Konglish Beauty

Review: Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek Creams

Posted in blusher, haul, Korean brands, lipbalm, lipstick, review, Skinfood by konglishbeauty on June 19, 2010

I recently hauled all 6 of the Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek Creams which are multi-use creams which you dab on with your finger or a brush. They’re great as cream blushers and also as a matte look lip cream but they’re slightly drying on the lips so might need some balm or gloss paired with it.

They’re a good alternative to the pricier Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges but not a complete dupe. Texture-wise they feel smooth but not sticky and have enough slip to blend out lightly. On the cheeks they can leave a slight shine but that can be lightly blending away. I have oily/combo skin but I have no problem with these causing breakouts or clogging pores. They don’t have a silicone feel to them and they’re not greasy or oily. 

They’re medium pigmented so they don’t go on quite as intense as they look in the pan but are definitely not sheer. Overall I’d say that they’re easy no-brainer products to use. Most people intuitively will find it simple to just dab a touch of these onto the cheeks for a bit of colour.

I bought them thinking they were nice and have grown steadily to love them. For a start the colours are lovely. Of the 6, Apricot and Lychee are the palest but they work for a REAL no-make-up look on my cheeks and are great as a nude lip colour on me. They have good lasting power throughout the day and being finger-use products, I carry them around and touch-up if I need to. The devil-in-the-detail that makes me love them though are the fact that each is very lightly scented in its namesake fruit- an unnecessary but cute extra.

L-R: Pomegranate, Berry, Grapefruit, Apricot, Peach, Lychee

They’re a great price: you get 6g of product for 6000won which is plenty for cheap. These are so almost a 5 out of 5 from me except that……. the packaging is the downer. The product is in a metal tin with a sliding lid, identical to ELF’s Candy shop lip balms or Vintage Sister lip balms. It’s cute but it means that it conducts heat easily and there are numerous stories all over Korean make-up blogs that these Lip and Cheek creams melt in warm weather causing a right royal lip and cheek cream mess in bags. Summers in Korea can get pretty hot with temperature soaring well above 30 degrees. Nightmare. This is definitely not a product to carry around in your pocket.

If you can work around that somehow then these are are definitely worthy of a look. I’ll leave these at home in the warmer months or put them in a small baggy. I feel like stock-piling these as I don’t want to ever be without them.

Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 (I couldn’t quite forgive the packaging!)


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  1. Zannie said, on December 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Good point on the melting factor. I would have put in my handbag, or the car, and cry when I come back to find a melted creamy mess.

    Australian summers are not kind to products like these. Thanks for the warning before I go splurge. =]

  2. Minnie said, on April 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I was try out for a creamy blush. Thanks for your nice review, I’ve found a product that I’ll purchase as my first trial ^__^v

  3. [...] It’s a creme-based lip and cheek colour which is also available in 4 other fruits/colours at the store I saw, although this blog says there are 6 in total http://konglishbeauty.com/2010/06/19/review-skinfood-fresh-fruit-lip-cheek-creams/. [...]

  4. sal said, on December 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    This is by far my favourite makeup product – I use it everyday (and for the past 3 years..). I alternate living between Australia and Malaysia – definitely hot places (when it’s Summer in Aust.), so I don’t really take it out. I’ve found that it .lasts a pretty long time anyway, so I never felt the need to do so for touch-ups. On the flip side, although it can ‘melt’ slightly, the colour doesn’t change when applied, only the consistency, so if you can deal with it feeling a little different when applying, then it doesn’t matter – it’s a product you should totally try :D. I highly recommend – great price and quality.


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