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Etude House Be My Universe Pinky Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hello Ladies and Jellyspoons

Today I’m going to reviewing one of my favourite Christmas collaborations by Etude House called Be My Universe. Be My Universe is a stunningly beautiful space themed special edition Christmas collection, featuring 5 lipsticks,  2 eyeshadow palettes, and 2 hand creams,  I already reviewed the three of the five lipsticks that I bought from this collection here, and today I will be reviewing one of their eye shadow palettes called Pink Galaxy.

Pink Galaxy is one of two beautiful eye shadow palettes. I will probably get the other soon as well, but this one appealed to me the most as the colours seemed to be best suited for green or blue eyes, or blue-green eyes, like myself.

Firstly, this is the packaging:

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I’ve been carrying this palette in my bag for the last week or two (however long I’ve had it) and I’ve been carrying it in the box to keep it from being damaged. I absolutely love the iridescence and the little stars that is on everything.

This is what the palette looks like unboxed:

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Once you open it, you’ll see this amazing little clear plastic cover with stars on it. (I saw this on the website and thought it was photoshopped onto the eyeshadows.)

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Now for the best part. You can probably tell that he blusher has a Saturn imprinted in the powder, and yes, it’s awesome!

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They named the shadows in Korean and I thought it would be fun to translate them.

 

I’m going to start at the top:

Here are the swatches:

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안드로메다 Andromeda:

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This is probably the most unique colour in the palette. It’s dark taupey black with red undertones and shimmer. I’ve used this as a brow filler in a push comes to shove situation when I realised at a choir performance that my brow pencil ran out. I thought it was going to be disastrous but I ended up getting a lot of compliments on it so I might continue using it for that. It’s also perfect for the smokey eyed look.

문라이트 Moonlight:

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This colour is a disaster. As yo can see in the swatch, it does not even show up. It’s one of those colours that you can use to add shimmer to a look as an afterthought. I have used it as an inner corner colour and it wasn’t terrible, but it was quite powdery and required a lot of work to actually make it show up at all.

머큐리 Mercury:

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Mercury reminds me of Vanilla by MAC, although I can make swatches because I’ve run out of mine, as it used to be my go to brow bone highlighter. With that being said, this is perfect for fair skinned folks to use as a brow bone highlighter.

비너스 Venus:

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Venus is one of those colours that I know I should use more but just never reach for. It remind of those longs lists of must have colours for blue eyed girls. The ones where I pick out the shimmery ones and never get the matte ones. I can use this in the crease or as a bronzer or contour colour, but it cal also be used for people with olive skin tones as a brow bone highlight.

레드웜홀 Red Wormhole:

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This is definitely in my top two if not my favourite colour in this palette. I must admit it’s not because it’s the most unique colour. It’s actually quite comparable to MAC Cranberry. But it’s so so beautiful and the colour payoff is fantastic.

Here is a picture comparing the two: (Cranberry at the top and Red Wormhole at the bottom)

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Cranberry is ever so slightly more pink, but it’s close enough in my opinion. Etude House hasn’t always had the best reputation at creating good eyeshadows but this to me is proof that they’ve really upped their game.

타임워프 Timewarp:

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Timewarp is also a unique colour and the colour payoff isn’t too rotten. At first glance it reminded me of Satin Taupe by MAC but it’s browner and less purple, but it does wear quite pink. Not pink pink but like rose gold.

핑크플래닛 Pink Planet:

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Pink Planet is much more peachy in real life than it shows up in the picture. It’s a beautiful satin finished blush but could also be used as an eyeshadow. It’s the type of blush that works well on fairer people so it’s definitely not an all inclusive colour.

I definitely feel like this is worth the investment despite the underwhelment of Moonlight. The products are definitely better than what I expected. I’m going to try my best to get my hands on the other palettes, but I never care much for hand creams that come in collaborations like these.

Have a lovely weekend! Until next time

xox

Amanda

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Etude House Be My Universe Lipstick Review

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

Happy hump day! I am back and this time I’ll be reviewing some new lipsticks from Etude House. No, my addiction for Etude House will never die. They recently came out with a holiday collection called Be My Universe, and it’s a planet/space theme, and I am obsessed!

These are the products that I managed to get:

There are two eyeshadow palettes and five lipsticks, but I’m trying to be economical so I only picked out a few of the items.

Today I will exclusively be talking about the lipsticks, but I’ll get to the palette soon as well.

Some of you may be acquainted with the brand and know by now that they recently came out with a permanent collection of lipsticks that are bought separately from the casing, which gives you the freedom of mixing and matching your lipsticks to the bullet casing of your choice. These are the same, so keep in mind that I chose the 3 cases for mine out of the 5 Limited Edition Be My Universe cases, but you can put them on the permanent line of cases as well, and you can rearrange them to suit your style and fancy.

These are the lipsticks (refills)

And these are the cases:

And for interest, here is an image of two of the permanent line cases that I have:

Yes, they are all stinking cute! (I need to review these for you as well.)

