SKINFOOD Tomato Jelly Tint Lip Review

SKINFOOD is a Korean beauty brand ranging on the low-end side. It prides itself in using food ingredients. “Food that is good for your health, is also good for your skin.”

Its Tomato Jelly Tint comes in 4 shades: #1 Cherry, #2 Berry, #3 Orange, #4 Milk
Ranging from most pigmented to least.

Tomato Jelly Tint Lip: #1, #2, #3, #4

Long lasting for its subtle color
Not sticky nor greasy
Pretty moisturizing
Natural color that stays put through a dry meal
Doesn’t dry out lips and cause them to flake
The orange colored packaging is a pop of color!

There’s a layer of glitter on the gloss. Doesn’t seem to transfer onto lips though.
The scent is too flowery for my liking. It smells like artificial roses.

Despite the brand’s focus on “nutritive” ingredients, don’t mistaken that for natural ingredients. An example polybutene, a binding thickener that makes things sticky and glossy, listed as the first ingredient (products’ ingredient lists are in order of what they contain the most of to the least). It’s currently deemed safe to use by the FDA and CIR. However, where else is it found? Printer ink, airplane adhesives, roof and window sealants, are just some. That’ll certainly make me think twice about applying it to my lips.

SKINFOOD Tomato Jelly Tint Lip #3 orange ingredients:
Polybutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Paraffin, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahdroxystearate/ Hexastearate/ Hexarosinate, Microcrystalline Wax, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Hydroxystearic Acid, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenmalonate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Red 27 (CI 45410:1), Red 30 (CI 73360), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985:1), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Carmine (CI 75470)

Tint with 5 swipes each

Will I continue to use the tints I’ve purchased? Yes. Will I buy new ones? Probably not. I’m sure there are more natural options out there that deliver the same results in a more holistic way.

Have you ever tried any of SKINFOOD’s products?


  1. Dove

    I’m using the #2 rose essence lip balm. Where did you find the ingredient list for the jelly lip tint? Wanna do the same with the balm. Thanks!

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      Liv C.

      Hi Dove! The ingredients list was on the packaging of the jelly lip tint. If you’re located in the USA, it’s required by the FDA that all food, drug, and cosmetics be labeled with all of the products’ ingredients – whether the item was made in the country or from abroad. Be careful if it’s missing!

      I tried searching for the rose essence lip balm ingredients online, and there weren’t any results.

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