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Etude House: Dear Girls Oil Control Pact

13 Oct

Average online retail: $10
Store retail: 8,500 ($8)

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Cons
This doesn’t help as much as I thought it would. It’s a good way to set makeup. It gives a nice, soft finish. However, it’s no match for my oily skin. I look shiny in about an hour. I don’t usually reapply it because I don’t want to make the powder dirty with bacteria.

I usually need to use oil sheets to soak up the shine afterward.

Pros
This has cute packaging. It comes with a nice pad to apply it. Although I bought a new pad so I could have a clean one. There’s also a pretty design etched into the powder pact. All of this is superficial though.

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It does give a nice finish and helps set makeup.

You only need a light layer.

It doesn’t look cakey, feel thick or give a white cast (as long as you use a light amount).

I give this 3.5/5 stars.

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Etude House: Look at My Eyes (Ethnic Bronze Bangle)

10 Feb

Average retail online: $7
Store retail: ₩5,500 ($5)

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I am really loving bronze and gold colors right now. It’s popular with K-Pop stars to cover their lids in a bronze color and line their lids with dramatic, winged liner.

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Cons
Without a primer, this shadow is fairly translucent, but it still adds a nice amount of golden shimmer to eyes.

Pros
With primer, this shadow looks great and lasts all day.

I noticed this shadow looks different depending on what I put it on. On my Urban Decay primer (matte/nude) it looks more bronze. If I put it over my Etude House cream base (shimmery/cream), then it looks much more gold.

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Etude House’s Look at My Eyes (Ethnic Bronze Bangle): 1. Just eyeshadow, 2. eyeshadow over Urban Decay Primer Potion, 3. eyeshadow over Etude House Look at My Eyes (Pearl Shadow Base).

For the price, this is a nice shadow. It’s fairly cheap and comes in a cute, small container with a heart pattern etched into the shadow.

I give this three and one half out of five stars.

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Etude House: Look at My Eyes (Pearl Shadow Base)

10 Feb

Average retail online: $4.50-$7.50
Store retail: ₩4,500 ($4.10)

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I wanted to try some of Etude House’s basic shadows in the “Look at My Eyes” line. Look at My Eyes has 11 Jewel shades (dry/shimmery), 3 Icing shades (creamy/shimmery), 8 Cafe shades (matte), and at least 16 other new shades.

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Cons
I wish this was a bit more creamy. It’s creamy enough to rub with your fingers, but it’s a bit dry still. After I spread it out, it adds shimmer but doesn’t necessarily leave a good layer for applying shadow on top. If I put this on over my eyeshadow primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion review here), then my eyelids look cakey.

Pros
For the price, I’m happy with the purchase. Recently I haven’t been wanting to go all out with my eye makeup, so I just smear this over my eyelids to give them a radiant glow.  I usually line the corners of my eyes as well, too.

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I have Etude House’s Pearl Shadow Base just on the eye on the right.

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Even though it doesn’t create as smooth/vibrant shadow colors as my Urban Decay primer, it still gives that extra smoothness and boost that a less pigmented shadow will need. In the pictures, I put my Etude House, Look at My Eyes Jewel (Ethnic Bronze Bangle) shadow on top. Without the cream base, the shadow looks more transparent.

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Left: Etude’s Look at My Eyes (Ethnic Bronze Bangle) over the Pearl Shadow Base. Right: Just Ethnic Bronze Bangle.

I give this three out of five stars.

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Take a Look
Here’s my typical eye look using Etude’s bronze shadow with Etude’s shadow base. I also used my Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner.

Etude House: Eraser Show, Eye Remover Tissues

9 Feb

Average retail online: $6-12
Store retail: ₩6,000 ($5.47)

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Here’s another Etude House review for you. I have more items to post, too–you can probably tell I went on a mini-shopping spree at the Etude shop!

Con
I really don’t like the packaging. The design, graphics and font are cute, but the functionality is bad. A “sticky” flap seals the tissues–however, it’s not very sticky. After only a few uses, I’ve needed to pinch some laundry clips on it to keep it shut. I bought some Face Shop facial tissues that had a nice plastic snap top, and I never needed to worry about them drying out.

Pro
I love that I don’t need to pour a liquid onto a cotton pad to remove my eye makeup. I use to end up with cotton pads and tissues scattered around my bathroom each day. I like that I can just grab a wet tissue and wipe off my makeup.

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With my eyes, it does a good job wiping away my makeup. I’ve used this on my face, too, when I ran out of my face tissues. It worked OK, but I definitely needed two for my face, and even then it wouldn’t wipe everything off. I always wash my face afterward anyway, though. I also didn’t notice it breaking me out or anything.

