Product: Etude House Vivid Color Pop Stick (#3 Just Dance)
Etude House released Vivid Pop sticks sometime ago and I got my hands on it when I went crazy on New Year’s day! (Check out the haul).
There are 8 shades in this line and I chose #3 Just Dance because it swatched very nicely and looked like it would show up on my pigmented lips compared to the pinks. I also have a lot of lip products so I tried to go with a color that looked somewhat different.
The packaging is pretty simple for an Etude House product but then what can one do with a chubby stick? hehe. I really like the fonts they use on their packaging even though this fact has nothing to do with the review!
I like that this is retractable and there is a lot of product packed in this medium-sized stick.
The swatch is quite true to its color in the packaging even though it shows up a little less intense on the lips. The shade selection is nice and I may try a couple of other darker shades too!
How To Use:
- Scrub lips to reveal a clear base
- Apply using the stick directly like lipliner. (And/or) place it in the centre of the lips and spread by dabbing with a finger (for a sheer color)
Vivid Pop Stick #3 Just Dance is a vibrant burnt orange shade that looks a bit more peachy on my lips than orange. It shows up more orange if I conceal the color of my lips with a powder or concealer.
My lips get dry a lot even in summer and they are a bit dry despite my best efforts in this Korean winter so I noticed that this VIVID POP STICK emphasizes on the dry spots. If I scrub then there is no problem at all and it does not dry out the lips but if I apply it without scrubbing, I can see some color deposit around the flaky skin.
- Convenient and easy to use.
- Beautiful shades
- Good pigmentation
- Not drying on the lips
- Can be worn sheer
- Does not bleed or feather out the lips
- Can be used with other lip products
- Pleasant scent
- Not very buildable
- Highlights chapped lips
I will try out a couple of the darker shades from this line. I cannot use these sticks everyday since I do not scrub my lips everyday but the color selection, pigmentation and feel of these makes me overlook this small flaw. I am overall satisfied with this product!