with the white center, but I really love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors and the price is right. Lovely! Have a great sunday, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

@나니
Indeed they are, Nani! :)

@rockornot
Ah, you won't notice the core after a while. :D

@Nicole
That's right. There's not much to complain about here. Take care, Nicole, and you too, have a restful Sunday. :)

Anonymous said...

Both shades are gorgeous and they look great on you. "KTee"xx

MissDoll said...

They look so sweet and so pigmented but it's a shame that the balm thing in the middle melted and shrunk

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Thanks so much, KTee! I hope you had a lovely weekend, my dear. :)

Witoxicity said...

@MissDoll
Yes, it's weird that the core shrunk but luckily, the lip colour is still very moisturising. :)

Nikki said...

Ik heb de rode lippenstift ook gekocht, mooie kleur toch! Groetjes

Witoxicity said...

@Nikki
Hoi Nikki! Leuk dat je de rode ook hebt! Het staat je zeker heel goed want het is een mooie kleur. Groetjes! :)