These are the ones from the Be My Universe collection:

I got these three:

From left to right:

RD 305 Stellar Red; PP 502 Space Purple; PP502 Aurora Purple.

Here are the swatches:

RD 305 Stellar Red is a Dear My Glass Tinting, and it’s an incredibly unique colour in that it is glittery metallic! I felt like a Christmas ornament while wearing this. I think the glittery ones are the ones everyone should get if they want anything from this collection.

PP 502 Space Purple is from the Dear My Matte Tinting line . It’s standard non purple purple for Etude House. They often come out with colours that are called purple but either wear bright pink or is just burgundy instead of purple. I still love it, although I would’ve adored a more violet purple.

And here is my absolute favourite: PP 502 Aurora Purple.

I’m obsessed with the colour, the iridescence, and the glitter. It’s just perfection! I have a similar one by RMK but they are not 100% the same. Here are the swatches:

And here they are side by side:

 

RMK although glittery is much more grainy and uncomfortable; the colour is more burgundy than purple and the glitter is not that iridescent and blue.

The Dear My Glass Tinting ones wear for 2 hours or more depending on how much I eat and drink. The Dear My Matte Tinting lasts a good 4 hours.

Will I repurchase? Yes, I am actually considering getting a back up for Aurora Purple and I’m sad that they would come out with something so fantastic and NOT make it permanent.

I’m going to be alternating my blogs from brand to brand, just because I have so much to review at the moment. Keep your eyes peeled for the eye shadow palette review and more reviews from the recent Peripera collection.

That’s it’s from me.

Xoxo

Amanda

Support Red My Lips with Etude House

red-my-lips-2-mediumHello Ladies and Jellyspoons
It’s that time of year again. Some of you may know about Red My Lips. For those of you who don’t: Red My Lips is a non profit organisation creating awareness and collecting funds for sexual abuse victims. They have a campaign every year where supporters pledge to wear red lipstick throughout the month of April to create awareness about this terrible problem on society.

I’m going to be showing you brand by brand how you, from the options is have in my collection, could possibly go about supporting this cause, if you were interested.

A lot of you probably know by now that I have a longstanding love affair with Etude House, a Korean makeup brand with great quality cosmetics at drug store prices, packaged in the cutest most beautiful way imaginable. Today I will be showing some of the red lispticks I have from them, to give you an idea of what you could wear throughout the month of Apr in support of Red My Lips.

Dear My Wish Lips Talk RD 301


Dear My Wish Lips Talk RD302

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Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Matte RD311

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Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Matte RD306

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Dear My Color Pop OR221

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Color In Liquid Lips RD301

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Nutcracker Sweet RD305

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Dear My Glass Tinting RD303

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There you have it folks. I will definitely adding to this before the campaign starts, so keep your eyes peeled. Also for more information go to Red My Lips.

If there are any red Etude House lipsticks that I haven’t tried yet and that you know of, please inform me in the comment section below.
Lots of love

Amanda

Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

Today I will be sharing another review that on the net has been like Marmite – Some love it, some hate it. I liked the packaging (as usual) and thought I’d try it out regardless of the flack people have been giving it.

First off, my skin isn’t dry at all. In fact it’s too oily in the warmer months, so I don’t need a ton of hydration, but I can’t go without it either, because the skin then over compensates by making more sebum. So I figured if I can find something that is nourishing enough but not super super heavy, then it should work.

People have complained that these aren’t hydrating enough, because most sleeping packs are very heavy. I find that it’s just perfect for my skin. I don’t wake up with an oil slick on my skin, and I don’t get break outs either.

This is what the product looks like in the packaging: 

And this is what the product looks like:


Mine is a little lower than it was when I bought it because I use it all the time, so don’t be scared. You’ll get a full container.

As you can tell there are real bubbles inside that are like little balls of strawberry preserves.


The product comes with a nifty little spade or spoon with which to get the bubbles out. People complain that the product should have more bubbles and that they’re hard to remove and that it’s messy. My comment: if it weren’t for messy, you wouldn’t be conceived. Get over it. Haha 🙂  It’s a sticky sleeping pack. It’s meant to be messy. That’s what makes it fun.

I took one of the bubbles and crushed it for you all to see what it looks like:


Here are the instructions and claims:


They claim that this sleeping pack makes your skin clear and full of vitality overnight. For me the product works spot on. I did however not apply too much on my nose as I struggle with perpetual black heads on the nose and too much moisture or oils can make it worse. My skin looked really happy the morning after application and I find that I don’t need to apply any other form of night cream or moisturiser when I use this.

Here are the list of ingredients:


I’m not a scientist but none of the ingredients made me raise an eyebrow. The product just gave me an overall impression of wholesomeness and skin nourishment. I will definitely be repurchasing, by this time I want to try either of the others: green tea or black tea.

Let me know if you’ve tried this, in the comment section below. What we’re your thoughts?
Xoxo

Amanda

Etude House Kissful Tint Choux Review

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

You can probably tell that I am trying my best to get an open mind about lip tints by trying all the ones I can get my hands on. I must say with working an 32 hour work week at a kindergarten, liptints are just fantastic because they hardly need any reapplications, if any at all.

