Lip tints have considerably grown in popularity in recent months, influenced, no doubt, by the trends pushed by Korean pop culture.
Lip tints or lip stains are liquid or gel-based lip colors whose pigments stay on the lips long after their watery base has evaporated, essentially “staining” the lips. The resulting stain stays on the lips for longer periods of time, unlike lipsticks and lip glosses whose waxy or oily elements make them easily wiped away or smudged.
Lip tints have become the preference of many busy working women or students who may not have the time to regularly touch up on their lip color. Also, they do away with the usual problems that women encounter with other lip color products, such as lipsticks’ tendency to smudge and lip gloss’ propensity to stick to stray hairs or food crumbs.
I recently received some samples from a new entrant to the lip tint business: Pak Awra. Marketing its lip tint products under the moniker Tinta ng Pak Awra, it currently produces six shades named with the same down-home Pinoy-based whimsy as their mother brand: Nagmamaganda, Kyat Kyat, Ganda Ka Teh, Galit na Galit, Bruhilda and Dalaginding. Retailing at Php69/tube, the lip tints are made with natural and organic ingredients, have a sweet bubble gum taste upon application and will stay on your lips from am to pm.
I received two shades to try out. One is Nagmamaganda, which has a darkish pink hue.
The other is Kyat Kyat, which, similar to its fruity namesake, has an orange-y color.
Between the two, my preference is the Nagmamaganda shade, which I think suits my style, personality and age. 🙂
The Kyat Kyat shade may appeal more to younger women, who may have more success in rocking a K-pop style ombre lip than I did.
Both lip tints are packaged in small and handy roll-on bottles which eases their application on my lips and conveniently fit into my kikay kit along with my other vanity items.
I find that it helps to shake the bottle before use. Also, lip tints generally have the tendency to dry out one’s lips so after applying the lip tint, I usually dab on some lip balm.
The lip tints also double as cheek stains, giving my cheeks a healthy and natural-looking blush.
I’m a firm believer of the #MakeupNoMakeupLook, and the lip tints provide a light color that helps me achieve a fresh yet polished glow.
Tinta ng Pak Awra lip tints do perform as advertised and their fun, irreverent branding will appeal to young women. I hope that the makers of Pak Awra will also consider another line geared towards a more mature market.
Pak Awra products can be found in its branches in:
- D’ Style Hub, Damballelos Street, Frontera Building, Balayan, Batangas (open daily from 8am to 6pm)
- Shopaholicz (Main), Unit 8 2nd Floor, CB Building, F. Timbol Street, San Nicholas Poblacion Concepcion, Tarlac (open daily from 8am to 7.30pm)
- Shopaholicz (Mini), Caluluan Concepcion, Tarlac (open daily from 8am to 7.30pm)
- Betty Booth Fashion Boutique, BienPaz Arcade, Maharlika Highway Junction, San Rafael, San Pablo City, Laguna (open daily from 9am to 8pm)
- La Chicas Fashion Boutique, National Road Baytan Zone IV Iba, Zambales (open Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 7pm)
- ILove Shopitology Dasma, 2nd Floor, Dasmarinas Bayan (above Generika and across McDonald’s) (open daily from 10am to 9pm)
You can also order online via the Pak Awra Facebook Page or via VIBER at +63 977 1445573.
Disclosure: Product samples provided by Pak Awra for review purposes.