Etude House Color in Liquid Lips review [PK001, PK005, PK008, PP502]

Etude House Color in Liquid Lips is a range I have wanted to try for the longest time. I keep stalking sites and finally hit the purchase button. I thought I needed to chuck out some old lips products and replace them with something new and exciting. 😀

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This product comes in 20 different shades- from beige to reds and pinks and even violets. I personally adore cooler shades so I picked these to add to my lip arsenal;

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I have purchased the;

Etude House Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK005 Pink In Dolly
Etude House Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK001 Pink In Ribbon

Etude House Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK008 Pink In Funk
Etude House Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PP502 Purple In Friday
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk (Pink Talk) – 3.4g No.PK012 Greed Pink
Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk – 3.5g No.PK001

Okay the bottom two are just Etude’s other lipsticks but I just had to repurchase to compare them all. 😛

Here are the swatches on my arm;

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Close up, 2x application

 

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Single swatch under natural light

These are the ingredients in the shade PK001, but they are pretty similar except for the color and fragrance added;

 

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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil Mica (CI 77019) Diisostearyl Malate Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Dicalcium Phosphate Silica Silylate Stearalkonium Hectorite VP/Hexadecene Copolymer Tridecyl Trimellitate Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate Kaolin Red 28 Lake (CI 45410) Propylene Carbonate Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Diglyceryl Sebacate/Isopalmitate Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate Sorbitan Isostearate Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate Silica Methicone Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate Tocopheryl Acetate Dehydroacetic Acid Fragrance(Parfum) Red 6 (CI 15850) 

Full ingredients list of other shades available here.

From the list above, they did claim that the sweet almond and sunflower seed oil would keep lips smooth and moisturized for long time. I do agree that it is glossier than some lip mousse/tints out there and more forgiving on dry lips, but it does not make chappy lips go away. I still think a lip scrub is necessary because this product is not a lip balm/ gloss and loose bits will show 😦 

It’s staying power might be compromised for the sake of moisturization. This liquid lip product fails in that department as it transfers even minutes after application. I use a lip primer underneath to make sure it lasts longer but that didn’t improve too much.

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The colors rubs off easily even 10 mins after application (above). PK005 (the lightest) seems to be runnier than the rest. Probably the formulation is slightly different. 

My advice is to apply the lip color, blot it once with a tissue and reapply– the classic beauty 101 technique. It does last up to 3 hours, but reapplication is not too tedious. I wished it leaves a pretty after-tint after all the food and drinks like it’s sister; the Etude House Blooming Talk in PK001, but it didn’t.

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However, it does create a gradient lip easily. You can just use your finger tips to spread the color over properly primed/concealed lips. The result is quite beautiful. I have also tried creating a gradient with PP502 on top of PK001 and it’s prettayyy~ ❤

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Here are my kiss swatches (lol 😛 ) for your imagination on how the actual color is on a white background and the amount it transfers. 

You can view the original ad/ Etude’s own swatches here. (and yes, they are abit lighter than how it turned out for me, probably due to the model’s pale lips)

 

Pricing

Prices around $7-8 are pretty decent, and if you take shipping into consideration, anything under $9 is totally a great bargain. Here are some price comparisons (true at the time this blogpost is published);

Roseroseshop $7.38 + shipping cost
Testerkorea 6650won (~$6.40) + shipping cost
Cosmetic-love $7.95 (free shipping)
Etudehouse.com $9.50 + shipping
Beautynetkorea $9.27 (free shipping)
Ebay seller F2plus1 $8.98 (free shipping)

Well, TTK might have the cheapest price, but the colors I wanted were always out of stock back then and I was slightly frustrated with the wait times.. I got mine from RRS and am very satisfied that I did. 🙂

Pros
Affordable
Easy to apply
Not too drying on the lips
Good color payoff on one swatch
Many delicious shades to choose from

Cons
Staying power leaves alot to be desired..
Color may differ according to its base/ wearer’s lips

 

I probably will not repurchase unless the other colors strike my fancy because I have enough to last me awhile, and I am looking for other matte liquid lipsticks to try out at the moment. It is quite fun to use and I will recommend at least buying one to try if you love a color pop in your daily FOTD, or suffer from dry lips with no luck finding a cheaper lip mousse/tint sort of product. This might be it. ❤

 

Roseroseshop Kbeauty haul April 2015

Apologies for being absent for quite awhile now…I was dealing with a few changes in my life and just had to take on the hiatus. I was glad, however, that I came home to this! ❤image

My Roseroseshop order finally arrived. It was all superbly packed and labelled perfectly. 🙂

Ordered 22/3/2015
Order shipped 27/3/2015
Received 7/4/2015

All-in-all, it took almost 16 days and communication was great. They actually replied and gave a RM tracking number. 😀

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Everything was bubble-wrapped and nothing was damaged even after traveling half the globe. 🙂 Can you tell which packet I was most excited to rip apart? 😀

I just had to get these Herb Day cleansing tissue from The Face Shop. They are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Well, not to the level of those Japanese Biore wipes, but these are so affordable and great for sensitive skin.

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I got my first pack from Beauteque and the rest is history! I have got a huge re-crush on makeup remover wipes since. They are so convenient to have and refreshes your face instantly.

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These were manufactured this year and lasts all the way till 2017, so I am pretty pleased.

I also just had to get the Skin food cotton pads. Cotton pads all the way from Korea?? Yes, please!

