Review and Swatches: Etude House Dear Darling Tint in 02 Really Red

I had a tint phase, where I bought a lot of tints and ended up not using most of them, because I was still finishing some of my previously bought ones. I was close to selling this, until I gave Etude House Dear Darling Tint a try.

Price: P198.00

Availability: Can be bought locally and online if you don’t have an Etude House store near you.

Shades: 01 Pink, 02 Really Red, 03 Red Orange

I think Etude House Dear Darling Tint has a lot of product. It appears to me it has more product than Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint. Both lasted a long time to me.The packaging is cute, as usual. I think Etude House is also known for its eye-catching, princess-like packaging. I like that I can see how much product is left, because the container is clear, unlike Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint.

The tint has a really long wand, which is a doe foot applicator. I don’t really prefer long wands, but I’m okay with it. The applicator holds a lot of product. I have to scrape some of it just to get that nice color enough to brighten my lip color because I don’t want it too obvious that I’m wearing something on my lips. The consistency of this tint is not as liquidy as most tints, but it’s not as thick as Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint. Blending this tint isn’t as easy as well. If I put my lips together to distribute the product, most of them go to my lower lips, especially on the inner part. I just use my fingers and blend the inner part the best I could.

As what you can see from the swatch, what you see from the bottle, is what you get. You don’t have to waste time trying to build up the pigmentation you want. I actually spend more time trying to use as little pigmentation as possible. I’ve used this as a cheek tint and it works just as well, though I prefer pink cheeks.

Top to bottom: Bare lips, one thin layer of Etude House Dear Darling Tint, 2 layers with maximum pigmentation.

I just go for a thin layer on a daily basis. If I use it with its full pigmentation, it’s really red. It almost looks like you’re wearing a lipstick. If I were to go to a party and I’d like to wear red, I’d use this. It doesn’t transfer as easily as most lipsticks do. It doesn’t leave ugly, uneven patches on my lips when it fades, except for the inner part of the lips, where most of the tint settle. I hate how some lipsticks leave color on the outer part of the lips. Etude House Dear Darling Tint does not do that. Having no ugly taste or scent is definitely a plus for me!

From left to right: Bare lips, one thin layer, 2 layers with maximum pigmentation


  • Very affordable!
  • One bottle lasts a long time since there’s a lot of product in it.
  • It is pretty long-lasting if you don’t do anything that would touch your lips. I tried sleeping with this on and I woke up with the tint still in tact and pretty.
  • Easily accessible.
  • Very pigmented so you use less amount of product.
  • It’s a multi-purpose product, great for people who don’t like bringing a lot of products with them.
  • Doesn’t have any weird smell or taste.
  • You can choose to wear this thinly or build the color up.
  • Doesn’t dry too fast so you have time to blend it.


  • Blending is a bit of a work.
  • It lasts for 2-3 hours if you keep drinking anything, like I do when I’m in the office.
  • It takes time to know how to apply this evenly.


  • Scrape off some of the product before putting the tint on your lips. This way, you can avoid a lot of color or you can build it up if you want.
  • If you put on too much product, just blot it with a tissue since this doesn’t dry too fast.

Rating: 9/10

I like this tint so much I’ll even buy the pink shade!

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