Lip tints are weird. I think they’re great if you’re lazy and you don’t want to keep re-applying, but most of them smell gross and tend to get patchy after a couple of hours. I’ve also had the misfortune of trying out a couple that tasted straight up like chemical waste, so you’ll forgive me if I’m not a major fan of the genre.
All that changed with the Peripera Colorfit Tint Water Gel. I bought it on a whim thanks to the Freyja sale and I’ve been using it non-stop ever since.
It’s exactly as it says on the tin: a watery gel. It’s definitely not a thick product — it just feels like water with a bit more body to it. Like jelly that didn’t set? I’m bad at this texture description thing.
Anyway, my point is that it may feel quite liquid but it isn’t straight up water, so there’s no awkward dripping or the usual messiness that comes with lip tints. You have a bit of time to apply without worrying about getting the product everywhere.
It smells wonderful! It smells like fruit juice, to be perfectly honest, and I never feel like I’m smearing my lips with byproduct from Chernobyl. I’m pretty dramatic about scents and fragrances, so trust me when I say that this doesn’t feel intrusive. It’s not sickly sweet or cloying.
It just smells fresh and really is a joy to apply.
Yes, darling: flavor. Honestly, I’d much prefer not having flavors in my makeup, but I think this Peripera gel tint might have just won me over.
It tastes exactly like Jellyace.
Jellyace, if you don’t know, is a popular fruit-flavored jelly snack. It’s a staple for every Filipino kid — comes in a variety of colors and flavors that I honestly could never tell apart. They’re just “fruit-juice-flavored” in the most generic sense, you know?
Nostalgia aside, the flavor can be quite distracting because the gel tint makes my lips super sweet and delicious and I think I forgot where I was going with this.
I chose shade #3 Raspberrypress because it’s a nice, reliable fuchsia — definitely my most reliable lip color. Corals and peach shades don’t always work for me, but a nice blue-based pink or red? Makes me look cute every single time.
The color is bright and vibrant, not entirely opaque but definitely strong enough to cover up my natural lip color.
It stays on all day, so lazy bitches like me don’t have to keep re-applying. There’s some fading, of course, especially after a couple of meals, but it stays on for the most part.
In fact, I had a challenging time getting it off at the end of the day, even with the help of my trusty old makeup remover from Heimish. This gel tint commits, is what I’m saying. I could still see some traces of it on my lips the next day.
Do you need this?
Yes. It applies like a dream, has serious color payoff, stays on for days, and tastes like Jellyace. What more could you ever want in a lip product? It’s still on sale on Freyja, my Philippine-based friends, but even without the sale it’s a pretty affordable little product that definitely warrants a place in your lip makeup arsenal.
You’ll be licking your lips all day, though. Fair warning.