Today I will be reviewing the Etude House Kissful Tint Choux. Here is their image for the product line.

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Firstly I wanted to find out what the ‘choux’ means in French, but it actually means cabage so it’s not related. ‘Chu’ however is the word they use for the sound of a kiss in Korean comics, so I’m thinking that would be a better bet. They usually start off with a limited selection of tint colours in a line and then slowly expand over the years, which to me is a brilliant concept. They scope out which colours appeal the most to their customers and the expand on those.

The colour that I got is #2 Pink Choux (호핑크 슈). This is what it looks like:

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Here is the swatch on my arm:

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This is what it looks like on my lips when first applied:

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It’s definitely quite glossy at first, but dries to be a lovely pink lip stain. 

What are you thoughts on lip tints? Do you prefer them to lipsticks? Let me know in the comment section.

xoxo

Amanda

 

Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Matte

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

Those of you who know me a little better, know that I have a very soft spot for Etude House lipsticks. I have been a fan of theirs ever since a friend of mine gifted me one of their Dear My Blooming Lips Talk lipsticks in 2012. Over the year I have accumulated quite a collection, and you can probably picture me freaking out in a bad way when I saw this (what seemed like) a while new line of lipsticks 🙂 Luckily this is not a new line, but they just chose to revamp their packaging and arrange the lipsticks according to their different finishes. I’ve always been a fan of matte (or Matt as they call it) lipsticks, so I decided to pick up a few more to add to my collection.

First off, here is the comparison between the old and the new packaging:EtudeHouseDMBLT.jpg

As you can tell the old packaging looked like the pillars of a dynasty or castle, whereas the new ones are more cylindrical and sleek. The old ones also have a smooth pearlescent sheen it them, where the new ones are the same colour sans the pearl shine and with a more matte feel to it. I personally prefer the new ones, since they fit better in my lipstick organizers, and they feel more sturdy and strong. The older ones could be a bit top heavy and lipstick would easily pop out of the container when they get a bit older. I’m hoping the new ones prove to be a little longer lasting.

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I’ve tried to get a bigger image for you but this was all I could find ;(. From what I can find on the site, they only have eight different ones in the Matt line, then they also have a Chiffon line, a Cream line, and a Jelly line. So they seemed to have come up with their own cute names for different finishes. I have noticed that it seems from what I can gather on the site that they have discontinued a bunch of them and kept only the popular ones. I have some from my previous blog review that I can’t find anywhere on their site, including PK 013 Pulsating Pink in the Matts. I was only able to collectively get four of the Matt ones, but I will eventually upgrade this blog to all eight of them.

Here they are:

PK013 Pulsating Pink:  This one seems to have been discontinued since it’s not available on this site.dmblt-pk113a

PK015 Stingy Pink: I own a back up to this one. I was afraid they might discontinue it, but they obviously know that this one deserves all the love it can get. 

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RD306 Frightened Red. I just love the names to some of these. I would’ve called this one Scary Red, which I can imagine is the vibe they wanted to bring across by called it Frightened Red. 😉

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RD311 Red Red. This is really a red red colour. If you can imagine Taylor Swift’s RED album with a picture of her full lips in a matte red…this is what I think of when I use this lipstick. 

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I’m going to try and get behind the missing or seemingly discontinued lipsticks and find out whether they are still available in their store or not. I’m holding thumbs that they aren’t discontinued. As for the rest of the collection: I will get my hands on them soon!

Lot of love

Amanda

Etude House Dear Darling Tint Review

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Hello Everyone

I am back with another lip tint review, as promised. I’m actually really opening up to the idea of my lips being “Cool Aid” stained. 🙂

I’ve had this one for quite some time and I have actually reviewed it before but due to some cough up I’ve lost almost all of my pictures and some of my blogs and it’s been chaos to try and get everything back in order again. I thought I’d do a more thorough review than before with better photography, so it’s not a train smash.

Etude House has an extensive amount of various types of tints, but this one comes from a fairly limited line. There are only 4 in the line. I have number one.

Here is the promotional image from their site:

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The very first picture I posted is of the one I have. It’s a beautiful dark pink colour in the tube, but it turns out to be much lighter when swatched and on the lips.

It comes with a dew foot applicator, which in my opinion is always the best for any liquid lip product:

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Here is the swatch on my wrist:

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So even though the product is a dark berry liquid, it’s a much pinker once it dries:

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This is definitely a hardy tint. I wore it yesterday and I was actually struggling to get it off today, as I was taking other lip images for my blog. I required a lip scrub to get the last patches of pink off my lips. If you are someone who prefers lip tint for this very reason, then you know this is one you want to try out 😉

The verdict:

Long lasting as. Won’t budge for anything. Smells fruity. A little goes a very long way. Inexpensive. Cute.

I’m definitely looking into getting more of these in the near future. 

Let me know what you thoughts are on tints in general.

xox 

Amanda