Lip stains have a bit of a learning curve for me — you get better coverage if you use a fingertip instead of the applicator, but I’m too lazy to scrub the stain out after, so I tend to just use the wand and smack my lips together. This results in uneven coverage for me, but I like to use a stain under lipstick, since after I eat, the lip stain often remains on my inner lip, while lipstick fades except for the outer edges. So they work well together. The only one I use at the moment is Tony Moly’s Delight Tony Tint, so I wanted to add more to my stash.
Anyway, I wandered into a Club Clio where they sell Peripera (페리페라). The saleslady told me that they were having a special (as they often do); buy Peri’s Ink and get a free mirror. And when I finally picked one, she said if I got a lil something extra, I can get a mini Peri’s Tint too, which was what I wanted to originally buy.
So, I walked away with Peripera Peri’s Ink, the Remover, a lil mirror and mini Peri’s Tint (I’ll review that if I remember).
First, the lip stain: Peri’s Ink in #3 심쿵주의 “No Way!”
I prefer cooler reds, so I was hesitant to get this shade as the packaging is a bright orange-red. But the saleslady said that it was the most popular shade, so I decided to give it a try.
The packaging resembles a dropper bottle (sorry, it’s a bit hard to see in the pics with a black background). The applicator is like a doe-foot spatula (confusing) — spongy, but flat.
I applied it in two layers. First with the applicator wand, then I let it dry and then did it once more with my pinky finger. The color is less in-your-face than I expected, but still vivid, and has a matte finish that can feel a little drying. It has a very light scent, faintly fruity.
I drank a lot of water and it didn’t stick to the glass, but I could see it on a tissue if I wiped my mouth. It stayed on while I took a long nap, but started to wear off after I ate something buttery. My lips were still tinted, but it looked splotchy and nowhere near as vivid as it was before.
Nine hours later, it was time for me to test the Peri’s Ink Remover (립 클렌저; Lip Cleanser). This one has a squeeze tube applicator and an artificial lemon smell.
It works like a peeling gel. Rub it on, and the gel leaves little dead-skin-like clumps of color on your finger and lips. I tried it on bare skin, and the Remover still leaves those little clumps.
Here’s a test with a fresh stain that’s easier to see. On my wrist, I first rubbed the Remover in with my finger, followed up by the cotton pad.
I did the same on the back of my hand with some avocado oil. Rubbing it in with my finger didn’t work at all, but combined with the cotton pad, there is a stain remaining.
Overall, Peri’s Ink is a matte orange-red lip stain. It stays on well for hours until you eat something oily, or buttery in my case. That seems normal for a lip stain. There’s still color after eating but you might want to touch up.
The Remover works like a peeling gel, balling up into little clumps. It smells like artificial lemon, but it wasn’t overpowering. You can probably do without it if you have another makeup remover, but it felt nice using it to gently exfoliate my lips until the color came off.