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Review: Etude House Tint my Brows

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I’ve done quite a few reviews on eye brow products for this blog but today I will add to that!~ Hopefully you find it helpful and get a better idea of what type of eyebrow product to purchase as there are many types to choose from. Today my review will be focusing on Etude’s House ‘Tint my brow’ product. This is a liquid form brow product which I was excited to test out!

Product description: This is waterproof and lasts long. It has an extra soft and super fine brush that will enable you to draw your brows easily and quickly. It contains aloe vera, grape, lemon and orange extracts those will give eye zone moisture and nutrition 

Well some stuff in that description didn’t make any sense to me… I also don’t know what kind of nutrients grape, lemons and oranges have that will benefit my brows. 

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Firstly, this product comes in two colours; gray brown and natural brown. I went with gray brown as my hair is dark. 

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The box it comes in is slim and cute with the polka dots decorated on it. It’s also very feminine and girly which is expected coming from any Etude House product. The actual product itself looks like a pen. The tip of this product is very soft and superfine as the description has stated.

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Super thin brush which isn’t too stiff but remains in its form whilst I apply it

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Looking at the swatch it is noticeable that the tint isn’t bold and dramatic. This is good because this product is a brow product not an eyeliner. It also helps prevent you from making your brows look too overdone. Although the colour is not vibrant I find that the tint is buildable, so how much you apply can depend on how light or dark your brows are!~

I think liquid form brow products are very easy and convenient to use and apply.  I find that you don’t really need to blend it out, it has a natural finish, it’s extremely portable and also buildable. I recommend this type of brow products for people who are new to filling in their brows since it’s so easy to use and the colour isn’t too bold. 

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Convenient to carry around
  • Great for beginners!~ 
  • Long lasting
  • Natural finish

Cons

  • Only comes in two colours
  • Has the tendency to dry quite quickly if you don’t store it correctly

I rate this: cheering Lulu’s out of 5

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Review: Etude House Lock N’ Summer Color Lips Fit

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Awhile ago I posted a product release post on Etude House’s new summer collection called ‘Lock n’ Summer’. Although it isn’t summer in Australia, nothing was going to stop me from trying out their new, interesting products. From the collection I purchased the eyeliner and the Color lip fit, which I will be reviewing today.

I actually own the original Etude House color lip fit and I thought it was a great product and one of the best lip product Etude House has to offer. Among the very summer-y colours available in the ‘lock n’ summer’ collection there was a burgundy purple colour that caught my eye and looked like the perfect colour to rock during winter. I am also buying a lot more purple cosmetic products lately, so I had to add another shade of purple to my collection!~

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Description: This is a revolutionary liquid type lipstick that moistly glides onto lips with its vivid color and finishes off with a weightless powdery texture

[Directions] 1. Shake well before use 2. Apply smoothly with tip, lightly dab onto center of lips for gradation, delicately apply for full cover 

Capacity: 10g

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I think the design for this collection is really fun and it looks like Etude House are going for a  ‘London rock chick’ kind of theme for this collection, as the collection focuses on heavy liner and bright lips.

I love the packaging and I love how Etude House are taking a different approach to the design in this collection as the products are less princess-y and cute like what I am normally use to seeing. 

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Overall I think the box looks very pretty and eye-catching. However the important part is that it comes with an English description of the product, directions, and ingredients! ~ Also on the top of the box it is coloured to represent the colour of the lip tint. The colour I own is #PP501, Brave fit berry. 

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The product comes in a plastic bottle and the lid is a pearly, glossy white. It’s pretty much comes in the exact same type of packaging as the previous colour fit, except the design on the bottle is different and the lid is different. 

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I think the applicator is the perfect size, plus it is slanted. This enables me to apply the product easily.  

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Swatched

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Blended

You can also use this tint as a blush and I think it produces a lovely purple/burgundy colour. Although I wouldn’t use it since I’m not a fan of it’s artificial smell. 

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Somehow when I take a photo of my lips it ends up looking very pink in pictures. I tried my best adjusting the picture so it looks like what it does in real life ><. In real life the colour looks more like a dark purple with a hint of pink on my lips. It looks more similar to this, but matte.

The pigmentation of this product is great, but sadly it transfers very easy. So to be on the safe side I blot my lips a few times after I apply the tint. The tint appears shiny at first but then gradually dries into a matte, powdery finish, which feels comfortable and lightweight on my lips.

This particular product has amazing lasting power and it lasted me more than 6 hours with eating and drinking! I have the original color fit and it doesn’t last me as long so I don’t know if the formula is slightly different.

Pros:

  • Extremely long lasting
  • Beautiful colours to choose from
  • Great pigmentation
  • Affordable
  • You can use the tint on your lips or as a blush
  • Matte finish
  • Feels lightweight
  • Doesn’t accentuate flakiness (until it starts wearing off, but applying lip balm usually does the trick) 

Cons:

  • Smells funny and too artificial
  • Transfer easily

I rate this: 4 1/2 Lay healing hearts out of 5 

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Soothing and Smoothing DIY Bath Recipe

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It is winter in Australia and I find that my skin gets really dry! To be honest, I sometimes neglect moisturising my skin after showering, since it’s too cold (yes it gets cold in Australia aswell lol). So on a weekly basis I like to give myself a bath with added natural ingredients!~ Taking baths is great in the winter season and I find that it makes me more relaxed. Hopefully you can try this bath recipe yourself~ 

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1. Melt around 1/4 cup of coconut oil in the microwave: I used organic coconut oil which I purchased from an organic food store. If you have access to Costco, I recommend getting it from there since it is a lot cheaper then getting it at a specialty store!

Coconut oil is really good to use on your skin since it can hydrate your skin and also prevent sagging and wrinkles!~ Check out this website if you want to know more benefits of coconut oil.

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2. Measure 1/4 of a cup of honey: Honey is known to be very moisturising and soothing! It is also great for treating acne, clarifying pores and slowing down anti-aging.

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3. Mix the honey and coconut oil together in a small bowl

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4. Add the mixture into your warm bath along with 2 cups of milk!~

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That’s all there is, it’s pretty simple!~ After taking a bath my skin felt noticeably smoother and softer. I recommend you try it out, and tell me how it works for you!~ ^^

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☁ Etude House Ice Tint Balm ☁

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retails for: 8,000 KRW

Etude House has just released yet a new product for their summer collection which I am really interested in trying out! This product comes in six pretty colours which look so pigmented on the models! I’ve also been seeing a lot of burgundy tone lip colours in Etude House’s summer collection, which is a bit surprising as I never thought burgundy tones would suit summer. But it’s winter here in Australia, so those colours would be perfect for me to try out!~

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(Features)

[Etude House] Ice Tint Balm 4.5g

As it melt like ice cream, A new concept tint gives cool and moist feeling to your lips.

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My lips tend to get really dry, so hopefully if I do purchase this product it will keep my lips moist!~ I’m kind of curious on how the balm can give a cooling effect. 

When we talk about tinted lip balms, Maybelline’s Baby lips come to mind. I actually own a few myself, and although I love it, it isn’t as pigmented as how Etude’s ice balm looks on the model. I really love the colour PP502 since it reminds me of what  Lee Minjung wore in Sly and Single. 

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Colours: PP501 Blueberry Lover, RD301 Apple Holic, OR201 Tangerine Shower, PK001 Tropical Dream, PK002 Strawberry Mix, PP502 Grape Passion

Which colour would you purchase?