REVIEW: Colourette Colourtints in Zola and Ondrei

I've been hearing a lot of good things about Colourette for a long time now, but it was only recently that I actually decided to give the brand a go. I've been following them on Facebook, and one thing that I noticed about the brand is it's very Millennial/Gen Z-targeted; the aesthetic obviously attracts teens and young adults, plus it's a local Filipino brand so I'm totally here for it!

Among its bestsellers is the Colourtint, an oil based lip and cheek tint which comes in two variants—fresh and matte. I really can't vouch for the differences between the two because I've only tried two shades from the matte collection, but I heard that the matte shades were born through the line's revamp.

I got the shades Zola and Ondrei, both of which belong to the matte line. I heard that Zola is a cult favorite that's why I decided to try it. Also, based on the photos, it is the closest to the shade that I've been looking for in a lip tint. According to Colourette, Zola is a universally flattering rosy brown shade, which explains why many are raving about it. Though I must admit I was a bit disappointed when it first came in the package because it turned out to be not exactly the shade I was hoping for. Still, I have learned to like it eventually. On the other hand, Ondrei is a warm golden brown shade.

If you've noticed, because of its oil based formula, the pigments separate when you leave it for a while, so you have to follow the instructions on the box and shake the product for a seamless application.

One weird thing that I find about the Colourtint is the applicator. If I didn't know better, I would think this is a nail polish. Fortunately, it's never been an issue when applying the product, at least for me. After all, I only use a small dot because the product really does go a long way. For the smell, it has a sweet pastry scent that I like, not too strong that is irritating to the nose or the skin.

Here are the swatches of the two shades. As you can see, both are very pigmented, almost like they're liquid lipstick rather than a tint. Both come off really dark in the swatches but when applied to the lips and face, they actually look lighter. The finish is really matte for both shades, with thick consistency but feels lightweight when worn. I'm just not that much of a fan when applied to the lips because I prefer the natural, ombre Korean look when it comes to lip tints. Although, I'd say the product would be really good for a full face makeup.

Another upside is they're easily blendable and do not leave unwanted stain on the cheek even if you do not blend right away. For the cheeks, I prefer using Ondrei because it gives the perfect sunkissed look. For both my lips and cheeks, I only use my fingers to blend though it does leave a stain which you can easily wipe off with a tissue.

Longevity wise—upon application, it does not transfer. Even if it's my habit to wet my lips with my tongue, it does not go off. However, after you've eaten, you'll notice that some of the product fades and you'll have to re-apply to get the pigment that you want. What I really love about this being a lip tint though is that the longer I wear it, the more it sets which makes me love the finish better. For the cheeks, it leaves a natural blush look that you can build for a more drastic finish. It stays for a reasonable amount of time before you have to reapply.

Here's a photo of me wearing Zola on the lips and Ondrei on the cheeks. I heard that you can also use Colourtint on your eyes. I haven't really tried it yet, but I do think it's worth a try! :)


  • Lightweight finish
  • Easily blendable
  • Affordable (P249)
  • Accessible (available online and in stores)
  • Good pigmentation
  • Transferproof
  • Wide shade range (check out their website for more shades)

  • Doesn't stay after eating
  • Doesn't give the ombre Korean lip look (for those who prefer it)

RATING: 4.5 OUT OF 5.0 - This product is very promising coming from a local brand. I would totally recommend this to a friend!

WHERE TO BUY? Colourette has stalls and/or kiosks in the following mall outlets: SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Bacoor, SM Clark, SM Pampanga, SM Telebastagan, SM City Cebu, SM Davao Ecoland, Landmark Department Store Trinoma, Robinsons Department Store Festival Mall, Robinsons Department Store Metro East, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Makati, Market! Market!, and SM Manila.

It is also available online through the Colourette website, Lazada, and Shopee.

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