Review: Banila Co. The Kissest Tinted Creamy Lip Crayon #04 FC Fuchsia

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Have you heard of Korean cosmetics brand Banila Co. before? I have read a number of reviews about their products, and it seems pretty good, but have not been able to try any because it is not available in Malaysia. :(

However, thanks to Cosmetic-Love, I was given the opportunity to try out something from their store, and promptly chose this Banila Co. The Kissest Tinted Creamy Lip Crayon in the shade #04 FC Fuchsia. You know me, I cannot resist a pretty lippie! (๑>◡<๑)

Unfortunately, all the information is printed in Hangul (Korean)

To be honest, I was initially attracted to this lip crayon because of the cute and quirky doodle design on its packaging. The lip crayon comes in a pretty box adorned with the same doodle design as the lip crayon tube itself. There is a transparent plastic cover to protect the tip, but you will need to push it in quite firmly to make sure it doesn't fall off when put into your bag, and also make sure you don't twist the lip crayon out too far in case it squishes against the top.

Retractable twist-type lip crayon
Oh yes, it is the twisty retractable type, which I love best. :D Just twist the bottom of the lip crayon to extend or retract the product.

Matching box and lip crayon!
The Kissest Tinted Creamy Lip Crayons come in a total of 6 shades, and the colour of the designs correspond to the lip crayon shade, which make it easy to identify if you happen to have more than one.

The one I have here is #04 FC (Fuchsia), a vivid purplish red colour that is right up my alley. (。◕‿◕。)

The colour is very pigmented, and the texture is very smooth and creamy. It does have a slightly sweet scent (I don't know to describe it, but I have a lip product that smells vaguely similar), but it doesn't bother me.
Lip swatch: bare lips; gradient, full opacity
This particular shade definitely lives up to its name, a vivid and pigmented fuchsia. I prefer to apply it as a gradient lip, as I find it rather too bright to wear it full on when going out. (In fact, I do this with practically all my bright lipsticks.) Due to its creamy texture, blending it for gradient lips is very easy, and leaves a nice reddish stain even after meals. It is also very moisturizing, and doesn't emphasize dry lips or lines.

✓ Pros: Pigmented, smooth and creamy, moisturizing, leaves a nice red stain even after meals, beautiful packaging, convenient retractable lip crayon design.
✗ Cons: Quite pricey compared to some other lip crayons, slightly sweet scent, not available in Malaysia.

You can purchase the Banila Co. The Kissest Tinted Creamy Lip Crayon (3.1g) from Cosmetic-Love. They also sell a wide range of Korean cosmetics and skincare products, and 100% genuine, so you can buy from them without any worries.

*This item was sent to me by for review without financial compensation. All opinions expressed are completely honest and strictly my own.


Mieza Everdeen said...

lately i am so in love with lip crayons and i found myself lusting for one after another. your review just made me add this tinted lip crayon in my wish list XD

azwaa said...

Love the colour!It looks very girlish and lovely.Too bad we dont have any Banila Co. counter here in Malaysia T___T

LauraLeia said...

Mieza: Hahaha! I know you love lip crayons! :P

Azwa: IKR! Seems like all the brands are coming out with lip crayons. You can get this online if you really want it, hehe :)