Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint – All 10 Shades Review & Swatches

Hi guys! Here’s part 2 of this month’s Pink Bird post – this time on Etude House’s newest line of lip tints, the Colorful Vivid Tint! Today I’ll be reviewing and swatching all 10 shades – let’s get into it!

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

When I first heard of the Colorful Vivid Tints I had one thought – ANOTHER line of lip tints? Supposedly what sets these apart from all the other lines EH has is that these use menthol to act as both a tint and a lip plumper. They also claim to be super long lasting and moisturizing.

Photo courtesy of KollectionK

Now this is a photo for the real Etude House OGs😂. If you’ve been with them for at least 5 years, you’ll recognize these lip plumping tints they used to have! I remember using the blue one all the time, so thought it would be fun to share for those of you who remember.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

This line comes with 4 pinks, 3 oranges, 2 reds, and 1 purple.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

Box info

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

I’m not entirely sure why the packaging looks like a powder finish with a pretty gradient on it, but now I find myself wishing it looked like this in real life😅. Each bottle matches the colour inside.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

The colour information and name is listed on the back of each one.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

The applicator is a standard flat-tipped shape, with a bit of a squared off tip. I kind of wish it had a pointier tip like the Matte Chic Lip Lacquers do, as it’s a bit harder to get a precise line on your cupids bow because of it.


Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

First up, the pinks! At first glance there’s quite a nice difference between each shade.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

PK001, PK002, PK003, PK004

I’ll describe the colours in more detail below, but one thing I wish they had was a coral pink instead of one of the two left pink shades, as they’re really not that different here nor on your lips as you’ll see below.

As always, I translate the Korean name literally first, and then give you the English name Etude House uses second.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint PK001

PK001 – 동글 탱글 애플수박 (aka “Round Apple Watermelon” or “Apple Watermelon” in English) is a soft pink that kind of gives me cherry popsicle-stain vibes🤔.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint PK002

PK002 – 쫄깃 탱글 통조림 체리 (aka “Chewy Canned Cherries” or “Maraschino Cherry”) is very similar to the last colour, just a bit brighter. If you like a more subtle warm pink, go with the other one. If you like a more vibrant warm pink, this is the one for you!

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint PK003

PK003 – 빵빵 탱글 풍선껌 (aka “Popping Bubblegum” or “Double Bubble Gum”) is a colour I’ve never seen before in a lip tint! It almost looks like what my natural lips SHOULD look like – instead they’re basically the same colour of my face😅. So this is basically a true MLBB shade and is hands down the most natural of the whole collection. A very interesting colour!

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint PK004

PK004 – 달콤 탱글 산딸기 (“Sweet Raspberry” or “Raspberry Rhapsody”) is a deeper, reddish pink, and the darkest of the four.


Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

Ah, orange…my K-Beauty nemesis. There are 3 shades, ranging from VIOLENT orange, to subtle, pinky oranges.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

OR201, OR202, OR203

As you can see, the only strong orange is OR202, with the other two being more subtle in their delivery as orangey reds.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint OR201

OR2001 – 톡톡 탱글 자몽 (“Tap Tap Grapefruit” or “Ruby Red Grapefruit”) is a pretty grapefruit orange very similar to the grapefruit shade in the Soft Drink Tint collection, and is not nearly as violent as the packaging colour suggests.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint OR202

OR202 – 탱귤 탱글 감귤 (not sure how to translate this one as it’s a play on words of “탱글/firm” which is in the name of every shade, replacing the 글 with 귤 for “tangerine” as they sound similar. The English name is “Tasty Tangerine”) is the strongest orange. It’s very unflattering on my cool-neutral skin tone, and really brings out the yellow discoloration I have around my mouth. But if you’re into orange tints, this is definitely a very orange tint.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint OR203

OR203 – 생글 탱글 얼린 연시 (“Smiling Frozen Persimmon” or “Iced Persimmon”) is a warm, orange-based pink. A more natural colour, and quite flattering.

Reds & Purple

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

PP501, RD301, RD302

I decided to swatch the purple along with the reds so it wouldn’t feel lonely😂.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

RD301, RD302, PP501

Basically with these, one of the reds is cool toned, and one is warm toned.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint RD301

RD301 – 아삭 탱들 햇사과 (“Crunchy Newly Harvested Apple” or “Newly Harvested Apple”) is a cool toned, pinky red. It comes off quite red in regular lighting, but the undertone is strongly pink so in bright light it looks rather pink.

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint RD302

RD302 – 방울 탱글 토마토 (“Cherry Tomato” or “Fresh Cherry Tomato”) is accurate to its name in that it’s a very tomato-y red. This is the warm toned red of the two – if you want a red tint you can make your choice between them based on the undertone!

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint PP501

PP501 – 새콤 탱글 오디 (“Sour Mulberry” or “A Basket of Blackberry”) is a bit darker than this when applied on your bare lips, but my lips were so stained by the time I got to it that I had to put white concealer on underneath so it would be true to colour. It’s a purpley pink, on the cool side. A very pretty colour!

Formula ☆

After wearing PK001 for 9 hours

I find this to be one of the more long-lasting tints I’ve used, and is on the road to becoming one of my favourite tint formulas. It goes on pigmented (but can also be worn sheerly), doesn’t cling to dry patches, and has a pretty glow to it. My lips don’t feel dried out while wearing them, and they last through meals and drinks! They’re also easy to reapply in that they don’t cake up or get patchy. As for the plumping aspect, I honestly don’t think it really does much…which doesn’t surprise me as I’ve never had success with plumping products in the past. They do burn when going on due to the menthol, so keep that in mind.

The biggest issue I have with these is the smell and taste. These taste like SOAP!! It’s so gross, and you can taste it long after you apply them, even if you blot. They also smell like soap and hand sanitizer (which explains the taste) and it’s incredibly off-putting🤢. Probably the worst-tasting/smelling lip product I’ve used in a LONG time, which I can see being a deal breaker for many people. Is it for me? Hard to say, but I can confirm that it’s made me less-inclined to use them.

At 8,000 KRW for 4g, they’re not the cheapest K-Beauty tints ever, but still relatively affordable.

Final Thoughts ☆

Etude House Colorful Vivid Tint

If it weren’t for the smell/taste I would give these a 9/10! Long-lasting, comfortable, moisturizing, don’t cling to dry patches, pigmented, with a nice glossy finish. It’s up to you whether you think the horrible smell/taste is a deal breaker, but if you’re able to get past that I think you’ll be satisfied with this product!

And that’s it for this month’s Pink Bird posts! Will you be picking anything up? I’m curious to see what Etude House comes out with next🤔. Until next time~ (▰∀◕)ノ



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