VDL + Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube in Tranquility

VDL + Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube in Tranquility review and swatch
VDL + Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube in Tranquility review and swatch
VDL + Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube in Tranquility review and swatch
VDL + Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube in Tranquility review and swatch

VDL + Pantone Expert Color Lip Cube in Tranquility: ₩22,000 (around £15.00)


This year’s Pantone colours of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity are absolutely beautiful and when VDL had collaborated with Pantone, I knew I had to get my hands on this. Purely because of the ombre packaging and the colours. Looking at the products, I had my heart set on this due to the marbling of the two shades in this.

For those who haven’t heard of VDL, they are a Korean brand founded by LG and are really known for their revolutionary, innovative cube lipstick. Yes you’ve read it right, LG, cube lipstick. Now back to this lip cube. There are three shades released in this collaboration and this shade, Tranquility, is the only one that is more of a tinted lip balm. The combination of both Rose Quartz and Serenity combines into a light pink shade with blue undertones.

When applied onto the lips, it’ll help enhance your natural lip colour, like your lips but better. This reminds me of the Dior Lip Glow Colour Awakening balm but less pigmented. It glides on smoothly and with one swipe, you get a nice sheen of colour without the sticky feel. The colour can be built up but I have found that it will not be 100% opaque and I’m OK with that. It is moisturising but it’s not the best for chapped lips. If your lips are just dry and need some moisture then this will work better for you. As with most lip balms, the wear time is a few hours and doesn’t really last whilst eating and drinking. I can’t describe the smell but it is pleasant.

It’s aesthetically pleasing and I love carrying it around with me. I’ll be using other lip balms when my lips are chapped though. VDL is a brand that is hard to get my hands on but was lucky enough to get one thanks to my cousin in Hong Kong. I wish I had visited the stores to check out what VDL has in store when I was visiting Hong Kong back in August. Next time.

Are you as aesthetically pleased as I was, well still am?


  1. Angela Milnes
    15th November 2016 / 2:48 am

    What an amazing colour. I love the look of this lip cube and love the shape too!

  2. Laura Ferry
    15th November 2016 / 3:02 am

    Oh wow this looks absolutely gorgeous, i love the pretty packaging and the way the product is presented xxx

  3. Mellissa Williams
    15th November 2016 / 5:19 am

    This looks a lovely subtle colour, love the way it enhances your natural lips. I may have to buy one!

  4. Joanna Victoria -x
    15th November 2016 / 8:37 am

    Such cute packaging and amazing looking color. I like that it enhances your natural lips.

  5. LaaLaa Monroe
    15th November 2016 / 8:39 am

    I love the look of this, it really is aesthetically pleasing from the packaging to the product itself.

  6. Stephanie Merry
    15th November 2016 / 10:22 am

    I really want to try more Korean makeup and this colour is gorgeous! x

  7. 15th November 2016 / 12:15 pm

    It is so pretty! Looks like a fab product and I love that it enhances your natural lips

  8. Joanna @mumbalance
    15th November 2016 / 12:30 pm

    It is interesting that it is a cube shape. Is it still comfortable to apply?

  9. Leah XL Channel
    15th November 2016 / 2:45 pm

    This is awesome! I love K Beauty and it makes me giggle that LG are he ones that bought the sqaure lippy in to our lives! x

  10. The London Mum
    15th November 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I love the shade of this and the colours in the actual stick.

  11. Christine Dodd
    15th November 2016 / 4:45 pm

    I agree it is very pretty and would make a nice gift

  12. Ordinality
    15th November 2016 / 8:41 pm

    That is so funky! It is definitely aesthetically pleasing and would make a perfect present for a beauty fanatic!

  13. La French Connection
    15th November 2016 / 9:20 pm

    What a strange lipstick! I really like the shape and the colour 🙂

  14. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    15th November 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Ohh now I love that colour – I could totally buy into this myself!

  15. 16th November 2016 / 6:57 am

    This looks lovely, I adore the packaging x

  16. Rhian Westbury
    16th November 2016 / 9:19 am

    I absolutely love the packaging and it's nice to have something which is designed to enhance your own lips x

  17. Caffeinated Reactions
    16th November 2016 / 11:39 am

    Wow! A cube lipstick is so unique! I like that you can build up the colour and have it as intense as you like, so cool!

  18. 16th November 2016 / 11:51 am

    Who knew tranquillity was a colour?! Love it! I love the mottled effect and it sounds nice that it glides on and doesn't feel sticky. I don't wear a lot of lipsticks because of that. I'll have to look out for this one!

  19. Tanya Brannan
    16th November 2016 / 12:10 pm

    I love pretty packaging and this one really hits the spot. It's a shame that it is tricky to get hold of! xx

  20. Baby Isabella
    16th November 2016 / 12:13 pm

    Love the Pantone reference!! What a beautiful shade and love the square shape!

  21. 16th November 2016 / 2:39 pm

    The packaging is stunning, and the shade is very soft and pretty.

  22. Stella Olojola
    16th November 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Love the packaging. I need to try Korean brands.

  23. Melanies Fab Finds
    16th November 2016 / 11:29 pm

    How pretty is that packaging and also the colour of the product it's a shame they are not in the UK.

  24. Melissa Major
    17th November 2016 / 12:45 am

    It looks amazing, I just love the design and the packaging! I hope to get one for Christmas haha

  25. Charlotte R.B
    17th November 2016 / 10:40 am

    Gosh the packaging is stunning!
    I think its a bit too light for me in shade but I will defo check it out, It looks so pretty.
    Thanks so much for sharing this hun
    Charlotte x

  26. Ayesha Farhad
    17th November 2016 / 11:57 am

    Oh my God! the packaging is just too beautiful! I saw these last night when I was browsing through some korean skin care website! Loving the review, so better buy it now 😀

  27. Charli Bruce
    17th November 2016 / 6:21 pm

    This has got to be the most beautiful product I have ever seen! xx

  28. Julie Wright
    18th November 2016 / 10:27 am

    yeah, it is very pleasing on the eye! and the swatch looks lovely too. I love the fact that it looks different:)

  29. Tamsin
    18th November 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Looks very pretty, but I personally love really dark, deep lip colours 🙂

  30. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    19th November 2016 / 6:06 am

    I love how this looks, it's so pretty!

  31. Brand And Beauty
    22nd November 2016 / 4:37 pm

    I have never heard of this lipstick! I totally get why you wanted it, the ombre packaging is beautiful 🙂

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