Hello, lovelies - are your makeup bags ready for spring? No? Might I suggest the beautiful Chateau Labiotte Wine Lipstick Melting in Grena...

Chateau Labiotte Wine Lipstick Melting in Grenache Red REVIEW & SWATCHES [K-beauty]

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Unknown 0 Comments

Hello, lovelies - are your makeup bags ready for spring? No? Might I suggest the beautiful Chateau Labiotte Wine Lipstick Melting in Grenache Red?

Labiotte, or Chateau Labiotte (how they call themselves with the Wine range) was a farily unknown brand until about a year ago. Then they released Wine Lipsticks and Wine Lip Tints and exploded into the K-beauty scene worldwide.
It also helped that EXO referred to that 'lipstick chateau' in their song Lotto - ever self-respecting EXO fan has to be familiar with the brand by now.

I have reviewed the Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint in Shiraz Red previously - and loved the hell out of it. Naturally, I've been looking at the Wine Lipsticks ever since then and finally took the plunge in January!

I decided to go with the Wine Lipstick Melting range - glossy type lipstick, rather than the more matte Fitting range. The shade I chose - RD01 Grenache Red - is not red at all, but somewhat a magenta-pink. I went with this shade because I'm trying to introduce more pinks/bright shades into my makeup stash (because it's literally overflowing with reds..)

Let's talk about the packaging - because it's 100% one of the main selling points for this lipstick!
It looks legit like a wine bottle, stylised label included. The lipstick lid opens about half way through the 'bottle', while the cap hides a blending sponge (which I discovered after much longer than I dare admit).

I love that Labiotte really put a lot of thought into the packaging - it's Wine themed, so of course it's a wine bottle! It doesn't look or feel cheap, has proper label, coloured cap (that corresponds to the lipstick shade) and pretty good weight to it. I always feel giddy using this, because of how stinking cute the tiny bottle is!

The lipstick colour, as mentioned, is a more fuchsia pink than red (so Grenache Red is a bit of a misnomer). I wanted a bright pink, so this is not a complaint - rather a caution that the names are not quite accurate.

I really love the shade - it's bright and bold without being in-your-face jarring. I also think it's absolutely perfect for the warmer seasons, as it pretty much lifts up any makeup look & outfit you have on! Now imagine wearing a flowery sun dress with this lipstick on - talk about looking like a summer bombshell!

The formula of the Wine Lipstick Melting in Grenache Red is both hit and miss for me.

The Melting type is supposed to be glossy and slick - and it definitely is. Not lip gloss-shiny, but certainly with a glisten.
It applies very easily, gliding across the lips without any tugging. And on lips that are in good condition, you will get a very even application that doesn't accentuate lines!

However, if your lips are dry, the lipstick tends to apply patchy, and definitely accentuates dryness.
That is exactly the opposite of what I want from a lipstick - I want a lippie that caresses dry lips, rather than smacks of a noticeably patchy layer.
This is fixable - drink enough water and use a lip balm before applying the lipstick, and you'll be golden!

The formula wears pretty decently - I can get several hours out of the slippery pigment without eating, and it does leave a light tint after wearing off. It's not overly moisturising, but not drying either (which is a good thing I suppose).
The Wine Lipstick in Grenache Red can feather (bleed into the lines around the lips) - depends on the condition of your lips. I always use a nude lip liner when I wear bright colours, so it's not a problem for me.

The little sponge hidden under the cap is great for blending this lipstick into a gradient lip look, other than that I don't have much use for it (and it's hard to clean).

Overall - this is a lovely shade for spring/summer, and ridiculously adorable packaging. I definitely recommend looking up either Melting or Fitting ranges - I honestly don't think there's that big of a difference in formula, aside from the finish.
I do have a Fitting type to review - look out for it!

Overall rating - 8/10

Cons: the formula is a little unforgiving for dry lips, and can feather. 

Repurchase: I am looking into more shades, and recommend you do so as well!

Pick it up here:

TesterKorea - 15,26$
BBcosmetic - 11,20$ 
Ebay - 14,50$ (free shipping)
StyleKorean - 14,99$

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