Shini star tinted lip balm is a limited edition product brought to you by Korean brand Etude House. Etude house has used a pun on popular korean boyband Shinee to name its product and market the balm. I crossed the pedo border and bought Taemin's favourite flavour in guava.(I'm the same age as their oldest member...so so so it's okay)
Each member has their own fruity flavour. Starting from the top:
Onew’s Pick (peach flavour)
Jonghyun’s Pick (grapefruit flavour)
Key’s Pick (passion fruit flavour)
Minho’s Pick (cherry flavour)
Taemin’s Pick (guava flavour)
Product contains 9 grams and originally costs 5500won ($5AUD). I purchased mine from ebay for about $7 from Korea. It is great for every Shinee fangirl's collection because a signature of each member is at the bottom of each tin. Sadly I wished it was at the top instead. Packaging is adorable, I love how each colour is complimentary to mint. Product manufacturing date is on the side.
- Surprised at the consistency of the balm - it is very jelly like. Applies on like a gloss. Making it "shinee" haha
- Covers over chapped lips without accentuating lines.
- Slowly dries in an average of 1 -2 hours. Keeps lips hydrated hours after
- Taemin's guava smells like bubblegum
- Quite compact size, makes it hard to open.
I'm dedicated to my non existent readers and posted a picture of my dry lips and product on for your review. Taemin's colour is a pale pink. You can see it is "my lips but better" colour and gives me a "hey, I ate a full bucket of kfc" look instantly. Later it dries in that same colour which is really cute.
Overall, absolutely love this. I have a billion lip products so I was hesitant about buying more than 1. After using the shini star lip balm, I have gone back and ordered all the colours off ebay for about $5-6 each if you filter for the lowest price. I'll come back with more lip swatches once I get them!
P.S here's a shot of Shinee when I saw them in Sydney for the 2011 kpop festival! You jelly?
For those who don't know them watch my favourite song of theirs below or search for lucifer if you want something more hard hitting from them.
-secret pedo fangirl , Nana