As one of the most luxurious Asian beauty brands, Canadian shoppers can now explore Sulwhasoo at Sephora! Right now, only Sulwhasoo skincare products are available. But I hope makeup products will be available soon. Today, I’ll be sharing my review of the Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Serum Stick.
Name: Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Serum Stick
Shades: Available in 8 shades
Price: $38 USD
Sulwhasoo is a luxury beauty brand from Korea. Their main focus is on skincare and their formulation draws from traditional Korean herbal medicine. A common ingredient used in their skincare is ginseng. They are very famous for their anti-aging products like the First Care Serum (available at Sephora!). I reviewed their Perfecting Cushion earlier this year and I can’t wait to try some of their skincare too.
The Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Serum Stick comes in gold lipstick tubes. The bottom half is brushed metal and matte while the top is very shiny. I also love this detail on the end cap which features faux marble that corresponds to the color of the lipstick inside. The twist up mechanic is very smooth similar to Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks! The packaging definitely lives up to its hefty price tag.
I keep calling this a lipstick but the formula is a hybrid of lip balm, lip gloss, AND lipstick! This acts like a lip balm because it provides moisture and the Camellia oil and safflower complex helps to relieve dry lips. It’s also like a lip gloss because the finish is extremely shiny. It’s hard to believe that it’s in a stick format and not a liquid gloss!
The formula glides on your lips and the color just melts in. I’m having some dry skin on my lips right now due to the changing weather. This slides right past it and camouflages it really nicely. It feels extremely hydrating on the lips and feels plushy as well. There is a light lemony scent to the product. Overall, the application and mouthfeel is fantastic!
Swatches & Demo
Here I have 03 Flower Pink on the left and 06 Sweet Pink on the right. I prefer wearing 03 Flower Pink on a daily basis as it’s deeper and more flattering for my skin tone. If you are more pale, 06 Sweet Pink would be a delicate and feminine shade. In the photos below, I am wearing 03 Flower Pink.
Total 47/50 A
I love the simple but sophisticated packaging and the overall sensorial experience is fantastic! I had to take some points off for value because it is $38 USD for a sheer lip product. But I think this will be so nice for the fall and winter time because it will hydrate your lips and also look great even if you have dry skin on your lips.