Friday, August 14th, 2009


Kevyn Aucoin: The Expect Lip Tint Lipstick

Kevyn Aucoin’s The Expert Lip Tint ($23.00) is a bit of a misleading product name, considering it’s an opaque, lightly frosted/full sheen lipstick. These lipsticks wear extremely well (four hours or longer), and they’re not at all drying. They’re creamy, richly pigmented, and go on smoothly. Sephora currently stocks eleven different shade variations, and I picked up two from when the brand was on sale at HauteLook (so everything was 50% off).

  • Poppia is an orange-based red with medium frostiness and good color pay off. It’s a bold red, and the orange-base makes it pop a lot.
  • Talula is an opaque, poppy-orange shade with less frost in its finish as Poppia, but it has a nice sheen to it.

The packaging is elegant and fun without being too impractical. I love the mix of black and red and soft shimmery look all of the products have. I think if I were to try any other shades, I’d be most interested in checking out Bloodroses, Faith, Falon, and ThelmaDora. Any of these shades catch your eye?

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 7/10

Recommendation: If you love yourself some pigmented lipsticks that feel creamy and wear well throughout the day, Kevyn Aucoin’s The Expert Lip Tints are one way to go.


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Kevyn Aucoin packaging


Poppia lipstick, Talula lipstick; Aquarouge Liquid Lipstick

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8 thoughts on “Kevyn Aucoin: The Expect Lip Tint Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. sarah

    have you tried any other products from the Kevyn Aucoin line? he’s the reason i started loving makeup, and i’ve been curious about the quality of his line (even if he’s not around for quality control :'( )

  2. I don’t like the shades:( I’m more like a pink person

  3. Jo-Anne

    i have poppia and it’s gorgeous!

  4. aradhana

    these swatches look great! have you already done lip swatches for poppia or talula?