Korean cosmetics are really unlike anything on the North American market. Makeup is always fun and there is always something a little “extra” with every product. Like a lip tint you achieve by PEELING off the gloss or an eyeshadow that smells like chocolate and is packaged to look like a chocolate cupcake. With the Clio Virgin Kiss Tinted Lips, they can either glow in the dark under blue LEDs OR used to layer with other Virgin Kiss Lips to create new colours OR as a hydrating lip tint. The latter doesn’t sound QUITE so interesting anymore, huh?
No. 22* is one of the almost neon shades in this family of Virgin Kiss Tinted Lip products and can be layered with other “Virgins” to create new shades or lipstick gradients. This can also be used as a lip tint and feels almost lip balmy, but isn’t quite as hydrating.
Packaging is as cute as ever with the lipstick case a matte black with bright orange graffiti scrawl.
This glided fairly effortlessly across the skin and as you can see from the swatch, is not as bright as it appears in the tube.
Image from Clio USA
Final Verdict: I would not be interested in this on its own. I’m actually MORE interested in the other members of this Virgin family especially when it comes to the layering aspects. I would have shown what this looked like on me had it matched my skin tone! This particular shade wasn’t all that flattering on me and as for the tint itself, yes it was hydrating and the pigmentation was to my liking, but as a standalone product I probably wouldn’t have picked it out of the K Beauty crowd.