ETUDE HOUSE : August Pink Bird Box Haul + First Impressions

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Hello everyone! As you can see, I received quite a few products this month in my August Pink Bird Box and let me just say I got a little too excited when I opened the package. If you haven’t seen my blog post on last month’s box, click here to read my little blurb on my collaboration with Etude House.

Here’s what I received:

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Disney Dumbo x Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream Jumbo + Face Mask Sheet. 

The cream moisturiser is actually part of Etude House’s permanent collection which is their Moisture Collagen packaged in an orange jar, just repackaged into an adorable jar featuring Disney’s favourite elephant – Dumbo. I know for a fact that Etude House’s Moisture Collagen cream is one of their all-time best sellers and it’s kind of a shame that I have never actually tried it before, so thank you Etude House now I finally have the chance to (and a whopping 110 mLs of it)!

I’m not going to go into too much detail on the performance of the product since I have only tested it once but as an initial impression, this cream really sure does provide a lot of moisture but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. The texture is a little silicone-y (it does contain Dimethicone and Silica). Just one little thing that I didn’t like about the cream from skimming through the ingredients list is that it contains alcohol and fragrance which I usually avoid in my skincare.

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Play 101 Stick Contour Duo in #2. 

If any of you read my Jolse haul and review post, I have reviewed the Play 101 Contour stick and I said that I didn’t like the product at all because it was way too orange for contouring. This one though, I LOVE! The colour is perfect for contouring and both highlight and contour shades blend so well on the skin (didn’t look cake-y over my foundation). The slim pencil also enables you to contour the sides of your nose really effortlessly. etudepinkskulla.jpg

Pink Skull Color Eyes Shadow Palette in #1 Lovely Skull + Pink Skull Twin Shot Lipstint in RD304 Funky x Skull Shot.

If you have been following Etude House for a while you would have known that they always release limited edition collections every now and then. Well as for fall/winter 2016, they have come up with a limited edition collection named Pink Skull – all revolving around girly punk themed products that honestly reminds me of Avril Lavigne circa 2000s. Anyhow, I was lucky enough to have received 2 of the products from the collection which is one of their eyeshadow palettes and the gloss duo.

The Twin Shot Lipstint is a dual ended gloss-type product. The red shade is a mousse consistency that is extremely pigmented and easy to apply. It could be classified as a liquid lipstick although not the traditional liquid-to-matte lipstick; this one does not dry to a matte finish. The other side is a blackened purple gloss with holographic shimmer running through it. It’s really pretty and I absolutely adore the gloss (it’s also not too sticky). Etude House also promotes the gloss as something you could mix but I personally find that the liquid lipstick and gloss didn’t go too well with each other meaning that they just smear around your lips and doesn’t layer well. I think that the best way to wear the product is to actually use them separately instead of mixing both shades together.

Okay, so I saved the best for last! I am really excited for the palette and I think that it’s one of Etude House’s stand-out products and I do really hope that they would make it permanent someday. The palette that I received is in #1 Lovely Skull contains a total of 6 matte shades and 3 shimmers. Below is the close-up of the palette along with the translated names (shoutout to my lovely friend and a Snapchat fam of mine who was kind enough to have translated these shade names for me!)

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The palette really reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance and the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons which I adore so you know where this is heading. The shadows are definitely not the best out there but it’s so great for the price. The mattes are fairly pigmented but buildable and extremely blendable which is amazing! Again, this is not my full opinion so do stay tuned for my final thoughts on the palette.

I hope you enjoyed this post on Etude House’s August box and don’t forget to like and comment on this post and share them on your social media if you enjoyed it! 🙂 x

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