Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint Review

Hi everyone!

I am back with another review but this one is a little bit different from my previous posts because today I will be talking about lip tints. I am not a lippie expert and this is the first time I will review about lippies or tints so please bare with me. Today, let’s talk about Etude House Dear Darling Tint. Interested? Then please continue reading.

I am not a makeup person to be honest but I consider myself a lip gloss-kind of girl because I only wear either lip gloss, lipsticks or lip tints everyday. It’s not that I am confident with my skin because my skin is way too far from perfect but I guess I am more on making sure that I have healthier skin first. Anyway, I started using cheek and lip tints when I was in high school but I guess it made my lips darker too. Maybe I was too young for lip tints or maybe the formulation was not that good compared to now. I’m not sure.


Etude house is known for their good quality lippies and cute packaging too so I decided to grab one last week. I got their Dear Darling Water Gel Tint in PK003 for 248 Php / $4.91. I’ve known online that this line has many different shades to choose from but when I dropped by their Market! Market! branch, the only one available was PK003 and thank goodness that the color looks good enough.


I love the cute and curvy tube. It looks like a test tube bottle but with curves. Lol. It comes with a clear plastic tube with pink screw cap on it.



It’s more of like a little bit creamy jelly/gel-like consistency rather than runny. Even though it has a jelly texture, it is still easy to blend on both cheeks and lips because it does not leave heavy stains quickly.



It comes with a curved doe-foot applicator and I like how it easily glides my lips for easy-breezy application. I just love how soft and smooth the brush is. The scent, oh I love the scent! It smells super sweet and delicious and it taste good as it smells. That’s one thing I love about lip gloss and lip tints, you know it’s sweet that it makes you want to eat them. Just beware of tints that has bitter taste though. Lol.



Color Comparison

Compared with my The Face Shop Watery Tint, I like how naturally pinkish shade Etude House PK003 creates once blended. I think it’s something I could wear everyday.


The Face Shop Watery Tint and Etude House Dear Darling Tint once blended


Compared with my TFS Watery Tint, My Etude House Dear Darling Tint is less pigmented but it can still cover the darker area of my lips if I want full coverage. The tint last for couple of hours long as you don’t drink/eat much, else, reapplication is needed. In terms of longevity, it still leaves a little bit stain on your lips after long hours and that leaves more natural soft color on your lips. For gradient look, I love how it gives my lips moist, a little sticky and natural look.

Gradient Lips                                                                                Full Lips

What I like:

  • Affordable (248 Php / $4.91)
  • Availability (Etude House Branches nationwide)
  • Chic and Eye-catching packaging.
  • Sweet and delicious scent
  • Soft brush tip for easy application
  • Easily blend on both lips and cheeks
  • Creates natural pinkish look

What I don’t like:


Final Thoughts

I love Etude House Dear Darling Tint. This shade is something I could wear everyday to achieve that natural and healthy looking lips. Since I have a bit of dark lips, this PK003 shade could give me fresh and natural coverage. Some find this tint a bit drying but as for me, it’s a bit moist and sticky unlike my The Face Shop Watery Tint which is really drying on the lips. But I guess, it would still be best to apply lip balm before or after application to keep your lips more moisturized. In a nutshell, there’s nothing to hate about this lip tint, at least for my opinion. I mean, For such an affordable price, there’s really nothing to complain about. And the fact that it can also be used on both lips and cheek, girl, you gotta have this! I recommend this to anyone whose always on the go but needed something to add color on their lips to prevent that sickly pale look. The color is not too bright and not too muted but a perfect blend of both.

Will I repurchase?

A big Yes to that!

So that’s a wrap. I hope you loved reading this post as much I did writing it.
Lots of love!




This is not a sponsored post and I am in no way compensated for this review (though I hope I was). I bought the products using my own money and all opinions expressed are solely personal and unbiased.

Let’s be friends.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s