KLENSPOP has provided samples quite generously lately, but so hooked on those silicone hydrogel lenses I purchased two more pairs with my own money. These Peripera Peri's Tint Water came with my orders thanks to their current promotion (Buy one pair of silicone hydrogel lenses and receive one random color of Peripera Peri's Tint Water).
I myself was never impressed with the original Benetint and these looked like Benetint, so I didn't have much expectation.
But what do you know, these are better and cuter (obviously).
Let's just have a moment to appreciate this cute illustration, shall we?
Peripera has a few more tint products and Peri's Tint Water is the most classic one that has a very watery liquid formula. Unlike Benetint, it comes with a doe foot applicator which I find easier to use than the (nail polish) brush of Benetint.
The dark purple juice from the bottle throws me off a little, but once applied it is Pink Juice alright.
The watery formula bleeds and stains quite well so you need to be careful but once you figure out how much to put on, it's pretty easy to create that "I-just-ate-a-popsicle" look.
What I love most about Peri's Tint Water is that it naturally gives a gradient look to the lips without having to do anything - no concealer nor BB cream on my lips, because that's, um, yuck.
Again compared to Benetint, Peri's Water Tint feels way more comfortable but by nature it isn't terribly moisturizing, either.
I like to wear a little bit of Burberry Lip Glow in Oxblood on top for added comfort although this kind of kills the popsicle effect.
I'm still going through an orange phase, so I was really happy that the other random color I received was the Orange Juice!
This is the orangest(?) thing that I own.
It makes me smile although I probably shouldn't since colors like this make teeth look yellow.
Orange Juice has the same finish and texture as Pink Juice, but it stains softly and more evenly.
[Edited] The old lip swatch just didn't do a justice to Orange Juice. This is how it looks on a better lips day. ;)
Aaand the moment when that useless Lancôme Juicy Tube finally shines!
In my view, Peripera Peri's Tint Water is a much better and cheaper option than Benefit Benetint. The only thing I don't like is that they taste slightly bitter upon applications, but so does Benetint. No wonder Urban Outfitters and Peach & Lily carry them at a marked-up price ($12).
On the other hand, they are $9.90 each on KLENSPOP or free with a silicone hydrogel lens purchase.
Have you tried anything from Peripera?
What do you think of gradient tinted lip looks that are so popular nowadays?