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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

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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

Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

Etude House has an extensive amount of products that have been around for a while because they are just so fantastic. Their Lovely Cookie blushes have been a cult favourite for a few years now and they remain one of their top selling lines. These blushes come in domed cases that make them look like macarons, from whence the name Lovely Cookie. They are the same pan size as MAC blushes, if anyone feels the need to depot them and place them in a palette. I am too in love with the packaging to ever justify doing that though.

I know I have done a review on these before, but my collection has grown quite significantly, and I thought it would be a great idea to share my thoughts on my collection so far. You know me, I want them and I will eventually have them all, but for now I have 5 of the 12. Here they are:

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They are named and numbered by the store so I will present them to you in numerical order:

#3 Raspberry Tarte:

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Raspberry Tarte is the first one I bought, along with Rose Sugar Macaron. It’s very bright and as you can tell, it’s not one I’ve used a lot yet because of it’s brightness. I must say though that there are ways to wear bright or even dark blushes. Professional makeup artist and Youtube Guru Wayne Goss suggests applying the blush before applying foundation. It allows the foundation to tone down the brightness of the blush, and you can apply less product that you would for example a much lighter colour that you’d have to layer on.

and here is the swatch:

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As you can see, Raspberry Tarte has the tiniest amount of silver sparkle.

 

#6 Grapefruit Jelly

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Grapefruit Jelly is a cult favourite. In all the reviews I’ve read and watched, people have raved about it. It is one of my latest purchases which is why it’s not very indented yet, but I really adore it.

And here is the swatch:

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Grapefruit Jelly is a chalky peach/ coral with the almost unnoticeable amount of silver sparkle.

#7 Rose Sugar Macaron

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You can probably tell that Rose Sugar Macaron has gotten a TON of love from me. I’ve almost hit pan on it. It’s definitely one that I grab on an almost day to day throughout the year. I adore all of them, but this ones takes the cake. I’ve actually given two of them away to friends because I love it so much!

And here’s the swatch:

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Rose Sugar Macaron is peachy gold duo chrome blush. It not only provides you with rosy cheeks, but a bit of shine as well. I know many people don’t like blushes with shine to them, but this one is really something else.

#9 Sweetberry Muffin

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Sweetberry Muffin is another one that has been used to death. It’s just a lovely pastel pink. It hardly has any sheen to it. The reason why I wear it so often is that it’s just a neutral blush that gives you just enough natural colour to make you look healthy. 

And here’s the swatch:

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Sweetberry Muffin has almost no sheen to it, and it comes off more pink than it looks in the pan. 

#11 Peach Choux Wafers:

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Peach Choux Wafers is beautiful coral. This one might be to dark for my porcelain skin tone, but it works when I dust it lightly. 

And the swatch:

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Peach Choux Wafers looks more pastel on ones skin than it does in the pan. It’s similar to Sweetberry Muffin in that is has little to no sheen. 

The verdict:

These only go for $6 each and there is currently 12 in the collection. They quality is comparable to NARS and MAC blushes. I really want all of them, but the only thing I can complain about is that some of them are REALLY hard to track down. It’s as if every Etude House thinks it’s only necessary to keep the best sellers. That being said, I will not rest until I have all of them 🙂 

Which one would you like to see reviewed?

xoxo

Amanda