Etude House Pink Bird Box April 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Hey guys! I’m finally back after my trip from Korea so here are the reviews on the Etude House Pink Bird Box (April version). 

The first product is the Etude House Fix&Fix Tone Up Primer Rose SPF33+ PA++ This primer is meant to brighten the complexion before setting it in with the bb cream that comes as a set. The primer comes with a slim and long tube packaging, which is a huge plus for me because first of all, it’s hygienic and second of all, I can decide on the amount of the product I want to squeeze out. So, this is how it looks like after I squeezed out a tiny amount. As you can see, it’s peachy pink colored and it has a watery texture and feel to it. 

When the product is all blended out, it brightens my skin tone while providing a rosy touch to it. I tested it out for a day and the primer it did help settle my makeup with a flawless finish, all except the troublesome red areas, which is near my nose. I am unsure if it helped applying my makeup easier because I usually skip the primer part for my daily makeup routine.

With that said, I came into conclusion that Etude House primers could work fairly well as cc cream itself. If you do not suffer from a lot of blemishes, this primer will help brightening up your complexion and you’ll be good to go with an additional concealer. 

The second product is the Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect SPF50+ PA++ . I think this is probably one of my most favorite products from this box. This Etude House BB Cushion comes in an easily portable compact that includes a mirror and a sturdier, thicker puff (called Any Fitting Puff) than the delicate puffs that I was used to. What Iike about this puff is that it helps applying the product smoothly. 

I received this in the color Vanilla #19 (Pink Base) and when I first swatched it on my hands I didn’t think that the color matched me at all because it contains pink undertones and the color seemed a bit lighter than my original skin tone. However, after applying it on my face and wearing it during the day, the color seemed to even out and blended into my skin tone while providing a dewy glow. In addition, the product helps concealing the aftermath of the recent pimples that popped up while I was in Korea and it slightly helped with concealing the under eye circles. I had to use a concealer afterwards, but that didn’t matter much to me. Etude House also claims that it helps concealing the redness and I have to agree that it does a great job in that. 

Regarding the formula, I would say that the formula provides medium coverage, but there’s always the option to layer for more buildable coverage when it’s needed. In terms of hydration, the BB cream does a great job in maintaining moisture on the surface of the skin even when the weather is still cold in Netherlands. Whether the product would last 24 hours on the skin like Etude House say, I can’t say. But what I can say is that it is long lasting and it will definitely get you through the day. All in all, I would earnestly like to recommend this product. 

Next products I would like to shed light on are the Etude House Super Slim Proof Pencil Liner #01 Black & Etude House Super Slim Proof Brush Liner #02 Brown. Both products are packaged in a sleek design that contains the colors of the product and are marketed as waterproof. 

Let’s start with the Etude House Super Slim Proof Pencil Liner #01 Black first. The pencil liner is a super thin 1.5mm pencil type it has a soft and creamy formula. I used this to tightline my waterline and I noticed that the pigmentation wasn’t intense, but luckily the color was buildable. The color also reminded me more of a dark grey than jet-black at first sight. As for the lasting power and its performance, I would say that it didn’t live up to my expectations at all. It is supposedly to be waterproof, but it ended up smudging and as end result I was looking like a panda for the day. 

As for the Etude House Super Slim Proof Brush Liner #02 Brown, the color is exactly the same as the name. The brush is easy to handle when creating the cat eyes look, but the consistency of the strokes are poor. I tried to layer 2-3 strokes, hoping for an opaque coverage but the colors still ended up inconsistent. Regarding the lasting power, it stayed on a decent amount of time, for about 6 hours but it didn’t survive the rubbing. The good side of this product is that it dries quickly and it does glides smoothly across the eyelids. With that said, I like the idea of having a thin brush (eye)line but I highly doubt that I will be reaching out for this on a daily basis since it didn’t fit the standard that I have on beauty products. 

Last but not least is the Etude House Honey Cera (skincare) collection that focuses on two aspects: moisturizing and firming. I received the test trial of the collection and it consists out of 4 different skincare steps. The box contains the Honey Cera toner, Honey Cera Emulsion, Honey Cera Priming Eye Serum and the Honey Cera cream. (All products are scented.)

I wasn’t able to test these products for long, so I will give a general first impression reviews on all four products. The Honey Cera Toner is very lightweight and in all honesty,  the texture reminds me of water. In particular, it reminds me of Son & Park Beauty Water’s texture. I love how easy it is to apply the product onto my skin and how my skin is able to absorb it within a couple of minutes before venturing into the next skincare step. 

The Honey Cera Emulsion contains a thicker texture in comparison with the toner, but oddly enough it is not sticky. It went on smoothly on my skin, but it did take a bit of time for the product to sink in. From what I experienced, the product does provide hydrating effects as previously claimed by Etude House. 

The Honey Cera Priming Eye Serum is a surprising product out of the bunch. With its gel-like texture, the concentrated eye serum helps providing moisture for the under eye and at the same time I felt like it nourishes the area as well. In a way, I would say that it was as if the eye serum tightened the targeted area upon application. 

The Honey Cera Cream is thick and very creamy, and it is more suitable as a night cream rather than for the day time, unless the weather is still very cold wherever you are at. It takes a few minutes to really absorb all the nutrients but it gets a pass from me because it melts easily into the skin and it doesn’t leave any greasiness or stickiness behind. True to its claims, this cream is excellent in keeping the skin hydrated until the morning and I noticed the difference it made on my skin during this windy and cold day: mainly, my skin skin feels softer, refreshed and firmer. 

So, there we have it! Full reviews on the Etude House Pink Bird Box (April version). There were some disappointments, but also a lot of products that made a lasting impression on me. Thank you for reading and see you guys next time!

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