Archive | April 2013

ETUDE HOUSE Lipstick Review (Dear My Blooming Lips) OR 204

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Etude House is a Korean brand, but I believe it is available online globally and that there are many shops in other Asian countries. They are most well known for their adorable packaging. (The picture above is from their advertising on the net. It is not my own picture, so I do not own any rights on it, though I felt it would be great to use it as it shows their most popular colours.)

I will be reviewing a lipstick in the shade number OR204. I initially wanted to get OR 203, but it was sold out in both of the shops that I visited. I guess it must be a popular colour. 🙂 I will do a review on it as soon as I can get my hands on one!

 

This is the gorgeous packaging. It comes in a cute little box with a heart on it and the lipstick container itself is light pink with a pearl sheen and an adorable little detachable ring with a ribbon on it in a darker shade of metallic pink. It is very girlie and it has a princess theme to it. The packaging is very durable and very strong. I have dropped one of my lipsticks before and there is no damage whatsoever. I have heard that the lipstick itself can unscrew from the outside packaging, and wiggle around inside if  you carry it in your make up bag or purse, though I have not experienced this myself.

They go for w8000 (Korean won. Equivalent to $7 US)

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The box has the colour and the code together with the barcode stuck on the top. I really like that this concept, though I am disappointed that the lipstick itself only has the code stuck to the bottom, with no indication of the colour of the lipstick itself. It makes it hard to grab the right colour when they all look the same. I would press them into a palette as soon as they start wiggling loose on the inside, though it won’t be easy because the packaging is so adorable!!!

 

The colour on the sticker is definitely true the colour of the product, although it showed up much different on my lips. I am sure if you add more layers that it will become darker. It is one of those colours that can look tacky if you apply too much though, so I’d suggest not being too liberal. Also, using a lip scrub prior to application might be a good idea, because it does show all the creases and bumps on the lips. 

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It’s definitely a coral more than an orange hue. I am pleased with the way it looks on my very pale, blue toned skin. It’s already a spring favourite 🙂 It’s also more of a lustre than the PK 013 that I have already done a review on. (which is more matte) It also does not last as long, especially after a meal or a drink. It lasted about 4hours for me today and I was eating quite a bit.  It’s very moisturizing, so it could be worn without a gloss or a lip balm. 

Would I buy this again? ABSOLUTELY! 🙂

I hope that you enjoyed this post. I will keep them coming as I get more of these gorgeous lipsticks. Please feel free to ask questions, suggest specific colours and to tell me what you liked or disliked about this post.

There you have it guys.

xox

Amanda

 

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Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in PK 013

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This Lippie was given to me by a friend.(The top image is not my own. I found it on Google. I thought I use to show more of the different and more popular colours in this line) She was wearing this one day and I loved the colour so much that I asked where she had got it. The next time I saw her, she gave it to me as a gift.  It’s a Korean product. I have been aware of this brand but I was really, really impressed and excited when I saw the packaging. ISN’T IT JUST TOO ADORABLE FOR WORDS!?

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It comes in a cute little box with a pink heart on it. (Check image above) The name is very typical Korean. Directly translated from Korean to English. To me, that makes it even more adorable.

The lipstick itself comes in a beautiful pearly pink casing. It’s very princessy and girlie. It comes with a cute little detachable darker pink ring with a ribbon on it. It is by far the most adorable packaging I have ever seen in a makeup line. It is also very sturdy. I have dropped it and it was still just fine. It’s not the cheap kind of plastic, that’s for sure.

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The lipstick product itself is engraved with a cute little heart with a crown on the top. Like i said, very princessy. I almost didn’t want to start using it, because it is so adorable and I did not want to spoil it. I plan to squeeze all my other lipsticks into a palette to save space while travelling, but it would be a shame to remove these from it’s gorgeous packaging

The colour pay off is absolutely amazing! It’s a bright Barbie pink. At first, after application, its seems glossy and sheer, but once it dries it is more of a matte finish and it lasts all day long. Here is the swatch:

 

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And here it is on my lips:

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They go for 8000 Korean Won, which is equivalent to $7 US or close. They are also available online at their global store for a little more than that.

I plan to do more reviews on different shades, so keep your eyes peeled. I hope that you found this post helpful. You are welcome to suggest specific colours which you would like to see a review on. 

Till next time.

Amanda

Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in PK 013

dear-my-blooming-lips-old

This Lippie was given to me by a friend.(The top image is not my own. I found it on Google. I thought I use to show more of the different and more popular colours in this line) She was wearing this one day and I loved the colour so much that I asked where she had got it. The next time I saw her, she gave it to me as a gift.  It’s a Korean product. I have been aware of this brand but I was really, really impressed and excited when I saw the packaging. ISN’T IT JUST TOO ADORABLE FOR WORDS!?

dear-my-blooming-lips

It comes in a cute little box with a pink heart on it. (Check image above) The name is very typical Korean. Directly translated from Korean to English. To me, that makes it even more adorable.

The lipstick itself comes in a beautiful pearly pink casing. It’s very princessy and girlie. It comes with a cute little detachable darker pink ring with a ribbon on it. It is by far the most adorable packaging I have ever seen in a makeup line. It is also very sturdy. I have dropped it and it was still just fine. It’s not the cheap kind of plastic, that’s for sure.

dmblt-heart

 

The lipstick product itself is engraved with a cute little heart with a crown on the top. Like i said, very princessy. I almost didn’t want to start using it, because it is so adorable and I did not want to spoil it. I plan to squeeze all my other lipsticks into a palette to save space while travelling, but it would be a shame to remove these from it’s gorgeous packaging.

The colour pay off is absolutely amazing! It’s a bright Barbie pink. At first, after application, its seems glossy and sheer, but once it dries it is more of a matte finish and it lasts all day long.

013-swatch

 

And the end result:

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They go for 8000 Korean Won, which is equivalent to $7 US or close. They are also available online at their global store for a little more than that.

I plan to do more reviews on different shades, so keep your eyes peeled. I hope that you found this post helpful. I apologize for the bad quality in the lip mage. I have a cold, so I did not want to post an image of my whole face!

You are welcome to suggest specific colours which you would like to see a review on. 

Till next time.

Amanda