The formula is described as "the perfection sheer wash of colour in the comfiest, lightweight, super moisturizing formula." Here's the big takeaway... they are not that sheer; they're not a wash of color. They have medium to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a few shades being more true medium in coverage; I just wouldn't say they're sheer nor just a wash. That medium to semi-opaque level of coverage still allows for some translucency, which gives the color a lighter look that's more like a stain.
The texture was creamy, thin, lightweight, and balm-like; I'd actually say it felt like a gel-like balm because it had the cushion-like slip of a lip balm but had the smoothing prowess of more gel-based formulas. The most impressive aspect of the formula was how little the colors sank into my lip lines and how forgiving they were with imperfections in lip texture. The wear time varied from two and a half to four hours on me, and the formula was lightly hydrating over time. They have a sweet, fruity scent (passionfruit per their website) but no discernible taste.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
For the days when you need a 5 minute face. Get the perfect sheer wash of colour in the comfiest, lightweight, super moisturizing formula. Loaded with Passion Fruit Oil, Coconut Oil, Marula Oil, and Shea Butter to provide hydration for healthy, glowy lips with a hint of tint. Trust us, you’ll want to keep one in your purse, car, desk, and vanity.
Based on 2 Reviews, 1 Quick Review
The Good: Smooth (3), Easy To Apply (3), Creamy (1), Blendable (1), Moisturizing (1), Great Value (1), Travel-friendly (1)
The In-Between: Buildable (3), Scented (2), Sheer (1), Thin (1), Non-sticky (1), Flavored (1)
2 Written Reviews
By Lauren 4 months ago.
I love this color and it initially looks really pretty. I do enjoy that it leaves a faint stain. However, it settles so deep in my lip lines that when this starts wearing into a stain you can literally see the dark lines from a normal talking distance (especially if I smile). This is not an issue if I reapply consistently, but do not expect this one to "wear off" well. I either make sure to reapply often or top with a lip gloss regularly to blur the lines. This is also very scented... kind of a fruity scent... which is not appealing to me. Thankfully once applied the smell goes away and there is no taste so it is still wearable, but if you are sensitive to smells this may not work for you. I prefer how my Clinique Chubby Sticks wear over time and would not consider these a formula dupe, but the CP lippie tints apply just as nicely and have a similar consistency.
By Lauren 5 months ago.
This is such a beautiful raspberry color and I liked how it could appear sheerer (blotted) or slightly more opaque (swiped on), but the performance was disappointing. I can't pinpoint what it is... but both of the Just A Tints that I ordered had a weird smell and initial taste on application. The taste/smell does not stick around, but it was noticeable. I felt that this wore off pretty quick and while it did leave a nice stain it bled into my outer lip lines. Only noticeable when I smiled, but there was enough bleeding around my cupids bow and directly under on my bottom lip to make me feel I need a lip liner with this which defeats the whole purpose of a tinted balm. I still think this is a pretty color, but will end up using it as a topper over drier lipsticks to give them a more berry appearance and stay more hydrated.