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)


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...

Indeed they are, Nani! :)

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

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...

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

Witoxicity said...

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...

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