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I hear good things about it, and I love the embossed design.

Also finally got the OST C20 serum to test out since they were so cheap on RRS! Like the cheapest perhaps? I doubt that it will be fresh…like meh, maybe some old clearance stock or something but…

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It was manufactured in February 2015!! Gosh thats great 😀

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I am just finishing up my other vitamin serums so this will be the next in line!

The most exciting part of this haul is perhaps these babies;

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Yes, 6 different shades of lippies! ❤

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From top:
[ETUDE HOUSE] Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK005 Pink In Dolly
[ETUDE HOUSE] Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK001 Pink In Ribbon

[ETUDE HOUSE] Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PK008 Pink In Funk
[ETUDE HOUSE] Color in Liquid Lips – 3.5g No.PP502 Purple In Friday
[ETUDE HOUSE] Dear My Blooming Lips Talk (Pink Talk) – 3.4g No.PK012 Greed Pink
[ETUDE HOUSE] Dear My Wish Lips Talk – 3.5g No.PK001

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I absolutely adore the packaging! To-die-for.

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The first moment I set eyes on their pink range, I knew I had to get it.

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I also saw this shade (PK001) on Get it Beauty, and was totally blown away as it received such good reviews and was voted the best red lippie in SK for the blind test.

These Color in Liquid lips are quite new as they were just released a few months back. They were always OOS on TTK and I got frustrated so shifted over to RRS. I’m so glad I did urgh…all the wait and no gratification was killing me~ 😛

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So gorgeous… ❤

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I’m wearing each every day. Perhaps a full Etude House lip review coming up next? 🙂

And of course, samples!!~ I’m happy with these. Some are new and I looove to try the Cosrx one.

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My haul isn’t super deluxe but I love every bit of it. The shipping is slightly steeper than TTK’s ladder (there is a jump between $12-18) but all-in-all, it is well worth it. RRS has such a competitive pricing now that some sites are raising their prices, but I wish it was easier to navigate….. a button to sort out new products and possibly better tab system would have gotten me shopping there like 24/7.

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The RRS haul is a winner and I can’t wait to shop with them again~ 🙂

Nep, not sponsored. 😛

Kanebo Kate Powderless Liquid for Cover Foundation review

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I have a few people asking about HG foundations so I decided to share mine. 🙂 I have actually been using this for a few months already, and loving it. With my student’s budget, this foundation is simply perfect.

Description (from the official site);

The liquid smoothly covers the skin and then turns into powder. A highly-functional liquid foundation with a light texture that does not require a finish powder or produce unwanted shine.
SPF20 PA++

  • Contains a moisturizing ingredient to prevent skin dryness and a serum ingredient (water-soluble collagen)
  • Completed non-comedogenic testing (a formula that is not likely to cause pimples)

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The Kanebo Kate Powderless Liquid for Cover Foundation comes in 30ml bottles (purchase details at the end of this post 😛 ) and 6 different shades;

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This chart is quite accurate to skin matching. I chose OC-C which is the middle shade, which I find safe if you are unsure. 😀 It kinda matches anyone between NW15-20. This foundation is slightly warm-toned but it is a good match for my neutral skin.

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You can find it’s ingredients here on CosDNA. I have absolutely no sensitive reactions from it! 🙂

The general idea is a blendable, smooth foundation which only mattifies the skin after application. I think that’s genius! I hate it when my powder foundations cake before I even finish blending 😦

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The bottle also comes with a pump which helps control the amount coming out of the nozzle. Never had a problem of over-pouring (I’m looking at you, Revlon).

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So on to the swatch! I drew a ‘K’ (for Kate) to demonstrate it’s cover abilities.

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(used the Kiss Me liquid eyeliner in case you are curious)

Only a tiny amount is needed to cover the back of my hand.

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It blends out smoothly with just my finger. I do prefer to use a triangular sponge but sometimes I feel that that is too much product wastage 😦 Can someone come up with a minimal wastage sponge already?

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On swatch it does look a little too warm for my skin but watch as it transforms~

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Tadaa~ You can see that my skin seems more matte and evenly toned after application. I’m not even exaggerating, the ‘K’ is less visible now (and this works for pigmentation or mild blemishes on the face as well). Okay, it might not exactly cover red, angry pimples but I’m extremely pleased with this amount of coverage!

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If you prime your undereye area well, the foundation can double as a concealer as well. I personally do not have dark undereyes, but I can vouch for this because I made my friend try it. 😛

Pros:
-Easy to blend
– 6 different shades
– Mattifes the skin (oil control up to 6-8 hours!)
– Covers pretty well
– Doesn’t cost an arm and a leg
– Easy to pump
– One bottle lasts more than half a year!

Cons:
– Opaque bottle with no indication when it will finish :/
– Difficult to get! (I got my friend to buy this for me in Japan)

Verdict: I am already browsing sites to repurchase! ❤

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Yes, I got mine directly from Asia but Adambeauty.com, Ebay and Amazon sells them. It is approximately $18-20 plus shipping for 30ml and I think it is really reasonable for what it does. This remains as my HG foundation even after trying Rimmel, Revlon, Maybelline, MAC, yadah yadah… Obviously I’m too poor for Bobbi Brown, Makeupforever and other fancies, but I think this will stay my fav for a long time.

Have you tried any Japanese foundation and love them?

This product was purchase with my own moneys~