Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint Ice Cream Edition Full Range Review

November 17, 2017

Hi guys, long time no see! In today's post, I'll be sharing all about Etude House's Dear Darling Water Gel Tint (Ice Cream Edition)!

So these babies have been around for some time now, and Etude House even announced recently that they'll be releasing limited edition holiday colours! 😍 The 6 mentioned in this post are the first "original" shades that were released ✨


With ice-popsicle themed packaging, these lip tints are a watery lip tint from Etude House that are supposed to be vivid, summery and both hydrating & refreshing.

First of all, the packaging is so cute! With 4.5g of product, the lip tints can be applied with a small doe foot brush.


The first shade that I got was Shark Red, and I got it through Yutaki's Instagram giveaway contest! After I fell in love with it I decided to get all other shades. I searched high and low for the best price online and offline, and here were my findings.

1. Etude House Official Website (Global) - USD6.50 (~RM27.07)
2. Etude House Official Website (Korea) - KRW4000 (~RM15.15)
4. Hermo Malaysia  - RM39
5. 11street Malaysia - RM29 (not sure if this is legit or fake)
6. StyleKorean - USD5.61 (~RM23.36)

The cheapest, of course, was Etude House Korea because aside from the fact that its the local Korean price, they're also currently having a sale (normal price woud be KRW5000 which is around RM18.93)

The next cheapest one would be from StyleKorean at RM23.36 (USD5.61), and to be honest I wasn't really surprised. If you guys can remember from my previous StyleKorean post, StyleKorean calculates product prices and shipping costs separately. By doing this, Stylekorean provides price transparency for customers. Shipping cost is calculated by weight and differs depending on the shipping method and destination country. You also have the choice of selecting which courier you want to use based on the country you live in.

I got 11 of the tints on StyleKorean (5 were the shades that I didn't have and 6 were a spare for all the shades for me to do giveaway), totaling USD61.71. I was eligible for free shipping, so TL:DR, I got the tints at a super cheap price from StyleKorean!


I took some swatch images on my lips, but I think the colours got washed away because the studio lighting was too bright  😭

I really love these lippies, and I painstakingly took each picture only to find out that they weren't helpful at all. I swatched them again the next day on my hands, so I hope you guys can get a more accurate feel of the colours below.

RD306 Shark Red

This colour is a true red that looks really good on my lips. I also have the Etude House Dear Darling Tint in Dracula Red, but my problem with that tint was that although it was super pigmented, it stained my lips too fast. This one however is watery and doesn't stain immediately. It gives me just enough time to blend it and make it ombre.

This lip tint has easily become my default lip colour whenever I go out. Its so easy to pop into my bag and the colour is not too shocking or not too pale. I usually only apply a small amount and spread it with my fingers.

RD307 Watermelon Red

Watermelon Red is a more orange-y red compared to Shark Red, and it looks very juicy and fresh, perfect for summer!

OR205 Apricot Red

Apricot Red is paler that Watermelon Red and looks like a pinky-orange. To be honest the colour doesn't really work for me. I think this colour would be perfect for someone really fair.

PK005 Oh Peach Red

Oh Peach Red is a bubblegum pink shade that is more sheer when spread out. If you really want the colour payoff to show, I suggest you block out your lips with foundation so the colour translates brighter.

 PK006 Kidney Bean Red

Kidney Bean Red is a slightly deep purple shade, and once its spread it kinda looks similar to Oh Peach Red. The colour looks great on me but I feel like it would pop more on someone who's fairer.

PK006 Jewel Red

A glittery gloss, Jewel Red can either be used on your lips bare or as a topper for the other shades. On its own it make my lips looks extra juicy, while adding it on top of anothe tint makes the shade two time more interesting because of the glitter reflex. The glitter sheers our when spread with your fingers so I suggest using the wand to apply and spread it. Also, it doesn't feel sticky at all and feels similar to the other shades.

And those were the swartches of the tints!


I would definitely recommend you guys to go to your nearest Etude House and swatch them on yourself to see which shade works best on you, and then buy it on Style Korean for the best price. Shark Red has easily become my ultimate go-to lippie, but I also really like Watermelon Red and Jewel Red.

These tints have the potential to last long as long as you don't eat with them. If you do, you can easily retouch them in the washroom or with a compact mirror so no worries. They don't feel drying at all but for longer use (and to make them ombre out easier), I suggest using a lip balm before applying the tint itself.

Would I repurchase? Since they were so damn affordable I definitely would get some of the colours again. Since I have all 6 shades it'll probably take me some time to go through all 6 and finish them, budefinitelytely see myself repurchasing Shark Red, Watermelon Red and Jewel Red.


Wanna try these lip tints out for yourself? Well, you're in luck because I'm giving away all six shades to one lucky winner!


1. Follow me and StyleKorean on Instagram at @fishmeatdie and @StyleKorean_Global.

2. Comment on my Instagram post (click here) which colour you want to try the most.

3. Repost my picture on your Instagram (click here to download) with a caption of why you want to win.

4. Remember to include the hashtags #Fishmeatdie21stBirthdayGiveaway and #StyleKorean_Global on your repost.

5. Remember to tag @fishmeatdie and @StyleKorean_Global on your repost.

6. Remember to tag 6 friends on both your comment + repost!

7. 1 lucky winner will be selected on December 15 2017.

*T&C apply.

That's it, easy peasy! This contest is open internationally so if you'd like all 6, get to reposting!

 I hope you guys found my review interesting and helpful. If you guys have any products you'd like me to review, please comment them down below and I'll try to get my hands on them!

As always, thank you for reading and I'll see you guys in the next post!

*Terms and Conditions
1. Contest open internationally to all countries that POS Malaysia ships to.
2. Incomplete entries will be forfeited. Account must be public.
3. Judges decision is final. Winner will be contacted through Instagram DM.
4. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable for cash.
5. FISHMEATDIE reserves the right to amend the terms & conditions set herein without prior notification.
6. After announce, please keep your contest entry up (do not delete) until 15th January 2018 for tracking purposes.
7. Selected winner agrees to post a picture of their prize on Instagram, tagging @StyleKorean_Global & @fishmeatdie, as well as using the hashtags #Fishmeatdie21stBirthdayGiveaway and #StyleKorean
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  1. Waaaah the pictures are to die for <3 Definitely will join and I would love to try your favorite, the shark red! Their packaging are the cutest! <3

  2. Ice Popsicle, so cute packaging. I love Apricot Red followed by Jewel Red. Thanks for the review and I admire your photography skill.

    1. I love those shades too! The ice popsicles look super cute on my vanity table <3


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