The other day, I posted some photos of a few of my recent Korean beauty purchases. One of those items was the almost sickeningly cute Tony Moly Petite Bunny Bar Lip Gloss in #6, Juicy Orange. I tried it out today, so I thought I’d give my thoughts for anyone who was curious about this product and, in particular, the orange shade.
Obviously, the packaging is insanely adorable. Each shade has a different “expression” on the bunny’s face, too, which I love. Apparently my bunny is doing his best Grumpy Cat impression, as he looks totally unimpressed…
The color in that photo is a little misleading, IMO – yes, the solid gloss part looks SUPER orange, but when you apply it, it’s really not such a strong shade at all. In fact, it’s rather sheer, so you can build it to your desired strength. To me, the color applies as a nice, glossy peachy-melon color, but it’s possible that my lip’s natural pigment is giving it more pink undertones than it actually has. According to random strangers, my lips are very pigmented on their own (yes, when I worked in a salon/beauty shop I’d have random customers try to buy my “lip gloss shade” when it was just me wearing a clear lip balm… oops?) – you can see here:
First of all, this lip gloss is really effective as a balm as well. I didn’t need to put any balm on underneath it, the gloss applied smoothly and evenly all on its own. It’s also actually hydrating, so my lips don’t feel dry within 5 minutes (my lips are REALLY dry, so this is awesome for me – even a lot of supposedly “heavy duty” lip balms don’t moisturize enough for me, much less supposedly hydrating lip colors).
The balm has a very mild, not-too-sweet orange scent. It’s nowhere near as strong as, say, those old Bonne Bell Lip Smackers we all used to collect in middle school, but the flavor is there.
As you can see, this isn’t a super-pigmented, pow-boom-bang knock ’em out lip color – it’s more of a light gloss that allows you to play with some colors that you might not normally wear (such as orange!) without going too far out of your comfort zone if, like myself, you tend to prefer a more natural look for everyday wear.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of my bare lips and glossed lips, just in case it helps people see the color a bit better:
As for wear and longevity, it seems average. A decent amount of the color WILL come off if you do the napkin test, and if you’re drinking/eating you’ll probably wear the gloss away. However, since this gloss is so sheer and acts very balm-like, reapplication isn’t a big deal since you’re not likely to go overboard with the color even without a mirror; additionally, since you can forego lip balm with this product, you can just reapply as you would your normal balm. Plus, that cute packaging is just begging to be used around other people, right?
I’m really happy with this purchase – it’s soooooooooo cute and the color suits my recent peach/melon/coral craze perfectly. I’m also loving the hydrating effects of the gloss, since most “tinted balms” end up disappointing me on the moisture aspect. I’d definitely like to buy a few more of the colors – if they’re all as texturally smooth, hydrating, and have the same sheer pop of color, having a few shades in my cosmetic wardrobe sounds like a really excellent idea.
That about wraps it up – thanks for checking out my Tony Moly Petite Bunny Bar Lip Gloss review – it’s a really fun, cute product that gives great color and moisture, so I definitely recommend it!
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