It doesn’t smell bad. It smells like a mild floral lotion scent.

I would buy this again–at least until I found some eye tissues with better packaging!

I give this four out of five stars.

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Etude House: Bubble Hair Coloring (Dark Brown)

27 Jan

Average retail online: $11-12
Store retail: ₩7,000 ($6.50)

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FYI: This will not be my typical cons/pros format. I’m just going to tell you about Etude House’s Bubble  Hair Coloring.

This hair dye comes in seven shades–No. 1 Deep Black, 2 Dark Brown, No. 3 Natural Brown, Wine Red, 5 Sweet Oranges, Gold Bronze, No. 7 Mocha Pink. I bought Dark Brown because I have light hair, and I wanted to dye it darker.

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I read many great reviews about it.  When I opened the box, I was happy to see all of the materials inside. It comes with a nice pair of gloves, as well as a plastic sheet to drape around your shoulders. It also comes with a conditioning hair treatment (which I definitely needed later >:c).

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Bubble Hair Coloring is foam dye. All you do is add the pink pouch to the white foam dispenser. The box has English instructions, which helps with figuring out what to do.

A good amount of product is inside, so I had no problem covering my hair with dye. After I smothered it all over my hair, I left it on for 25 minutes. The box says to leave it on 20 to 30 minutes.

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And 25 minutes later … my hair hasn’t changed at all. Also, my hair was a tangled mess–that’s where the hair treatment became necessary.

I had no product in my hair before dying it, and my hair was clean. I don’t understand how this hair dye did nothing to my hair–I am very unhappy and $6.50 short. Hmhp.

Maybe this hair dye only works for people with dark hair that want to make it lighter?

But then, why is there a black shade?

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Etude House: Oh~ m’Eye Lash Curling & Clean

26 Jan

Average retail online: $8
Store retail: ₩4,000 ($3.80)

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In need of new mascara, I spontaneously decided to try this. It was on sale at the store for ₩2,800 ($2.60) and thought it was a great deal. Overall, I’m glad I didn’t spend more.

Pros
You can’t beat the price–around $4 for a mascara is cheap. This mascara is good enough to get me by without spending a lot.

The wand is a nice shape. It lets me comb through my lashes nicely. It has a small angled flip on the end, letting me curl my lashes slightly.

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Cons
It smells like plastic. The smell oddly reminds me of my clarinet’s smell (when I played about 10 years ago). However, I’ve never not liked a mascara because of the smell. I figure some people want to know the scent.

My number one problem is how long it takes to dry. I noticed that it will leave marks on my lids after I apply it–some 15 seconds later. I hate this. I hate constantly rubbing my eyes and trying to fix my makeup. I also hate needing to clean mascara streaks off my glasses!

I don’t really care for this mascara much. I think the price suits  the quality. I won’t be buying it again, but I would like to try some other Etude House mascaras. Do you know any that work well? Comment below! Thanks ^_^

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Can you tell which side has Etude House’s Oh~m’ Eye Lash Curling & Clean on? That’s right–it’s on the left side of the picture. The eye on the right side has no makeup on.

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I give this two and one half out of five stars.

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Etude House: Kissful Lip Care (01 Peach)

20 Jan

Average retail online: $8
Store retail: ₩4,000 ($3.80)

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I got a steal on this. I bought this at the Cheonan Etude House shop for ₩2,800 ($2.60). It was on sale. This was my first time in an Etude House shop. It was adorable and packed with people. I want to do a separate post on the shops after I take photos. Back to the review!

If you’re looking for a lip tint, this isn’t for you. The Kissful Lip Cares come in three fruity flavors/scents: peach, strawberry and cherry. This is a lip moisturizer or lip balm, not a lip tint. It doesn’t change your lip color. Although, maybe the cherry has a faint tint since red is a more vibrant color.

This is Etude House's Kissful Lip Care (01 Peach). It doesn't change your lip color.

This is Etude House’s Kissful Lip Care (01 Peach). It doesn’t change your lip color.

Cons
For the price, the lasting time is expected I guess. The packaging says,

“3 effects (firming, soothing, moisturizing) lip care that keeps lips moisturized and healthful all day.”

However, I need to apply it all day for it to keep my lips moisturized. It especially won’t last if you’re drinking or eating anything. I’ve read others say it lasts a long time, but it doesn’t for me.

Pros
Although I said it doesn’t last long, it applies well. When I put it on, my lips feel smooth and soft.

The scent smells delicious. It has a peach-guava smell. It reminds me of these fruit popsicles I use to eat when I was younger. It’s a very sweet, light smell, and you can almost taste it too–not that you’re supposed to.

Also, the packaging is adorable–expected of an Etude House product!

I give this three out of five stars.