Salt New York Raspberry Lip + Cheek Crème Tint Evaluation & Swatches

Salt New York raspberry lip and cheek cream tint ($ 16.00 for 0.15 oz.) Is a darker pink with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had a semi-transparent, buildable pigmentation – up to a semi-opaque covering – paired with an emollient, thin and light consistency that was spreadable and easy to apply to bare skin and base products as it did not lift them. The color diffused easily across my skin and with little effort evenly melted, giving a natural sheen that wasn’t sticky.

As a cheek product, it wore well for seven and a half hours before moving noticeably downward, while as a lip product it held up for two hours and didn’t feel drying to the touch but wasn’t as prone to settling in my lip lines as other colors in the area were.

MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

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Formula overview

$ 16.00 / 0.15 oz. – – $ 106.67 per ounce

The formula is described as “buttery smooth, easy to blend” and is said to have “a sheer, buildable cover with a soft, skin-like finish”. Although it comes in three flavors – highlighter, contour / bronzer, and blush – the formulas don’t differ dramatically in terms of performance and feel.

It had sheer coverage that could be built on top of medium coverage, but getting full coverage didn’t really seem within the realm of possibility, so those who need or want larger, truer coverage might not find it as workable. I would recommend sticking to deeper hues if you need or want more coverage as the lighter hues are less buildable.

As a baking product, the formula was applied evenly and applied well to bare skin as well as dabbed over base products as it was not a formula that tended to lift complexion products. The finish was wetter, although it seemed a little softer after about an hour of wear. They wore between six and seven hours before there was any noticeable fading and / or slight movement / slide. I’ve had the best wear and tear when I applied it to a more matte foundation than bare skin or a moister / brighter foundation.

As a lip product, they offered semi-sheer to medium coverage that was a bit even, but the thinner, smoother formula “dried out” faster on my lips and wasn’t the most flattering formula to use when you have imperfections, flakes, or dryness (also slightly). They lasted anywhere from two to three hours, with deeper colors lasting longer and not feeling drying.

In general, I think they are a better cream blush formula than a lip product, which goes without saying with these multitasking blush and lip products. For those who want to wear them primarily as a baking product, mentally step up the ratings a bit!

Browse all of our Salt New York Lip and Cheek Crème Tint swatches.


Caprylic / capric triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, candelilla wax, synthetic Cera Elba (synthetic beeswax), silica, Vitis Vinifera (grapeseed oil), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), Punica Granatum (pomegranate kernel oil), Carthamus Barius (safflower seed oil), Carthamus Barius (safflower seed oil) Aloe extract), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), phenoxyethanol. May contain: mica, iron oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), titanium dioxide (CI77891), red 40 (CI 16035), red 33 (CI 17200), yellow 5 (CI 19140), blue 1 (CI 42090), red 27 (CI45410)

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