Review: VDL + Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility

I haven’t been to Korea in quite a bit (gasp!) – The last time I went there was in May 2015, with The History of Whoo team, and it’s been nearly a year. To be fair, I had planned to go to Korea in July to attend a friend’s wedding, but then there was MERS. This means it’s time for my pilgrimage~ Anyhoos, it hasn’t stopped me from splurging on Kbeauty products -thank you, Internet- and this is one of my more recent hauls.

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility (1)VDL + Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility

(Bought online for S$34)

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility products

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility shades

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility (2)

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility (3)

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility (4)

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility (5)

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility (6)

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility (7)

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility (8)

VDL Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility (9)My instagram shot of this ๐Ÿ˜€

I say…

The Packaging: It comes in an angular long tube measuring 9.5cm long and 1.6cm wide. I like its shape as it prevents it from rolling off surfaces. I also like that the lipstick bullet is retractable (some of VDL’s lip products are not retractable. meh). The gradient on the exterior is a beautiful pastel pink-blue shade. The square cross-section of the lipstick bullet allows for precise application around the outline of the lips, especially at the corners.

The Scent: There’s a rather strong fragrance to this lipstick.

The Texture: It glides on smoothly onto the lips without pulling on the skin, and leaves a slight lip balm-like film across the lips, presumably to maintain and hydrate the lips. It’s not too greasy and sticky though, so I’m fine with it.

The Colour:ย  To be honest, I was secretly hoping for an actual pastel pink + pastel blue = lavender / lilac (?) shade, but it turned out to be a very sheer light pink with blue undertones. The colour isn’t very intense either – in fact, it’s more of a lip balm than anything else. You’ll need at least 2 coats to get any colour semblance.

The Verdict: Aesthetically, it looks super pretty and does allow for handy and easy application. If you’re looking for a tinted lip balm, this will work for you. It hydrates and moistens the lips to prevent them from cracking/drying out, and gives a very natural pink tint.

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4 thoughts on “Review: VDL + Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube Tranquility

  1. HI,ย  I’d like to buy that lippy please. How much all together with postage ? Looks appropriate for my 16 yr old daughter. She’s only allowed tinted lip balm.ย  Best Regards,ย  Ferolyn

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